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Desperate Housewives



Desperate Housewives TV Show - Desperate Housewives Television Show 
Airs: Sunday 9:00 PM on ABC (60 mins)
 
Status: Returning Series
Premiered October 3, 2004
Show Category: Drama , Comedy


A prime time soap with a truly contemporary take on happily ever after, this new hour-long drama takes a darkly comedic look at suburbia, where the secret lives of housewives aren't always what they seem. Looking down on her friends and family isn't a way of life for Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong)... it's a way of death. One day, in her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, Mary Alice ended it all. Now she's taking us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors, commenting from her elevated P.O.V.

Her small circle of girlfriends are wondering why one of their own would do something so rash... and so messy. There's Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), the divorcee and single mom who will go to extraordinary lengths for love; Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), the ex-career woman who traded the boardroom for boredom, mixed with moments of sheer panic as the mother of four unmanageable kids; Bree Van De Kamp (Marcia Cross), the Martha Stewart on steroids, whose family is about to mutiny; and Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria), the ex-model with everything she's every wanted - a rich husband, a big house - so what is she doing with John, the 17-year-old gardener (Jesse Metcalfe)? And there are her neighbors, including serial divorcee Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), whose romantic conquests have everyone buzzing.

Then there are the men: Hunky new neighbor Mike Delfino (James Denton), a supposedly widowed plumber who has Susan and Edie vying for his attention; Rex Van De Kamp (Steven Culp), who's just told Bree he wants a divorce; Gabrielle's better half, Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira), who figures he bought his wife a $15,000 diamond necklace, so she should do whatever he tells her; as for Mary Alice's newly-widowed husband, Paul (Mark Moses), there must be a reason why he's acting so suspiciously - and why he's digging up the pool in the middle of the night! 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.
 
Birthplace: Waterford, Connecticut
Birthday: 12-9-1978
 

Originally from Waterford, Conn., Metcalfe is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He has appeared in the student films "Jesus and Tequila" and "Phasmogoria." Metcalfe was cast for his role on "Passions" when he attended an open audition in New York City. Born on December 9, Metcalfe's hobbies include sculpting, basketball, piano and golf.

 
Birthplace: Worthing, Sussex, England
Birthday: 11-21-1963
 

Nicollette Sheridan was born in England to actress Sally Sheridan. She got her start in the minor teen classic, 'The Sure Thing.' She appeared in 'Knots Landing' and the films 'Noises Off' and '.com For Murder.' In 1991 she married Harry Hamlin, but the titans clashed and the union only lasted two years. Nicollette rose to the television A-list when she landed the role of Edie...

 
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Birthday: 3-15-1975
 

The youngest of four sisters, Eva attended Texas A&M, Kingsville where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Later, she was Miss Corpus Christi USA 1998. Longoria entered a talent contest that brought her to Los Angeles, where she was spotted and subsequently signed by a theatrical agent. She won an award for her role on 'Young and the Restless,' and appeared...

 

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