March 26, 2017

“Desperate Housewives” stars react to news of show’s end


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: ABC announced over the weekend that the upcoming season of “Desperate Housewives” would be the show’s last.

Sunday night, several stars of the long-running evening soap opera were swarmed by press and asked for their thoughts after seven seasons of murder, mystery and mayhem.

“I was glad that it was finally out there and decided, because I felt like it was coming and I was saying, ‘Hey guys, i think this is coming,’ and everybody was saying ‘no,’ ‘ Marcia Cross told THR.

Almost all of the actors asked expressed a feeling of sadness but relief, knowing they can go into their final season with the knowledge that they can end it on their own terms.

“I think we probably could have gone to nine,” said Felicity Huffman, “but I think it was too much of a risk to take and they really value [creator] Marc [Cherry] and the show.”

“You go into acting jail at the end of these things because it’s hard for anyone to see you as anything other than Lynette Scavo or whatever it is,” she added. “So I think it’s unwise to look at the carnage around you of past television actresses and go, ‘Well it’s not going to happen to me.’

“It probably will, which is why I’m planning on opening supermarkets and gas stations.”

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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