Question: I was a huge fan of Desperate Housewives, but I find this season especially dull. Are there any surprising twists coming up to make the show entertaining again?

Answer: Here's some poop that sounds good on paper: The gals of Wisteria Lane form a watch committee when a serial burglar starts to menace the nabe. Elsewhere, feathers are ruffled when Betty's hunky son starts dating Bree's daughter, and Carlos gets paroled and returns home a new man so new that Gabrielle doesn't even recognize him. And get ready for "Mary Alice and Zach: The Early Years."