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As the Fall Season Begins, Will 4 Remain TV's Magic Number?

As the official 2014-2015 TV season kicks off on Monday, Sept. 22, we're about to find out whether TV's unofficial "Rule of 4" will strike again.

What's the "Rule of 4"? Quite simply, in the past few decades, years that ended in "4" have turned out to be game-changing seasons in network TV. In 1984, The Cosby Show premiered and immediately revived a moribund NBC, as well as the entire sitcom genre.

By 1994, NBC was struggling once again — until Friends and ER came along and made the Peacock Network an unstoppable force for the rest of the decade. By 2004, it was ABC on the ropes, until Lost and Desperate Housewives debuted and turned that network around.

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Season 8, Episode 23
Trip pleads with Bree to tell him about the night of Alejandro's murder.

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Season 8, Episode 22
Trip pleads with Bree to tell him about the night of Alejandro's murder.

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Season 8, Episode 21
Bree starts to develop feelings for her attorney (Scott Bakula.)

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Season 8, Episode 20
Susan tries to build a car for M.J.'s soapbox derby.

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As the Fall Season Begins, Will 4 Remain TV's Magic Number?

As the official 2014-2015 TV season kicks off on Monday, Sept. 22, we're about to find out whether TV's unofficial "Rule of 4" will strike again.

What's the "Rule of 4"? Quite simply, in the past few decades, years that ended in "4" have turned out to be game-changing seasons in network TV. In 1984, The Cosby Show premiered and immediately revived a moribund NBC, as well as the entire sitcom genre.

By 1994, NBC was struggling once again — until Friends and ER came along and made the Peacock Network an unstoppable force for the rest of the decade. By 2004, it was ABC on the ropes, until Lost and Desperate Housewives debuted and turned that network around.

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Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria Books Brooklyn Nine-Nine Arc

What will Carlos say about this?!

Eva Longoria, best known for playing Gaby, aka Mrs. Carlos Solis, on Desperate Housewives, is joining Brooklyn Nine-Nine this fall as... read more

Kyle MacLachlan Heads to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

It looks like one of the biggest mysteries on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be resolved in the early part of Season 2.

Kyle MacLachlan has been tapped to guest-star on the ABC series as ... read more

Chasing Life: Does April Have to Die?

It's the elephant in the room on Chasing Life and so many other TV shows, movies, novels and plays: Is the character with cancer going to die? Showrunner Patrick Sean Smith admits he had the same question when he was first approached to join the ABC Family drama (Tuesdays, 9/8c) about a young journalist April Carver (Italia Ricci) who learns that she has cancer. "One of my first reactions was, 'Well, how do you keep this show going?' For me, the show is... read more

Eva Longoria on Desperate Housewives Reunion: “There's Really Not Much More to Tell”

There are currently no plans for a Desperate Housewives reunion, E! News reports.

While discussing her new Kickstarter to fund the documentary El Voto Hispano, about the power of the Latino vote in America, Eva Longoriashot down any rumor of a reunion... read more

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Premiered: October 03, 2004, on ABC
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Premise: Following her suicide, Mary Alice Young keeps tabs on friends and family she left behind on bucolic suburban Wisteria Lane. But this being a prime-time soap (if a tongue-in-cheek one), they all harbor a sordid secret or two. Created by writer-producer Marc Cherry (a 'Golden Girls' alum), 'Housewives' was an instant hit and a frequent contender on Emmy night .

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