Both had also worked on Cherry's previous show, The Crew, in 1995, as well as on the sitcom Cybill.
In the first four seasons, Larry Shaw and David Grossman have been the most prolific directors, together directing more than half of the episodes. The set for Wisteria Lane, consisting mainly of facades but also of some actual houses, was located on the Universal Studios Hollywood back lot.
Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama and mystery series created by Marc Cherry, and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions.It originally aired for eight seasons on ABC, from October 3, 2004 to May 13, 2012. Other executive producers since the fourth season included Bob Daily, George W.While Cherry continued his work on the show, Pratt was credited as executive producer for the pilot episode only, remaining linked to the show as a consulting producer during the first two seasons.On May 18, 2004, ABC announced the 2004–2005 lineup, with Desperate Housewives in the Sunday at – p.m.For the second season of Desperate Housewives, the street underwent some significant changes.
Among the most noticeable of these changes was the removal of a church facade and a mansion in order to make room for Edie's house and a park. The initial idea for the show's opening sequence was Cherry's.
The storyline covers 13 years of the women's lives over eight seasons, set between the years 2004–2008, and later 2013–2017 (the story arc includes a five-year passage of time, as well as flashbacks ranging from the 1980s to the 2020s).
They work through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their—on the surface—beautiful and seemingly perfect suburban neighborhood.
The series features an ensemble cast, headed by Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp, and Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis.
Brenda Strong narrates the series as the late Mary Alice Young, appearing sporadically in flashbacks or dream sequences.
For the third year, Cherry was joined by award-winning writer and producer Joe Keenan—of Frasier fame—and television movie producer George W.