Desperate Housewives extended to 9 seasons?


Count on a bit more hysteria from the ladies of Wisteria Lane.


Sources tell TVGuide.com that at a Wednesday cake-cutting ceremony marking 100 episodes of ABC's Desperate Housewives, series creator Marc Cherry announced that the prime-time sudser will be expanding its run to a total of nine seasons, versus the previously planned seven.


In February 2007, when Cherry inked a new four-year, eight-figure deal with ABC Studios, he revealed his plan to wrap up the story of Bree, Susan et al in 2011, saying, "At the end of my deal, and after seven seasons, it will be a good time to call it quits. I don't want anyone else to run the show, and I don't want us to fade away." In keeping with that sentiment, insiders suspect that Cherry may have already and quietly extended his own deal, so that he can remain at the helm for the two additional seasons.


As for the Housewives themselves, one source tells us that Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria Parker are all on board for the added seasons.


ABC has yet to comment on this story.


Source: TV Guide

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Dec 10, 2008 6:12PM EST

9 is a bit much. I can't understand why the networks always do this.A small creative resurgence (this season has been way better than the last 2) and then they assume they can sustain it for YEARS...

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Dec 10, 2008 6:20PM EST

totally agree on that! I hate when they don't just wrap it up because they have success again, but therefore have weak storylines, and all that keeps you from stoping to watch is the connection you made with some of the figures.They should use that resources for new shows, instead of canceling them after a few weeks, giving them and a fanbase time to grow.

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Dec 11, 2008 11:00AM EST

oh come on! 9 seasons??? way too much! I already dislike season 5, except for lynette's storyline, that one is way better than the ones in the past few seasons(like cancer that lasts 6 episodes pffff)anyway 7 is already a lot! their ratings are decreasing by the minute but they keep on going on, that's ridiculous. I really did not appreciate the 5 years jump, plus in the show it doesnt look like 2013 to me! season 4 was the best! I want the fun back to wisteria lane!!! btw Im not a susan-mike fan but their new respective soulmates SUCK. WHERE IS ADAM?still wondering about katherine's past

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