"Desperate Housewives" Creator Takes Last Stroll Down Wisteria Lane
(LOS ANGELES) -- After eight seasons of sex, sin and other suburban endeavors, ABC's Desperate Housewives is coming to an end this Sunday with a two-hour series finale.
While speaking with TV critics earlier this year, the show's creator, Marc Cherry, looked back on the series, and described how it changed the lives of all who were involved.
"For a lot of us, it was kind of our second chance," Cherry said. "[I] had Golden Girls, but then I went through years of not working," he said. "Marcia [Cross] had Melrose Place, Terri [Hatcher] had Lois and Clark, and Felicity [Huffman] was kind of like this well-kept secret."
The show's success seemed to take everyone by surprise, Cherry recalled, but because the show was that "second chance" in their careers, he explained both he and the cast appreciated the show all the more.
"When it hit," Cherry said, "unlike if you have a show with a bunch of young actors, I think we were just all smart enough to go OK, it's crazy, it's intense, but thank God."
Cherry summed up his experience of the past eight years by saying, “It was intense, it was painful at times.”
But after having done 180 episodes, Cherry adds, “I think we're all smart enough to know we're the lucky ones. As in with anything in life, the glory was worth the pain.”
As for the impact his show has had on society, Cherry says he hopes “for the most part it's a positive one.”
The series did spawn a wrongful termination lawsuit from former cast member Nicollette Sheridan that is still not resolved.
The two-hour series finale of Desperate Housewives airs at 9 p.m. Eastern time Sunday on ABC.
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