Desperate Housewives and it’s residents on Wisteria Lane will be making their victory lap next season as the show’s run draws to an end and the series is officially canceled by ABC.
Speaking to the AP ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee said of the final season:
“I just wanted to make sure that this show that sort of put this network on the map — certainly the new brand of this network for the last six or seven years — had its victory lap. Had a chance to really set out every episode and build an arc for those 22 episodes so that we could say goodbye to this iconic show.”
The announcement didn’t really surprise anyone in the industry as it was already known that show creator Marc Cherry was leaving as show producer next season, while ratings for the former top rated show have been on a drastic decline over the last several seasons.
In an ABC press release the company said the final season:
“will roll out in a way that is accessible even to viewers who may have lapsed in their viewing, and be all the richer and more rewarding for the series’ loyal fans.”
The final season of Desperate Housewives will premiere on September 25 and following each episode will be the networks new thriller Pan Am which they hope will pick up ratings where Housewives have left off.
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