One of the big surprises of this season of Desperate Housewives was a flash-forward five years into the future in the lives of Susanne, Gabrielle, Bree, Lynette, and company. Now, if everything goes according to plan, we won't have to imagine the show five years into the future--we'll see it plain as day.
"Okay, before we go any further, can I check these diplomas? Just to make sure they aren't, like, from some med school in the Philippines."
That line from Susan, a character played by Teri Hatcher on ABC's hit Desperate Housewives, uttered during Sunday's season premiere, sparked anger from the Filipino community.
"This type of derogatory remark is not only unnecessary and hurtful, but is also unfounded, considering the presence of Filipinos and Filipino Americans in the health care industry," said Kevin Nadal, who organized an online petition to voice concern with the comment.
With almost 90,000 names currently on the petition, Nadal successfully got his point across to the network. Earlier this week, ABC apologized for the remark.
"The producers of Desperate Housewives and ABC Studios offer our sincere apologies for any offense caused by the ...Read more
Sorry dudes, there will be less sexy car washes by a leggy blonde on Desperate Housewives moving forward. Actress Nicolette Sheridan is leaving the ABC dramedy after five years, reports TVGuide.com. Sheridan was one of the original housewives, having been on the show since its onset.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - With Desperate Housewives jumping ahead five years for its upcoming fifth season, four newcomers have stepped in to play the kids of Lynette and Tom Scavo (Felicity Huffman and Doug Savant).
Joshua Moore is set to play Parker, the oldest son. Charles and Max Carver will play troublemaking twins Porter and Preston, respectively, and Kendall Applegate has signed on as Penny, the youngest child and only daughter.
In last season's finale, the ABC soap surprised viewers when it jumped ahead five years. The three sons will now be teenagers, while the daughter is around 8 or 9 years old. The kids previously were played by Zane Huett (Parker), Shane and Brent Kinsman (Porter and Preston), and Darien and Kerstin Pinkerton (Penny).
Just like the real US President, TV's Commander In Chief is suffering from term-low approval ratings.
But unlike George W. Bush, fictional female president Mackenzie Allen--played by Geena Davis--is out of a job, as ABC said today it is pulling the drama from the schedule. The network will replace the show with the tabloid news show Primetime for the all-important sweeps period.
ABC had hoped star power--Davis and Donald Sutherland top-line the cast--would help Chief become a hit on the recently resurgent network's roster, alongside Lost and Desperate Housewives.
Trouble began when show creator Rod Lurie missed script deadlines and caused production delays. The network took the show off the air to retool it, replacing Lurie with veteran show-runner Stephen Bochco of Hill Street Blues fame ...Read more
One day, in the loveliest of suburbs, housewife and mother Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) decided to take her own life. Now, from her elevated state of point of view, Mary Alice introduces us to the lives of her friends, neighbors andfamily members living in the idyllic Wisteria Lane, a street where the lawns are green, the houses are pretty, the people are nice... and the secrets are deadly.
Her circle of girlfriends on Wisteria Lane includes: Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), an accident-prone hopeless romantic, always on the search of her happy ending; Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), a harried mother who gave up on her successful career to become the full-time carer for her vast offspring; Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross), coined "Martha Stewart-on-steroids", a perfectionist home fairy who strives to uphold an immaculate appearance; and Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria), a former top model turned trophy wife, who must adjust to a slightly more low-key life in the suburbs.
From her unique vantage point, Mary Alice sees more now than she ever did alive, and she's planning to share all the delicious secrets that hide behind every neighbor's closed door in this seemingly perfect American suburb.
Desperate Housewives stars Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young, Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, James Denton as Mike Delfino, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt (seasons 1-5), Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge (seasons 3-6), Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey, Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van de Kamp, Madison De La Garza as Juanita Solis (seasons 5-8), Mark Moses as Paul Young (seasons 1-2; 7), Dana Delany as Katherine Mayfair (seasons 4-6), Kevin Rahm as Lee McDermott (seasons 4-8), Tuc Watkins as Bob Hunter (seasons 4-8), and Vanessa Williams as Renee Perry (seasons 7-8).
Marc Cherry ("The Golden Girls") was executive producer and creator. Desperate Housewives was produced by Touchstone Television and was the winner of both the 2005 and 2006 Golden Globe Award for "Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy".