Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

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Marc Cherry
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Won 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 59 wins & 189 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Teri Hatcher ...  Susan Mayer / ... 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Felicity Huffman ...  Lynette Scavo 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Marcia Cross ...  Bree Van De Kamp / ... 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Eva Longoria ...  Gabrielle Solis / ... 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Ricardo Chavira ...  Carlos Solis 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Brenda Strong ...  Mary Alice Young 180 episodes, 2004-2012
James Denton ...  Mike Delfino 180 episodes, 2004-2012
Doug Savant ...  Tom Scavo 175 episodes, 2004-2012
Shawn Pyfrom ...  Andrew Van De Kamp 111 episodes, 2004-2012
Nicollette Sheridan ...  Edie Britt 111 episodes, 2004-2009
Andrea Bowen ...  Julie Mayer 107 episodes, 2004-2012
Kyle MacLachlan ...  Orson Hodge 96 episodes, 2006-2012
Brent Kinsman ...  Preston Scavo 88 episodes, 2004-2011
Shane Kinsman ...  Porter Scavo 88 episodes, 2004-2011
Kathryn Joosten ...  Karen McCluskey 86 episodes, 2005-2012
Zane Huett ...  Parker Scavo 81 episodes, 2004-2010
Joy Jorgensen ...  Danielle Van De Kamp 77 episodes, 2004-2011
Mark Moses ...  Paul Young 74 episodes, 2004-2011
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Storyline

The "normal" suburban life for a group of close-knit housewives takes a dark turn when one of their closest friends mysteriously commits suicide. Now while trying to deal with their own hectic problems and romantic lives, each year brings on a new mystery and more dark and twisted events to come. Life behind closed doors is about to be revealed as suburban life takes a funny and dark turn. Written by ahmetkozan

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Everyone has a little dirty laundry... See more »


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Felicity Huffman admits in interviews she hates the name "Lynette Scavo". "It sounds like something you have to scrape off your knee". See more »

Goofs

Gabrielle Solis is meant to be a former fashion runway model. Although she makes for a convincing print model, Eva Longoria is far too short to be a runway model (she's 5 feet 1 inch tall). Runway models are usually at least 5' 8", with Kate Moss barely scraping by at 5' 7". See more »

Quotes

Susan: Do you believe in evil, Edie?
Edie: Of course I believe in evil - I work in real estate.
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Crazy Credits

The credits contain references to famous pieces of art, including Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck, American Gothic by Grant Wood, and Andy Warhol's Campbell's soup can. Also alluded to are the lesser known Couple Arguing and Romantic Couple by Robert Dale (drawn in a comic book style similar to that of Roy Liechtenstein) and a 1940s "Am I Proud!" poster by Dick Williams (showing a woman holding cans). See more »

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Referenced in Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Gun Control (2005) See more »

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Desperate Housewives Theme
Written by Danny Elfman
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8 September 2018 | by gzwoodsSee all my reviews

Going to miss it, but the ending was perfect. I'm glad they didn't drag it out just because it was a popular show.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Desperate Housewives See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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