Viewers of the ABC series “Desperate Housewives” have finally seen their favorite TV stars resolve all their onscreen problems. The characters of the show enjoyed a fairytale-like happy ending during the final episode which was broadcast on Sunday, Reuters reports.
More than eight years have passed since ABC announced the launching of a new series called “Desperate Housewives”. The series was centered on the life of four female characters, Susan Delfino, Bree Van de Kamp, Gabrielle Solis and Lynette Scavo, who needed to find personal happiness. The first season of the show was a real success, especially since the cast included Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross and Felicity Hoffman.
Each new season brought new confrontations to the characters; thus, the “Desperate Housewives” had to deal with various life challenges. In the end, however, it all turned out alright for everyone as cookbook mogul Bree falls in love with her lawyer and moves to south where she starts a political career. Gabrielle opens her own business, that is, a successful shopping website and she moves with her husband, Carlos to California. Lynette, on the other hand, reconciles with husband Tom and together they live happily ever after in New York.
Writer Mark Cherry was highly appreciated for the idea he had to produce the story of the four “Desperate Housewives”. When he first released the series in 2004, the number of ABC viewers increased dramatically. In addition, it was for the first time when people were watching a series with 40-something women in leading roles and Teri Hatcher felt like her career was resuscitated.
Each episode of the first season was watched by almost 20 million viewers, but their number gradually decreased in the upcoming seasons. This year, only 8 million people chose to watch the series, which might explain producers’ decision to end the show. “Desperate Housewives” did not receive just the acknowledgement of the public, but also the recognition of highly trained professionals. Thus, the show received seven Grammys, six of them being awarded at the end of the first season.