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Desperate Housewives Cover TV Guide

Desperate Housewives Cover TV Guide

The Desperate Housewives stars pose together for the first time on a magazine cover since season 1… and naturally TV Guide was the way to go!

“The idea for the five-year jump on Desperate Housewives really came from the executive producers of Lost,” show creator and executive producer Marc Cherry. “I’m actually doing something unheard of in Hollywood. I’m giving credit where credit is due… We didn’t need to do this, we wanted to do this. It’s given us all a new lease on life. We’re treating the season premiere like a pilot, as if we’re meeting these women all over again.”

Click inside to read more scoop on the new season of Housewives, which premieres this Sunday, September 28 @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC…

Glamour puss Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker) is now a tired, dumpy, downwardly mobile mom. Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Mike (James Denton) are kaput. Frenemies Bree (Marcia Cross) and Katherine (Dana Delany) have launched a culinary empire. Lynette (Felicity Huffman) learns her hooligan kids are running an illegal casino. And Edie (Nicollette Sheridan), who fled town five years ago after trying to blackmail Bree, has returned very rich and very married to Dave (Neal McDonough), a high-octane self-empowerment guru who makes his wife move back to Wisteria Lane, but refuses to say why.

“It’s pretty bizarre,” Sheridan tells TV Guide. “He uses tricks as a motivational speaker and is very manipulative with her. In a way, he’s a good influence because Edie is now a more considerate and conscientious person. And she’s so thrilled to have a man. But it is kind of creepy.” Cherry adds, “Dave is a little bit of a psychopath and a very wounded man – he’s both vindictive and the victim.”

The October 26th episode, which is set around a 70th birthday party that Dave throws for Mrs. McCluskey (Emmy award winner Kathryn Joosten), will consist entirely of flashbacks. “As each of the ladies gets ready for the party, they remember key events that happened during the five years,” Cherry says. “It’s an important episode that will explain a lot about why these women have changed.”

Susan is no longer the vulnerable, open-hearted ditz of seasons past. “You’re going to see a Susan who’s closed off and self-protective, a lot less accessible yet also more sexual,” explains Hatcher. “She’s calling the shots now. This new relationship with Jackson (Gale Harold) is on her terms. She used to be a ‘Please, please, please love me’ sort of girl. Now she’s saying, ‘Don’t love me. I’m done with that now.’”

Bree and hubby Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) are reunited after Orson’s stint in prison. “There’s a delightfully horrible family reunion coming up,” Cherry says.

Katherine, who finds out she is going to be a grandma this season, is rattling around in her big old empty house and very lonely. “She’ll enter into a relationship with another resident on the lane – one of our regulars – and it’ll cause a bit of a scandal,” Cherry reveals. “Some viewers will love it, others will be upset,” adds Delany.

Regarding the flash-forward decision, Cherry says, “For those of you who tune in to our season premiere and aren’t absolutely thrilled with what we’ve come up with, I have a suggestion: Send your complaints to Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, the executive producers of Lost. After all, they’re the ones to blame.”

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  • R

    Sounds good and weird as always. I’m guessing Carlos for Katherine.

  • Lea

    “Unheard of in hollywood”, “giving credit where credit is due”

    So they’re crediting One Tree Hill, who did a 4 year jump forward last season, correct?

  • Millie

    So in other words, Mike and Katherine.

  • sasso

    love them!

  • jesse

    Can’t wait for sunday!

  • salma

    can’t WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    love the cover especially felicity she looks so HOT

  • EEEK

    Oh please, it’s not original. Yeah, if they had done it two years ago.

  • Jess

    YAY!! They all look soo cute!! can’t wait till it starts!!

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    …damn, that` redhead’s fugly.

  • Hana

    Oh i LOVE this, soo the ever attention hungry Eva didnt get the actual cover but is in the fold out?Haha how wonderful, i can just imagine how pissed she and her publicist are, thanks TV Guide.

  • wtf

    Terri looks good, the rest look like crap

  • tha

    Wow.. the magic of photoshop.. they all look unbelievable..
    Dana is sooo pin- up girl. Love her.
    Love this show! XD

  • debra77

    The heading should be DESPERATE FOR ATTENTION>

    Enough said.

  • leila

    one tree hill anyone

  • trivia

    Maybe Gaby and Katherine. XD

  • alannah-jaide

    Can’t wait.

  • Lesa

    This cover is a TOTAL RIP OFF of the picture promos for Weeds, featuring Mary Louise Parker in pin up outfits. LAAAAME! Talk about being “desperate.”

  • eva
  • David M

    I just know that it’s Katherine and one of the gay guys!!!! “Some viewers will love it, others will be upset!!!” Come on… it’s one of the homos!!!” Ha ha.

  • Mia

    I say Katherine and one of the Scavo twins, since I read somewhere else that one of them will be having an affair with an older woman.


    ahahah funny!!! w Marcia!! ^__^

  • greenpeace

    i’m thinking bree and katherine….no?

  • Paul

    Desperate Housewives hasn’t been good since Edie was killed off. Best character of all the house wives. Bad move by the shows producer(s) and writers. They could have gotten a couple good more seasons out of the show with Edie and her sexy antics.