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Scott Bakula on Joining Desperate Housewives, Getting Thrown Under the Bus by Smash

Scott Bakula

After eight years, Scott Bakula was ready to kiss the ladies of Desperate Housewives goodbye — and with them, any dreams he had of guest-starring on the show. But he made it to Wisteria Lane in the nick of time.

"[Series creator] Marc Cherry and I had been bumping into each other. He kept saying, 'I want to have you on the show,' and I kept telling him, 'I love the show. I'd love to be on it,'" Bakula tells TVGuide.com. "I thought that the ship had sailed on this one."

Exclusive Desperate Housewives sneak peek: Is Lynette moving on — with Tom's boss?

Bakula, who says he's a Desperate Housewives fanboy, could not have been more wrong. The Emmy-nominated actor is in the middle of a juicy four-episode arc playing Bree's ruthless attorney, Trip Weston. "It's bizarre meeting... read more

Keck's Exclusives: How Desperate Housewives Stars Would End the Show

James Denton, Teri Hatcher

In May, ABC's Desperate Housewives will sign off after eight crazy, emotional seasons of sex and scandal. Coming up: One housewife goes broke, another discovers a secret about her child's sexuality, and one character pictured below won't live past March. The cast tells me they'd like to see even more shockers in the series finale.

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Exclusive: Shawn Pyfrom Returning to Desperate Housewives

Shawn Pyfrom

Dana Delany, Kyle MacLachlan and Andrea Bowen aren't the only ones reappearing on Wisteria Lane: Shawn Pyfrom is set to return in one of the final episodes of Desperate Housewives, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Pyfrom, who portrays Bree's (Marcia Cross) son Andrew, will reemerge in... read more

Which Major Desperate Housewives Character Will Die? The 8 Potential Victims

Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives doesn't wrap its eight-year run until May, but the grim reaper will be paying an early visit in March when a "major character" will die. As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, the passing will be "pivotal" to the rest of the season.

So which character is being laid to rest? We weigh the pros and cons for killing off each of the housewives and their house husbands in order from most likely to eat it to least:

1. Mike (James Denton)
Why He Will Die: Producers haven't really known what to do with Mike in recent years so death would finally give him purpose and send Susan on an intriguing new path. And it makes narrative sense, too: Mike made himself known to the bad guys when he convinced Ben not to borrow... read more

All My Children Alum Cameron Mathison to Woo Bree on Desperate Housewives

Cameron Mathison

He may not be going back to Pine Valley, but Cameron Mathison is headed to another one of TV's most picturesque neighborhoods: Wisteria Lane.

The All My Children  alum will appear on an upcoming episode of Desperate Housewives, TVGuide.com has... read more

Dana Delany, Kyle MacLachlan Returning to Desperate Housewives

Dana Delany

Some Desperate Housewives alums will return for the show's eight and final season.

Dana Delany, Kyle MacLachlan and Andrea Bowen are all set to come back before the ABC series signs off in May 2012, according to TVLine. When they'll appear and how long they'll stick around remains unknown.

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Tina Fey and Eva Longoria Top the Highest-Paid TV Actresses List

Tina Fey, Eva Longoria

Tina Fey and Eva Longoria top Forbes' annual list as TV's highest-paid actresses.

The 30 Rock actress had a successful year as producer, head writer and star of her NBC series. She also released he debut book, Bossypants, which sold 150,000 copies in the first month.

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Cheers & Jeers: Desperate Housewives Cops Out

Jonathan Cake, Marcia Cross

Jeers to Desperate Housewives for bringing back Jonathan Cake.

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As Bree's police-officer beau, Chuck Vance, the British ...
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Desperate Housewives' Final Season: Which Couples Are Heating Up? Which Are Falling Apart?

Desperate Housewives

The four that started it all are coming back together for the final season of Desperate Housewives. But instead of a Wisteria Lane block party, it's a dead body that will pull Susan, Lynette, Bree and Gaby into each other's lives in Season 8. "We're bonded together by this secret, and that really tests all of our friendships, but it also brings us closer together," Eva Longoria tells TVGuide.com. "Every episode is a roller coaster: one minute, we're mad at each other and then we're not mad at each other. One minute, we're together and we're the four musketeers, and then we're not."

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This deep, dark secret is the fact that Carlos killed Gaby's abusive step-father in the season finale. Susan, Lynette and Bree walked in just in time to see the dead body and the five longtime neighbors agreed to cover-up Carlos' big oops. But how will this secret affect their love lives? Will Gaby and Carlos be able to handle the pressure? Will Bree be able to keep the murder hidden from her detective boyfriend? Is there still hope for Lynette and... read more

Desperate Housewives' Executive Producer and Cast on the Final Season: All Bets Are Off

Desperate Housewives

 

Birth. Death. Marriage. Divorce. Tornadoes. Shootings. Plane crashes. Cancer. Yes, the women of Desperate Housewives have been through a lot. But they ain't seen nothing yet.

"You get to do story lines that you wouldn't otherwise do because you don't have to worry about the ramifications," executive producer Bob Daily tells TVGuide.com of the series' final season. "So people can move, people can die, people can have babies and you don't have to worry about the babies growing up. It will definitely change the way we... read more

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