Dana Delany reveals ABC exec's questionable tactic to get her on 'Body of Proof': 'I'm not dumb'

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We had sensed in early interviews about her new series, "Body of Proof," that Dana Delany had some reason to leave "Desperate Housewives" other than purely to take a chance on carrying a series as its lead role. Now, she tells us that there was."Well, the way it was presented to me by Steve McPherson who was the head of ABC at the time," Delany tells Zap2it. "He kind of intimated that I may not be on 'Desperate Housewives' much longer. I don't know if that's true or not, but it was sort of dangled over my head."Last year, we had asked "Desperate Housewives" executive producer, Bob Daily, whether she left the show, because she was actively looking for another opportunity. He told us that creator Marc Cherry let her know that if she took the pilot she was always welcome back if her series didn't get picked up. Apparently, that was just part of...


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