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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!!!):

Desperate Housewives Season 6 Promo Poster

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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So, hopefully, by now you’ve seen the Desperate Housewives Season Finale.  And what a great 2 hour episode it was.  Let’s get right to the synopsis:

First up, Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) found out that Bree (Marcia Cross) had been hiding the valuables that he thought were stolen from their house.  When he confronted Bree, Bree admitted to wanting a divorce.  However, Orson got the upperhand telling Bree that if she went along with the divorce, that he would have her arrested for insurance fraud.  Turns out, that when their house was supposedly robbed, Orson placed an insurance claim.  Now that he knows that Bree set the whole thing up, she can be arrested for fraud.  Bree doesn’t know what to do, so she turns to her lawyer, Karl (Richard Burgi).  Karl sends a thug (played by Port Charles star Jay Pickett) to threaten Orson.  However, Orson once again turns the tables and forces Bree to stay in their loveless marriage.  Bree again turns to Karl and this time in more ways than one.  She and Karl start an affair…YAY!

Orson and Bree

Orson and Bree

Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chaviro) and Gabby (Eva Longoria-Parker) receive a call from his dying aunt for a family picnic.  At the picnic, Carlos’ aunt reveals that she’s dying and needs someone to care for her granddaughter.  Despite Gabby’s objections, Carlos feels obligated to take the girl in.  When the girl arrives, it turns out she’s a teenager…an older teenager…with a penchant for hooking up with rich older men in order to get whatever she wants. 

Carlos, Gabby, and their daughters

Carlos, Gabby, and their daughters

Lynette (Felicity Huffman) begins to fear that her cancer may be coming back and makes an appointment with the doctor.  Meanwhile, her husband, Tom (Doug Savant), enrolls in college to learn Mandarin and become more competitive in the job market.  Lynette goes to the doctor and learns that the cancer hasn’t come back….she’s actually pregnant with twins…for the second time!  What will she and Tom do?

Lynette and Tom

Lynette and Tom

Now onto the big story….the Dave (Neal McDonough) story.  Dave puts his diabolical plan into motion.  The plan is to kill Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Mike’s (James Denton) little son, MJ (Mason Vale Cotton).  Dave wants to take Susan and MJ on a fishing trip.  However, Susan is reluctant to go b/c of Jackson (Gale Harold) being held for deportation.  So, Susan cancels the trip.  This sends Dave home where he goes crazy and has visions of his dead doctor (whom he killed in the fire at the nightclub), his dead wife and daughter, and his most recently killed wife, Edie (Nicolette Sheridan).  In his vision, Edie urges Dave to kill MJ right away and forget all about the fishing trip.  So, Dave decides to take her advice and do just that.  Meanwhile, Susan head’s over to Mike and Katherine’s (Dana Delaney) house to as Mike if he is the one who called Immigration on Jackson.  However, Mike is in the shower.  So, Susan tells Katherine about this.  Katherine tells Susan that she NEVER told Mike about the fake marriage proposal between Susan and Jackson.  Susan can’t figure out who turned Jackson in.  But before she has time to really think about it, she learns that Mike and Katherine are now engaged and planning to get married right away in Las Vegas.  Obviously upset, Susan leaves Mike and Katherine’s and decides to go on the fishing trip with Dave.  Good thing she changed her mind when she did, b/c Dave was just about to kill MJ when Susan told him about the change of plans. 

Dave, Edie, and Mrs. McClusky

Dave, Edie, and Mrs. McClusky

Meanwhile, Mrs. McClusky’s sister (Lily Tomlin) receives a call telling her that Dave’s doctor was killed.  So, she comes back to Wysteria Lane to share the news with Mrs. McClusky (Kathryn Joosten).  The two decide to break into Dave’s house where they find all of his precription pills.  The detectives find the two nosey ladies snooping around Dave’s house and bring them in for questioning.  Together, the detectives and the sisters put together all of the info they’ve gathered on Dave and realize that this guy had planned on killing Mike, Susan, and/or MJ all along. 

Roberta and Mrs. McClusky

Roberta and Mrs. McClusky

Dave and Susan leave for their fishing trip, but just as they are leaving, Dave gives Mike a tape he recorded (with his confession to MJ’s murder) and tells Mike not to listen to it until after his and Katherine’s honeymoon.  Mike agrees and says his goodbyes.  However, Mike catches Dave making a sinister face and begins to worry about Susan and MJ.  Katherine gets jealous that Mike is always thinking about Susan.  However, Mike tells her that he loves her and not Susan.  The two head to the airport, and while waiting to board the plane, Katherine heads off to get her and Mike some coffee.  When she reaches for her wallet, she mistakenly turns on the video camera in her purse.  She walks away.  Mike hears the video and happens to pull it out of her purse.  Turns out to be the video confessional Dave made about killing MJ.  Mike tears out of the airport without getting to tell Katherine what was going on.  Katherine returns and thinks that Mike just didn’t want to marry her.  Mike calls Susan on her cell phone and tells her not to react to what he’s about to tell her so that Dave wont know what their talking about.  Mike tells Susan that Dave is the husband of the mother and daughter they killed in the car accident a few years back.  He also tells her that she and MJ are in a lot of trouble and need to get away from Dave.

Katherine and Mike

Katherine and Mike

Susan does a fairly good job at making it look like she knows nothing, and tries to get Dave to pull over at a gas station or restaurant to use the bathroom or get food.  He refuses.  So, she gives MJ a juicebox and shortly thereafter, MJ starts whining that he needs to go to the bathroom.  Dave will not pull over at a rest stop, so he pulls over by a cemetary to allow MJ to go to the bathroom in the woods.  Susan takes MJ into the woods to go to the bathroom, comes back, and hits Dave over the head with a brick, knocking him out.  She tries to take off with MJ, but realizes that the keys to the car are in Dave’s jacket.  She goes to get the keys, and Dave grabs her.  She runs and brings MJ with her, but trips and hurts her ankle.  She tells MJ to hide and not let Dave find him.  Dave successfully finds MJ and brings the two back to the car to continue on into the deep woods for the fishing trip.  However, Mike calls again.  This time Dave talks to Mike and comes up with a plan to have Mike kill MJ the way Susan and Mike killed his wife and daughter in the car accident.  He has Mike meet him at the intersection where the accident occured.  Dave ties Susan up to a street sign on the side of the road, and gets ready to pull out in front of Mike’s car the second Mike shows up.  Just as all of this is about to occur, Dave only sees his daughter when he looks at MJ and so he lets MJ out of the car, gets into the accident with Mike, and loses his mind after almost dying.  Mike, Susan, and MJ reunite and Mike and Susan share a VERY passionate kiss.

MJ and Susan

MJ and Susan

Fast forward 2 months…the whole gang from Wysteria Lane is attending a wedding.  Bree is with Orson, but making flirty faces with Karl, Gabby and Carlos are with their girls and niece, Tom is with Lynette who is running to the bathroom with morning sickness, and Mike is marrying someone.  But who?  Guess we’ll find out next season!

The episode was really good and the last 30 minutes were definite edge of your seat excitement.  I loved it!  What did you all think?

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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???

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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!

Here are some fun Melrose cast photos to wet your appetite as we await the new Melrose Place.

Melrose Place: The Beginning

Melrose Place: The Beginning

Melrose Place: Welcome Sydney, Jo, and Amanda

Melrose Place: Welcome Sydney, Jo, and Amanda

Melrose Place: Bring on the baddies: Kimberly, Brooke, Richard, and Peter

Melrose Place: Bring on the baddies: Kimberly, Brooke, Richard, and Peter

Melrose Place: Life's a Beach

Melrose Place: Life's a Beach

Melrose Place: Season 5

Melrose Place: Season 5

Melrose Place: Welcome Samantha, Lexie, Taylor, Kyle, Craig, Jennifer, Coop, and Meghan

Melrose Place: Welcome Samantha, Lexie, Taylor, Kyle, Craig, Jennifer, Coop, and Meghan

Melrose Place: The Final Season

Melrose Place: The Final Season

 

You’ll note that several cast members have moved on to other successful shows:

Marcia Cross is now on Desperate Housewives, Doug Savant is now on Desperate Housewives, Kristin Davis went on to star on Sex and the City, Rob Estes stars on the new 90210, Kelly Rutherford stars on Gossip Girl, Courtney Thorne-Smith went on to Ally McBeal and then According to Jim, Laura Leighton and Thomas Calabro will star on the new Melrose Place,  Jamie Luner was recently cast on All My Children, Alyssa Milano went on to star on Charmed and now has a new sitcom coming out, and Daphne Zuniga was recently on One Tree Hill.