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Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives

Narrated by the late Mary Alice Young, Desperate Housewives takes viewers inside Wisteria Lane, a small section of suburban America that's anything but ordinary. This primetime soap delves deep into the lives of a circle of women with a mix dark humor and drama that helps expose the truth that things are never as they seem.

The tale of these women started with the death of one of their own, Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong). Even though she is a resident of Wisteria no longer, she guides us through the daily lives of her close friends, family and neighbors from her unique and all-seeing point of view.

The women of Wisteria include Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), a single mother and divorcee, struggling to raise her teenaged daughter, Julie (Andrea Bowen), all while going to extreme lengths to find the man of her dreams, who may be her neighbor, Mike Delfino (James Denton). Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) is a mother four who is dealing with the change of going from a stay-at-home mom to a career woman as she helps her husband Tom (Doug Savant) open their own pizzeria. Bree Van De Kamp (Marcia Cross), the quintessential Martha Stewart-esque housewife, presents a calm and collected exterior, but is dealing with the pain of losing her husband, Rex (Steven Culp), the challenge of raising two rebellious children, Danielle (Joy Lauren) and Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom), and her second marriage to the mysterious Orson Hodge (Kyle MacLachlan). Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria) had it all -- a successful modeling career, an equally successful husband, Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) and a large house -- but with the end of her marriage, Gabrielle must learn how to make it on her own. Lastly Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), the self made successful real estate agent whose love life is at the top of everyone's gossip list.

Wiseria Lane has experienced it's share of mysterious comings and goings. From the Applewhite family, including Betty (Alfre Woodard) and Matthew (Mehcad Brooks) who wasted no time in getting tangled up in the drama of Wisteria, to the family Mary Alice left behind: Paul (Mark Moses) and Zach (Cody Kasch).

With Mary Alice watching over her former neighbors' every move, no bit of juicy gossip goes unnoticed, despite how the residents try their hardest to keep it locked behind closed doors.

Episode Info

Prev: 8x23 -- Finishing the Hat (2) (May/13/2012)

Susan tries to keep the sale of her house private until she can tell her friends; Katherine Mayfair returns with a job opportunity for Lynette.

Teri HatcherTeri Hatcher
As Susan Mayer
Felicity HuffmanFelicity Huffman
As Lynette Scavo
Marcia CrossMarcia Cross
As Bree Van de Camp
Eva LongoriaEva Longoria
As Gabrielle Solis
Nicollette  SheridanNicollette Sheridan
As Edie Britt (Season 1-5)
Steven CulpSteven Culp
As Rex Van de Camp (Season 1; recurring otherwise)
Ricardo Antonio ChaviraRicardo Antonio Chavira
As Carlos Solis
Mark MosesMark Moses
As Paul Young (Season 1-2; 7; recurring otherwise)
Andrea BowenAndrea Bowen
As Julie Mayer (Season 1-4; 6; recurring otherwise)
Jesse MetcalfeJesse Metcalfe
As John Rowland (Season 1; recurring otherwise)

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Reviews: 2
The Complete SeriesRating: 0 likes, 1 dislikes

Desperate Housewives gives an unique look at the lives of housewives, and proofs that women who stay home while their children go to school and their husbands go to work, are anything but boring. This fresh and exciting series keeps coming back with intruging new mysteries and dazzling twists that will take our beloved housewives from bad to worse to good to great. There isn't anything Gabrielle, Bree, Susan and Lynette can't take and by that rule, we follow them through life and love and the hard things that come in the way when you've passed 40. The shocking revelations and heartwarming storylines keep this show sharp while the lighthearted humor and the original storyarcs make this show one of a kind. With a complete new look at women, fantastic mysteries, great humor, outstanding acting performances and beautiful music, Desperate Housewives is a soap-opera you shouldn't miss! Read more

Review posted on Sunday, May 25th 2008 at 7:41 am

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8x22: Give Me the Blame (1) recap: The episode begins with the housewives arriving at Karen’s house asking her what’s going on. Karen tells them that she is moving to hospice care. Karen wanted to die at home and Roy wants to spend time with her. So, the housewives decide to take care of Karen. She is pleased to see that after all these years, her neighbors thought of her as a friend. Next, Bree’s trial has become sensational and Gaby is worried about it. Carlos finds out from the newspapers that Bree’s trial isn’t going well and is angry that Gaby has been hiding it from him. Carlos says that he can’t let Bree take the fall for something he did. Just then Lee is walking out of the house and he turns around hearing Carlos’ voice... read more.

8x21: The People Will Hear recap: The episode begins with Bree telling her friends that she is nervous about the trial. Gaby is being grilled by Trip. He wants them to be prepared. Trip leaves and Bree’s friends see that Bree still is attracted to her lawyer. They are not too happy about it. But when Bree tells them that Trip too is interested in her, Susan points out to some girl sitting in Trip’s car. Bree is jealous. Next, Julie is at the child birth center and Porter is late. They play the child birth DVD and on seeing that Porter passes out. Next, Gaby is helping Bree to choose a outfit to wear for the trial. She tells Gaby that she is tensed as Trip seems a little distracted by the blonde girl. Gaby tells her that everything will turn out fine... read more.

8x20: Lost My Power recap: The episode begins, and we see Lynett trying her best to save her marriage. She is dropping off Tom’s belongings to his office; the ones he left home the last time. Tom’s boss is very impressed with Lynett and tells her that if she ever decided to date someone, she should consider him. Jane too is in Tom’s office and is planning a weekend getaway. Lynett sees her kissing Tom in his cabin. She is upset and tells Greg, Tom’s boss, that she would like to have a drink with him. Next, we see that Carlos has started with his new career but this one is on the humbler side. Gaby doesn’t like his new office. But she has to leave as she needs to get to work early. She asks Carlos to take the girls to school. Next, MJ arrives from school and Susan finds out that his school is organizing a soap-box derby... read more.

8x23: Finishing the Hat (2) recap: The episode begins with Susan telling her friends that she would soon be moving. They are shocked. But they get one more when they see Katherine Mayfair is back. Katherine is now a successful businesswoman in France and has a job for Lynette. Meanwhile, Renee is trying her wedding gown and Ben walks in. she tells him not to look at her before the wedding as it is bad luck. He has got the program card and Renee is angry that the card’s color is ivory and she had asked for beige. He leaves. Next, Gaby tells Carlos that Katherine has returned and that she is not a lesbian anymore. Just then Gaby’s boss calls her and informs her that she has got a promotion and she has been made the Head of VIP Department of Sales. She doesn’t know how to react as she is scared that she might not be able to fulfill their expectations... read more.

8x19: With So Little to Be Sure Of recap: The episode begins with Renee’s bridal shower. Bree arranges everything with taste and dignity. She decides on traditional gifts; despite being sure of untraditional response. Renee was s expecting a gift which would be more buzzing and Bree tells her that she is in the wrong place. But, Gaby has the foresight, and arranges for a male stripper. But instead, the police arrive at the door, with an arrest warrant for Bree. Bob bails her out and she is back home. She tells her friends that she had tidied up the dead guy but buttoning him up and hence left her fingerprints on it. Susan tells Bob that they are not going to let her take the blame alone, as they were all in it together. But she is ready to face it all alone as she has no job, no small children to look after. Bob tells the ladies that Bree needs a criminal attorney and he knows the right guy; but he is expensive... read more.
Recurring Guests

Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey (55 eps)
Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis (43 eps)
Kevin Rahm as Lee McDermott (29 eps)
Pat Crawford Brown as Ida Greenberg (28 eps)
Tuc Watkins as Bob Hunter (27 eps)
Harriet Sansom Harris as Felicia Tilman (27 eps)
Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van De Kamp (24 eps)
Shane Kinsman as Porter Scavo (24 eps)
Brent Kinsman as Preston Scavo (24 eps)
Orson Bean as Roy Bender (21 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Mystery
Status: Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 03, 2004
Ended: May 13, 2012
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