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|Desperate Housewives (2004)|
Desperate Housewives gaat over de vrouwen van Wisteria Lane. Vier vriendinnen komen bij elkaar als hun vijfde vriendin onverwacht zelfmoord heeft gepleegd. Dan is er ook nog de nieuwe loodgieter die een geheim lijkt te verbergen.
Susan Mayer - Teri Hatcher (Loïs & Clark, MacGuyver)
Lynette Scavo - Felicity Huffman (Fraiser)
Gabrielle Solis - Eva Longoria (Dragnet)
Bree Van De Kamp - Marcia Cross (Everwood, Melrose Place)
Mary Alice Young - Brenda Strong (Everwood, Twin Peaks)
Carlos Solis - Ricardo Chavira (Six Feet Under)
Mike Delfino - James Denton (Threat Matrix, The Pretender)
Julie Mayer - Andrea Bowen (Boston Public)
Tom Scavo - Doug Savant (24, Melrose Place)
Edie Britt - Nicollette Sheridan
Bedacht door - Marc Cherry (Golden Girls)
Desperate Housewives intro:
Juicy Desperate Housewives Promo:
In what figures to be one of the biggest TV deals of the year, "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry has inked a four-year, eight-figure overall pact with ABC Television Studio.
Deal, which keeps Cherry under wraps until May 2011, ensures creative continuity on "DH" through the skein's seventh season. Studio has also quietly negotiated deals with all key members of the cast that will keep them on the hit skein for at least as long as Cherry is attached.
Neither the studio nor Cherry's reps would comment on financial particulars. Still, it's believed the pact exceeds the rich $15 million, 3½-year deal "Nip/Tuck" creator Ryan Murphy inked with three News Corp. units last week (Daily Variety, Feb. 16).
Cherry said he has no plans to develop projects beyond "DH," though if he does, it'll be for ABC Television Studio (ATS). Instead, the scribe wants to focus on his current show.
"The studio and the network and I all feel it's best for me to stay glued to the set," he told Daily Variety. "I've got my ship, and I'm gonna run it."
And, if Cherry gets his way, the S.S. Wisteria Lane will complete its voyage in 2011 -- the same time his new deal wraps.
"I think that, at the end of my deal, and after seven seasons, it will be a good time to call it quits," he said. "I don't want anyone else to run the show, and I don't want us to fade away."
Cherry joked that ATS execs "smile and nod" when he mentions his plan, which echoes recent end-date scenarios set out by the brain trust behind another ATS skein, "Lost."
"But I'm serious in my intent to end it after seven years," Cherry said. "I don't want to overstay my welcome."
ATS prexy Mark Pedowitz said Cherry's plans for "Desperate Housewives" don't come as a surprise to him.
"He has always said he sees this as a seven-year show," Pedowitz said. "But nobody's made any determinations that it will end after seven years. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it."
Pedowitz said reupping Cherry was an easy deal to make.
"Desperate Housewives" is an "enormous asset for this company," he said. "And it's his creation and vision. It would be silly to do something without Marc Cherry involved."
Pedowitz also praised Cherry for steering "Desperate Housewives" back on track after some creative hurdles during the show's second season. "He's shown himself to be a very capable showrunner," Pedowitz said.
While Cherry's reps received inquiries about the scribe's availability, there was never any serious danger that he would jump ship.
"The only thing hard about the choice is that this is the most exhaustive thing I've ever done," Cherry said. "The only thing harder would be letting someone else run the show. And they certainly made it worth my while, so it was easy to sign on the dotted line."
With a potential end date in mind, Cherry is also free to begin planning the next stage of his career.
"After I've completed 'Desperate Housewives,' I'm packing my bags, moving to New York, and I'm going to start writing books for Broadway musicals," the singing waiter-turned-scribe said.
Don't expect "Desperate Housewives: The Musical," however.
"I can't emphasize this enough: God, no," he said when asked about such an idea. "It will not take place in suburbia."
Cherry's deal was brokered by his reps at Paradigm and attorneys Jon Moonves and Abel Lezcano.
(hij redt Lynette in de vorige aflevering van de dood, en voor haar zoontje die het voorval moeilijk kan verwerken blijkt hij een superheld)maar net als iedereen blijkt ook hij een geheim met zich mee te dragen. En umm...
RomeoX schreef:S03e07... (titel van de aflevering is "Bang")
Keenan not 'Desperate' any more
Writer splits from 'Wives'
Joe Keenan, the former "Frasier" scribe who helped Marc Cherry bring the buzz back to "Desperate Housewives," is ankling the show after one season.
Industry insiders said Keenan was leaving because he has a desire to work on original material rather than an existing skein. Departure is being described as amicable, but there have also been indications of creative tension between Keenan and Cherry.
Keenan will stay through the end of the current season, which wraps production in a few weeks, and is talking to ABC TV Studio reps about coming back during the summer to help set the stage for the next season of "Housewives." He may also wind up making an overall deal at a studio, with ABC TV Studio a possible suitor.
Scribe was behind one of the most critically acclaimed episodes of "Desperate Housewives" this season: "Bang," in which several characters are held hostage in a supermarket by Laurie Metcalf's character.
Keenan told Daily Variety last month that he'd enjoyed the transition to the hourlong world and that he was "compelled for the first time to think visually as much as verbally."
At the same time, he said it required an adjustment to adapt to serial writing, noting that stories can't be broken individually. Instead, with each plot point being led into the next, most large episodes are group written (though Keenan penned "Bang" himself).
"By and large, you're doing things a little more piecemeal, with credit being rotated," he said. "It's not quite the same sense of authorship except in rare instances. And at the end of the day, the higher-ups will be in polishing everything."
Keenan's other credits include the late, lamented CBS laffer "Out of Practice," which he created; he was also behind CBS' short-lived "Bram & Alice."
The scribe spent a decade on "Frasier" as well. His feature credits include "Flushed Away."
Yep, het ziet er naar uit dat er een einde is gekomen aan een vast personage...
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