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Nine, Not Seven, Seasons of Desperate Housewives? December 11, 2008 2:43 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC, Desperate Housewives, News, Television.
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desperatehousewivescast-121108TVGuide.com has learned that during a cake-cutting ceremony marking the 100th episode of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, series creator Marc Cherry announced his desire to have the show on the air for nine seasons, two more than he previously announced back in February of 2007 when Cherry inked a four-year deal with ABC Studios.

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TV Casting Bites: Wahlberg gets new show, Delaney Returning to Wisteria Lane May 14, 2008 3:22 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC, Casting, Desperate Housewives, Morse Code, News, Television, TNT.
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TNT has teamed up with Donnie Wahlberg and director/producer Jon Avnet to develop a new crime drama about a war hero turned Drug Enforcement officer set in Boston.  Wahlberg is expected to star in the series, tentatively titled Morse Code. [Reuters]

Enjoying the murder mystery storyline revolving around Dana Delany’s character Katherine Mayfair on Desperate Housewives?  Well, good news, because the actress confirmed to ET Online that she is returning to the show next season and that her “whole mystery story will be wrapped up and everything will be revealed, and it’s rather dramatic.”

TV Casting Bites: “E.R.”, “90210” Spin-off, “Desperate Housewives” and Britney Confirmed for “How I Met Your Mother” April 29, 2008 8:55 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Desperate Housewives, E.R. 90210 Spinoff, How I Met Your Mother, News, Television.
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The final season of E.R. is adding a little star power, as film actress Angela Bassett is joining the cast as a regular of the NBC series. [THR]

The CW “90210” spin off has added two actresses: Lori Laughlin has been tapped to play Celia Mills, the show’s mom, while Jessica Walter will play Tabitha Mills, the grandmother. [TV Guide and EW]

Gale Harold has booked a potentially recurring role on ABC’s Desperate Housewives [TV Guide]

And lastly, CBS has confirmed that Britney Spears is returning to guest star on the May 12 episode of How I Met Your Mother. [CBS]

ABC Announces Pickup of Nine Series for Next Season February 11, 2008 11:05 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2007/2008 TV Season, Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, News, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Renewals, Samantha Who?, Television, Ugly Betty.
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ABC today announced that they’ve made pickup’s for nine shows for next season: Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Dirty Sexy Money, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who? and Ugly Betty.

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Marc Cherry Stays on with ABC February 21, 2007 5:50 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC, Casting, Desperate Housewives, News, Television.
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Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) has signed a four-year deal with ABC Television to remain on board with the network through the 2011 season. That will take the series through 7 seasons.

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