Desperate Housewives

House to add cast members

House creator David Shore has confirmed that at least one new female cast member will join the series for the upcoming eighth season to replace departing actress Lisa Edelstein.

Huffman confirms new series

Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman announced at the Monte Carlo Television Festival this week that she is developing a couple of new TV series alongside her husband, William H. Macy, and the TNT network.

Schneider pilot to be re-shot

CBS is reportedly planning to reshoot a comedy pilot featuring Rob Schneider that was first announced last year. The network is still considering picking up the pilot, despite no series order coming during last month’s Upfronts.

Shatner to guest on Pysch

William Shatner has landed a guest role on comedy series Psych. The actor, whose $#*! My Dad Says was recently cancelled, will play a con man on the series.

8:30pm Monday, April 18 on TV2

All hell breaks loose this week in Desperate Housewives, when the onslaught of a riot threatens to trample Wisteria Lane.

Paul’s (Mark Moses) nefarious plan of opening a halfway house on Wisteria Lane is put into full effect, which sends the neighbourhood into an out of control spiral of chaos.

Meanwhile, Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) tries to cope with her feelings regarding the loss of her biological daughter, Grace (Cecilia Balagot), and Susan (Teri Hatcher) tells Tom (Doug Savant) about Renee’s (Vanessa Williams) feelings for him.

Bree (Marcia Cross) invites Keith (Brian Austin Green) to move in with her, and Lynette (Felicity Huffman) tries to figure out if anyone would screw over the neighbourhood by selling their house to Paul Young.

8:30pm Monday, March 28 on TV2

Dukes Of Hazard and Smallville star, John Schneider, arrives on Wisteria Lane this week as Keith’s (Brian Austin Green) father, Richard, in TV2 drama Desperate Housewives.

Susan (Teri Hatcher) begrudgingly accepts Lynette’s (Felicity Huffman) offer to be baby Paige’s (Hudson Greenberg) nanny; Bree (Marcia Cross) is embarrassed to tell Keith that she’s beginning to go through menopause; Renee (Vanessa Williams) makes a tempting job proposition to Lynette; and Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) fears that Bob (Tuc Watkins) is trying to seduce Carlos (Ricardo Chavira) after the two strike up a friendship.

Recently they had desperate housewives advert (season 7, ep 5) they had a song in the back ground playing, does any one know what it was called.  The only lyrics i can get from it is 54321 here we go and feel so alive.  This episode i am talking about in the advert is when they talk about bree having sex 3 times.

8:30pm Monday, February 28 on TV2

Make sure your knives are firmly locked away in the kitchen drawer as the backstabbing begins in TV2’s hit-drama, Desperate Housewives.

Vanessa Williams isn’t unaccustomed to scandal. Now, into episode three of the seventh season of Desperate Housewives we can sense her character, Renee, will become familiar with a scandal or two, herself. “She ends up hanging out in Wisteria Lane and stirring up some stuff,” says Williams.

However, the stellar class actresses are thrilled to have a new villain to play with. “She’s our new neighbour!” says Eva Longoria enthusiastically. “She’s Lynette’s (Felicity Huffman) ‘frenemy’ so she’s kind of tough,” adds Marcia Cross.

And in the last few episodes Cross’ character, Bree Van De Kamp, has also had something to smile about. “There’s a hot young thing in my house and I think a little romance will ensue – what are you going to do?” laughs Cross referring to the hunky handyman (Brian Austin Green) she has begun to form an attraction with.

Now that we’ve already met two of the hot new neighbours what else have we got to look forward to this season? Without giving too much away Longoria divulges, “Bree will reveal who ran over Juanita Solis.”

In this week’s episode of Desperate Housewives, Susan (Teri Hatcher) discovers that some of her best, sexy internet show moves are being copied by a competitor; Gabrielle hires a private detective to look into an important matter, unbeknownst to Carlos (Ricardo Antonio); Lynette is stunned when Tom’s (Doug Savant) doctor prescribes a rather unorthodox remedy for his depression; and Renee invites a reluctant Bree to go clubbing with her to engage in some local man-hunting.

8:30pm Monday, February 14 on TV2

Hit drama, Desperate Housewives, returns to TV2 this week and the residents of Wisteria Lane welcome a new addition to the neighbourhood when Lynette’s (Felicity Huffman) rich and successful college friend, Renee Perry (Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty), pays an unexpected visit to the Scavo household.

For Williams, having the chance to be part of the hit drama was a dream come true, not to mention a shot at playing one of TV’s hottest housewives. She told the American TV Guide, “I thought it was a fantastic opportunity for women my age to be sexy, delightful and completely different.”

Although Williams has for the past five years played her over-the-top Ugly Betty character, Wilhelimena Slater, she’s looking forward to taking on a new role, and the transformation that comes with it. “I wanted to come at this character from a completely different sensibility,” says Williams. “Some of my first ideas were to make Renee Southern, saccharine sweet or to have the hair and wardrobe [be] completely different.”

Williams delves further into her character and tells us a bit more about her high school relationship with Lynette Scavo: “Renee hurts Lynette’s feelings by telling her, ‘We all had such high hopes for you – what happened? You were the one that backpacked through Croatia, jumped on stage during a Springsteen concert, had a three-way with two of the guys from the rugby team…’ And then Lynette’s husband walks in and drops his suitcase,” reveals Williams.

Signing up to the latest series of Desperate Housewives has also meant, after years of moving between LA and New York, Williams has had to pack up and relocate once again. “It’s d�j� vu,” she says. “After meeting with [the show’s producer], my first call was to my daughter Sasha’s old school to see if I could get her re-en-rolled. When they said ‘Absolutely’ it was all systems go!”

In the season premiere of Desperate Housewives, the neighbourhood is stunned to discover that Paul Young (Mark Moses) is out of prison and back in the neighbourhood with an enigmatic new wife and seemingly dark motives.

Meanwhile, while Paul is renting Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) home, she, Mike (James Denton) and MJ (Mason Vale Cotton) are living in an apartment on limited funds. But Susan sees a glimmer of hope in getting her life back on the lane when she’s offered an unorthodox job by her apartment manager, Maxine (Lainie Kazan).

Gabrielle (Eva Longoria Parker) and Carlos (Ricardo Chavira) find themselves keeping secrets from one another; and Bree (Marcia Cross), newly single and needing a fresh start after selling her business, finds herself tempted by Keith (Brian Austin Green, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) the handsome, young handyman she’s hired to update her house.

Jim Carrey to return to SNL after 14 years

Jim Carrey is set to make a return to comedy show Staurday Night Live following a 14-year absence. The actor will return to host the show in the first week of January after last hosting the show back in the 90’s.

Sheridan drops Desperate Housewives lawsuit

Former Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan has dropped her $20 million lawsuit against the show’s creator Marc Cherry. Sheridan had initially claimed that Cherry had fired her after she complained that her had hit her on the set of the drama series. 

Stargate Universe axed

Stargate Universe (SGU) has been cancelled by its American network Syfy following poor ratings. The show, which screens here on Prime, is averaging roughly half the audience of what previous Stargate series’ SG-1 and Atlantis were pulling in their time.

Dillon lands Modern Family role

Matt Dillon has landed a guest role on an upcoming episode of Modern Family. The actor will play an ex-boyfriend of one of the characters later in the show’s second season.

Smith to develop Chinese crime drama

Will Smith’s production company is creating a new Chinese crime drama with 20th Century Fox which will follow a young female student in China who take sup crime fighting.  Smith is developing the show in conjunction with Chinese filmmaker Eva Jin.

Golden Globe nod good for Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston has suggested that his recent Golden Globe nomination for the show will open it up to an international audience. The drama series has had a limited broadcast outside of the US, nut Cranston hopes that audiences outside of the country will soon to be hooked by the series. “We would like the world to look and see the nature of this man’s plight,” he explained. “It’s a universal condition that he finds himself in [and] it’s not just an American story. We would love it to be exposed to the international public.”

Edgar Wright hopes to direct Doctor Who episode

British film director Edgar Wright has expressed an interest in taking charge of an episode of Doctor Who after admitting that he was a massive fan of the series as a child. Wright, whose film credits include Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and the recent Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, says he was approached in the past was but unable to take part due to other projects.

German stunt-man paralysed after TV accident

The German man who was injured in a live TV stunt earlier in the month has been lefty paralysed by the accident. 23-year-old Daniel Koch suffered neck fractures after the car jumping stunt went wrong and has been told by doctors that he will not be able to walk unaided again. The show’s broadcaster has been slammed by the country’s media for deliberately endangering its participants in order to drive up ratings.

Oprah departs Australia after intense few days

Oprah Winfrey has departed Australia following her week-long stay in the country. The chatshow host, along with the 302 American fans she flew out, have left the country after an intense few days which had the country’s media constantly in a spin.

Desperate Housewives creator developing new series

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is developing a new series called Hallelujah which will centre on a small town “which finds itself being torn apart by the forces of good and evil.”

Cast to change on Glee

Glee creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that in 2012 the series will start phasing out its current cast of characters and bring in new ones to keep the series believable. Murphy said: “Every year we’re going to populate a new group. There’s nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot.”

More talent added to J.J. Abrams series

Two more actors have been added to J.J. Abrams new series Alcatraz, joining Lost’s Jorge Garcia in the line-up. Jonny Coyne and Jason Butler will play prison wardens on the drama series which centres on the infamous San Francisco prison.

More Glee-style shows on the way

American network ABC is attempting to cash in on the success of the Glee series by developing two new musical series. The network is developing a project around former Glee cast member Idina Menzel about a single mother who dreams of a musical career along with another project described as a female-led musical comedy.

Actress to return to Desperate Housewives

Lesley Ann Warren is set to make a return to Desperate Housewives after last appearing on the show in its first season. The actress played Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) mother when the show debuted in 2005 and hasn’t returned since.

John Key held a live chat on Stuff today and was asked what his favourite TV show was by one participant.  

Along with having Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy series linked on his MySky, the Prime Ministers favourite show is The Biggest Loser.