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Marcia Cross Almost Became a Therapist Before Landing 'Desperate Housewives' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Dec 1st 2011 4:15PM
Marcia Cross' life has taken nearly as many twists and turns as her 'Desperate Housewives' character Bree Van De Kamp's. She told Robin Roberts on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC) that before she was cast in 'Desperate Housewives,' she was on the brink of retiring from acting to become a therapist. Eight seasons later, she's still on Wisteria Lane for the show's final season.

Her character Bree might be in need of a good shrink, as she's gone back to boozing and is in full melt-down mode. "She's in such a tailspin at the moment, I don't even know how they're gonna pull her out. Maybe they should just leave her in the gutter, find her ten years later, and pull her out and throw an apron on her," Cross joked.

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The Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses on TV

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 28th 2011 6:00PM
TV's Highest Paid ActressesWho are TV's highest paid actresses? You know their names, but you won't guess where they wind up on the list.

According to Forbes, the four main ladies of 'Desperate Housewives' made it on the list. So did Julianna Margulies of 'The Good Wife.'

What about Tina Fey, one of the busiest ladies in comedy? You betcha!

Combined, the Top 10 ladies made $94 million between May 2010 and May 2011.

Forbes took into consideration salaries and endorsement deals while compiling their list. Remember, some of these women are also producers on other projects.

So, who's tops and who is set to do some climbing? Find out below!

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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.

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Top TV Redheads of All Time

by Kim Potts, posted Nov 4th 2010 1:00PM
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Eric Cartman may hate "gingers," but the rest of us know that the redheads in TV land are some of the greatest stars in tube history. In honor of Conan O'Brien's return to late night on Nov. 8 -- yes, spoiler, he made our list -- here are our picks for the top 22 TV redheads of all time:

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'Desperate Housewives' Doings: Brian Austin Green, Vanessa Williams and More - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 28th 2010 9:26AM
Eva Longoria Parker answers questions on the set of 'Desperate Housewives'Greetings from Beverly Hills! On the first day of the TCA summer press tour, the assembled critics didn't get penned up in the Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom listening to panels all day (that starts tomorrow with CBS). We were allowed to roam free on the sets of 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Parenthood,' and 'Undercovers' (the new J.J. Abrams show).

I'll write a bit about 'Parenthood' later in the week, mostly to talk about some fun stuff from Lauren Graham, but for now let's concentrate on 'Housewives' Marc Cherry held court with reporters on the Wisteria Lane set, with stars Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria Parker, and Vanessa Williams to back him up. He gave some interesting tidbits about the show's upcoming seventh season. It'll be all about conflict and Brian Austin Green, not necessarily in that order:

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'Desperate Housewives' - 'A Little Night Music' Recap

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 2nd 2010 11:30PM
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(S06E21) "I really need to surprise my audience." - Patrick

'Desperate Housewives' writers should have followed the dialog they wrote for Patrick and try to surprise us because 'A little Night Music' was anything but surprising. I expected much better this week since this is, after all, one of the last three episodes of the season.

Even if the episode was a let down, it did push the storylines a bit further and reminded us that you can't run from your past and lies all your life as they will catch you sooner or later.

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How Much Longer Can ABC Keep 'Desperate Housewives' Cast From Bolting?

by Gary Susman, posted Apr 29th 2010 2:00PM
With the sixth season of 'Desperate Housewives' winding down, how much longer can the series stay on the air? Depends on the players and how long ABC can get them to stick around.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the network would like another two seasons. Creator Marc Cherry has spoken of a nine-season run. But the core cast - Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Eva Longoria Parker - are contracted for only one more season, and so far, says Deadline, there's been little negotiation between the network and the stars about an eighth season.

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'Desperate Housewives' - 'Epiphany' Recap

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Apr 25th 2010 11:07PM
(S06E20) "His name was Eddie. Everyone thought he was harmless." - Mary Alice

Let's get it out of the way right now: this week's episode, 'Epiphany,' is no 'The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened,' the show's 100th episode which starred Beau Bridges last season and had the same episode format. No matter, this week's installment offered us a nice walk down memory lane, including scenes with Mary Alice (above with 4-year-old Eddie, while showing us why the latter became to be the Fairview Strangler.

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'Desperate Housewives' - 'We All Deserve to Die' Recap

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Apr 18th 2010 11:11PM
Desperate Housewives(S06E19) "Sometimes ... we let it in." - Mary Alice about "Evil"

After months without mentioning the strangler storyline, 'Desperate Housewives' finally let "Evil" back in and treated us not only with hints and, sadly, a new killing, but also with the identity of the culprit!!!

We first saw the person in the second episode of the season. My immediate instinct was that the strangled was a young man with whom Julie may have had a complicated "thing" with and that I didn't think it was Julie's ex (played by Steven Weber). In comments TV Squad readers left to my review of that episode, most fingers were pointed at Danny, McCluskey, Ana, Angie, Roy, and Katherine. Of course, as more episodes aired, people were added to the list while others were removed. Did you guess right? The answer coming up!

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'Desperate Housewives' - 'My Two Young Men' Recap

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 22nd 2010 12:50AM
Desperate Housewives(S06E18) "You should never trust family photos. They are designed to be deceiving." - Mary Alice when describing the Van De Kamp's photos

Last week's episode set a lot of storylines in motion: Preston and Irina's upcoming wedding, Sam becoming a part of Bree's life, Katherine and Robin potentially becoming a couple, and Patrick eventually finding the Bolens. This week, these four storylines continued to be developed and questions were raised as we fast approach the final episodes of this season of 'Desperate Housewives.'

Before I comment on these four storylines and the fact that Preston still has the worst fake mustache in TV history, I must warn you that the next new episode will air on April 18. That means we will have to wait close to a month before getting new dish on our favorite Wisteria Lane residents!

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'Desperate Housewives' - 'Chromolume #7' Recap

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 15th 2010 1:32AM
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(S06E17) "I know that you have a secret." - Gaby to Angie

'Desperate Housewives' titles are always found in lyrics of songs written by Stephen Sondheim. This week's unusual title is no different. 'Chromolume #7' is a song in the musical 'Sunday in the Park with George.' More precisely, the Chromolume #7 is a color and light machine featured in an act of the musical.

The title fits with Mary Alice's commentary at the end of the episode saying that it's not always easy to see people's true colors and that people hide their true nature from us every day. This week, we got confirmation on Angie's secret, we learned who Sam really is, we discovered how Gaby acted when she was a high profile model, and we met Preston's girlfriend and mustache!

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Marcia Cross and Kyle MacLachlan Answer 'Desperate Housewives' Questions From Fans

by Neil Busch, posted Mar 9th 2010 9:00AM
Desperate Housewives Outside the Box InterviewOn-screen couple Marcia Cross and Kyle MacLachlan took a break from the set of 'Desperate Housewives' to answer fans' questions. They sat down for our Outside the Box cameras to talk about everything from downtime on the set to getting into character.

Cross described how essential the tight restrictive wardrobe is to her becoming Bree, while MacLachlan talked about his reputation as practical jokester around the set. They also explained their first impressions of one another and how those were quickly dispelled after shooting a love scene on the first day.

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'Desperate Housewives' - 'The Chase' Recap

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 1st 2010 1:05AM
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(S06E16) "You may envy our lives, Gaby, but it's nothing compared to how we envy yours." - Bob to Gaby

After last week's episode centered around Robin, I expected this week's installment to put the main ladies back front and center. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the 'Desperate Housewives'' writers hadn't forgotten about some of the background characters and decided to give them center stage this week.

'The Chase' offered us tidbits about Penny, Karen McCluskey, Andrew, Celia and, two of my favorite recurring characters, Bob and Lee. While introducing a new cryptic character named Sam ... For sure, he has a secret agenda that will rock Wisteria Lane.

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Bree Gets Sexy on 'Desperate Housewives' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 22nd 2010 2:22AM
Desperate Housewives, Bree and OrsonBree tries to spice things up on 'Desperate Housewives' (Sun., 9PM ET on ABC) by doing a few provocative moves for Orson. But things don't go as planned, and her wheelchair-bound hubby runs over her foot in the process.

Still, there haven't been many touching moments for the dysfunctional couple lately, and this probably qualifies as one. Think there's still hope for these two?

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Desperate Housewives' - 'Lovely' Recap

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 22nd 2010 1:00AM
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(S06E15) "Hello, there!" - Roy to Robin

When Susan and Mike decided to have Robin live under their roof at the end of the last 'Desperate Housewives' episode, it was pretty much a given that her presence on Wisteria Lane would shake things up a bit. As expected, the men and teenage boys drooled all over her while the ladies wanted her off their block asap!

Even if I knew Robin would stick around for a while -- Julie Benz's stay on the show has been extended from three to an unknown number of episodes, by the way -- I never expected her to get a full episode centered around her, especially so soon. It almost looks like Marc Cherry and co. are ready to have her permanently move to Wisteria Lane, don't you think?

Not only did Robin have an impact on all ladies and their families, which helped change their minds about Robin, but the character's background got fleshed out rather rapidly. We may even know more about Robin after only two episodes than we did about the Applewhites at the end of their season!

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