Desperate Housewives

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May 23, 2022

Desperate Housewives (Desperate Housewives in Spain, Desperate Housewives in Argentina or Desperate Housewives in Mexico, depending on the different translation made in different Spanish-speaking countries) is an American comedy and drama television series created by Marc Cherry, produced by ABC studios and Cherry Productions. The series originally aired from 2004 to 2012. The series takes place in Wisteria Lane, a residential area located in the imaginary city of Fairview, Eagle State. It follows the lives of five housewives,[2] through their domestic lives while revealing various mysteries about their husbands, friends, and neighbors. The tone and style of the series combines elements of drama, comedy, mystery, soap opera, farce and satire. The characters have been criticized by religious groups for lack of morality and by feminist groups for perpetuating stereotypes. In the spring of 2011, ABC announced to the press that Desperate Housewives would have an eighth and final season that would have 25 episodes, thus being the end of the series. The series had 15 nominations at the 2005 Emmy Awards, winning 6. In 2006, it earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Production

The idea for the series came about when Marc Cherry and his mother were watching a news report about Andrea Yates, a woman who had drowned her five children in her bathtub, one by one, apparently from psychosis brought on by her postpartum depression. . Before Desperate Housewives, Cherry was known for producing and writing comedy series like The Golden Girls and followed by Golden Palace. He had also created three other series The Five Mrs. Buchanans, The Crew and Some of My Best Friends, none of which lasted more than a year on screen. Cherry initially offered the series to various television networks including HBO, CBS, NBC, Fox, Showtime and Lifetime, but it was not accepted by any of the networks. Lastly, two new ABC executives, Lloyd Braun and Susan Lyne, gave Marc the green light to air the pilot episode. ABC executives were initially dissatisfied with the name of the new series, so they suggested calling it Wisteria Lane or The Secret Lives of Housewives. On May 18, 2004, ABC announced the stable timeslot for the series, namely every Sunday from 9:00-10:00 p.m. m. After only three episodes of airing, on October 20, ABC announced that Desperate Housewives had been signed for a full season.

Cast and Characters

Protagonists

Susan Delfino/ Mayer (Teri Hatcher) the clueless, impulsive, naive. The sentimental, accident-prone woman who illustrates children's stories and for which she believes in "happily ever after." Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), a competitive woman with a sense of justice, ironic but not acid, sensitive to the pain of others. She worked as a publicist and as an assistant in her husband's restaurant-pizzeria. As a mother of 5 children, her story is the one that revolves around the family. Bree Van de Kamp/Hodge (Marcia Cross), the perfect housewife, Republican, who does not allow any mistakes and is obsessed with cleanliness, order and good manners, but above all he tries to control the opinions of others and is very careful about "what they will say" and appearances. Gabrielle Solís (Eva Longoria) of Mexican descent, materialistic, superficial, provocative, very sensual and lover of the good life, what she wants she gets, after being poor and raped in her childhood, she only wants money and sex. Only love highlights the hidden nobility that she has. Edie Williams / Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), (1-5) the brutally sexy, provocative, egotistical, acid, ironic, "man-eater" who sins as a gossip and has the gift of opportunity. She is a house seller and her sentimental life is hectic and changing. A woman with a compulsive need to seduce.Katherine M