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A dark and comedic look at suburbia, where the secret lives of housewives aren't always what they seem.

The series began with Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) leaving her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, and ending it all. Now she takes us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors, commenting from her elevated P.O.V.

Her circle of girlfriends on Wisteria Lane includes Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), the divorcee and single mom who will go to extraordinary lengths for love; Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), who struggles with balancing the complications of work and family issues; Bree Van De Kamp (Marcia Cross) -- Martha Stewart on steroids -- who battles the demons of widowhood, alcoholism and vengeful children; Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria), the ex-model with everything she has ever wanted - a rich husband, a big house -- everything that is, but a good marriage; and serial divorcee Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), the free spirited real estate maven whose love life has everyone buzzing.

Then there are the men: Mike Delfino (James Denton), a plumber who is the on-again/off- again love of Susan's life; Lynette's adorable husband, Tom (Doug Savant), who, it's turning out, has his own share of secrets, and Gabrielle's estranged husband, Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira). Joining the group is Bree's husband, Orson Hodge (Kyle MacLachlan); the charming Ian Kavanaugh (Dougray Scott), a new love interest for Susan; and Austin Britt (Josh Henderson), Edie's 17-year-old nephew, who shares his aunt's knack for stirring up trouble.

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.

Desperate Housewives stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young, James Denton as Mike Delfino, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van De Kamp, Joy Lauren as Danielle Van De Kamp, Josh Henderson as Austin Britt, Rachel Fox as Kayla Huntington and Brent and Shane Kinsman as Porter and Preston Scavo.

Marc Cherry (The Golden Girls) is executive producer and creator. Desperate Housewives is produced by ABC Television Studio and is the winner of both the 2005 and 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy.

TV information

Showing: 2004-
Channel/Network: ABC

Cast

Teri Hatcher Susan Mayer
Felicity Huffman Lynette Scavo
Marcia Cross Bree Van De Kamp
Eva Longoria Gabrielle Solis
Brenda Strong Mary Alice Young
Ricardo Chavira Carlos Solis
Andrea Bowen Julie Mayer
James Denton Mike Delfino
Nicollette Sheridan Edie Britt

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