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'Desperate Housewives' to End After Season 8

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 5th 2011 4:30PM
Desperate HousewivesYou'll have to look elsewhere for your soapy domestic drama come May 2012, because that's when 'Desperate Housewives' will conclude its eighth and final season. Although ABC hasn't yet sent official word, the network is expected to announce the big news at Sunday's Television Critics Association panel. UPDATE 8/7/11: ABC has since made it official.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the news was completely unexpected considering all four of the show's big stars -- Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, and Eva Longoria -- had signed on for two more years, and creator Marc Cherry had publicly stated he wanted the series to run for nine seasons.

The women of Wisteria Lane hit the airwaves in October of 2004 and quickly became a ratings hit, averaging an audience of more than 23 million viewers in its first season. Though the series has slipped over the years, it averaged almost 12 million viewers during season 7 and has been the most-watched comedy internationally since 2006, with 51.6 million people tuning in worldwide.

Creator Cherry won't be on board as an executive producer/showrunner this fall, though Deadline reports that he's sticking around as a consultant while he develops other shows for ABC.

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lblueyedbabe

IM SO SICK OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS GETTING CANCELLED. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES HAS BEEN MY NUMBER ONE FAVORITE SHOW SINCE IT FIRST AIRED. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE EPISODES TO COME OUT AND I'VE WATCHED THEM ON DVD SO MUCH I PRACTICALLY HAVE THEM ALL MEMORIZED!!!! I SERIOUSLY WISH THEY WOULD RECONSIDER THIS CANCELLATION. IT MAKES NO SENSE....THEY WERE SIGNED UP FOR TWO MORE YEARS. IM SO UPSET ABOUT THIS!! PLEASE ABC DON'T CANCEL!!! AND BTW THESE DUMB REALITY SHOWS....THEY'RE SO OLD. AND I PERSONALLY HAVE NEVER LIKED THEM!!!! YUCK WHAT ARE U THINKING!! LAME!!!!

October 02 2011 at 12:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dwj1948

I detest reality TV shows and refuse to watch them. What is ABC thinking to discontinue Desperate Housewives?

September 04 2011 at 8:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dwj1948

My Sunday nights will not be the same without Desperate Housewives. Please don't take it away!

September 04 2011 at 8:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CAPTAIN NEMO

DAMN YOU TO HELL ABC! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING CANCELLING SO MANY GOOD SHOWS! DH, B&S, V! AND REPLACING THEM WITH CHEAP REALITY SHOWS! I THINK I WILL BE WATCHING LESS ABC! EXCEPT FOR ROOKIE BLUE WHICH IS ONE OF THE BETTER NEW SHOWS...WHICH MEANS YOU WILL CANCEL IT AS SOON AS IT BECOMES A FAVORITE OF VIEWERS!

August 13 2011 at 11:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CAPTAIN NEMO

DAMN TO TO HELL ABC! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING CANCELLING SO MANY GREAT SHOWS!

August 13 2011 at 11:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
whisperhill

8 is enuf....thanks ladies & gentlemen for giving us 8 years of solid enjoyment.

August 08 2011 at 5:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris & Craig

No loss there. When the show first started it was good but as the yers moved on it just got plain stupid

August 08 2011 at 5:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mhsden

Oh no they didnt lol who cares

August 08 2011 at 5:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
stinkyheadzzz

Less & less viewers every year, this was one of the few network shows my wife watched. ABC could care less as Disney's overpaid "management" gets fat bonuses!

August 08 2011 at 5:13 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Charles

Look folks, the last couple of seasons (ever since they moved the timeline up seven years) this show has suffered from stupid story lines and scripts. I felt sorry for the actors who had to try and make that crap believable. Should have ended two seasons ago.

August 08 2011 at 4:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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