ABC announced some disappointing news this week for Desperate Housewives fans. The show, an iconic series that has helped to revive ABC’s prime-time popularity, will come to a close at the end of its upcoming season.
ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee told the AP about the show’s end:
“I just wanted to make sure that this show that sort of put this network on the map — certainly the new brand of this network for the last six or seven years — had its victory lap. Had a chance to really set out every episode and build an arc for those 22 episodes so that we could say goodbye to this iconic show.”
Desperate Housewives stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Hodge, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Vanessa Williams as Renee Perry, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Jonathan Cake as Det. Chuck Vance, Charles Mesure as Ben Faulkner and Madison de la Garza as Juanita Solis, with Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young and James Denton as Mike Delfino. The show was created by Marc Cherry, who still remains as an executive producer on the show.
While it’s sad to see such a classic show come to a close, with eight total seasons, two Golden Globes for Best TV series, Emmy Awards, and countless other honors, the show has certainly had a fantastic run. The eighth and final season of Desperate Housewives will debut Sunday, September 25 at 9:00 PM/8:00c on ABC.