Desperate Housewives (2004 - 2012)

Desperate Housewives (2004 - 2012)

AVERAGE TOMATOMETER

66%
76%

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

AVERAGE AUDIENCE SCORE

87%

Series Info

Following her suicide, Mary Alice Young keeps tabs on friends and family she left behind on bucolic suburban Wisteria Lane But this being a prime-time soap (if a tongue-in-cheek one), they all harbor a sordid secret or two. Created by writer-producer Marc Cherry (a 'Golden Girls' alum), 'Housewives' was an instant hit and a frequent contender on Emmy night .
Creator: Marc Cherry

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Seasons

89%
Critics Consensus: In its eighth and final season, Desperate Housewives concludes with more outrageous predicaments and snappy comedy, ultimately underscored by a message of lasting friendship.

2011, ABC, 23 episodes

50%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2010, ABC, 23 episodes

No Tomatometer score yet...

2009, ABC, 23 episodes

69%
Critics Consensus: Desperate Housewives' fifth season fast-forwards five years, ringing in a new chapter of life (and drama) on Wisteria Lane that is bound to captivate most, but perhaps not all.

2008, ABC, 24 episodes

No Tomatometer score yet...

2007, ABC, 17 episodes

75%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2006, ABC, 23 episodes

38%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2005, ABC, 24 episodes

80%
Critics Consensus: Desperate Housewives' first season offers a refreshingly self-aware approach to the soap opera genre, making the most of its suburban setting with sardonic writing and seductive mysteries.

2004, ABC, 23 episodes

Cast

Marcia Cross
as Bree Van De Kamp
Teri Hatcher
as Susan Mayer
Felicity Huffman
as Lynette Scavo
Eva Longoria
as Gabrielle Solis
Nicollette Sheridan
as Edie Britt
Jamie Denton
as Mike Delfino
Richard Burgi
as Karl Mayer
Doug Savant
as Tom Scavo
James Denton
as Mike Delfino
Brenda Strong
as Mary Alice Young
Shawn Pyfrom
as Andrew Van De Kamp
Kathryn Joosten
as Karen McCluskey
Mark Moses
as Paul Young
Cody Kasch
as Zach Young
Andrea Bowen
as Julie Mayer
Steven Culp
as Rex Van De Kamp
Jesse Metcalfe
as John Rowland
Zane Huett
as Parker Scavo
Brent Kinsman
as Preston Scavo
Shane Kinsman
as Porter Scavo
Roger Bart
as George Williams
Pat Crawford Brown
as Ida Greenberg
Sharon Lawrence
as Maisy Gibbons
Joy Lauren
as Danielle Van De Kamp
Jeff Doucette
as Father Crowley
Dakin Matthews
as Rev. Sykes
Bob Newhart
as Morty Flickman
Lesley Ann Warren
as Sophie Bremmer
Joely Fisher
as Nina Fletcher
Paul Dooley
as Addison Prudy
Lupe Ontiveros
as Juanita Solis
Sam Lloyd
as Dr. Albert Goldfine
Alfre Woodard
as Betty Applewhite
Mehcad Brooks
as Matthew Applewhite
Nashawn Kearse
as Caleb Applewhite
Betty Murphy
as Alberta Fromme
Melinda Page Hamilton
as Sister Mary Bernard
Harriet Sansom Harris
as Felicia Tillman
Shirley Knight
as Phyllis Van De Kamp
Currie Graham
as Ed Ferrara
Kyle MacLachlan
as Orson Hodge
Bob Gunton
as Noah Taylor
Kiersten Warren
as Nora Huntington
Jay Harrington
as Dr. Ron McCreadie
Laurie Metcalf
as Carolyn Bigsby
Lee Tergesen
as Peter McMillan
Josh Henderson
as Austin Britt
Dougray Scott
as Ian Hainsworth
Dixie Carter
as Gloria Hodge
Jason Gedrick
as Rick Coletti
Kathleen York
as Moniqie Polier
Ernie Hudson
as Det. Ridley
Rachel G. Fox
as Kayla Huntington
Dana Delany
as Katherine Mayfair
Nathan Fillion
as Dr. Adam Mayfair
Lyndsy Fonseca
as Dylan Mayfair
John Slattery
as Victor Lang
Mike Farrell
as Milton Lang
Polly Bergen
as Stella Wingfield
Tuc Watkins
as Bob Hunter
Kevin Rahm
as Lee McDermott
Jake Cherry
as Travers McLain
Gary Cole
as Wayne Davis
Max Carver
as Preston Scavo
Charlie Carver
as Porter Scavo
Joshua Moore
as Parker Scavo
Gale Harold
as Jackson Braddock
Mason Cotton
as MJ Delfino
Lily Tomlin
as Roberta Simmons
Todd Grinnell
as Dr. Alex Cominis
Gail O'Grady
as Anne Schilling
Justine Bateman
as Ellie Leonard
Drea de Matteo
as Angie Bolen
Beau Mirchoff
as Danny Bolen
Jonathan Cake
as Det. Chuck Vance
Charles Mesure
as Ben Faulkner
Brenda Strong
as Mary Alice Young
Miguel Ferrer
as Andre Zeller
John Schneider
as Richard Watson
Scott Bakula
as Trip Weston
Emily Bergl
as Beth Young
Kathryn Harrold
as Helen Rowland
Orson Bean
as Ray Bender
Daniella Baltodano
as Celia Solis
Lainie Kazan
as Maxine Rosen
Emily Christine
as Ashley Bukowski
Tony Plana
as Alejandro
Nancy Travis
as Dr. Mary Wagner
Mindy Sterling
as Mitzi Kinsky
Sal Landi
as Loan Shark
Shawn Doyle
as Mr. Hartley
Ian Hoag
as Beefy Middleaged Woman
Nick Chinlund
as Detective Sullivan
José Zúñiga
as Det. Heredia
John Rubinstein
as Principal Hobson
Leslie Jordan
as Felix Bergman
Alyson Reed
as Judge Conti
Lois Smith
as Allison Scavo
Tom McGowan
as Mayor Franklin
Dagney Kerr
as Nurse Heissel
Carol Mansell
as Pat Ziegler
Mark L. Taylor
as Mr. Steinberg
Kurt Fuller
as Det. Barton
Carla Jimenez
as Carmen Sanchez
Stacey Travis
as Jordana Geist
Mari Weiss
as Mrs. Mcready
Rochelle Robinson
as Tug's Mother
Harry Murphy
as Mr. Lenz
Wendy Benson
as Colleen Henderson
Terry Bozeman
as Dr. Craig
Michael Kagan
as Board Chairman
Paul Rae
as Hector
Cynthia Watros
as Tracy Miller
Lorna Raver
as Judge Sullivan
Nike Douglas
as Natalie Klein
John Kapelos
as Eugene Beale
Maria Cominis
as Mona Clark
Matt Roth
as Arthur Washburn
Aaron Lustig
as Mr. Lynwood
Derek Webster
as Det. Harrison
Adrian Pasdar
as David Bradley
Michael Durrell
as Mr. Katzburg
Bruce Jarchow
as Mr. Bormanis
Matthew Glave
as Det. Foster
Paul Keeley
as Dr. McClean
Robert Pine
as Dr. Delson
Phil Reeves
as Mickey Gibb
Hamilton Camp
as Brian Linder
Albie Selznick
as Dennis Stevens
Erika Eleniak
as Barbara Fine
Justina Machado
as Claudia Sanchez
Wayne Lopez
as Air Marshall
Evan Parke
as Derek Yeager
Rolando Molina
as Hector Sanchez
Rochelle Aytes
as Amber James
Jill Brennan
as Tisha Atherton
Cecilia Balagot
as Grace Sanchez
Stephanie Faracy
as Miss Charlotte
Frank Crim
as Donnie
Aria Wallace
as Lily Stevens
Joyce Van Patten
as Carol Prudy
Elizabeth Storm
as Janie Peterson
Kevin Symons
as Mr. Pinkham
Brett Cullen
as Det. Burnett
Michelle Pierce
as Tammy Sinclair
Brian Kerwin
as Harvey Bigsby
Anthony Azizi
as Dr. Falati
Lisa Darr
as Tammy Brennan
John Lacy
as Detective Beckerman
Peri Gilpin
as Maggie Gilroy
Daniela Bobadilla
as Marisa Sanchez
Wendy Worthington
as Nurse Parker
Steve Tyler
as Minister
Frances Conroy
as Virginia Hildebrand
Nichole M. Hiltz
as Libby Collins
Nichole Hiltz
as Libby Collins
Trisha Simmons
as Principal Star
John O'Leary
as Mr. Scully
Jodi Long
as Dr. Lunt
Eddie Driscoll
as Taxi Driver
Sam McMurray
as Father Dugan
Julie Alexander
as Receptionist
Mark Deklin
as Bill Pearce
Ellen Geer
as Lillian Sims
Melora Walters
as Sylvia Greene
Jake Soldera
as Benjamin Van De Kamp
Tom Savant
as Tom Scavo
Angela Bullock
as Prison Guard
Jennifer Dundas
as Rebecca Washburn
Ryan O'Neal
as Rodney Scavo
Margot Rose
as Principal Harris
Reggie Austin
as Doug Perry
Joy Bisco
as Melanie Foster
Jane Leeves
as Dr. Graham
Miriam Flynn
as Dr. Maggie Berman
John Mariano
as Oliver Weston
Shannon O'Hurley
as Mrs. Truesdale
Gibby Brand
as Fred Newman
Michad Brooks
as Matthew Applewhite
Peter Asle Holden
as Park Ranger
Richard Burt
as George Williams
K Callan
as Ilene Britt
Kelsey Crane
as Office Aide
Ed Quinn
as Brent Ferguson
Casper Brindle
as Father on Cell Phone
Julie McNiven
as Emily Portsmith
Mackenzie Smith
as Rachel Miller
Mark Harelik
as Bob Rowland
Julie Bowen
as Julie Mayer
Patrick Faucette
as Construction Driver
Jazzmun
as Pearly Gates
Jillian Nelson
as Dakota Mark
Karl Makinen
as Det. Gallagher
Dale E. Turner
as Lamar the Limo Driver
Ellen Crawford
as Iris Beckley
James McDonnell
as Dr. Crane
Tanner Maguire
as Young Zach
Ian Abercrombie
as Rupert Cavanaugh
Joe Gnoffo
as Malcolm
Karl T. Wright
as Dr. Jenkins
Christopher Gehrman
as Lab Technician
Rick Fitts
as Coroner Jerry
Diane Kim
as Jewelry Clerk
Tim Monsion
as Dr. Cunningham
Shulie Cowen
as Deirdre
Steven Eckholdt
as Officer Thompson
Michelle Noh
as Hospital Nurse
Ned Schmidtke
as Rev. Lawson
Troy Ruptash
as Agent Jackson
Marcus Folmar
as Deliveryman
Danny Farrell
as Ridge Canipe
Marlee Matlin
as Alisa Stevens
Matt Malloy
as Dr. Kagan
Mike Foy
as Skeevy Guy
Andy Umberger
as Officer Romslo
David Brisbin
as Dr. Sugarman
Cynthia Rube
as Hillary
Rebecca Larsen
as Salesclerk
Aaron Norvell
as Security Guard
Juliana McCarthy
as Cora Penmore
Alec Musser
as Friedrich
Robert Reinis
as Detective
Rebecca Wisocky
as Bree's Mother
Dave Koz
as Himself
Lance Irwin
as Security Guard
Jon Polito
as Charles Skouras
Brian George
as Mr. Pashmutt
Carol Burnett
as Eleanor Mason
Amy Pietz
as Madeline
Lonnie Hughes
as Shuttle Driver
Melody Butiu
as Nurse Janice
Mark Brady
as Officer
Angela Gibbs
as City Councillor
Alexandra Lydon
as Rita Rivara
Ronny Cox
as Henry Mason
Pamela Kosh
as Mrs. McKeever
Annie Little
as Stephanie
Victoria Kelleher
as Housewife No. 1
Wes Brown
as Julie's Doctor
Harry S. Lentz
as Headmaster Lentz
Roger Ranney
as Cop No. 1
Robert Forster
as Nick Delfino
Derrick Sanders
as Bartender
Peter Murnik
as Officer
Peter Birkenhead
as Dr. Joshua Dolan
Nikki Braendlin
as Receptionist
Carl Mueller
as Edwin Hodge
Joanna Cassidy
as Alex's Mother
Kevin Makely
as Unkempt Man
Karen Austin
as Lois McDaniel
Lenora May
as Dr. Mackenzie
Reid Godshaw
as Street Kid
Missy Doty
as Waitress
Ping Wu
as Phong
Wallace Shawn
as Lonny Moon
Robert Cicchini
as Scott Tollman
Wendy Schenker
as Policewoman
Rick Otto
as Det. Paul Bullock
Jorge-Luis Pallo
as Det. Gillette
Josh Latzer
as Garbage-Truck Driver
Sam Horrigan
as Dale Helm
Brennan Elliott
as Luke Purdue
J.C. MacKenzie
as Walter Bierlich
Ron Melendez
as Glenn Morris
Elizabeth Tsing
as Instructor
Marco Sanchez
as Phil Lopez
Marco Rodriguez
as Principal Gomez
Mike Baldridge
as Guy No. 1
Cory Blevins
as Officer
Wolf Muser
as Mr. Jacobs
Paul Raw
as Ice Cream Vendor
Loren Lester
as Dr. Baker
Linda Dano
as Francine
Peter Breitmayer
as Football Man
Lisa Banes
as Vera Keck
Adrianne Richards
as Pregnant Woman No. 3
Rob Brownstein
as Rex's Lawyer
Mary-Pat Green
as Nurse Abigail
Patrick Malone
as Det. Shrank
Allen Williams
as Dr. Claude Kyle
Karly Rothenberg
as Woman in Prison
Rende Rae Norman
as Mrs. Novak
Susan Diol
as Flight Attendant
Bonnie Burroughs
as Bree's Lawyer
Chris Carroll
as Reverend
Billy Mayo
as Det. Lyons
Michael Blaiklock
as Father Benson
Jack J. Bennett
as Steelworker
Ridge Canipe
as Danny Farrell
Gary Grossman
as IRS Agent
Paul Norwood
as Dr. Gable
Brenda Julian
as Rebecca Groves
Steve Kim
as Angel
Matt T. Baker
as Teenage Boy No. 1
Dot-Marie Jones
as Prison Guard
Jon Curry
as Wally
Jean Iavelli
as Grandmother Manzani
Shawn Woods
as Biker-Bar Bartender
Dana Glover
as Emma Graham
Joey Naber
as Towsnperson No. 1
Eli Bildner
as Hipster
Kevin Ashworth
as Funeral Director
Lizzie Peet
as Secretary
Tom Beyer
as Dr. Hanson
Mia Wesley
as Leila Mitzman
Charlie Dell
as Older Man
David Goryl
as Charles Babcock
Mary Wickliffe
as Paramedic
Carlos Antonio
as Older Gentleman
John Wesley
as Ty Grant
Barry Sigismondi
as Football Coach
Travis Davis
as Pageant Emcee
Darla Haun
as Patti Jackson
Martin Kildare
as Mr. Roarke
Tucker Albrizzi
as Little Bully
Peter Holden
as Park Ranger
John Mattey
as Bartender
Greg Germann
as Jim Halverson
Mike Gomez
as Priest
Richard Penn
as Dr. Gainsburg
Rowly Dennis
as Dance-Club Bartender
Jim Bentley
as Prosecutor No. 1
Jill Larson
as Sister Marta
Yennifer Behrens
as Pregnant Woman No. 2
Harry S. Murphy
as Mr. Lentz
Bob Clendenin
as Louis the Stalker
Meagen Fay
as Norma Harper
Jim O'Heir
as Sam Killian
Jill Basey
as Jean Newman
Jeff L. Williams
as Construction Guy
Nancy Youngblut
as Mrs. Howe
Bill Bolender
as Property Manager
Nike Doukas
as Natalie
Jack Thomas
as Minister
Johanna Parker
as Saleslady
Sonia Iris Lozada
as Blood Drive Nurse
Amy Hill
as Mrs. Pate
Jesse Corti
as Social Worker
Matt Casper
as Stockboy
Krista Ryan
as Biker-Bar Bartender
Robin Thomas
as Dick Jackson
Casey Rogers Williams
as Housewife No. 2
Brecken Palmer
as Jimmy Harper
Donnie Jeffcoat
as Alan Marcus
Clint Carmichael
as Handsome Man
Kurt Cole
as Young Guy
Vera Bridges
as Hospital Nurse
Richard Herd
as Harry Gaunt
Carly Thomas Smith
as Mrs. Templeton
Sharon Muthu
as Police Clerk
Brooke Lyons
as Candace
Larry Miller
as Leonard Harper
Rick Scarry
as Dr. Peters
Kathy Najimy
as Denise Lapera
Tamara Zook
as Shopper No. 1
Aisha Hinds
as Motel Maid
Ava Rose Williams
as Scooter Girl
Bridger Palmer
as P.J. Harper
Sandra Purpuro
as Prostitute
George Wyner
as Dr. Rushton
Dana Cuomo
as Crystal
Eric Lutes
as Guy in Bar
Tom Ramsey
as Gardener
Maura Soden
as Dr. Whitney
Evelina Oboza
as Trishelle
Maria Comonis
as Mona Clark
Alex Miller
as Neidermeyer
Alex Miller (II)
as Neidermeyer
Elizabeth Sung
as Translator
Tracy Burns
as Receptionist
Roxana Brusso
as Maternity Nurse
Steven Culp
as Rex Van De Kamp
John O'Brien
as Dr. Wheeler
Gloria Garayua
as Older Celia
Vic Polizos
as Det. Turner
Lance Nichols
as Minister
David Fabrizio
as Det. Collins
Suzanne Cryer
as Lynn Dean
Eileen Galindo
as Christina
Caroline Aaron
as Daffney Bicks
Brianne Davis
as Jennifer
Garrett Warren
as Gangbanger
Juliette Gogliz
as Amy Pearce
Allison Weissman
as Crying Girl
Scott Haven
as Guy in Bar
David Reivers
as Sgt. Clemente
Teri Bocko
as Young Bride-to-Be
Freda Foh Shen
as Dr. Chang
Nikki Tyler-Flynn
as Noah's Nurse
Felice Heather Monteith
as Nurse in Mike's Room
Jodi Taffel
as Mrs. Horowitz
Julie Pop
as Nurse
Ned Vaughn
as Terrence Henderson
Vaughn Armstrong
as Civil War Major
Brian Patacca
as Car Salesman
Ben Carroll
as Repo Man
Patty McCormack
as Teresa Pruitt
Pat Lenz
as Dr. Wyner
Winifred Freedman
as Mrs. Tomlinson
Alison La Placa
as Rita Patterson
Michael Holden
as Dr. Baron
Joey Nader
as Sgt. Williams
Avery Phillips
as Kid Sister
Jefferson Cox
as Male Stripper
Jon Spinogatti
as MRI Technician
Gina Hecht
as Judge Mary Gallagher
Roberto Sanchez
as Police Officer
Joe Ochman
as Justice of the Peace
Sally Brooks
as Lea Rappaport
Anne Bellamy
as Hostage
Amy Aquino
as Erika Gold
Susan Angelo
as Theresa Vitale
Ernestine Phillips
as Det. Aguilar
Marina Benedict
as Russian Bridal Shop Owner
Rick Pasqualone
as Det. John Booth
Marsha Clark
as Nurse Lorna
Doug Fisher
as Party Guest
Paul Ganus
as Dr. Griffith
Carmella Riley
as Pregnant Woman No. 1
Michael Emanuel
as Stan Grazi
Cindy Lu
as Kirstin
Christopher Darga
as Jackie Walker
Skip Stellrecht
as Booking Sergeant
Kathy Byron
as Nurse No. 2
Evan Arnold
as Casting Director
Jane Lynch
as Maxine Bennett
Candace Brown
as Mrs. Chapman
Scott Rinker
as Father Timothy
Reid Collums
as Bartender
James Shanklin
as Det. Morgan
Vito D'Ambrosio
as Silvio Vitale
Jeffrey Markle
as Bus Driver
Jonathan Adams
as Luke Rayfield
Richard Gilliland
as Dr. Brent Avedon
Cody Wai-Ho Lee
as Child Pilgrim
Miguel Pérez
as Agent Padilla
Andre Ware
as FBI Agent
Darryl Alan Reed
as Security Guard
Joe Sabatino
as Police Captain
Sarah Ripard
as Agent Aronson
Angee Hughes
as Woman With Figurines
Diane Robin
as Ms. Feldman
Jenn Liu
as Waitress
Jack Impelizzeri
as Delivery Man
Nicki Micheaux
as Det. Schroeder
David Bickford
as Coco the Clown
Geno Monteiro
as Police Officer
Lindsay Ryan
as Young Girl
Justin Dray
as Agent Weller
Dan Sachoff
as IRS Agent
Jessica Tuttle
as Little Girl
James Cantafio
as FBI Agent
Fred Saldone
as Officer
Zayne Emory
as Patrick (Age 13)
Lori Alan
as Receptionist
Michael Worth
as Self Defense Instructor
Lynn Redgrave
as Dahlia Hainsworth
William Ragsdale
as Scott McKinney
Ragan Wallake
as Courtney
Billy Gardell
as Roy Harding
Brie Mattson
as Kimberly
Steve Griffith
as Paramedic
Gloria Le Roy
as Rose Kemper
Todd Cahoon
as Bill Brown
Bette Rae
as Woman
Paxton Whitehead
as Graham Hainsworth
Michael Flynn
as François
Kathy Muzingo
as Mother in Commercial
Michael Flynn
as François
Michael Flynn
as François
Kate Fuglei
as Emily's Mother
Karolinah Villarreal
as Celia (age 11)
John Rosenfeld
as Dr. Shiller
Mitch Longley
as Man in Wheelchair
Tuffet Schmelzie
as Shopper No. 2
Peggy Blow
as Fern Parrish
Peter Onorati
as Warren Schilling
Ken Lerner
as Dr. Bernstein
Keith MacKechnie
as Det. Bryant
Lisa Long
as Irene Semanis
Kenneth Kimmins
as Mayor Johnson