“Desperate Housewives” ends its run on ABC at the end of its current season, but don’t expect the ladies of Wisteria Lane to take a vacation together in a big screen installment of the franchise.
“I’m just never sending these gals to Dubai,” “Desperate Housewives” creator and executive producer Marc Cherry said on Tuesday at the Television Critics Association Winter Session in Pasadena on Tuesday, referring to “Sex and The City 2.”
Cherry said that while he’s actually congratulated “SATC” boss Michael Patrick King on the HBO series’ leap to the big screen, he knows his show is different and won’t follow that path.
“’Sex and The City’ only did a total of, I think, 69 episodes, so I always thought that the advantage for them was that they hadn’t really plumbed the depths of those characters,” Cherry said. “After eight years, boy, I think we’re done. And I’m happy about that. That’s not a bad thing. I feel very satisfied with where we are.”
Cherry said he knows what the ending of “Desperate Housewives” is, but declined to give any hints.
He also refused to address his comments at the last TCA session, several months ago, that he wanted to pay “homage to everyone who’s been there” – which would include Nicollette Sheridan’s Edie Britt.
“I’m sooooo not revealing what the end is gonna be,” Cherry said. “It’s a surprise and I’m being hyper protective of it. No comment on that.”
The show boss did reveal that they will bring back Susan Delphino’s (Teri Hatcher) daughter Julie (Andrea Bowen), and that Cherry, himself, will appear in an upcoming episode before the show is over.
“Yeah, I’m gonna do a Hitchcock,” he said, referring to when the boss walks through a scene. “And the hair and makeup people will go through more hell that day than they’ve ever gone through.”
The cast, who were all present at the panel, said they are still surprised by the affect their show has had on fashion, culture and even television.
“All the ‘Real Housewives’ shows,” Eva Longoria (Gabrielle Solis) said when asked for an example of the things they’ve seen as a result of the show’s influence.
“I want a residual,” Cherry chimed in, referring to the Bravo franchise.
“Desperate Housewives” airs Sunday’s at 9 PM EST/PST on ABC.