About the Show
Winner of both the 2005 and 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series -- Musical or Comedy - "Desperate Housewives" is a primetime soap with a truly contemporary take on "happily ever after." The series, which takes a darkly comedic look at suburbia -- where the secret lives of housewives aren't always what they seem -- began with Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) inside her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, taking her own life. Commenting from her elevated point of view, she took us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors.
For Season Seven, the housewives' pasts come back in surprising ways, including the return of Paul Young (Mark Moses) to the neighborhood - fresh out of jail -- with an enigmatic new wife and seemingly dark motives. Paul is renting Susan Mayer's (Teri Hatcher) house, after she, Mike Delfino (James Denton) and son MJ are forced to downsize to a small apartment due to money woes. Susan is enticed by her apartment manager (Lainie Kazan) to climb the slippery slope of easy money by becoming an internet sensation; Bree Hodge (Marcia Cross), newly single and needing a fresh start after selling her business, finds herself tempted by the handsome, young handyman (Brian Austin Green) she's hired to update her house; and Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria) learns from Bree that it was Andrew who ran over Carlos Solis' (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) mother years ago, which caused her eventual death. For Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom Scavo (Doug Savant), the birth of their fifth child has forced Lynette to accept the role of stay-at-home mom. However the arrival of a friend from the past, the lively Renee Perry (Vanessa Williams), stirs up old memories of the freewheeling lifestyle she once led. A socialite whose marriage is on the rocks, Renee's appearance will cause ripples through all the women's lives as she stirs the pot and challenges the housewives' friendships.
"Desperate Housewives" stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Hodge, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Vanessa Williams as Renee Perry, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey, Kevin Rahm as Lee McDermott, Tuc Watkins as Bob Hunter, Mark Moses as Paul Young, with Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young and James Denton as Mike Delfino. Also starring Charlie Carver as Porter Scavo, Joshua Logan Moore as Parker Scavo, Darcy Rose Byrnes as Penny Scavo, Madison de la Garza as Juanita Solis and Mason Vale Cotton as MJ Delfino.
Marc Cherry created the series. Cherry is executive producer, along with George W. Perkins, Bob Daily, Sabrina Wind, Larry Shaw, David Grossman, Matt Berry, Jeff Greenstein and Marco Pennette. "Desperate Housewives" is produced by ABC Studios.