Desperate Housewives

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 n (more…)

Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot Episode

First Aired: October 3, 2004

As Wisteria Lane reels from Mary Alice's suicide, Bree has a grave reaction to Rex's request, Susan vows to kill Edie's shot at the new guy in town and Lynette realizes that motherhood has been the death of her career. Meanwhile, Gabrielle enjoys a lively fling with her lawnboy, and Mary Alice's husband tries to resurrect a long-buried secret in the backyard. Mike: Jamie Denton. Edie: Nicolette Sheridan. Mrs. Huber: Christine Estabrook.

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