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Interesting facts about the series “Desperate Housewives”

Date: August 20, 2022 Time: 05:52:57

How it all began

The plot was based on the story of four girlfriend-housewives living in the fictional American town of Fairview on the fictional Wisteria Lane. The story starts from the moment in which the fifth girlfriend of the quartet decides to commit suicide and shoots herself after receiving threats from an anonymous person.

From the very first episodes, the series endeared itself to the audience and was treated kindly by critics. The first episode was watched by 21.6 million viewers and the season one finale was already watched by 30 million people.


During the 8 years that Desperate Housewives aired, the series was nominated for over 100 awards, including 38 Emmy nominations, 7 of which were successful. Three times the creators of the multiseries received the Golden Globe, including twice in the nomination for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. The most successful was the first season, which earned fifteen nominations and four Emmy Awards. The debut season earned Felicity Huffman the nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Katherine Joosten won Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, Charles McDougall won the top award for Best Director, and the series itself was nominated. for “Best Comedy Series”. Best Screenplay, and several other technical categories. In addition, the first season was nominated for five Golden Globe nominations.


The popularity of the “Hot Housewives” series did not go unnoticed by computer game makers and others. After the first season, the board game Desperate Housewives: Sort Dirty Laundry was released, and a year later, the computer game Desperate Housewives: The Game was released, which was based on 12 episodes of the series. A year later, a mobile phone toy appeared, somewhat reminiscent of the legendary “Mario Brothers”, in which the main characters, passing level after level, solve urgent problems.

Additional episodes

While working on the sixth season, The Housewives creator Mark Cherry wrote an additional 8 mini-series under the general title “Another Housewife”. Thus, the production company, as part of an advertising campaign, pleased the telephone company, whose devices were used by all the main stories of the series.


In 2007, Madame Alexander released a collection of dolls of the main characters of the series: Bree, Gabrielle, Susan and Lynette. Each of the dolls measured about 40 centimeters high, and the total circulation was about 300 copies. Also, under the Desperate Housewives brand, she launched a perfume called Forbidden Fruit.


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