Desperate Housewives (2004 - 2012)


Desperate Housewives

72%

Avg Tomatometer

88%

Avg Audience Score

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 .

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Seasons

90%
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

63%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2010, ABC, 23 episodes

83%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2009, ABC, 23 episodes

71%
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

67%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2007, ABC, 17 episodes

75%
Critics Consensus: Desperate Housewives regains its tart bite by drawing its ensemble closer together for a more cohesive season.

2006, ABC, 23 episodes

53%
Critics Consensus: Wisteria Lane's creative real estate value plummets in a sophomore slump that recycles domestic scandals to diminishing returns.

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