Jesse Metcalfe wants to return to 'Desperate Housewives' for the final season.

The 32-year-old actor - who is currently starring in the TV remake of 1980s show 'Dallas' - would love to reprise his role as hunky gardener John Rowland before the programme ends production after its eighth season.

He said: "I would definitely be open to it. It seems appropriate seeing as I was part of the birth and initial success of the show, to bring me back for the final season.

"But we'll see if there's interest there. I do think it's the right time. It was a very successful show and it'll be forever ingrained in the public consciousness."

Jesse is not the only actor hoping to make a return to the show before it ends.

Dana Delaney recently revealedshe hopes to return to her role of Katherine Mayfair - who left for Paris in season six with her lesbian lover Robin Gallagher (Julie Benz) - so viewers will find out what happened to Katherine after she left Wisteria Lane.

She said: "I would love to come back for one episode just to sort of wrap things up with Katherine. I want to know that she's happy. A happy lesbian. Wouldn't that be nice?"

However, rumours that Nicollette Sheridan - who is suing the show's creators for unfair dismissal- could return in the final episode as man-eater Edie Britt were dashed as when the actress was asked if she would make a cameo she replied: "Edie's dead".