Could creator Marc Cherry be wearing thin on the “Desperate Housewives” drama? Maybe, ABC just realized that the storylines are being recycled?
At any rate, Deadline.com reports that ABC is considering stepping back from its previous announcement of nine seasons to eight for the run of the show.
According to the article, a couple issues are affecting ABC’s decision process:
- Cherry is already on a three-year deal with the network. If the show ends after Season 8, that would allow Cherry a year to do development on new projects. And the network really wants him to churn out another hit for them.
- The core divas Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria Parker and Marcia Cross apparently have deals through next season. ABC Studios has reportedly approached them about extending that through a Season 9, but the women haven’t committed. Could they be considering other options?
Back in 2008, ABC announced that it had a deal in place to carry “Desperate Housewives” through Season 9, instead of Season 7 as Cherry had planned.
An ABC spokesperson declined Zap2it’s request for comment.
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