"Dexter" star Julie Benz cast as a stripper on "Desperate Housewives"!

2009 was a huge year for Julie....2010 looks to be just as big!

EW: Julie Benz has bounced back from her shocking Dexter departure with a major role on Desperate Housewives.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that Benz — whose character, Rita, succumbed to the most horrific bubble bath in television history in last month’s Dexter finale — has been cast in the recurring role of Debbie, a stripper with a heart of gold and a Masters degree in education. When Susan offers her the chance to transition into a more legitimate career, Deb jumps at it.
Benz is booked for at least three episodes, the first of which is scheduled to air in February.