'Desperate Housewives' set to end after next season

Monday August 8, 2011

Viewers may have to bid farewell to the Desperate Housewives of Wisteria Lane.

According to a source familiar with ABC's plans for the drama, next season will be its last.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the network and producers hadn't authorised public comment.

ABC is scheduled to discuss its fall schedule at a news conference on Sunday and declined comment.

Desperate Housewives, a glossy prime-time soap opera with an ensemble cast including Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria, made a splash when it hit TV screens in 2004.

It has since seen its audience dwindle.

There's been off-screen drama as well, with former cast member Nicolette Sheridan suing over her departure.

Meanwhile, creator, Marc Cherry, is not returning to produce next season's episodes of Desperate Housewives.

Photo: © ABC

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