After eight successful seasons on ABC, the final two-hour episode of “Desperate Housewives” will air on Mother's Day at 9 pm ET. Meanwhile, the ABC's “GCB” and “Pam Am” will not be coming back.
The Final Episode of “Desperate Housewives”
After eight successful seasons, the two-hour finale of “Desperate Housewives” will be shown on Mother's Day. It is an ironic day to end a series about the hottest housewives on Wisteria Lane. The season premiere of the ABC series aired in 2004 and drew over 21 million viewers.
Created by Marc Cherry, controversy was a regular occurrence for “Desperate Housewives” both on-screen and off. From the wild antics of the housewives on Wisteria Lane to the real-life court case with former series star Nicole Sheridan, the show kept fans on the edges of their seats.
The end of an era arrives as everyone plans to bid farewell to the comedy-drama-mystery “Desperate Housewives” on May 13, 2012. With an array of loose ends from the last episode, fans are wondering how the series will wrap up.
The core cast includes Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp and Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis. The narrator is Brenda Strong, the deceased Mary Alice Young who appears in flashbacks. Nicole Sheridan played Edie Britt, a character who was killed. The newest housewife on Wisteria Lane is Vanessa Williams who plays Renee Perry.
As fans get ready to watch the last episode, Bree is on trial for killing Gabby's stepfather as Gabby wonders whether to risk admitting to how he really died. Susan is dealing with her pregnant daughter and the recent murder of her husband Mike. After being separated all season, Lynette is trying to get back her beloved husband Tom. Finally, Renee is planning a marriage to a questionable businessman.
The Washington Post reports Strong, the anchoring voice of Mary Alice amidst many changes, said the narration,"goes from the specific: 'This is what's happening on Wisteria Lane' but then it also says: 'This is what's happening because we're human.'”
According to E!Online, the “Desperate Housewives” are sad to let go of their alter egos after eight seasons togther. Eva Longoria revealed she could not believe it would be the last scene she was going to film as Gabby. She felt it was emotional but bittersweet, stating, “Everyone was so happy the way we ended and the success we've had and the journey we've been on.”
Fans are sure to miss the Sunday night tradition of watching “Desperate Housewives.” Star Marcia Cross was also in another popular ongoing series “Melrose Place” and played Dr. Kimberly Shaw. Fans are likely to look for a replacement to keep them entertained.
The End of "GCB" and "Pan Am"
The new series “GCB” premiered midseason in the slot following “Desperate Housewives" shortly after "Pan Am" was abruptly halted. With the housewives planning their final season, many viewers anticipated “GCB” would take over the Sunday evening spot. It seems that might not be the case after all.
The comedy-drama “GCB” premiered midseason and was created and written by Robert Harling. The series was based on the novel Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin. The series was about a recently widowed woman who brings her family back to the upscale neighborhood in Texas where she was raised.
“GCB” premiered on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Apparently the show was already canceled by ABC due to poor ratings. According to Cinema Blend, fans will not be seeing “GCB” or “Pan Am” anymore. Viewers are wondering what will happen to Sunday night television on ABC, a time many fans looked forward to.
With “Desperate Housewives” over and no more plans for “GCB” or “Pan Am,” fans may turn to the new Sunday night series on Lifetime, “The Client List.” The series airs at 10 pm ET and stars Jennifer Love Hewitt. She plays a mother who turns to prostitution to support her family after her husband leaves. "The Client List" was just renewed for a second season.
ABC already has another hit series, “Revenge” that airs on Wednesday nights at 10 pm ET. The series stars Madeleine Stowe and Emily VanCamp and takes place in the tony Hamptons on Long Island, New York. "Revenge" was also just renewed for a second season.
Below is a promotional video for the final episode of “Desperate Housewives” airing on Mother's Day. Entitled “Another One Bites the Dust,” it shows clips of an array of characters who died in various ways during the series. Fans can also get a sneak peak of the season finale event by visiting the "Desperate Housewives" Facebook page.
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