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Desperate Housewives is an American comedy-drama and mystery television series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It originally aired for eight seasons on ABC from October 3, 2004 until May 13, 2012 for a total of 180 episodes. Executive producer Marc Cherry served as showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season included Bob Daily, George W. Perkins, John Pardee, Joey Murphy, David Grossman, and Larry Shaw.
Set on Wisteria Lane, a street in the fictional town of Fairview in the fictional Eagle State, Desperate Housewives follows the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of their friend and neighbor who took her life by suicide in the pilot episode. The storyline covers fifteen years of the women's lives over eight seasons, set between the years 2004–2008, and later 2013–2019 (the storyline includes a five-year jump in time, as well as flashbacks and flashforwards ranging from the 1980s to the 2020s). They work through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes, and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their—on the surface—beautiful and seemingly perfect suburban neighborhood.
The series features an ensemble cast, headed by Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp, and Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis. The supporting cast included Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Dana Delany as Katherine Mayfair, and Vanessa Williams as Renee Perry. Brenda Strong narrates the series as the late Mary Alice Young, appearing sporadically in flashbacks or dream sequences.Desperate Housewives was well received by viewers and critics alike. It won multiple Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. From the 2004–05 through the 2008–09 television seasons, its first five seasons were rated amongst the top ten most-watched series. In 2007, it was reported to be the most popular show in its demographic worldwide, with an audience of approximately 120 million and was also reported as the third-most-watched television series in a study of ratings in twenty countries. In 2012, it remained the most-watched comedy series internationally based on data from Eurodata TV Worldwide, which measured ratings across five continents; it has held this position since 2006. Moreover, it was the third-highest revenue-earning series for 2010, with $2.74 million per half an hour. The show was ranked at number fifty-six on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list.In 2011, it was confirmed that Desperate Housewives would conclude after its eighth season; the series finale aired on May 13, 2012. By the end of the series, it had surpassed Charmed as the hour-long television series featuring all-female leads with the most episodes.

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  1. billyt_

    Misc. In desperate need for a DIY experiment that I can do at home

    I am doing a project for Physics at the moment, and I am really struggling to come up with ideas. By that I mean, I have plenty of ideas but none of them are really feasible for what I am doing, i.e., impractical to do at home (too much work in doing the actual experiment), or that the actual...
  2. O

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  3. Tukhara

    Books for a friend interested in mathematical physics but...?

    Okay, I have a good friend and he is into the idea of becoming a Mathematical Physicist; however, there's several issues at hand. He's in his mid 20's and attends a really cheap community college. Apparently his high school was horrible at teaching students good material; in other words, he...
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    Physics Desperate for help with job hunting

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  5. gabforse

    Fortran Why Does My Fortran Code Give an Unclassifiable Statement Error?

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  6. DoweExist?

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    Physics Open Day Desperate Help

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  8. H

    Desperate for help -- studying an angular motion problem

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    Need desperate help with organizing/taking notes.

    Just finished Physics I and II, and getting ready to start Thermo/Stat Mech, Wave/Particle Theory (Modern Physics), ODE, Electronics lab, and a Cryptography elective next week. When I look back at how I took and organized notes, I feel that I wasted a lot of time shuffling through loose leaf...
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    Hi there, just registered and desperate to learn physics/mathematics

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    Desperate about Nyquist Diagrams

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  12. M

    Desperate Student - Fortran G77 Compiler Help

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    Solutions to a quantum harmonic oscillator - desperate for help

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  14. H

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    Physics Career Advice needed for desperate Phd student in experimental physics

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  16. N

    Trig Help: Solve Y=2sec(3x-pi)

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  17. C

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    Homework Statement http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/5648/fbds.png Basically I am analysing the human leg in the given position. I need to find the force (F) which is exerted at point C, when the person is in such a position. Point B represents a "pin connection" at the ankle, body AB...
  18. N

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  19. O

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  21. V

    In desperate need of some one who can help me.

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  22. H

    Desperate solve 3rd order differentail equation

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  23. P

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  24. M

    Hello, I am in desperate need to solve this problem involving different tensions

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  25. U

    Help Solving Limit Equation Using Taylor's Formula - Desperate!

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  35. K

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  37. M

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  38. J

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  45. J

    "Lowest Child B: Why Dropping Rocks is Best Choice

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  46. K

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  48. J

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  50. K

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