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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Marc cherry has a secret lover. How could that guy live hidden for all those years? I saw the guy leaving his Mansion in Toluka lake the other day. He looks like mexican, much younger and qquite hansdome.


YEAAAAA Susan and Mike got married. I was hoping all summer!


So glad Mike and Susan back together!!! Loved it!!!


Master Moron, stop watching the show if you hate it so much! I'm happy about this choice, Marc obviously was going to have Mike and Susan end up together, he was just going to keep them apart for longer. Thank goodness he didn't take that route!


I'm soo happy Mike married Susan, as are all of my friends. This new Ross and Rachel needed to get back together. Plus, Katherine is so much better as a scorned woman, i find.


What fans is he talking to? I hate Susan and I'm sick of her being shoved down the viewers throats. I'm apparently not alone, as last night Desperate Housewives got a record low in the ratings. I'm probably going to give up on Desperate Housewives after this. It's bad enough to see that stupid, selfish, bitch Susan be happy, but to see Katherine's character be assassinated, too? I think I've had enough.


I am glad creator Marc Cherry's went that direction!!!! Thanks!!!!

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