When 'Desperate Housewives' returns to ABC tonight (9 p.m. ET) after last season's cliffhanger -- the shooting of nasty Wisteria Lane neighbor Paul Young -- loads of drama and comedy will be on tap (including a rare appearance this season by 'Dallas' icon Larry Hagman!).

Guest star Brian Austin Green, 37, returns to the hit dramedy series after a busy year: most notably, he made headlines in 2010 with his marriage to 'Transformers' beauty Megan Fox, 24. In advance of the 'Housewives' season premiere, the 'Beverly Hills 90210' alum spoke to TVSquad about what's ahead in 2011 for the cougar romance between Bree (Marcia Cross) and Keith, exercising his comedic muscles on the show, and how he once dreaded his shirtless scenes as the hunky neighborhood handyman.

Hey, Brian. Thanks for chatting today, and congrats on your 'Housewives' role.
Thank you....I love working on the show, and the character's great, and Marcia [Cross] is fantastic, and I can't complain. I'm a lucky man right now.