ABC has yet to renew 'Desperate Housewives'
January 11th, 2011
04:39 PM ET

ABC has yet to renew 'Desperate Housewives'

ABC has given the go-ahead for new seasons of six of its shows, but not quite yet for “Desperate Housewives” and “Brothers & Sisters."

According to TVLine, the network said at the Television Critics Association press tour that “Grey’s Anatomy”; “Private Practice”; “Modern Family”; “The Middle”; “Cougar Town” and “Castle” are all being renewed through next season.

But it looks like the stars of “Desperate Housewives,” which has been on ABC since 2004, might still be in negotiation phase.

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Filed under: Desperate Housewives • television
June 30th, 2010
04:26 PM ET

'Glee's' thirst for doing good

It wasn’t hunger but rather thirst that turned young Hollywood out Tuesday night in Santa Monica, California.

Hosted by “90210” star AnnaLynne McCord, the Inaugural Thirst Project Gala, held at the beachside hotel Casa del Mar, recognized those who are shining a light on the world’s clean water crisis, including actor & singer Drake Bell. He was honored with the Pioneering Spirit Award for raising the profile of the group and directly contributing to providing clean water for five communities.

The Thirst Project was founded by Seth Maxwell, now the President and CEO of the non-profit. His enthusiasm and youth are engaging and inspirational. He looks like a boy, talks like a preacher and stirs those around him to care about one of the most fundamental needs on the planet: clean water.

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June 24th, 2010
11:37 AM ET

Eva Longoria-Parker takes on reality TV

Eva Longoria-Parker is the latest to join the long list of Hollywood stars with reality shows.

While filming her indie comedy "Without Men" in Ventura, California, on Tuesday, the "Desperate Housewives" actress told CNN her production company is working on a new reality show based on her restaurant, Beso, that will appear on Vh1.

But the actress, whose restaurants can be found in Hollywood and Las Vegas, won't be the star. "It will follow the employees that work at my restaurant. I'm not in it that much. I'm married and old now," Longoria-Parker joked.

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May 14th, 2010
02:07 PM ET

Teri Hatcher gives her parents a scare

Blackberries have hold buttons for a reason.

On “Live with Regis and Kelly” Thursday, Teri Hatcher said that while rehearsing a scene for the “Desperate Housewives,” finale, which includes a screaming match between Hatcher’s character Susan and another actress, Hatcher’s Blackberry dialed her parents from inside her jacket pocket.

Two hours later, the actress saw a text message from her parents that read, “Urgent! Call us. We're wondering if you're okay. We got a message from you on our phone … we heard you screaming at someone to get off your property and that they didn’t want to give you $800.”

Hatcher said she immediately called her parents to explain the situation and put their minds at ease.


Filed under: Desperate Housewives • television
January 12th, 2010
09:01 AM ET

'Desperate Housewives' loses drama

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As a longtime fan of “Desperate Housewives” I have to say I am worried the remainder of this season is going to be a lot of tragedy and “special moments” and not enough of the rompy drama that made me (and my dad!) a DH fan in the first place.

Judging from the past couple of weeks my concerns seem validated. DH returned from a winter hiatus and tied up loose ends surrounding the pre-holiday plane crash episode with some well-thought out flash forwards interspersed with intense hospital scenes. Now that all the dust has settled, real life comes rushing back to Wisteria Lane. Unfortunately, real life can also = boring.

On Sunday night’s episode Gaby and Carlos pushed to get Juanita into private school. In the midst of her interview with the headmaster, Gaby and Carlos learn that Juanita doesn’t realize that she is of Mexican descent because she's always lived in a neighborhood full of white people. This leads to some relatively un-profound talk about race relations on Wisteria Lane (It's too bad Alfre Woodard left the show). FULL POST

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