It seems that Julie Benz has found new life at ABC starting in February. Entertainment Weekly's Ausiello Files is reporting that Dexter star Julie Benz has signed on for a role in Desperate Housewives.

Benz will portray Debbie, a stripper who recently moved on to Wisteria Lane and is taken under Susan's (Teri Hatcher) wing. Despite her occupation, Debbie has a masters degree in education and Susan offers her a chance at a legitimate career.

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The actress, who was recently killed off of Dexter in the shocking Season 4 finale, will appear in at least three episodes of Desperate Housewives, the first of which will air in February.