According to gossip site Zap2it.com, Williams is the front runner to play a new character on the show. And now that Ugly Betty is over, she’ll definitely have more time on her hands!
There was a reported recent casting call for an “African American mother and daughter,” but an ABC spokesperson said casting Vanessa isn’t set in stone. "We haven't really figured out what that person is," executive producer Bob Daily says. "What we're looking for is sort of a provocateur, a muckraker. We've had a couple different people filling that role over the years. When Dana Delany joined The Lane, her function was partially to sort of stir things up a little bit. I think that's really what we're looking for."
He added, "We love Vanessa Williams and I knew her name has been floated. If she were available, we would certainly be interested in talking to her. We haven't had a moment to really think about the new characters for next season. I think we're primarily looking for what kind of character we want to add next year. In terms of gender or age or race, we haven't thought that far yet. [Vanessa Williams] has come up, but nothing more at this point.”
We think she’s a perfect fit on that show!!