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Desperate Housewives may have ended six years ago, but it seems like the drama is still ongoing.

During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel that aired on April 10, a very pregnant Longoria talked about her upcoming role in Overboard, a remake of the 1987 classic film starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Given that Longoria is already starring in a reboot, and with everything from Jersey Shore to Sabrina the Teenage Witch returning to television, Kimmel asked if the star would ever consider bringing back Desperate Housewives. It turns out, this is a q that Longoria gets frequently in interviews, but she says that ABC hasn’t shown interest in the idea… yet.

“We were on for a decade and we did 24 episodes a year,” she told Kimmel. “We fully mined those characters.”

Even though she’s no longer working on Wisteria Lane, Longoria says the former neighbourhood squad have stayed close—with one exception.

“We’re very good friends,” Longoria said.

“All of you?” Kimmel pressed.

“No,” Longoria said quickly, laughing. “But 99 percent of us are.”

Longoria mentioned that she is tight with Felicity Huffman, who played Lynette Scavo, and Marcia Cross, who played Bree Van De Kamp. Both Desperate Housewives alum will be in attendance when Longoria gets her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week. While Longoria didn’t name names for who *isn’t* in her good books, the cast’s feud with Teri Hatcher is well documented. A 2005 photoshoot for Vanity Fair made headlines when details surfaced about the tense moments on set between Hatcher and her cast mates. The cover stated, “You wouldn’t believe what it took just to get this photo!”

Adding to the rumoured rift, the cast mates reportedly left Hatcher off their thank you card to the crew when the show wrapped in 2012.

“You know, Teri was just a loner,” Longoria told OK! magazine that same year. “I don’t know. Me and Marcia and Felicity were a lot closer because we are just girlie girls who like to be in each other’s company. Teri didn’t.”

And clearly, six years later, it seems that not much has changed.


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From Full House (Fuller House) to Roseanne (The Conners), reboots of ABC shows are some of the most successful that have launched. One show that has been on the top of the request list to be rebooted is the Marc Cherry created Desperate Housewives, and if a recent internet report is to be believed, the ladies of Wisteria Lane may be prepping to return to their storied (and dramatic) street.

The report buzzing around the internet (along with the corresponding art) stated the following about a possible reboot: Eva Longoria is set to reprise to her role as Gabrielle Solis in a brand new season of Desperate Housewives. The ninth season of the hit show will see Longoria’s character return to Wisteria Lane with a terrible secret. But this time she won’t have the support of her neighbours as all of her old friends have moved out of the street. Instead we meet a brand new cast of housewives set to include Pose actress Dominique Jackson and Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey. Marcia Cross is also said to appear but in a cameo role only.

Eva Longoria for one, has let it be known that she is up for a reboot. During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live, she let him know that while ABC has not come to the cast with an actual offer, it comes up in interviews consistently.

While an official reboot right now remains unconfirmed, the history between the cast could be one of the biggest barriers in getting the ladies of Wisteria Lane back together. While both Vanessa Williams and Eva Longoria revealed to Closer that they would be on board for a reboot, the cast’s relationship with Teri Hatcher seems to remain strained (battles between the cast and Hatcher during filming and press during the height of the show, specifically a Vanity Fair cover shoot, are well documented).

For now, we will have to wait and see if the ladies of Wisteria Lane could be retuning to our television screens any time soon….

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Although there must have been lots of tears, (Felicity Huffman predicted she would be “crying in Eva’s arms” watching the finale) series endings also mean good things for cast and crew members, including family time and new projects.

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Eva Longoria (Gabrielle): The curtain has closed on Wisteria Lane, but the actress, producer and activist Longoria will remain busy. Fulfilling her role, in what she expressed to The Hollywood Reporter as “The most important election in my lifetime,” as one of President Obama’s national co-chairs. In the Obama for America movement, she will be traveling to swing states specifically engaging Latin Americans and women to support Obama for re-election. “So when the election comes, it’s going to be a pretty clear choice if you’re a woman, if you’re Latino – it’s going to be very clear who’s on your side.” Longoria has also begun to focus more on some producing projects. One of them is producing NBC’s upcoming dating series, Ready for Love, as well as co-producing with Housewives creator Marc Cherry on the soapy drama pilot, Devious Maids, for ABC. She has also placed a legal drama with The CW.

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Felicity Huffman (Lynette): It’s a bittersweet ending for Huffman. “It’s really the water we’ve been swimming in for the last eight seasons. Our children have grown up. It’s going to be a real sea change. It’s been the most wonderful years of my professional life,” the actress who played Lynette told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview with husband William H. Macy. The two recently earned side-by-side stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and will appear together in the indie film “Rudderless,” a musical drama that revolves around a parent recovering from the loss of a child. Huffman also launched a lifestyle website called, where moms can go for advice. Shameless star Macy, lightheartedly told THR what he felt about his wife’s longterm series ending: “We’re the luckiest palookas that I got Shameless as Housewives is ending. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to start living on my salary as opposed to Felicity’s salary, which is not fun. But we can do it.”

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Marcia Cross (Bree): After an amazing run on Desperate Housewives, receiving multiple awards and nominations for her portrayl of Bree, Cross said she is ready for some family time. “There are so many things I want to do, but it’s really about the people I’ve sort of neglected in my mind, though they don’t necessary feel that way, over the eight years,” the mother of 5-year-old twin daughters with husband Tom Mahoney (who struggled with cancer back in 2009) told People. “I had children, my husband was not well for a while, so I have I been on this very busy, busy, busy road. I want to have time and space to hear how my friends are doing,” she said.

Teri Hatcher (Susan): Winning a Golden Globe award for her role as Susan Mayer, life after Housewives includes making her directorial debut in an upcoming episode of ABC Family’s fashion-drama Jane by Design. She’ll also star in the series for four episodes as Jane’s estranged mother, Erica Dasher. “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to direct,” Hatcher said in a statement. “So many of the crew and cast of Desperate Housewives have been encouraging me to do this for a long time, from Vanessa Williams, James Denton, to the talented camera crew department and producers. Now that I have time, I’m excited to wholeheartedly conquer new ventures.”

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Vanessa Williams (Renee): After two seasons on Desperate Housewives, Williams is changing her TV address. She is moving from Wisteria Lane to 666 Park Avenue, the name of her newly ordered pilot for ABC. She told THR about her character in the supernatural series. “Her name is Olivia Duran. And she’s married to Terry O’Quinn from Lost,” she said. “And it’s about an iconic building in New York, and in order to get into the building you have to make a few sacrifices. And we own the building, so you have to get through us.”

If you were a fan of US drama Desperate Housewives when it was on TV and are still hoping for it to come back, you’re not alone…

In fact, one of the show’s four leading ladies, Teri Hatcher, wants the series to return as well.

Teri, who played Susan Mayer throughout the show’s eight seasons, told Loose Women yesterday (7th March) that she’d be “the first person” to re-join the show if it were to get a reboot.

“I never wanted it to be over. I love those characters,” she explained.

Don’t get too excited, though, as Teri thinks the chances of a comeback after six years are probably quite slim.

“I don’t think very good. Just because of the creators. It’s not the women. I think the women would probably all do it,” she explained.


Teri Hatcher (L) and Marcia Cross in Desperate Housewives

We live in hope.

Teri also spoke about her relationship with her former co-stars Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria.

She revealed that while they don’t particularly stay in touch, they are “definitely supportive” of each other.

“Very exciting Eva’s about to have her first baby!” she added.

Okay, so we might not be getting more Desperate Housewives after all. Re-runs it is…

Loose Women airs today at 1.30pm on ITV.

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When it comes to her time on ABC’s hit show Desperate Housewives, Dana Delany has nothing but fond memories. In fact, the 62-year-old actress said she would be open to strolling down Wisteria Lane once more should the series get the reboot treatment.

“You know, I had so much fun on that show,” Dana revealed exclusively to Closer Weekly at the Off-Broadway premiere of Alice By Heart in NYC on Tuesday, February 26 when asked about the prospect of its return. “Unexpectedly good fun. So yeah, sure.”

Desperate Housewives ran for eight seasons, from 2004 to 2012, and garnered 38 Emmy nominations, seven of which were wins. In the past, both Eva Longoria and Vanessa Williams have exclusively told us that they’d be down for a reboot as well. But while Teri Hatcher and Jesse Metcalf have voiced support for a reboot, others — like James Denton — have their doubts that it would work.

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Dana, a two-time Emmy winner, starred as Katherine Mayfair on Desperate Housewives beginning with season 4 through season 6 until she ultimately reprised her role in the series finale. As for where she stands with her former costars, it seems though Dana is still pals with the ladies — some more than others.

“I do actually,” Delany replied when asked about keeping in touch with the gang. “I’m in contact with Marcia Cross (Bree Van de Kamp) all the time. We’re friends.”

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Desperate Housewives fans will recall that Dana and Marcia’s characters were both fierce and fabulous ladies who, despite always being in quite the heated rivalry, started a catering business together. Dana noted that people still talk to her about the show but, more specifically, they ask her about Katherine and Bree’s relationship and say they wanted them to “get together as a couple.”

As for the lasting impact of Desperate Housewives, Dana doesn’t think that legacy will ever die out — reboot or no reboot.

“I don’t feel like it’s gone away because there’s always some person on Twitter talking about it,” Dana gushed about its staying power. “There’s a lot of young girls that watch the show over and over again, so I don’t think it will ever go away.”

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