Desperate Housewives

8:30pm Monday, March 5 on TV2

Gaby’s bad behavior could see her wind up in detention as she causes trouble for Juanita at school, this week in Desperate Housewives: The Final Season.

This week, after disobeying the rules of student drop-offs at the front of Juanita’s (Madison de la Garza) school, Gaby makes it her mission to get even with a parent volunteer who banishes her to a faraway parking lot.

Meanwhile, Bree discovers her daughter’s new business may not be as wholesome as first thought, Lynette begins to suspect that Tom (Doug Savant) may be dating; and Susan tries to ease her guilt by taking an art class with no-nonsense instructor Andre Zeller (Miguel Ferrer).

Guest starring I’m With The Band’s Beth Litlleford.

Goodman to return to Community

John Goodman will return to Community to reprise his role as Vice Dean Laybourne, who works at the school of air conditioning.

Longoria rules out Desperate Housewives movie

Eva Longoria has ruled out a Desperate Housewives movie, saying she is not interested in taking part in one. “I’m not open to a movie, no,” she said. “I wouldn’t even pay money to go to a movie when I could see these characters and these girls in my own home. It would be nice to close this chapter.”

Downton Abbey actress joins Bad Girls

Downton Abbey actress Zoe Boyle has joined the new American remake of Bad Girls. Boyle appeared in the second season of Downton Abbey and has also featured in Sons of Anarchy.

8:30pm Monday, February 27 on TV2

All good things must come to an end, and to commemorate the final season of Desperate Housewives fans are being given the opportunity to own a part of the show for themselves.

The Desperate Housewives: Kiss Them Goodbye auctions are currently underway, and will continue as the count down to the final episodes continues. ABC Studios, who make the hit drama, and leading reseller of Hollywood memorabilia VIP Fan Auctions have original props, set pieces, costumes and collectors artefacts from over the entire series to sell.

“The Desperate Housewives auctions will provide fans from around the world with a once in a lifetime opportunity to preserve a piece of television history,” says VIP’s Managing Partner Mark Kaminky. “With new items offered every week, fans will have an ongoing opportunity to view and bid on key items from this beloved television show.”

To check out what’s on offer and for the chance to own your piece of Desperate Housewives history, go to www.desperatehousewivesauctions.com

8:30pm Monday, February 13 on TV2

All good things eventually come to an end, and in the final season of this landmark show, the stakes are at an all-time high. A two-time winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, Desperate Housewives returns tonight to TV2.

Desperate Housewives is a primetime soap with a truly contemporary take on “happily ever after.” The series, which takes a darkly comedic look at suburbia, where the secret lives of housewives aren’t always what they seem, began with Mary Alice Young inside her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, taking her own life. Commenting from her elevated point of view, she took us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbours.

For this final season, Carlos’ (Ricardo Chavira) murder of Gaby’s (Eva Longoria) evil stepfather and the cover up by Susan (Teri Hatcher), Gaby, Bree (Marcia Cross) and Lynette (Felicity Huffman) has far-reaching effects. Feelings of guilt begin to overcome everyone in different ways.

Susan starts to withdraw from her friends and family, and Gaby works to reach out to Carlos as his guilt weighs heavily on him. While Lynette and Tom are grappling with their disintegrating marriage and impending separation, Lynette is having trouble making the right choices ever since she participated in the cover-up. And Bree must be especially careful around her new love, Detective Chuck Vance (Jonathan Cake).

Meanwhile, a new sexy neighbour moves to town, Ben Faulkner, played by well-known Kiwi and Aussie actor Charles Mesure (Outrageous Fortune, This is Not My Life), and he’s Renee’s (Vanessa Williams) first order of business.

Cranston to direct Modern Family episode

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is closing a deal to direct an episode of Modern Family. The former Malcolm in the Middle actor has directed episodes of numerous TV shows in the past.

US to remake Bad Girls

A US remake of British prison drama Bad Girls is in the works at the NBC network. The show, which centres on the inmates and officers in a women’s prison, ran from 1999 to 2006.

Luck renewed

HBO has renewed Dustin Hoffman’s new horse-racing series Luck for a second season just two days after its first season premiere.

Pilot ordered for new Marc Cherry project

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has had a pilot order for his new project at ABC, Devious Maids. The project is a loose adaptation of a Mexican telenovela that focusses on four Latina women who work as maids in Beverly Hills.

Stiller joins comedy pilot

Ben Stiller has signed on to feature in a new HBO comedy pilot called All Talk. Stiller will also direct and executive produce the project.

Assange to host series

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will host his own ten-part TV series that will consist of “in-depth conversations with key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world”.

DH character to die midseason

A major Desperate Housewives character will meet their end sometime during the final season, it has been revealed by Entertainment Weekly.

Spartacus influenced by Game of Thrones

Spartacus showrunner Steven S DeKnight says that the second season of the show was influenced by successful storylines on Game of Thrones. “All of us writers on Spartacus love Game of Thrones,” he said. “It’s just so well done.”

Michele to feature on Glee Project

Glee actress Lea Michele will feature on the second season of spin-off series The Glee Project as a mentor for the contestants. She tweeted: “So excited to announce that I’ll be guest mentoring on the season two premiere of The Glee Project!”

Goldberg to guest on The Middle

Whoopi Goldberg and Ed Asner have landed guest roles in The Middle. Goldberg will play a guidance counsellor while Asner’s role is yet to be announced.

No Desperate Housewives movie

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry says he has no plans to bring the TV series to the big screen once its final season screens this year. “After eight years, I think we’re done,” he said. “I’m happy about it. It’s not a bad thing. I feel very satisfied with where we are.”

Actors to host SNL

Actors Zooey Deschanel and Channing Tatum will host episodes of Saturday Night Live for the first time in February, it has been announced.

Community paying tribute to Law & Order

Comedy series Community will pay tribute to axed crime drama Law & Order in an upcoming episode. The sitcom will feature an investigation, transistions and sound effects similar to those used on Law & Order.

Carell to visit The Simpsons

Steve Carell will make a guest appearance on The Simpsons next year, playing the “tightly wound accountant” for mob boss Fat Tony.

BBC not firing Clarkson

The BBC has ruled out sacking Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson after around 32,000 complaints were received regarding Clarkson’s comments about striking public sector workers in the UK.

Longoria working on new series

Eva Longoria is said to be developing a new legal drama series for The CW network that would focus on a young lawyer who ends up going into business with her mother.

Moses joins The Killing

Desperate Housewives actor Mark Moses has signed on to feature in the second season of The Killing. The actor, who plays Paul on desperate Housewives, will take on the role of a new detective.

Lorre close to quitting

Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre has said he was close to quitting the sitcom after the uproar over the antics of Charlie Sheen. “I offered to quit the show last winter. I said, ‘Listen, if for some reason I’m now the Antichrist I’m happy to leave. It’s not in my interest to stop the show, and I certainly don’t want to put all these people out of work. Keep going. Get another guy. Don’t stop on my account.”

Actors returning to Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives will have at least three former cast members return to the series for the final season. Dana Delany, Kyle MacLachlan and Andrea Bowen are all expected to return to reprise their roles.

Comic book series coming

Fringe writer Andrew Kreisberg will pen the script for a new series based on Booster Gold, a DC Comics superhero who travels through time.

Area 51 series in the works

The Walking Dead’s executive producer Gale Anne Hurd has purchased the rights to a book about Area 51 with the intention of producing a drama series.

Treasure hunter series being developed

A new series centring on a young female treasure hunter is being developed by The CW network. The show is being produced by The Day After Tomorrow’s Stephanie Germain.

An Idiot Abroad unlikely to return

Stephen Merchant has admitted that it is unlikely that An Idiot Abroad will return for a third season. Merchant says Karl Pilkington has vowed “never to do anything again”.

Willams signs ABC deal

Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives actress Vanessa Williams has signed a deal with the ABC network that will see her feature in a new series next year. The deal will see Williams star in either a half-hour or hour-long series aimed to be released next US autumn.

Murphy pulls out of Oscars

Eddie Murphy has quit as host of the 2012 Academy Awards, just a day after producer Brett Ratner stood down from the production.

James Bond actor to guest on House

Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace actor Jeffrey Wright has signed on for a role on House, where he will guest star as a mentor for Foreman (Omar Epps).

Kapoor to play Jack Bauer

Slumdog Millionaire actor Anil Kapoor will play the role of Jack Bauer in a remake of 24 for Indian TV. The actor played the role of the gameshow host Prem in Slumdog Millionaire.