Desperate Housewives  

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Desperate Housewives is an American television drama, written by Marc Cherry, first broadcast on ABC on October 3, 2004. The series' producer is Touchstone Television. The theme music was written by Danny Elfman.

It tells of the events on Wisteria Street after the suicide of Mary Alice Scott (Brenda Strong), who narrates the story from beyond the grave. The story is unraveled through her four friends; single mom Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher) who is in competition for single new neighbor Mike Defino (Jamie Denton) with Edie Britt (Nicolette Sheridan); ex-career woman Lynette Scarvo (Felicity Huffman), who is now saddled with three evil children, a baby and a husband who is always out of town (Doug Savant); everything-in-its-place ice queen Bree Van De Kamp (Marcia Cross) who's trapped in a sterile marriage with Rex (Steven Culp); and Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria), who married Carlos (Ricardo Chavira) for money, but finds satisfaction with the teenage gardener, John Jesse Metcalfe. Things are aggrevated by nosy neighbor Mrs. Huber Christine Estabrook and the mystery of why Mary Alice took her own life.

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