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One last show with the 'Desperate Housewives'

It's the end of the road for ABC's ‘Desperate Housewives.'
By Jacqueline Cutler Published: May 12, 2012

Behind the wisteria lurk the secrets, affairs and lies one admits only to closest friends. Through marriages, divorces, births, deaths — accidental and intentional — illnesses, triumphs, children and crimes, one bond remains indestructible: the women's friendship.

ABC's “Desperate Housewives” comes to what will undoubtedly be an over-the-top two-hour finale at 8 p.m. Sunday. Even as the actresses head into their final weeks after eight seasons, they don't know what will happen, but they respect creator Marc Cherry's cloak of secrecy. Three of the four original housewives — Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria — reflect on the show.

Huffman as Lynette: She's the housewife most women relate to. She loves her husband and kids, but they drive her crazy. She's had jobs, but taking care of her family trumped career. Lynette vanquished cancer, and this season saw her separate from Tom (Doug Savant) after 20 years.

Reflections on “Desperate Housewives”: “I have enjoyed every minute of it,” Huffman said. “Just the other night I was talking to Bill (husband William H. Macy) and trying to work on something and said, ‘Maybe I can practice doing this better.' It is such a luxury to get eight years of acting.”

Little-known tidbit: “I wanted to play all of the parts,” she said of reading the pilot. “I wanted to play Gabrielle Solis! I want to be a Latina supermodel.”

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