It is the end of a TV era. One of ABC’s most popular shows ‘Desperate Housewives’ is ending after season eight. This award winning show will air its final episode of the traditionally dark comedy in May 2012. Created by Marc Cherry, it hit international recognition after its 2004 premiere. Cherry told reporters he wanted the show to end on a very high note, admitting “The only thing harder than creating a hit television show is knowing when to end it. We felt from a creative standpoint that this was the right time. I feel so good about it.” This series has made superstars out of its beautiful cast. For the seventh series they reportedly received substantial pay rises, each earning $250,000 and episode. This makes them the highest paid actresses on US television. Let’s take a look back at some of the stars and their storylines:
- Teri Hatcher- plays Susan Delfino on the show; she plays the sweet and beautiful girl next door. She had the dream house, the adorable daughter, and the perfect man. Then she discovered that her husband at the time, Karl Mayer, was cheating with his secretary and her dreamy suburban life was shattered into pieces. Over the years she struggled to maintain that lifestyle and eventually meets and falls in love with Mike Delfino. Susan again has her dream life, the house, the child, and the man. I personally can’t wait to see what the finale has in store for Susan.
- Marcia Cross- plays Bree Hodge, an uptight perfectionist. She has a strong resolve and proper demeanor; these characteristics have contributed to her greatest accomplishments and also been the source of nearly all her personal trouble. Her first husband grew to hate her conservative nature; he chose to end their marriage which defined her world at the time. Over the years she struggled to rein in her rebellious son, Andrew, and fought to give her self-absorbed daughter, Danielle, a proper perspective on life. She is currently a few times widowed and divorced cougar with a lost business, and two children she doesn’t have a great relationship with.
- Eve Longoria- plays Gabrielle Solis, the youngest of the housewives. She spent her early days gallivanting around with the gardener. She is married to Carlos, who helped pull her out of the desperate situation she grew up in. He moved her to suburbia and started spending more and more time at the office, leading to Gabrielle’s affair. Flash forward ten years and Gabrielle and Carlos are happily married with two adorable young daughters. Life is unpredictable and who knows where she will be in another ten years. One thing is for certain, Gabrielle is a survivor and she will always get what she wants.
- Felicity Huffman- she plays Lynette Scavo and was once known as a tough, savvy businesswoman. In the working world she was an over-achiever who could accomplish any tasks. But those days are ended when she and her husband, Tom, decided to have kids. Over the years she struggles to find the balance between marriage, motherhood, and career. She is now in her forties and facing her toughest challenge yet; a new daughter. She how she handles all of this in the final season.
Over the years producer Marc Cherry has given us a glimpse into these women’s lives, and we have seen them struggle and be triumphant. It is sad to think that this will be the end of the series but I can’t wait to see what Cherry has in store for these ladies. Catch the season premier Sunday, September 25th 2011. To add ABC to your programming visit us at Dish Systems or call (888)566-3979. Who is your favorite Desperate Housewife?