'Desperate Housewives': Cast Members, Viewers React to News of Final Season


The ABC dramedy, starring Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross, will end after its eighth season.

ABC's veteran primetime soap Desperate Housewives will end after its upcoming eighth season.

When news broke on Thursday, viewers and critics alike shared their thoughts on the end of the long-running Marc Cherry-created series. Starring Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives debuted TK 200TK and for several years, was one of ABC's crown jewels.

An official announcement is expected to come Sunday during ABC's Television Critics Assoc. press day.

Star Marcia Cross took to Twitter, thanking the fans who have stuck with the show through thick and thin. "Desperate Housewives fans thank you for all of your love and support!!!!!"

She wasn't alone. Supporters like Kerry Griffiths were saddened by the news that the show would come to an end. "Apparently there's only going to be one more season of desperate housewives... i want to cry," she wrote.

Kendall Jenner, who appears on E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, had a more dramatic reaction: "NOOOOOO! i dont know what im gunna do without Desperate Housewives :'(."

Boris Kodjoe, who starred in NBC's Undercovers, sent a link to his followers on Twitter asking to save Desperate Housewives.

Dustin Deeds had a similar reaction, writing, "WHAT?!? Desperate Housewives is ending enxt year??? God dammit no!!!!!!!!! My day is ruined. Crushed."

Lene proposed an alternative. "Desperate housewives still have great storylines. CANCEL GREY'S INSTEAD."

Meanwhile, a handful of critics and viewers weren't as surprised by the network's decision to finally set an end date for the show.

"Taking a moment to mourn the passing of 'Desperate Housewives' whcih is to end next year.........Ok, i'm done...," someone wrote on Saturday morning.

Jaime Weinman wrote, "I'll make the obvious joke: Desperate Housewives has to end because they've run out of Sondheim songs to use in titles."

Glee actor Josh Sussman wrote, "sad to hear it's Desperate Housewives final season. if they ran longer they would have to change the name to Really Desperate Housewives."

Desperate Housewives looks to join Chuck, which will be ending its run after the fifth season on NBC, as cult series saying farewell.