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

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Wisteria Lane once again is an irresistible place to revisit.

Full Review… | September 28, 2008
TV Guide

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

Full Review… | September 28, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

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

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
Top Critic

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

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

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