Upcoming season expected to be last for ‘Desperate Housewives’

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It looks like the desperation may come to an end for ‘Desperate Housewives.’

The upcoming season will reportedly be the last for the long-running ABC drama. Confirmation is expected to be announced Sunday during ABC’s portion of the Television Critics Assn. media tour. For now, a spokesperson would only say reports are ‘speculative at this point.’

It’s news many might have seen coming. The upcoming eighth season will be the first without Marc Cherry as executive producer. He stepped down from his duties at the end of last season to focus on other projects -- and to deal with that lawsuit brought against him by former ‘Housewife’ Nicolette Sheridan. And ratings for the prime-time soap have dipped. According to Nielsen, ‘Desperate Housewives’ was ranked the 24th most-watched show of the 2010-2011 season, a significant drop from the top five spot it held during its first seasons.


The season premieres Sept. 25.


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