ABC Is Divorcing Desperate Housewives

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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Desperate housewives was great till season 4/5 then it got boring but still watch it and find it amazing funny especially Gaby, So it will be sad to let it go. Anyway the other shows doesn`t bother because i dont watch either of them. Right now I`m more interested in waiting if there is going to be a second season of The nine lives of chloe king.
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Is it really a surprise cancellation when the network announces an end date a year in advance? How is this any different than the end of Lost or Cheers? If ABC suddenly took Desperate Housewives off in December with episodes still in the can, that would be a surprise cancellation. Eight seasons is a nice run, even nowadays when there aren't as many episodes in a season and Hawaii Five-O's record as the longest-running network cop show was long ago eclipsed.
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I'd really love for Glee to go back to the basics. But there's a 99% chance that anything anyone says about it will be countered within the next two weeks.
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"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"

Proof positve that like tigers some parents should just eat their young!!
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Absolutely ludicrous! One of the greatest Dramedy's of all time, Cancelled?! I was at least expecting DH to run to Season 9!
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I've watched Rizzoli & Isles from the beginning and like it quite a bit.... until the last episode. Every tired cliche and sappy stereotype was trotted out and toured around the soundstage for "emotional depth." The incredible actor from "The Unit" was turned into a raging idiot. "Mom" was brought in to be comforty and helpful. The horrible people were sorted, stamped and dealt out by gender to predict EXACTLY how a "man" or a "woman" would act. Worst of all, the end has the estranged wife being told by the curmodgeonly old detective how much her husband loves her and Rizzoli and Isles wistfully hoping the tragic kidnapping of their child will bring them back together. Holy Song of the South, Batman! Let's just move the show to W or Lifetime and be done with it. I hope this isn't an indication of where the writing on this promising show is headed. If so, it's going there without me!
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I totally agree! I thought R&I was getting better until this last episode. Hopefully tonight they'll proof that it was a mistake.....
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Agreed! R&I are on my worry about list... right after hearing AMC is trying to cut the budgets of Breaking Bad and The walking dead.
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Oh Yeah, the housewives are all still pretty hot, espicially Eva Longoria.
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I still enjoy Desperate Housewives mix of over the top drama and comedy but feel now is about the right time to call it a day as there isn't really much else they can do with the show.
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i think these are great news! i'm so happy desperate housewives will finally end. it's not that i hate them or anything like that, i just watch the show from habit and for the humour. but for me the show should have ended after the 5th season, 6 and 7 weren't anything special... about glee i hope that the spin-off will be realised. (:
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Oh now, it;s bad new about DH. It will be better if ABC cancel GA too, after 7 years GA is so boring, but DH is still great, I loved it :))
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good news all around, except foe desperate housewives
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its sad that desperate housewives is ending just caught up and great show, love it and will be missed and lay off Grey's its also a great show.
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about time for desperate housewives. glad that a glee spinoff is still possible. the back to basics idea, plus the addition of not only more writers but talented ones, sounds promising.
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Yeah . . . umm . . .Desperate Housewives is . . . uh . . .not nearly as good as it was . . .and . . .Terry Hatcher is so (cough) . . . yeah, I never watched Desperate Housewives, but I'm sure it will be missed(by unappreciated middle-aged women and the men who ignore them).
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Desperate Housewives should end. It's last season was terrible. Vanessa Williams was completely misused. The storylines were lame. The show has been going downhill for years. Marc Cherry originally stated he wanted the show to end after 7 seasons. He should have stuck with that.
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I'm glad TNT decided to renew Rizzoli & Isles!
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divorcing how funny. I love this show it's my Sunday nights. Seriously there hasn't been much excitement on the show the last two season so it's time.. it will be missed
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i've watched Desperate Housewives from the start but let's face it, the show should've ended the season before the time jump, if not before. the plotlines have goen way down hill.. Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice needs to go too. they keep those but cancel Off The Map, which is actually good and not sex obsessed like the rest..



good for Rizzoli and Isles, i wanted to not like it because it's a cop show (and i hate them) but it turned out to be pretty good.



I wouldn't say i was watching Jersey Shore for Italian culture unless i was being sarcastic... since there is none lol



the Glee drama is annoying, i just ignore it. Ryan Murphy seems like a jerkface in most of everything he says. just air the episodes and shut up about the rest
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I'm so sad about Desperate Housewives. Cancel stupid Grey's Anatomy. I watch both and can't understand how Grey's gets more ratings than DH. At least DH will end on a high note I guess. Unlike Grey's...

And I think all this Glee drama is fake. They just want attention. Rumors are consistly being confirmed by these people then denied. I'm done!
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