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Desperate Housewives

Series Summary
Behind the facade of a postcard-perfect subdivision live four women whose lives are anything but idyllic. Klutzy Susan is divorced and the mother of teenage Julie. Lynette is married to Tom and the frazzled mother of four rambunctious children. Bree is the neighborhood's Martha Stewart, whose perfection masks major dysfunction. Ex-model Gabrielle, married to handsome and successful Carlos, wants to have her cake and eat it too. Looking down on it all is Mary Alice, who took her own life but comments on the lives of her former neighbors.

Air Dates: 2004 - 2012

Genres: Drama

Network: ABC

  • Season 8, Ep. 23 : Finishing the Hat May 13, 2012

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    Trip pleads with Bree to tell him about the night of Alejandro's murder; Susan tries to keep the sale of her house private until she can tell her friends; Katherine Mayfair returns with a job opportunity for Lynette.

  • Season 8, Ep. 22 : Give Me the Blame May 13, 2012

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    Trip pleads with Bree to tell him about the night of Alejandro's murder; Susan tries to keep the sale of her house private until she can tell her friends; Katherine Mayfair returns with a job opportunity for Lynette.

  • Season 8, Ep. 21 : The People Will Hear May 6, 2012

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    Bree starts to develop feelings for her attorney (Scott Bakula); Lynette tries to keep Tom from being transferred to India; Gaby's nonchalant attitude about Bree's trial shocks the ladies.

  • Season 8, Ep. 20 : Lost My Power Apr 29, 2012

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    Susan tries to build a car for M.J.'s soapbox derby; Bree's attorney, Trip (Scott Bakula), asks her to come clean about her past exploits; Lynette tries to cause trouble between Tom and his girlfriend; Renee learns that Ben has a secret.

  • Season 8, Ep. 19 : With So Little to Be Sure Of Apr 1, 2012

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    Susan learns that Mike had been keeping a secret; Bree becomes the prime suspect in the murder of Gaby's stepfather; Gaby discovers a way to earn a higher commission at work; Tom's girlfriend works to make sure his divorce goes through.

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  • There are the sort of soapy goings-on you might expect, but it's done with style and -- most importantly -- wit. This is one very funny show. [1 Oct 2004] show more

  • What is this, 1961? Who portrays women as non-productive mooches, hellbent on doing nothing besides living off their hard-working husbands and sleeping with the help? [30 Sep 2004] show more

  • It is not enough to say that Desperate Housewives is the best new series of the fall. In a season of forgettable sitcoms, the hour show is the funniest newcomer. In a largely predictable lineup, it is a shrewd mystery with involving twists. In a medium that often shortchanges women, it is a grand showcase for accomplished actresses. [1 Oct 2004] show more

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