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Desperate Housewives: Season 5 (2008-2009)

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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 McDonough); and Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Mike (James Denton) are now divorced.

Cast

Felicity Huffman
as Lynette Scavo
Teri Hatcher
as Susan Mayer
Marcia Cross
as Bree Van De Kamp
Eva Longoria
as Gabrielle Solis
James Denton
as Mike Delfino
Doug Savant
as Tom Scavo
Andrea Bowen
as Julie Mayer
Shawn Pyfrom
as Andrew Van De Kamp
Kyle MacLachlan
as Orson Hodge
Dana Delany
as Katherine Mayfair
Max Carver
as Preston Scavo
Charlie Carver
as Porter Scavo
Joshua Moore
as Parker Scavo
Kendall Applegate
as Penny Scavo
Brenda Strong
as Mary Alice Young
Kathryn Joosten
as Karen McCluskey
Gale Harold
as Jackson Braddock
Jonathan Cake
as Det. Chuck Vance
Joy Lauren
as Danielle Van De Kamp
Mason Cotton
as MJ Delfino
Madison De La Garza
as Juanita Solis
Richard Burgi
as Karl Mayer
Darcy Rose Byrnes
as Penny Scavo
Charles Mesure
as Ben Faulkner
Kevin Rahm
as Lee McDermott
Lily Tomlin
as Roberta Simmons
Todd Grinnell
as Dr. Alex Cominis
Lyndsy Fonseca
as Dylan Mayfair
Gail O'Grady
as Anne Schilling
Frances Conroy
as Virginia Hildebrand
Stephen Spinella
as Dr. Heller
Wendy Makkena
as Fran, Fran Schulman
Matt Malloy
as Dr. Kagan
Tuc Watkins
as Bob Hunter
Joanna Cassidy
as Alex's Mother
John Rubinstein
as Principal Hobson
John Bentley
as Officer
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
Paul Ryan
as Bruce
Ken Lerner
as Dr. Bernstein
Peter Onorati
as Warren Schilling
Todd Waring
as Dr. Martin
Sarah Knowlton
as Patty Rizzo
Mark Valera
as Mr. Vivientto
Marie Caldare
as Lila Dash
Kevin Cooney
as Owen Johnston
Rachael Harris
as Sandra Birch
Jeff Doucette
as Father Crowley
Hank Stratton
as Keith Kavendish
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)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Wisteria Lane once again is an irresistible place to revisit.

September 28, 2008 | Rating: A | Full Review…
TV Guide

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

September 28, 2008 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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

September 28, 2008 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

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