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Desperate Housewives (TV Series)

Original title
Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Year
Running time
40 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
Marc Cherry, Alexandra Cunningham, Joey Murphy, John Pardee, Bob Daily, Jenna Bans, Kevin Murphy, Tom Spezialy, Matt Berry, Kevin Etten, Joshua Senter, Joe Keenan, Dahvi Waller, Jason Ganzel, David Flebotte, Jeff Greenstein, Susan Nirah Jaffe, Jamie Gorenberg, Chris Black, Lori Kirkland, Jordon Nardino, Sara Parriott, Marco Pennette, David Schladweiler, Josann McGibbon, Bruce Zimmerman
Music
Steve Jablonsky, Steve Bartek (Theme: Danny Elfman)
Cinematography
Lowell Peterson, Eric Van Haren Noman, Richard M. Rawlings Jr., Walt Fraser, David J. Miller, Michael Negrin
Cast
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Producer
Broadcasting by ABC; Cherry Alley Productions / Cherry Productions / Touchstone Television / ABC Studios
Genre
TV Series. Comedy. Mystery. Drama | Black Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (2004-2012). 8 Seasons. 180 Episodes. A primetime soap with a truly contemporary take on "happily every after," this drama takes a darkly comedic look at suburbia, where the secret lives of housewives aren't always what they seem. Looking down on her friends and family isn't a way of life for Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) … it's a way of death. One day, in her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, Mary Alice ended it all. Now she's taking us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors, commenting from her elevated P.O.V.

Her small circle of girlfriends are wondering why one of their own would do something so rash… and so messy. There's Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), the divorcee and single mom who will go to extraordinary lengths for love; Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), the ex-career woman who traded the boardroom for boredom, mixed with moments of sheer panic as the mother of four unmanageable kids; Bree Van De Kamp (Marcia Cross), the Martha Stewart on steroids, whose family is about to mutiny; and Gabrielle Solis, the ex-model with everything she's every wanted – a rich husband, a big house – so what is she doing with John, the 17-year-old gardener (Jesse Metcalfe)? And there are her neighbors, including serial divorcee Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), whose romantic conquests have everyone buzzing.

Then there are the men: Hunky new neighbor Mike Delfino (James Denton), a supposedly widowed plumber who has Susan and Edie vying for his attention; Rex Van De Kamp (Steven Culp), who's just told Bree he wants a divorce; Gabrielle's better half, Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira), who figures he bought his wife a ,000 diamond necklace, so she should do whatever he tells her; as for Mary Alice's newly-widowed husband, Paul (Mark Moses), there must be a reason why he's acting so suspiciously – and why he's digging up the pool in the middle of the night! From her unique vantage point, Mary Alice sees more now than she ever did alive, and she's planning to share all the delicious secrets that hide behind every neighbor's closed door in this seemingly perfect American suburb. Marc Cherry is executive producer and writer. Michael Edelstein and Tom Spezialy are executive producers, and Charles Pratt Jr. is consulting producer of the series, from Touchstone Television.
Awards
2012: Emmy: 2 Nominations, Including Best Supporting Actress (Joosten)
2011: Emmy: Nominated for Best Voice Over Performance
2010: Emmy: Nominated for Best Guest Actress (Joosten)
2009: Emmy: Nominated for Best Guest Actor (Bridges) and Hair
2008: Emmy: Nominated for Best Guest Actress (Joosten). 4 Nominations
2007: Emmy: 6 Nominations, including Best Actress (Huffman) and Casting
2006: Emmy: 7 Nominations, Including Best Sup. Actress (Woodard)
2005: 6 Emmy, including Best Actress (Huffman) and Casting. 15 Nominations
2006: Golden Dlobe: 3 Nominations, Including Best Comedy Series
2005: Golden Dlobe: Best Comedy Series. 5 Nominations
2004: Golden Globe: Best Comedy Series and Actress (Hatcher). 5 Nominations
2004: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - TV Programs of the Year
2011: Satellite Awards: Best Sup. Actress (Williams). 2 Nominations
2007: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Huffman) and Sup. (Bergen)
2006: Satellite Awards: Best Actress (Marcia Cross). 3 Nominations
2005: Satellite Awards: Best Comedy Series & Actress (Huffman). 6 Nominations
2005: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best TV Series - Comedy
2007: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director in Comedy Series
2004: Directors Guild of America (DGA): 2 Nominations for Best Director in Comedy Series
2006: Writers Guild of America (WGA): 2 Nominations for Best Screenplay in Episodic Comedy
2005: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay in Episodic Comedy
2008: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Ensemble Comedy Series
2007: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Ensemble Comedy Series
2006: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 2 Nom. including Best Ensemble in Comedy Series
2005: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Ensemble Comedy Series & Actress (Huffman)
2004: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Ensemble Comedy Series & Actress (Hatcher)
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