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Desperate Housewives: Seeking New Series Regular

Move over, Jonathan Cake. You won't be the only new cast addition to season eight of Desperate Housewives . E! News reports that the series is seeking a series regular named Ben, outlined by network notes as: "A sexy, masculine contractor... has the kind of grit and tremendous drive that comes from being a self-made man. Ruthless in business, but with a charming, witty façade, Ben is a powerful, confident man." Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2011/06/desperate-housewives-seeking-new-series-regular/

Is It the End for These Primetime Dramas?

If you believe all of those doomsday predictions, the world is set to end in 2012. But the broadcast networks are bracing for a different kind of apocalypse next year, as several prime-time staples appear ready to call it quits. Aging favorites like House , CSI , Desperate Housewives , Grey's Anatomy and Law & Order: SVU are all nearing the end of their lifespans, with ratings declining and costs rising. Furthering these shows' slides are the seismic casting shifts that rocked the industry in recent weeks. CSI 's Laurence Fishburne, SVU 's Christopher Meloni and... //www.tvguide.com/News/End-Primetime-Dramas-1034202.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman: 'I'd like to go two more years'

"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman, who plays Lynette, had to do some damage control recently when her famous husband, "Shameless" star William H. Macy, told reporters that she only has one more year on the ABC series.  "No, that's not been decided yet, but I love that Bill is spreading rumors," Huffman told reporters according to E!Online. "No, we're signed up for two more years."Macy may have been confused by the reported contract negotiations that had his wife and fellow housewives definitely signed on for next fall's Season 8 with the option to renew for one more season after that."Depends on the ratings whether we'll actually go two more years or not," Huffman explains. "But we're keeping our fingers crossed. I'd like to go two more years. I love the work, I love working from home, it's the job of a lifetime, so I hope it goes two more years, but maybe it's just one... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/desperate-housewives-felicity-huffman-id-like-to-go-two-more-years.html

Is Desperate Housewives Ending Next Season?

Desperate Housewives heads into season eight this fall, and someone might have let it slip that we won't be seeing a season nine. And it wasn't even one of the stars who spilled the... //feeds.eonline.com/~r/eonline/kristin/~3/Cq7N0FnFJwI/b246181_desperate_housewives_ending_next_season.html

'Desperate Housewives': Which actress 'is not funny,' according to creator Marc Cherry?

The rumors of "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry's d-baggery reached epic proportions when former cast member Nicollette Sheridan filed her lawsuit for wrongful termination and sexual discrimination. Then, former employees came out of the woodwork testifying to his mistreatment of female employees.So, one would think that someone under such scrutiny would watch what he says. Well, one would think... At a recent panel of ABC showrunners at the Producers Guild, THR reports that Cherry disclosed that someone on his hit ABC show needs some help in the comedy department."One of my actresses on 'Desperate Housewives' is not funny," he says and then he describes how he needs to help the poor humorless actress. "'Sweetie, if you raise your eyebrow here, you'll get a laugh,'" he describes. "She does, and she gets nominations. Daddy's little girl does comedy. I'm part daddy, part psychiatrist."He didn't say which actress he was referring to and all of them have been... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/desperate-housewives-which-actress-is-not-funny-according-to-creator-marc-cherry.html

Desperate Housewives Season 8 Spoilers: A Secret and A Separation

The seventh season finale of Desperate Housewives gave the ladies of Wisteria Lane a reason to bond this fall: A dead body, courtesy of Carlos coming to Gaby's rescue, hidden in a trunk. How will this development affect season eight? "The question now will be what will they do with this body?" producer Bob Daily said to TV Guide. "It will take a toll on them next season. That will prove an interesting wrinkle." Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2011/05/desperate-housewives-season-8-spoilers-a-secret-and-a-separation/

'The Good Wife' vs. 'Housewives' and 5 other fall timeslot battles

Another upfront season has ended, and now the real work begins: strategizing how to program the DVR once the season starts.Now that the broadcast networks have set their schedules, we can start to look at some potentially intriguing watch-record dilemmas come fall. We haven't seen full versions of any of the new shows yet, of course, but we're seeing several possible ratings dogfights among both new and returning series. Here are a few of them.Mondays at 8: Family feudThere's no reason to think "Dancing With the Stars" will lose its iron grip on the time period, but the race for second could be pretty interesting as a couple other shows vie with "Dancing" for family audiences. FOX will undoubtedly put a huge marketing push behind "Terra Nova," and NBC is hoping a weekly version of "The Sing-Off" will do as well as its limited run did last December. Like "DWTS," they're both aiming for broad... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/the-good-wife-vs-housewives-and-5-other-fall-timeslot-battles.html

TV Ratings: 'Survivor' winner big for CBS Sunday, 'Desperate Housewives' finale drops from last season

Fast national ratings for Sunday, May 15, 2011."Boston" Rob Mariano wasn't the only winner last night. The season finale of "Survivor: Redemption Island" propelled CBS to win the night in average viewers and key demographics. Securing a second place for ABC was the Season 7 finale of "Desperate Housewives" -- which was up from its most recent episode but down by nearly 3 million from the Season 6 finale. Overall, CBS averaged 12.4 million viewers and scored a 7.0 rating/11 share in households. ABC followed with 8.9 million and a 5.5/9 share, with NBC in third (5.5 million, 3.4/5) and FOX (4.9, 2.7/4) in fourth. CBS took 18-49 demo, with a 3.3 (up a 1 from last week), followed by ABC (2.5), FOX (2.2) and NBC (1.7). Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. CBS: "60 Minutes" (12.0 million, 7.7/14) ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.2 million, 4.2/7) NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (5.2 million, 3.2/6) FOX:... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/tv-ratings-survivor-winner-big-for-cbs-sunday-desperate-housewives-finale-drops-from-last-season.html

Gaby's Past Attacks Her Quite Literally on Season Finale of 'Desperate Housewives' (VIDEO)

Gaby's stepfather came back into her life in a major way in the Season 7 finale of 'Desperate Housewives' (Sun., 9PM ET on ABC). After a childhood in which he'd sexually abused her, she thought she was already rid of him, but he came back into her life. Then, she thought she got rid of him after holding him at gunpoint and forcing a confession and an apology out of him, but it was all a ruse so he could get to her later. And he did just that, confronting her when she was at home alone. "You made me sound like a monster," he told her, before calling her a slut for how she dressed when she was younger and he was raping her in their home. //www.tvsquad.com/2011/05/16/gabys-past-attacks-her-desperate-housewives-finale-video/

'Desperate Housewives' Doug Savant: Tom's 'done jumping through hoops'

Going into Sunday's (May 15) "Desperate Housewives" season finale, Tom (played by Doug Savant) and Lynette's (Felicity Huffman) marriage is at a crossroads. While we've seen them have conflicts over work before, we've never really seen them go at it as we did in the last episode."For seven years," Savant tells Zap2it. "This character has jumped through every hoop Lynette has asked him to jump through and he's done jumping through hoops. He's done exactly what she wanted and she's going to have to adjust."We talked to Savant about the history of Tom and Lynette's marriage leading up to the fragile state we'll find them in the finale, what he wants for his character, and what we can expect in the finale.Let's start with a couple great lines from the last episode. First, Lynette said, "You're not the CFO of this household!" Tell me about the significance of that line when it comes to Tom... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/desperate-housewives-season-finale-doug-savant-on-tom-hes-done-jumping-through-hoops.html