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Chronicling the day to day lives of a group of women who call Wisteria Lane home, Desperate Housewives was a popular comedy-drama series that ran for 8 seasons on ABC. Featuring actresses Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, and Eva Longoria as the main cast, Desperate Housewives followed the ups and downs of life in the mysterious town of Fairview, a fictious city located in the Eagle State. The series was particularly popular with female viewers throughout its run.

Each season of the series featured a different plot line, as the main characters fought to deal with certain aspects of their changing lives. From extramarital affairs to murderous liasons, Wisteria Lane was home to plenty of drama over the course of 8 seasons. The series begins with the suicide of another woman in the neighborhood, with subplots featuring the personal lives of each of the women calling Wisteria Lane home. In seasons to come, the show continually showed the development of each female character, while adding in new twists and turns that kept audiences riveted.

After eight successful seasons, the ladies of Wisteria Lane said goodbye in the series finale, which was broadcast in May of 2012. The television show will continue to be shown in syndication, not only in the United States, but also in several countries abroad. Over the course of the show's run, Desperate Housewives received many different accolades, including several Screen Actor's Guild, Emmy, and Golden Globe Awards. The show's actresses were also rewarded with several industry awards for their performance on Desperate Housewives.

ABC
8 Seasons, 182 Episodes - Canceled
October 3, 2004
Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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  • In Part 2 of the series finale, Katherine Mayfair returns to offer Lynette a career move.

  • In the first part of the series finale, Trip begs Bree to reveal the truth of what happened on the night of Alejandro's murder.

  • What will happen between Bree and her lawyer?

  • Susan tries to construct a car for M.J.'s soapbox derby; Tom's boss, Greg, asks Lynette out on a date.

  • Susan finds out Mike has been harboring a secret from her for years; Bree tries to find a high-powered attorney when she becomes the prime suspect in the murder of Gaby's stepfather; Gaby discovers a sexy way to earn a bigger commission at her new job as a personal shopper; and while Lynette continues to try and win Tom back, girlfriend Jane is desperate to ensure that the two go through with the divorce.

  • Julie becomes worried when Susan allows MJ to do whatever he feels like doing; with Carlos resigning from his high paying job, Gaby searches for her own high-powered position in order to keep up her extravagant lifestyle; Bree is suspicious of Andrew's intentions when he announces that he's getting married; and Ben finally proposes to Renee.

  • Wisteria Lane loses a resident and the day of the funeral has the ladies reflecting on how they were affected by this person. Thinking the investigation is over, Bree is shocked when she gets called in for questioning regarding the murder of Gaby's stepfather, Alejandro.

  • Susan persuades Mike to go to the police when she discovers that Ben's loanshark is out to get him; Gaby is worried about Carlos' behavior; Tom's girlfriend, Jane, drops a bombshell on Lynette during Penny's birthday party; and Mrs. McCluskey, who is suffering from terminal cancer, asks Bree to help euthanize her.

  • Susan discovers the identity of the father of Julie's baby.

  • Susan is surprised when her daughter Julie visits and is six months pregnant.

  • Bree's life continues to spiral out of control; Lynette goes out on her first date since separating with Tom; Alejandro's current wife is suspicious and confronts Susan; Gaby discovers that Alejandro's step-daughter was also abused; and Ben has special plans in store for Renee.

  • Carlos is still in rehab and Gaby asks Lynette for help to get a high stakes company to sign with her husband's firm.

  • Gabrielle is desperate to find Carlos; the ladies blame Bree; a drunk Bree exposes her past and present secrets, and then goes to a motel room.

  • Chuck Vance harasses Bree about her involvement in Alejandro's disappearance.

  • Susan impresses Andre with her art. Lynette lies to Penny about Jane. Bree is shocked to discover who exhumed Gaby's stepfather's body.

  • Gaby, Bree, and Lynette discover Ben's real estate development excavation is going to be right where Gaby's murdered stepfather is and they need to exhume and move his body.

  • Susan is petrified when her art teacher asks the students to come to class in the nude to help them create from a point of honesty. Bree entices local hipsters with her homemade soup she serves to the homeless and ends up pushing out those in need.

  • Gaby disobeyed the rules at the student drop-off at Juanita's scholl and is banished to a distant parking lot from a volunteer parent, and makes it her mission to get even with that parent. Lynette thinks Tom is dating.

  • Mike begins to think that Susan and Carlos are having an affair when they bond over their feelings of guilt of the murder of Gaby's stepfather. Bree suspects that her detective boyfriend, Chuck, may secretly be investigating her.

  • Susan discovers a dangerous and thrilling way to help ease her guilt over being an accessory to the murder of Gaby's evil stepfather. Gaby plans a sexy surprise for Carlos to help him get his mojo back. Bree learns a little about Chuck's past.

  • In an effort to protect Gaby, Carlos killed her evil stepfather forcing Susan, Gaby, Bree, Lynette and Carlos to dispose of the body. Each person involved deals with the aftermath of their actions in their own way.

  • In Part 2 of the season finale, someone is murdered during a progressive dinner party for Susan's return. Gaby's stalker is revealed. Lynette and Tom try to rekindle their romance by staying at a B&B. Susan tries to prove Felicia set her up. Bree thinks her new boyfriend may be gay and Renee discovers her ex-husband is getting married again.

  • In Part 1 of the season finale, someone is murdered during a progressive dinner party for Susan's return. Gaby's stalker is revealed. Lynette and Tom try to rekindle their romance by staying at a B&B. Susan tries to prove Felicia set her up. Bree thinks her new boyfriend may be gay and Renee discovers her ex-husband is getting married again.

  • Paul is suspicious that Susan is responsible for his rapidly declining health; Lynette and Tom disagree on their family vacation.

  • With Gaby and the girls temporarily staying at Bree's house, Bree establishes boundaries before Juanita and Celia destroy her home.

  • Gaby secretly meets Bree when Carlos forbids them from being friends after the truth is revealed about his mother's death.

  • Susan begins gambling; Bree attempts to stop Andrew from revealing information; Felicia moves back into the neighborhood and tries to make a truce with Paul.

  • Paul Young stands in the way of Susan getting her much-needed kidney transplant.

  • Susan learns the reality of her situation when she is informed she must receive a kidney transplant or she will die. She decides to start living life as if it were her last day on earth.

  • Lynette and Tom decided it's time for twins Porter and Preston to move out. However, their plan backfires when the boys move into a place close to home.

  • Lynette resists when her mother, Stella (Polly Bergen), tries to force the Scavos to pose for a family portrait with her obnoxious new husband, Frank.

  • Lynette believes her mother is getting married for all the wrong reasons; Susan tries to befriend a cantankerous man during her dialysis sessions; Bree runs into Keith's ex-girlfriend; Carlos becomes concerned when he learns about Gaby's obsession with her doll; Paul makes reservations at a remote cabin for Beth and him.

  • Susan's life is in danger after being trampled by the rioting mob on Wisteria Lane; the fate of Paul Young is revealed following the aftermath of the riot, but who shot him?; Keith moves in with Bree; Gaby finds it difficult to repair her relationship with Juanita; and Renee struggles with telling Lynette the truth about her past with Tom.

  • Paul's plan for Wisteria Lane is put into full effect, Juanita discovers Gaby's secret, Bree invites Keith to move in with her, and Tom is confronted about his past indiscretion with Renee.

  • Gabrielle and Carlos host a Thanksgiving feast for Carmen, Hector and Grace. But the couple discover some surprising news about the Sanchez's that could threaten their time with Grace.

  • Susan begrudgingly accepts Lynette's offer to be baby Paige's nanny.

  • As Halloween approaches, Susan is forced to reveal her secret to a shocked Mike.

  • Susan's days as an internet sensation may be coming to an end after she angers an important client and incurs the wrath of her boss, Maxine.

  • Susan is horrified when she discovers that she has become the face of the provocative internet company she's been secretly working for and is now the cover model for their adverts.

  • Susan discovers that some of her sexy internet show moves are being copied by a competitor.

  • After Renee begins spending a lot of time with Tom, an angry Lynette feels she's trying to sabotage their marriage.

  • The residents of Wisteria Lane are stunned to discover that Paul Young is out of prison and back in the neighbourhood with an enigmatic new wife and seemingly dark motives.

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Nicollette Sheridan-'Desperate Housewives' Saga Paused

The California Court of Appeals has hit the "Pause" button on Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination case. Sheridan claimed that she was unceremoniously booted off ABC's "Desperate Housewives" following a 2008 rehearsal fight with creator Marc Cherry. Her previous trial earlier this year ended in a an 8-4 deadlocked jury. The court now wants to hold off the retrial, pending an August review hearing's findings.

'Desperate Housewives' Retrial Gets Sept. 10 Start Date

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Anne White has denied Disney and ABC's defense motion to dismiss Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination claim, and set a negotiated Sept. 10 start date for the former "Desperate Housewives" star's retrial. White had originally set forth a June 4 start and 12-day limit on the new proceedings following a hung jury being declared March 19 in the first trial, Deadline reports.

Nicollette Sheridan's 'Desperate Housewives' Case Ends With Mistrial

With the "Desperate Housewives" finale looming after eight seasons, former co-star Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination suit has likewise been laid to rest - albeit, much less definitively. A Los Angeles jury informed Judge Elizabeth White Monday that they couldn't decide one way or another whether or not it was a 2008 rehearsal spat between Sheridan and series creator Marc Cherry that caused her firing.

Battery Claim Stricken From Nicolette Sheridan's 'Desperate Housewives' Lawsuit

It's not a complete resolution, but a Tuesday ruling may make Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination lawsuit's resolution simpler to come by. Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White instructed after testimony ended that jurors would not consider Sheridan's battery claim against "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry, reports the Associated Press.

'Desperate Housewives' Farewell, 'Cougar Town' Finale Top ABC's Spring Slate

Two ABC hits go out with big bangs this May. One, of course, won't be coming back. Highlighting ABC's final frames of the 2011-2012 season: one last sultry plunge on Wisteria Lane. Legal sparring with former star Nicolette Sheridan and all, "Desperate Housewives" will conclude its eight-season ABC run with a double-sized, two-hour May 15 finale, Yahoo! OMG reports ABC officially announced Monday.

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