ABC Is Divorcing Desperate Housewives

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Desperate Housewives canceled

... It's official: The Desperate Housewives will depart Wisteria Lane in May, making the show's upcoming eighth season its last. Though the cast was reportedly surprised by ABC's decision, the series has seen a consistent drop in ratings over the last three years. And while fans might cringe at seeing the network serve divorce papers, look at it this way: When it comes to Hollywood marriage, eight years ain't so bad! [EW]

... TNT, however, has just adorned Rizzoli & Isles with the most coveted of TV promise rings: A third-season renewal. Well played, girls—your mystery-solving, odd-couple-bonding, Boston-based ways have earned you another year on TNT's schedule. [TNT, via press release]

... Roseanne Barr is running for president. At least, that's what she said during her visit to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thursday. The whole thing is likely a publicity stunt for her Lifetime reality series, Roseanne's Nuts. But is it bad that I kind of wish it wasn't? And is it way too old-school to suggest John Goodman as a running mate? [EW]

... Seth MacFarlane is hopping aboard the educational train and teaming up with the National Geographic Channel to produce a 13-part docu-series for Fox. Inspired by Carl Sagan's hit 1980s series, Cosmos, the new project will be titled Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey and air sometime in 2013. We're going to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that this is one MacFarlane project that'll be devoid of both animation and fart jokes. [FOX, via press release]

... Fox has announced several of the guest voices that will grace its Animation Domination block this fall. The Simpsons will welcome Gordon Ramsay, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Cera, Jeremy Irons, and Jane Lynch for what will probably be some extremely predictable storylines. Family Guy has signed actors Ryan Reynolds, Ellen Page, Patrick Stewart, Anjelica Huston, and Amy Sedaris—a bit more promising, methinks! [FOX, via press release]

... Our national obsession with train-wreck television continues: Jersey Shore's Season 4 premiere drew just under nine million viewers on Thursday, making it the show's most-watched season opener to date. The only thing that could make this news more depressing would be fans insisting that they're only watching to "catch a glimpse of Italian culture." Barf. <--That's what Snooki and the gang will be doing this season, all over Italian culture. [Deadline]

... Glee is going "back to basics" and won't be hosting any big-name guest stars or staging any tribute episodes in the first half of Season 3, Fox president Kevin Reilly told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday. I'm not yet sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. Reilly also confirmed that, come May, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith will indeed graduate—but that a Glee spin-off is still a possibility, regardless of Ryan Murphy's recent remarks to the contrary. [Hollywood Reporter]

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