A primetime soap with a truly contemporary take on the "happily ever after," Desperate Housewives takes a darkly comedic look at suburbia, where the secret lives of housewives aren't always what they seem.
The series began with Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) leaving her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, and ending it all. Commenting from her elevated P.O.V., she took us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbours.
This season, more of the shockingly delicious secrets viewers have come to know and love await her circle of girlfriends.
When Mike Delfino (James Denton) makes his choice between Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher) and Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany), one woman is driven to a mental breakdown; Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom Scavo (Doug Savant) face the challenging realities of yet another pregnancy; Bree Hodge (Marcia Cross) - Martha Stewart on steroids - struggles to break free of Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) and her inhibitions; and Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria Parker) is put to the test by husband Carlos' (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) teenaged niece now in their care.
This season sees Bree slowly beginning the process of rebuilding her life, first by telling her friend Gabrielle a secret that could end their friendship, and then by starting up a romance with her much younger contractor Keith Watson.
In the meantime, the Solis' discover that their daughter Juanita was swapped at birth, and Lynette is visited by her old college roommate Renee Perry (Vanessa Williams), who later moves to the lane permanently.
Bob and Lee find their way back to one another, and Susan and Mike's financial situations lead them to move to an apartment in the city and to take on jobs they don't want to endure through, whereas Paul Young, Mary Alice's widower, moves back to Wisteria Lane to wreak havoc.
From her unique vantage point, Mary Alice sees more now than she ever did alive, and she's planning to share all the juicy secrets that hide behind every neighbour's closed door in this seemingly perfect American suburb.
On the season premiere of Desperate Housewives 7: the residents of Wisteria Lane are stunned to discover that Paul Young 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 home, she, Mike and MJ 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).
Lynette's rich and successful college friend, Renee (Vanessa Williams), pays an unexpected visit to the Scavo household.
Gabrielle and Carlos find themselves keeping secrets from one another and Bree, newly single and needing a fresh start after selling her business, finds herself tempted by Keith (Brian Austin Green) - the handsome, young handyman she's hired to update her house.
Desperate Housewives stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Hodge, Eva Longoria Parker as Gabrielle Solis, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge, Dana Delany as Katherine Mayfair, Drea de Matteo as Angie Bolen, Maiara Walsh as Ana Solis, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young, James Denton as Mike Delfino, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McCluskey, Jeffrey Nordling as Nick Bolen, Beau Mirchoff as Danny Bolen, Charlie Carver as Porter Scavo, Joshua Logan Moore as Parker Scavo, Kendall Applegate as Penny Scavo, Madison de la Garza as Juanita, and Mason Vale Cotton as MJ Delfino.
Marc Cherry is executive producer and creator. Desperate Housewives is produced by ABC Studios.