Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 03, 2004
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
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Desperate Housewives

On a sunny day in the loveliest of suburbs, in a town called Fairview, housewife Mary Alice Young killed herself. Now she takes us into the lives of her family and neighbors. Her girlfriends are Susan, a known klutz who recently remarried the love of her life, Lynette who struggles with her family and career, Bree the owner of a catering business and the ex-model turned housewife Gabrielle...

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08x23 Finishing the Hat (2) Aired: May. 13, 2012

Susan tries to keep the sale of her house private until she can tell her friends; Katherine Mayfair returns with a job opportunity for Lynette. …

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The show had 8 seasons and 186 episodes air between 2004 and 2012.

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  • Miranda Richardson turned down a significant guest part in the second season of the show.
  • Season 8 episodes that have Stephen Sondheim song titles or lyric references as their show titles (Except where denoted): - 8.1 Secrets That I Never Want To Know (Lyric line from the song I…
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    Season 8 episodes that have Stephen Sondheim song titles or lyric references as their show titles (Except where denoted): - 8.1 Secrets That I Never Want To Know (Lyric line from the song I Know Things Now from Into the Woods) - 8.2 Making the Connection (Lyric line from the song Putting It Together From Sunday In the Park With George) - 8.3 Watch While I Revise The World (Lyric line from the song Beautiful From Sunday In the Park With George) - 8.4 School of Hard Knocks (Song title from Climb High) - 8.5 Art of Making Art (Lyric line from the song Putting It Together From Sunday In the Park With George) - 8.6 Witch's Lament (Song title from Into the Woods. aka Lament) - 8.7 Always In Control (Lyric line from Marry Me A Little original cut and latter reinstated into Company. Also used in Marry Me A Little) - 8.8 Suspicion Song (Song Title from The Exception and the Rule aka The Race to Urga and A Pray by Blech. Abandoned Music by Leonard Bernstein) - 8.9 Putting It Together (Song Title from Sunday In The Park With George) - 8.10 What's To Discuss Old Friend (Lyric line from Old Friends from Merrily We Roll Along) - 8.11 Who Can Say What's True? (Lyric line from No One Is Alone from Into the Woods) - 8.12 What's the Good of Being Good (Lyric line from Prologue (Act 1) from Into the Woods) - 8.13 Is This What You Call Love? (Song title from Passion) - 8.14 Get Out of My Life (Song title from Bounce) - 8.15 She Needs Me (title for an unused from Manos Hadjidakis' 1967 musical Illya Darling, for which Sondheim wrote lyrics for just this song) - 8.16 You Take for Granted (lyric line from Good Thing Going from Merrily We Roll Along - 8.17 Women and Death (track title from the Sondheim-written score for the 1974 movie Stavisky) - 8.18 Any Moment (part of a song title from Into the Woods) - 8.19 With So Little to Be Sure Of (song title from Anyone Can Whistle) - 8.20 Lost My Power (lyric from Ever After from Into the Woods) - 8.21 The People Will Hear (song title from All That Glitters) - 8.22 Give Me the Blame (lyric from Last Midnight from Into the Woods) - 8.23 Finishing the Hat (song title from Sunday in the Park with George; also the title of Sondheim's first book of collected lyrics [1954-1981])
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  • Creator Marc Cherry said he got the idea to write the pilot after a conversation with his mother. She told him that raising Cherry and his siblings with their father away most of the time…
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    Creator Marc Cherry said he got the idea to write the pilot after a conversation with his mother. She told him that raising Cherry and his siblings with their father away most of the time made her feel "desperate" sometimes.
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