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

So you're just not gonna talk to me, is that it? Fine. I don't need to talk. Okay. Yes, I had a little affair. It wasn't the best thing to do, and I'm not proud of it. But it's not the worst thing that could have happened. Nobody died. Oh, don't be such a martyr, Carlos. Okay, it takes two people. How many times did you go off on your little business trips and leave me alone? See, so technically, you cheated, too. It's just your mistress was your work.

Gabrielle