Desperate Housewives: Season 5 (2008-2009)

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Air date: Sep 28, 2008
Air date: Oct 5, 2008
Air date: Oct 12, 2008
Air date: Oct 19, 2008
Air date: Oct 26, 2008
Air date: Nov 2, 2008
Air date: Nov 9, 2008
Air date: Nov 16, 2008
Air date: Nov 30, 2008
Air date: Dec 7, 2008

Season Info

Series 5 of "Desperate Housewives" begins five years in the future and explores changes in the lives of the women of Wisteria Lane. Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) is married to Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) and a mom to two young girls; Brie (Marcia Cross) runs a successful catering business with Katherine (Dana Delaney); Lynette (Felicity Huffman) deals with problems concerning her now-teenage twin sons; Edie (Nicollette Sheridan) returns after an absence with a new husband, Dave Williams (Neal … More

Cast

Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman
as Lynette Scavo
Teri Hatcher
Teri Hatcher
as Susan Mayer
Marcia Cross
Marcia Cross
as Bree Van De Kamp
Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria
as Gabrielle Solis
Andrea Bowen
Andrea Bowen
as Julie Mayer
James Denton
James Denton
as Mike Delfino
Doug Savant
Doug Savant
as Tom Scavo
Joshua Moore
Joshua Moore
as Parker Scavo
Max Carver
Max Carver
as Preston Scavo
Charlie Carver
Charlie Carver
as Porter Scavo
Shawn Pyfrom
Shawn Pyfrom
as Andrew Van De Kamp
Vanessa L. Williams
Vanessa L. Williams
as Renee Perry
Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams
as Renee Perry
Joy Lauren
Joy Lauren
as Danielle Van De Kamp
Darcy Rose Byrnes
Darcy Rose Byrnes
as Penny Scavo
Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan
as Orson Hodge
Jonathan Cake
Jonathan Cake
as Det. Chuck Vance
Wendy Makkena
Wendy Makkena
as Fran, Fran Schulman
Dana Delany
Dana Delany
as Katherine Mayfair
Matt Malloy
Matt Malloy
as Dr. Kagan
Charles Mesure
Charles Mesure
as Ben Faulkner
Lyndsy Fonseca
Lyndsy Fonseca
as Dylan Mayfair
Richard Burgi
Richard Burgi
as Karl Mayer
Kendall Applegate
Kendall Applegate
as Penny Scavo
Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
as Jessie
Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
as Roberta Simmons
Brenda Strong
Brenda Strong
as Mary Alice Young
Joanna Cassidy
Joanna Cassidy
as Alex's Mother
John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
as Principal Hobson
John Bentley
John Bentley
as Officer
Gail O'Grady
Gail O'Grady
as Anne Schilling
Dot-Marie Jones
Dot-Marie Jones
as Prison Guard
Frances Conroy
Frances Conroy
as Virginia Hildebrand
Shawn Woods
Shawn Woods
as Biker-Bar Bartender
Rowly Dennis
Rowly Dennis
as Dance-Club Bartender
Krista Ryan
Krista Ryan
as Biker-Bar Bartender
Polly Bergen
Polly Bergen
as Stella Wingfield
Todd Cahoon
Todd Cahoon
as Bill Brown
Gloria Le Roy
Gloria Le Roy
as Rose Kemper
Mason Cotton
Mason Cotton
as MJ Delfino
Kathryn Joosten
Kathryn Joosten
as Karen McCluskey
Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
as Bruce
Bonnie Hellman
Bonnie Hellman
as Phyllis
Todd Grinnell
Todd Grinnell
as Dr. Alex Cominis
Gale Harold
Gale Harold
as Jackson Braddock
Ken Lerner
Ken Lerner
as Dr. Bernstein
Peter Onorati
Peter Onorati
as Warren Schilling
Kevin Rahm
Kevin Rahm
as Lee McDermott
Todd Waring
Todd Waring
as Dr. Martin
Sarah Knowlton
Sarah Knowlton
as Patty Rizzo
Mark Valera
Mark Valera
as Mr. Vivientto
Tuc Watkins
Tuc Watkins
as Bob Hunter
Marie Caldare
Marie Caldare
as Lila Dash
Kevin Cooney
Kevin Cooney
as Owen Johnston
Rachael Harris
Rachael Harris
as Sandra Birch
Jeff Doucette
Jeff Doucette
as Father Crowley
Stephen Spinella
Stephen Spinella
as Dr. Heller
Judy Kain
Judy Kain
as Edna
Hank Stratton
Hank Stratton
as Keith Kavendish
Madison De La Garza
Madison De La Garza
as Juanita Solis
Brent Kinsman
Brent Kinsman
as Preston Scavo
Shane Kinsman
Shane Kinsman
as Porter Scavo
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Critic Reviews for Desperate Housewives: Season 5

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

This season, the Housewives aren't desperate: They're avidly ambitious, like the series itself.

Full Review… | September 28, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

There is, undeniably, something about these characters and performances that sticks.

Full Review… | September 28, 2008
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The truth is the series has stayed relatively solid through its run.

Full Review… | September 28, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Wisteria Lane once again is an irresistible place to revisit.

Full Review… | September 28, 2008
TV Guide

The sort of quips in Cherry's script are the reason I continue to tune in.

Full Review… | September 28, 2008
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If you gave up on this one because it seemed tired or just annoying in its familiarity, now might be a good time to try a return visit.

Full Review… | September 28, 2008
Newark Star-Ledger
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