ABC Confirms Conclusion of Desperate Housewives

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At its press tour session in front of the Television Critics Association today, ABC confirmed the rumor that got started late last week: Desperate Housewives will come to an end after season eight.

“It’s an iconic show and we’re extremely proud of it,” said network president Paul Lee. “I just wanted to make sure it had its victory lap.”

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Creator Marc Cherry was in on the decision and said informing the cast was "bittersweet and lovely." He added:

“I wanted to go out when the network still saw us as a viable show and a force to contend with. We felt from a creative standpoint that this was the right time. I feel so good about it.”

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I love you once. I love you twice. I love you more than beans and rice.

Mike

(narrating) The world is filled with good fathers. How do we recongnize them? They are the ones who are missed so terribly, everything falls apart in their absence. (Shot of Andrew and Bree packing his suitcase, placing a photo of Rex inside last.) They are the ones who love us, long before we even arrive. (Shot of Carlos smiling as he rubs Gabrielle's stomach.) They are the ones who come looking for us, when we can't find our way home. (Shot of Mike walking Bongo as he looks at a flyer of Zach's) Yes, the world is filled with good fathers. And the best are the ones who make the women in their lives feel like good mothers (Shot of Tom comforting Lynette as she cries)

Mary Alice