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The Ladies of Wisteria Lane in Desperate Housewives

The Ladies of Wisteria Lane in 'Desperate Housewives' - © ABC

Starring: Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab] Series Premiere: October 3, 2004
2nd Season: September 25, 2005
3rd Season: September 24, 2006
4th Season: September 30, 2007
5th Season: September 28, 2008
6th Season: September 27, 2009
7th Season: September 26, 2010
Genres: Drama, comedy
Running Time: 1 hour
Network: ABC
News: ABC announces final season of Desperate Housewives
The Synopsis: Desperate Housewives is a primetime soap with a truly contemporary take on “happily ever after.” The series, which takes a darkly comedic look at suburbia — where the secret lives of housewives aren’t always what they seem — began with Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) inside her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, taking her own life. Commenting from her elevated point of view, she took us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors.

For Season Seven, the housewives’ pasts come back in surprising ways, including the return of Paul Young (Mark Moses) to the neighborhood – fresh out of jail — with an enigmatic new wife and seemingly dark motives. Paul is renting Susan Mayer’s (Teri Hatcher) house, after she, Mike Delfino (James Denton) and son MJ are forced to downsize to a small apartment due to money woes. Susan is enticed by her apartment manager (Lainie Kazan) to climb the slippery slope of easy money by becoming an internet sensation; Bree Hodge (Marcia Cross), newly single and needing a fresh start after selling her business, finds herself tempted by the handsome, young handyman (Brian Austin Green) she’s hired to update her house; and Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria) learns from Bree that it was Andrew who ran over Carlos Solis’ (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) mother years ago, which caused her eventual death. For Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom Scavo (Doug Savant), the birth of their fifth child has forced Lynette to accept the role of stay-at-home mom. However the arrival of a friend from the past, the lively Renee Perry (Vanessa Williams), stirs up old memories of the freewheeling lifestyle she once led. A socialite whose marriage is on the rocks, Renee’s appearance will cause ripples through all the women’s lives as she stirs the pot and challenges the housewives’ friendships.

'Desperate Housewives' Resources

Teri Hatcher – Susan Mayer

Felicity Huffman – Lynette Scavo

Marcia Cross – Bree Hodge

Eva Longoria – Gabrielle Solis

Vanessa Williams – Renee Perry

Ricardo Antonio Chavira – Carlos Solis

Doug Savant – Tom Scavo

Kathryn Joosten – Katherine McCluskey

Kevin Rahm – Lee McDermott

Tuc Watkins – Bob Hunter

Mark Moses – Paul Young

Brenda Strong – Mary Alice Young

James Denton-Mike Delfino

Charlie Carver-Porter Scavo

Joshua Logan Moore-Parker Scavo

Darcy Rose Byrnes-Penny Scavo

Madison de la Garza-Juanita Solis

Mason Vale Cotton-MJ Delfino

Rebecca Murray

Rebecca Murray

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Journalist covering the entertainment industry for more than 15 years, including 13 years as the writer for's Hollywood Movies site. Member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and President of the San Diego Film Critics Society.
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