Friday, August 5, 2011

'Desperate Housewives' 2 End in 2012

ABC's 'Desperate Housewives' will end its eight-year run in May 2012. The network is expected to make it official on Sunday, August 7, when it meets with the nation's TV critics.

This comes as no shock for many. The viewership has decreased in the past three years, with only about half of households tuning in. The first four seasons averaged 18-20 million people, the past three have sunk down between 9-11 million. It also doesn't help that the four main actresses, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria were just given a salary bump to about $500,000 an episode which is about $11-13 million a year per actress. 

The show creator, Marc Cherry has begun to focus on ABC's future with other shows currently in production including a pilot called 'Hallelujah.' Cherry has stepped down as executive producer for this eight and final season.

I am still not 100 percent certain this will be the end for Wisteria Lane. I feel it is still to early to announce this as the Fall/mid season pilots for ABC's upcoming dramas haven't been shown yet. We have no idea how these new dramas will rate or if their will be interest from the viewers to keep them on the air. I feel that this is a ploy to bring the viewership back up, and if the new dramas fizzle, they will bring DH back for a final ninth season. The four main actresses are already contracted for a ninth season anyway. 

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