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Well, there is quite a bit of news happening on Wysteria Lane.  As the show prepares for it’s sixth season, lots of changes are in store.  Here’s just a bit of the news I gathered (thanks to TV Fanatic!!!):

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Desperate Housewives Season 6 Promo Poster

Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew) has been bumped to recurring status so that the actor can work on other projects.  Series creator, Marc Cherry, said that he does not want to lose Andrew all together because he really likes the character.

Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew

Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew

Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos) has joined the cast as a new series regular.  Her character’s name is Angie Bolen.  Angie moves to Wysteria Lane with her husband – new series regular, Jeff Nordling (24) – and her son – new series regular, Beau Mirchoff.  The family definitely has a secret, which will play out throughout the season.

Jeff Nordling and Drea de Matteo (Angie Bolen)

Jeff Nordling and Drea de Matteo (Angie Bolen)

Beau Mirchoff

Beau Mirchoff

Andrea Bowen (Julie) returns to DH this season as a series regular.  It is rumored that Julie will be dating Beau Mirchoff’s character.

Andrea Bowen as Julie

Andrea Bowen as Julie

Orson Bean has joined the cast in the role of Roy.  Roy will be Karen McClusky’s (Kathryn Joosten) boyfriend.  And yes, they will have a sex scene.

Orson Bean as Roy

Orson Bean as Roy

My favorite news, of course, is that Jesse Metcalfe is returning to the show in the role of John.  Only this time John wont be going after Gabby (Eva Longoria-Parker).  Instead, he’ll be dating Ana (Maiara Walsh), the niece of Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) that moved in with Gabby and Carlos in the season 5 finale.

Eva Longoria-Parker as Gabby and Jesse Metcalfe as John

Eva Longoria-Parker as Gabby and Jesse Metcalfe as John

Maiara Walsh as Ana

Maiara Walsh as Ana

We’ll learn who Mike (James Denton) married in the season 5 finale…either Susan (Teri Hatcher) or Katherine (Dana Delaney).

 

Dana Delaney as Katherine and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Dana Delaney as Katherine and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Bree (Marcia Cross) will still be flirting with Karl (Richard Burgi), but her story with Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) is far from over.

Marcia Cross as Bree and Richard Burgi as Karl

Marcia Cross as Bree and Richard Burgi as Karl

Finally, we found out in the season finale that Lynette (Felicity Huffman) was preggers again.  Turns out that her’s and Tom’s (Doug Savant) story may lead her down the road of considering an abortion.

Felicity Huffman as Lynette and Doug Savant as Tom

Felicity Huffman as Lynette and Doug Savant as Tom

I’m really excited to see where DH is going to go this year.  Sounds like an exciting season already.  DH’s season premiere is on Sunday, September 27th.

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Just because, I decided to do a post for all the sexy hunks that have starred on Desperate Housewives.  I hope you enjoy!!!

James Denton plays Mike, Susan's (Teri Hatcher) ex and Katherine's (Dana Delaney) current boyfriend.

James Denton plays Mike, Susan's (Teri Hatcher) ex and Katherine's (Dana Delaney) current boyfriend.

Doug Savant plays Tom, the husband to Lynette (Felicity Huffman)

Doug Savant plays Tom, the husband to Lynette (Felicity Huffman)

Richard Burgi plays Karl, Susan's ex-husband.

Richard Burgi plays Karl, Susan's ex-husband.

Tuc Watkins plays gay neighbor, Bob.

Tuc Watkins plays gay neighbor, Bob.

Jesse Metcalfe played John, Gabby's (Eva Longoria-Parker) gardener and lover.

Jesse Metcalfe played John, Gabby's (Eva Longoria-Parker) gardener and lover.

Ryan Carnes played Justin, Andrew's (Shawn Pyfrom) ex-boyfriend.

Ryan Carnes played Justin, Andrew's (Shawn Pyfrom) ex-boyfriend.

Josh Henderson played Austin, Edie's (Nicolette Sheridan) nephew.

Josh Henderson played Austin, Edie's (Nicolette Sheridan) nephew.

I wonder what hunks will come to town next season???

dh-logoWell, I just learned of a HUGE DH season finale spoiler, and found out something about this Sunday’s episode.

First up, this Sunday’s episode.  It looks like Bree (Marcia Cross) is hiring Karl (Richard Burgi) as her divorce attorney.  Karl is Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) ex-husband.  I always enjoy Karl’s visits to the Lane, so I’m looking forward to his return.  I wish they’d book him full time because he is a sexy guy.

Richard Burgi as Karl

Richard Burgi as Karl

Now for the season finale spoiler!  This is TOP SECRET, so I don’t know much.  I do know that Marc Cherry is making sure that this remains a secret and that cast and crew aren’t even aware of WHO will be involved in this story.  However, two characters are getting married!!!  Who?  Any guesses?  Maybe Mike (James Denton) and Katherine (Dana Delaney)?  Maybe Bree and Karl?  Maybe Susan and Jackson (Gale Harold)?  I’m hoping for Bree and Karl, I think they’d be fun to watch.  What are your thoughts?

Dana Delaney as Katherine and James Denton as Mike

Dana Delaney as Katherine and James Denton as Mike

Gale Harold as Jackson and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Gale Harold as Jackson and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Marcia Cross as Bree

Marcia Cross as Bree

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OK, DH got back on track tonight after last week’s HORRIBLE episode.  Tonight’s was really good and helped move plot along.

First up, let’s talk about Bree (Marcia Cross) and Orson (Kyle MacLachlan).  I’m really not much of an Orson fan…I’ve kind of always found him annoying.  So, I was happy that after Bree’s conversation with Katherine (Dana Delaney) in the hospital, that Bree put two and two together and realized that Orson broke into their neighbor’s house.  I just wish she also realized that he was responsible for Edie’s (Nicolette Sheridan) death.  Adding to my dislike of Orson, is that he showed absolutely NO remorse for being responsible for Edie’s death.  I’m happy that Bree’s son, Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom), is egging her on to get a divorce.  (BTW: I think Andrew is SOOOO cute!)

Marcia Cross as Bree, Kyle MacLachlan as Orson, and Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew

Marcia Cross as Bree, Kyle MacLachlan as Orson, and Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew

Next up, Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom (Doug Savant).  I’m happy that this is one married couple that the show hasn’t broken up.  However, tonight jealousy showed it’s ugly head in their relationship.  First when Tom thought that it was inappropriate for Lynette to be showering in Carlos’ (Ricardo Antonio Chaviro) shower at work and then when Carlos saved Lynette after she hit her head in her own shower causing him to see her naked.  Carlos is friends with both Tom and Lynette and is married to Gabby (Eva Longoria-Parker).  Later it was Lynette’s turn to get jealous when she found out from Gabby that Tom had been flirting with another neighbor.  Lynette and Tom made up at the end of the episode, but then Carlos told Lynette that she looked good naked at the VERY end of the episode.  I really hope that Lynette and Carlos don’t hook up.

Felicity Huffman as Lynette and Doug Savant as Tom

Felicity Huffman as Lynette and Doug Savant as Tom

 

Eva Longoria-Parker as Gabby and Ricardo Antonio Chaviro as Carlos

Eva Longoria-Parker as Gabby and Ricardo Antonio Chaviro as Carlos

Now let’s talk about Katherine (Dana Delaney).  This chick sure came off as desperate tonight, huh?  She tells Mike (James Denton)  that part of the reason she wanted him to move in was so that she felt she had more of a commitment from him.  And she followed that up by telling him they’d be together forever.  If I were Mike, I’d be running back into Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) arms screaming.

Neal McDonough as Dave, Dana Delaney as Katherine, and James Denton as Mike

Neal McDonough as Dave, Dana Delaney as Katherine, and James Denton as Mike

Which leads me to Susan.  Oh, poor Susan.  Always talks way too much.  So, Susan goes to console Dave (Neal McDonough) who is grieving for his recently deceased wife, Edie.  While consoling him, she ends up telling him that SHE was the one driving the car the night she and Mike had the accident, but they made it look like Mike was driving b/c they couldn’t find her license.  This accident caused the death of a woman and her child, but Susan doesn’t realize that it’s Dave’s wife and child that were killed.  The whole reason Dave moved him and Edie into town was b/c he wanted to get even with Mike for killing his wife and child.  Now Dave realizes it’s Susan who he should be going after.  James Denton, in an interview recently, said that by season’s end Dave will do something so horrible that there would be no other option than to kill him off.  So, I’m hoping that doesn’t mean that Dave is planning on killing Susan and Mike’s cute son.  However, I think it might be just that.  And with Katherine learning she’s preggers by season’s end, this will cause good story for Katherine/Mike/Susan for next season. 

Dana Delaney as Katherine and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Dana Delaney as Katherine and Teri Hatcher as Susan

All in all, I thought this was a great episode, and I’m really excited to see what’s going to happen next in the Dave storyline.  What did you all think?

I can't wait for Mike and Susan to eventually get back together!

I can't wait for Mike and Susan to eventually get back together!

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So, it appears that the end of this season is going to be VERY exciting on Wisteria Lane!

First up, James Denton (Mike) has said that creepy Dave (Neal McDonough) will do something so horrible in the season finale that he doesn’t know how Dave will live until next season.

The Men of Desperate Housewives: Doug Savant (Tom), Neal McDonough (Dave), James Denton (Mike)

The Men of Desperate Housewives: Doug Savant (Tom), Neal McDonough (Dave), James Denton (Mike)

Next up, Teri Hatcher has said that while she does believe her character (Susan) will live to see next season, that the audience should worry about her b/c her life may be in jeopardy in the season finale cliffhanger.

Teri Hatcher as Susan

Teri Hatcher as Susan

Finally, rumor has it that Katherine (Dana Delaney) is with child.  That would mean that she and Mike are starting a family…but maybe Dave will make sure this doesn’t happen.

Dana Delaney as Katherine

Dana Delaney as Katherine

Sounds exciting!  I’ll keep you posted!

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Possible spoiler alert!  If you haven’t seen the April 19th episode of Desperate Housewives yet, then do not read any further. 

So, if you DID see tonight’s Desperate Housewives, then you now know that Edie Britt (played by Nicolette Sheridan) met her maker tonight.  We all knew that this was coming from all of the recent tabloid reports, but I was thinking that maybe she’d still be around for a few more episodes.  The reason I say this, is that last time we had a new episode, we were given previews of Edie after the accident and in the hospital.  It looked like she would be in the hospital for a bit before they killed her off completely.  However, after seeing tonight’s episode, I guess they quickly rewrote Edie’s ending…and they did it HORRIBLY!!!

Nicolette Sheridan as Edie Britt

Nicolette Sheridan as Edie Britt

I’m sorry, but the writing in this episode just sucked.  First off, having another episode this season in which the women get together and reflect on moments made up just for the episode isn’t an original idea.  Just this very season, when the local handyman died, we had an eerily similar episode. 

The fact that NONE of the women even shed one tear was so sad.  Maybe they all fought with Edie at one point or another, but she was still their friend (as seen in all of their made up flashbacks).  Wouldn’t you cry if your friend had just passed away? 

Now on to some specific moments that sucked.  We’ll start with Gabby’s (Eva Longoria-Parker) flashback.  Gabby and Edie go out for a night on the town to meet guys.  They decide to compete over who could get more guys to buy them drinks.  In the end, Gabby came back with 17 stirrers…meaning she had 17 drinks.  Yet, Gabby wasn’t even slightly buzzed.  I know that after 4 mixed drinks I’m feeling really happy.  Gabby must have some tolerance!  The scene ends with Gabby and Edie deciding to go back to Gabby’s house to open a bottle of wine (because apparently that 1 bottle of wine will do the trick that 17 mixed drinks couldn’t). 

Next up, Karen McClusky’s flashback.  Karen (Kathryn Joosten) and Edie were BEST FRIENDS!  In fact, because Karen loved Edie so much, she felt it her responsibility to find out the truth about Edie’s husband!  Yet Mrs. McClusky doesn’t even shed 1 tear for her best friend who is now dead.  What??

Then, the powers that be felt it would be great to bring back Edie’s son.  Well, since the show went 5 years into the future at the beginning of this season, the last time we saw this kid, he was really a little kid.  So, now we have some actor we’ve NEVER seen come in to play this character for 1 episode.  Of course it didn’t tug our heart strings…we don’t even know who this kid is!  And of course this actor wasn’t going to deliver a powerful scene…he’s NEVER even been on the show before.  He doesn’t have any kind of rapport with the women of Wisteria Lane, and he’s still a kid, maybe 16 or 17 years old.  On top of it all, his own father couldn’t tell him that his mother died?  Of course not, the women of Wisteria Lane (who met this kid once when he was still a child) have to be the ones to break the news to the poor kid.  The scene just fell really flat.

That brings me to Katherine (played by Dana Delaney).  Why wasn’t she with all her friends to go meet up with Edie’s son to tell him his mother died?  Only 2 episodes ago Katherine was going to go camping with Edie, Edie’s husband, and Mike (James Denton).  But I guess she didn’t care about Edie’s death too much.  My friend Darren and I think that the producers are giving Katherine such crappy story in hopes that she’ll ask them to break her contract.  I mean Dana Delaney is a pretty well known name in primetime TV, and yet her character is just so boring on this show.  Send her off to Brothers and Sisters or Grey’s Anatomy.  She’ll probably get better story.

Finally, when I first heard that Edie was getting killed off the show, I thought “Well, it’ll be great when they bring her back to narrate an episode ala Mary Alice Young.  She’ll say such nasty things about all the women, and it’ll be hysterical”.  Well, Edie narrated this entire episode, and it just wasn’t Edie.  She was just too sweet.  Totally not her character in the least.

This is the very first episode of this show that I can honestly say I hated.  I’m a Nicolette Sheridan fan (since the days when she played Paige Mathison on Knots Landing), so I’m sad to see her go.  However, that’s not why I hated the episode.  It was just so poorly written, and such an improper send off to one of the original cast members, that I could hardly stomach it.

As for the future, I’m sure that the show will be fine.  Edie was rarely used throughout the years that she starred on the show, so her death shouldn’t affect the storylines much at all.  However, I do love Mrs. McClusky, and I hope that the writers will still find great story for her.  She’ll need a new sidekick…so maybe they’ll bring Lily Tomlin back as her sister and make her a recurring character (if Lily is so willing).

Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McClusky

Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McClusky

On a happier note…at least we’re getting a bunch of new episodes in a row.  I’m so sick of DH coming back for 2 or 3 episodes and then going off for a month and then coming back for a few more episodes before going off for another month.  Now we’ll get 5 or 6 new episodes every week leading up to the 2 hour season finale!  I do love me some 2 hour season finales!  And based on the previews, it does look like the rest of this season’s shows will be exciting.

Hopefully Desperate Housewives will get back to basics next season and become the show it was in the first season.  We need mysteries, cliffhangers, and more soapy moments. 

If this was Dallas, Dynasty, or Knots Landing, next season will begin with Susan (Terri Hatcher) opening her shower curtain to find Edie showering (and having some fun with her soap scrub). 😉