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ABC's Desperate Housewives

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Looking down on her friends and family isn't a way of life for Mary Alice Young. It's a way of death. One day, in her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, Mary Alice ended it all. Now she's taking us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors, commenting from her elevated POV. Her husband's acting suspicious, the neighbors are talking, and her girlfriends are wondering why one of their own would do something so rash… and so messy.

There's Susan, the divorcée who goes to extraordinary lengths for love. Lynette, the ex-career woman who traded the boardroom for boredom, mixed with moments of sheer panic. Bree, the Martha Stewart on steroids, whose family is about to mutiny. And Gabrielle, the ex-model with everything she always wanted - a rich husband, a big house - so what is she doing with the 17-year-old gardener? As for Mary Alice's husband, Paul, there must be a good reason why he's digging up the pool in the middle of the night.

From her unique vantage point, Mary Alice sees more now than she ever did alive, and she's planning to share all the delicious secrets that hide behind every neighbor's closed door in this seemingly perfect American suburb. The writer of Melrose Place and General Hospital (executive producer Charles Pratt Jr.) has helped create a primetime soap with a truly contemporary take on happily ever after.

Brenda Strong: Mary Alice Young
Mark Moses ("Saving Jessica Lynch"): Paul Young
Cody Kasch ("Normal, Ohio"): Zach Young
Teri Hatcher ("Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"): Susan Mayer
Andrea Bowen ("That Was Then"): Julie Mayer
Marcia Cross ("Melrose Place," "Everwood"): Bree Van De Kamp
Steven Culp ("Star Trek: Enterprise," "Thirteen Days"): Rex Van De Kemp (Season 1)
Felicity Huffman ("Sports Night"): Lynette Scavo
Eva Longoria ("Dragnet," "The Young And The Restless"): Gabrielle Solis
Ricardo Antonio Chavira ("The Alamo"): Carlos Solis
James Denton ("The Pretender"): Mike Delfino
Jesse Metcalfe ("Passions"): John Rowland (Season 1)
Doug Savant ("Melrose Place"): Tom Scavo

Premiered: Sunday, October 3, 2004 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC

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