Of course, there'd still be the five main households to keep us entertained on Desperate Housewives, but as the show's September 27 kick-off nears, another family will join the fray in true Desperate Housewives tradition.
The Bolens - Angie and Nick, and their teenage son Danny - just like season 2's Applewhites and season 4's Bob and Lee, will have a secret of their own that will most probably run throughout the season. Described as "loving but tough," Angie will be played by Sopranos star Drea de Matteo, Nick will be played by 24's Jeffrey Hordling, while Danny will be played by Beau Mirchoff.
The Desperate Housewives premiere, for instance, will be marked with the Bolens "caught in a disastrous thing" that involves Julie, Susan's daughter. Whether or not the young Bolen will be a new love interest for Julie, who returns full-time this season, creator Marc Cherry is mum.
For his part, Mirchoff, 20, says of his character: "a little sullen and very peculiar - not like normal 19-year-old kids. He had to leave everything he was doing in New York, so now he's kind of lost. He's got some issues he's dealing with but those won't be discovered until a little later as the series goes on."