After rumors that Desperate Housewives would be cancelled at the end of this season, one of the shows stars, Eva Longoria decided to drop the bomb on twitter yesterday and confirmed that the show was indeed ending.
Longoria wrote, "It's confirmed! We are filming our last season of Desperate Housewives! I am so grateful for what the show has given me! We always knew we wanted to end on top and I thank ABC (TV network) for giving us our victory lap! And a special thanks to (show creator) Marc Cherry who forever changed my life!"
Looks like the "for sale" signs are going up on Wisteria Lane, Longoria’s news comes at the same time that the people in suits over at ABC made it official at the Television Critics Association meeting in Beverly Hills on Sunday.
Despite rumors that the show would be cancelled this is somewhat unexpected news as the show’s 4 main stars have signed on for two more years and creator Marc Cherry has publicly stated he wanted the series to run for nine seasons.
ABC prez Paul Lee says, “We wanted to plan it out and we wanted to give it that hero farewell that a show as iconic as this really deserves."
Really what he’s saying is that they didn’t want it to jump the shark. The plots on “Housewives” were already becoming so ridiculous (i.e. plane crashes, kids tied up in neighbors basements, everyone trying to kill everyone allthetime etc) it was better to go out on top than have to write a Season 9 where everyone fights to the death.
However, “Housewives” will join the club of other great shows cancelled after 8 seasons, such as “24,” “That 70’s Show,” “Entourage” and now “House” is being rumored to be cancelled at the end of the year which would be it’s eighth season.
Though the show still makes money for the network, Creator Marc Cherry says, "The only thing harder than creating a hit show is knowing when to end it."
As the voice of the narrator on the show, Brenda Strong predicts how the series will end, “"Hopefully, everyone will end up a little happier instead of with our typical let’s-kill-everyone-on-the-street finale," Strong told the Today Show. "That’s my hope, that we can actually end with some real genuine gratitude."
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