It's been eight seasons since Mary Alice Young put a revolver to her head and pulled the trigger on the first episode of Desperate Housewives. But the woman behind the voice of Wisteria Lane isn't ready to give up the ghost just yet.
"The reality of the loss of the show hasn't really hit me yet," Brenda Strong tells TVGuide.com of the series' end. "I have a feeling as the season progresses, it's going to be hard for me not to cry when I do the voice-over simply because it means so much to me and the show has meant so much to me."
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However, the actress is getting ready to say goodbye in a big way. Producers have stated that the drama's final season will feature more on-screen appearances by Mary Alice. Following her continued presence during the first season — when the main mystery revolved around why she killed herself — Strong has appeared occasionally in flashbacks and in dreams. "I think it gives a sense of closure when you tie those two story lines back together," Strong says. "I'm really excited to see how they weave the Young family back...
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TV writers know the drill: You paint characters into a corner in the season finale and spend the summer plotting how to get the characters out. If only it had been that simple for House creator David Shore this summer.
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Besides resolving last year's cliff-hanger — which saw House (Hugh Laurie) drive his car into the living room of ex-girlfriend Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) before escaping to a tropical locale — Shore also had to deal with Edelstein's sudden decision against returning to the show.
"I didn't paint the corners this year," Shore tells TVGuide.com with a laugh that suggests he's looking on the bright side. ...
"It was the scariest time of my life," Patti Stanger told reporters recently about diving back into the dating scene. The Millionaire Matchmaker returns Monday at 9/8c on Bravo as a single gal and shares in her clients' misery. That's right, Stanger has subjected herself to the dreaded mixer process and first date on camera. But will she scare away potential lovers with her notoriously brash and outspoken personality?
After spending a summer traveling through space and time in the TARDIS, Doctor Who is back — but the real question is where he's going next.
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Based on the trippy new trailer, the doctor's jaunt back in time to kill Hitler isn't the only exciting adventure in store. Check out the trailer below, which includes plenty of eerie space men and monsters (The Silence! A Minotaur!). Plus, is that River Song with an eye patch? Hmm ...
Franco Nero will guest-star in the Law & Order: SVU season premiere as an Italian dignitary accused of rape, evoking the Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrest, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
A source close to the show told TVGuide.com that the episode was inspired by the DSK case. (But a spokesperson for Wolf Films wants us to be sure to mention that the show is entirely fictional.)
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