Marc Cherry: Fans Demanded Desperate Housewives Wedding

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Desperate Housewives spoiler alert!

For those that have yet to watch last night's season six premiere, stop reading now... unless you wish to learn who Mike chose to marry.

Following a summer of questions, the series immediately answered one of its biggest fifth season cliffhangers this week: Mike married Susan. But this was actually not creator Marc Cherry's first plan.

“I originally was going to have Mike marry Katherine, but as I went out into the world on vacation and just started talking to people they were so determined that Mike and Susan should get together; they were so insistent on it," he told Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, adding:

"So I started to think, ‘What if I went that way.’ And it occurred to me that it might be a more effective way to go as opposed to frustrating the fans for another year by keeping Mike and Susan apart. The fans demanded it in a voice so loud I kind of was scared to go against them.”

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As for how this decision will affect the show, Cherry talked about both Katherine and the newly weds.

“Katherine has a breakdown,” he said. “And it’s going to be one of the funniest breakdowns you’ve ever seen.”

Will Mike and Susan ever call it quits? Probably not, Cherry said.

“I don’t anticipate ever breaking them up again. So now it’s up to me to find out what’s interesting about that marriage. I’ve done it with other marriages on the show, I now just have to do it with Mike and Susan.”

What do you think, Desperate Housewives fans? Are you happy these two are finally together?

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