Sunday's ratings summary:
NBC's coverage of the Miss USA Pageant averaged nearly 5 million viewers over its two-hour run.
The Amazing Race topped the hour with 10.4 million total viewers, followed by a repeat of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (7.56 mil). Fox's Sit Down, Shut Up premiered to 5.2 mil, fumbling 20 percent of lead-in The Simpsons' audience.
An audience of 13.65 million turned up for Desperate Housewife Edie's final hurrah, a 7 percent drop from the show's last fresh outing. CBS/Hallmark's The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler placed second, averaging 9.82 mil over its two-hour run. (Watch my video Q&A with Anna Paquin here, fourth item down.) Celebrity Apprentice's double-elimination drew 8.32 mil, a three-week high.
Brothers & Sisters topped the demos but was matched in total viewers (9.63 mil) by Irena Sendler; in fact, CBS' TV movie pulled ahead of the ABC serial by the end of the night.
Other ratings mentions:
• On Friday, Prison Break returned to an audience of 3.38 mil, plunging 32 percent from its winter finale.
• NBC's Kings, in its first Saturday-night showcase, delivered 2.41 mil, down 33 percent from its most recent Sunday outing.
Neal McDonough and Nicollette Sheridan, Desperate Housewives
Will Desperate Housewives' mysterious and murderous Dave Williams do away with his wife, Edie, so as to escort Nicollette Sheridan off the show she has called home for five years? See what Sheridan's scene partner, Neal McDonough, has to say about Edie's possible demise, after the jump.
Eva Longoria is speaking out about the news that her Desperate Housewives costar Nicollette Sheridan will be moving from Wisteria Lane.
During the NBA All-Star game in Phoenix, Entertainment Tonight caught up with the Housewives hottie to get her take on Sheridan leaving the show. "She's taking it great," said Longoria. "She's looking forward to new adventures, and she's a star, so she's going to go on to great things."
Watch the video for the full interview, after the jump.
After five seasons on Desperate Housewives, the saucy, sassy Edie Britt is leaving the show, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
"[Nicollette] had a great time on the show and is looking forward to her next project," a rep for Sheridan said in a statement.
Get the details after the jump.
David Spade, Nicollette Sheridan
Is this love or desperation?
Three months after calling it quits with crooning fiancé Michael Bolton, Nicollette Sheridan is turning her attention to David Spade.
The two got hot and heavy over the weekend at ...
Nicollette Sheridan and Michael Bolton by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
After announcing their engagement in March of 2006, Desperate Housewives Nicollette Sheridan and singer Michael Bolton have decided to end their relationship.Sheridan's rep Nicole Perna told People that the pair have amicably ended their engagement," and asked that the public respect
their privacy in this matter." Sheridan, 44, and Bolton, 55, actually dated in 1992 for five years and rekindled their romance in 2005. After many lovey-dovey outings, the couple seemed happily smitten and announced their plans to wed. Bolton's reps have yet to comment on the duo's split. — Erin FoxRelated• Use Our Online Video Guide to Watch Desperate Housewives.
Desperate Housewives - Nicollette Sheridan by Ron Tom/ABC
Are Edie Britts days on Wisteria Lane numbered Last season ended with the calculating vixen hanging from a noose in her bedroom Yes she survived to wreak more havoc but once again tongues are wagging that Edies actions during the rest of the season are so reprehensible they could actually lead her to leave townBut Nicollette Sheridan hopes shell be saved from the chopping block again It seems Edie has quite a healthy support group out there which Im extremely grateful for she tells TV Guide When her existence is in jeopardy the audience really rallies and champions her return Adds Sheridan Ive tried to bring a sympathetic side to her Shes an antiheroine yet shes lovableNo matter how Sheridan tries to paint her character in a positive light Edie does take a turn to the dark side What does she do thats so bad One of her neighbors is in a bit of a predicament and Edie good-naturedly attempts to help her out Sheridan reveals of the May 11 episode Bu
Andrea Bowen, Girl, Positive
The bumpy road that disrupted Julie’s sexual awakening on Desperate Housewives is nothing compared to what Andrea Bowen is faced with in Lifetime’s Girl, Positive (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET). As popular party gal Rachel, Bowen lives it up and loves up her high-school beau, until a most unexpected scare taunts her with the prospect of death. Helping her navigate the facts and fictions of HIV and AIDS are 90210 alumna Jennie Garth and Law & Order’s S. Epatha Merkerson. TVGuide.com spoke with the young actress about the assorted hurdles she faced in telling t
Nicollette Sheridan by Danny Feld/ABC
Is Edie eligible for voice-over duty, having hanged herself in Desperate Housewives' Season 3 finale? Or is she as lousy at looping nooses as she is at landing men? Andrea Bowen, who plays DH's Julie (and stars in the June 25 Lifetime movie Girl, Positive), says the shocker came as much as a surprise to cast members as it did to viewers. "That wasnt in the original script, it was an added thing," the teen tells TVGuide.com. "In fact, I said to Jamie [Denton, Mike], 'I'm hearing all this stuff about the last few minutes of the show, and that it has to do with Nicollette [Sheridan]. Do you know anything about it?' He was like, 'No, I dont know at all.' So I have no idea what's happening with that story line, but I think it was a great way to leave it."Has Sheridan been told if Edie will live to see another day on Wisteria Lane? "I dont know if she knows," says Bowen. "But I definitely dont know!"POLL: Do you think Edie's dead? Vote here.
Question: I was in stunned silence after the finale of Desperate Housewives! Are they really killing off Edie?
Answer: (Spoiler alert) Nicollette Sheridan is not leaving Desperate Housewives.