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Desperate Housewives Series Finale Scores 11 Million Plus Viewers! What Was Your Favorite Moment?

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Last night’s series finale of ABC’s Desperate Housewives was the highest rated program on Sunday night!

The final installments of the life of the ladies of Wisteria Lane brought in 11.1 million viewers!  That’s less than half the number the show averaged in its early glory days, but 15%-20% more than it had been averaging this season.  The finale topped Survivor: One World as the most watched program yesterday.

On a night filled with sentiment, tears and happy endings for Bree (Marcia Cross), Gaby (Eva Longoria), Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Lynette (Felicity Huffman), there was also a brilliant performance by Kathryn Joosten as Mrs McClusky who dies at the end, and a comedic turn for Vanessa Williams who as Renee Perry tries to get to her wedding with an intact dress!

While Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry wrapped up the stories for all of his housewives, (Did you notice his cameo, when he was one of Susan’s movers?)  he did drop one last secret.   When Susan said farewell to Wisteria Lane,  her house was bought by a young woman named Jennifer who seemed to be keeping a dark secret inside a box she hid away.  Could there be a sequel somewhere down the line?  Were seed planted for new ladies of Wisteria Lane? Or, was it just a nod to the humble beginnings of the series eight years ago?

So now as the dust has settled and you have had time to digest, what was your favorite moment from the finale?  We had a few that touched us.  Let us know! And, will you miss life on Wisteria Lane?

 

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Dottie
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Dottie

Like most viewers (I’m certain) I desperately hoped for Lynette and Tom’s reuniting. The finale was a bitter sweet ending. Many women lived vicariously through their favorite wife/wives and are now beginning to experience a deep sense of loss. I will greatly miss my favorite ladies!! Farewell!

Tom
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Tom

While DH was not pure soap in the vein of Dallas or Knots Landing, it provided me with so much enjoyment and laughter over the years. I will miss each and every one of the Housewives and will look forward to seeing where they pop up next.

david
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david

You can watch Vanessa Williams on the new ABC supernatural drama 666 Park Ave.

barbara t
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barbara t

Here you are David, I like your Idea about giving Ron and frank 2 hours of general hospital and one life to live, that would solve my problem of boycotting abc/disney, They have that extra hour to fill since they cancelled that horrible show the revolution, They could admit they made a very big mistake and that would bring a lot of the fans back (like me) that left because of there stupidity. I really like your Idea. I would watch 666 park because I like Vanessa williams and I love supernatural dramas.

Lisa
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Lisa

My most touching part was the “fast forward” into the future of Tom and Lynnette in their NY penthouse; and Gabi and Carlos still hanging in there in Cali. Mostly, I am relieved that Tom and Lynnette got back together. I am so sad to say goodbye. This show has been a part of my life and I will miss each character as if he/she were real! Goodbye Wisteria Lane!

barbara t
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barbara t

This whole last season was hard for me because I watched it for 7 seasons then quit because my soaps were canceled all I can say is now I won’t feel guilty for not tuning in on sunday nights, When dh was good, It was good, I did not care for it when marc slap cherry killed eddie brickle I liked her and bree.

NeeNee
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NeeNee

Hubby and I watched the entire 8 seasons and never missed a show. So cleverly written and a cliff-hanger from week to week. Actress who played Karen McCloskey has had lung cancer twice in her life (most recently a couple years ago, but is in remission). Did you catch her PSA for the American Lung Association after the credits? And Orson Bean as her husband was such great casting. He was the father-in-law of recently deceased conservative editor Andrew Breitbart. Once in awhile I catch sitcom re-runs of shows like Frasier & King of Queens. Lynette had a 4 or… Read more »

NeeNee
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NeeNee

To answer the question, I would say my favorite part of the finale was Tom & Lynette reuniting (after a few hiccups!). Also, I loved Scott Bakula as Bree’s lawyer, finding that elusive vintage record player & Johnny Mathis “Wonderful, Wonderful” 45. After having the record played several times, Karen passed away with her beloved Roy at her side. That had me in tears! At one point, Vanessa Williams’ Renee character snapped at her Aussie boyfriend & his muttered comment to her had me hoping he would dump her. I never liked the Renee character AT ALL, although Williams has… Read more »

RLeternal
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RLeternal

The best ending for any show I have watched. I am going to miss DH and all the other inhabitants of Wisteria Lane. Hope there is a sequel.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I will really miss DH. Great show, loved the finale. I won’t miss ABC/D. GH is now THE ONLY show my household watches on ABC or any Disney owned entity. Well, I still watch SOAPNet, but that will be gone soon too :'(

Rodd
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Rodd

So many moments gave me a lump in my throat, especially Tom and Lynette’s reunion, but the tears started flowing during the montage to Johnny Mathis’ “Wonderful, Wonderful”…a death, a birth, a couple reuniting, a family dancing, newly weds, and new lovers. The jump forward was bitter sweet, as was seeing all those who had passed on. I’ll really miss this show.

Rob
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Rob

The very end was great with all the dead characters watching Susan drive off….

Betty D
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Betty D

I was not thrilled with any of it. It felt rushed just to tie up so many stories, Karen’s portion was terrific and feeling, the rest just rushed to end the show. Why waste film on Renee’s wedding, totally crude, should of focused on the original 4 only. I could of written the entire show myself it was so obvious, very disappointing after watching his for years!

barbara t
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barbara t

Mrs mclusky (Kathryn joosten ) died . She was that sweet old lady on desperate housewives.

Joseph Lupo
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Joseph Lupo

I loved the entire series. I admit at times it was a bit silly, but there were more better episodes than not. Eva Longoria was the funniest word and action wise. Bree was the fanatic housekeeper and I know people like that, including myself. Susan was the dizzy lady, but kind and thoughtful. She always put her foot in her mouth. Lynette was the most realistic when it came to children, their school and PTA meetings and total involvement with them. It was realistic. I am sorry that they did not have a REAL gay story line with Andrew and… Read more »

Hannah
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Hannah

I really hope they make a sequel, call it wisteria lane- keep it going!!! I own all 8 seasons on DVD and can’t get enough.

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WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres Address Toxic Workplace Issues & How She is a ‘Work in Progress’ in Talk Show Season Opener

Today marks the return of daytime’s Ellen DeGeneres Show for its 18th season in syndication.  Ahead of its airing, the show dropped the video of Ellen’s opening monologue where she addresses to the audience at home the allegations that came to light over the summer regarding her, and the toxic work environment behind the scenes of her popular series.

Those allegations prompted an internal investigation by WarnerMedia, which led to the dismissal of several key producers at the talk show.

Previously, Ellen shared that she would address what had happened during the new season, but she did so at the top of its first episode back, and repeated some of the same sentiments she also shared in a letter to her crew and staffers.

DeGeneres expressed  “I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power, and I realize that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show. This is The Ellen DeGeneres Show. I am Ellen DeGeneres.”  She was quick to point out that she is turning the page and that “today, we are starting a new chapter.”

Addressing what has been her off-screen behavior vs. her on-air persona, Ellen said: “The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things.  Sometimes I get sad. I get mad. I get anxious. I get frustrated. I get impatient. And I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress… I don’t think I’m that good of an actress that I could come out here every day for 17 years and fool you. This is me, and my intention is to always be the best person I can be. And if I’ve ever let someone down, if I’ve ever hurt their feelings, I’m so sorry for that.”  Within the monologue she shares how she became known as the “Be Kind Lady” a moniker that also came back to bite her during the summer.

So, what do you think about what Ellen has to say at the top of the new season of her show? Do you think this is enough of an explanation to the public? Are you ready to watch her new season? Comment below.

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72nd Primetime Emmys: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Sweeps Comedy, ‘Succession’ Takes Drama, Zendaya Becomes Youngest Lead Actress Drama Winner

The first ever virtual Primetime Emmys were held last night amid the coronavirus pandemic with host Jimmy Kimmel presiding over the proceedings in an empty Staple Center in Los Angeles and nominees streamed in from locations in the United States and around the globe.

After the dust settled, Canada was having quite the night with the clean sweep by Schitt’s Creek in the comedy categories.  The series, which ended after its sixth season, saw all of its nominated stars win in all the comedy performer categories: Dan Levy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’ Hara and Annie Murphy.  Dan continued to be on a hot streak also taking the Writing and Directing categories..  The show then won the Comedy Series award.  The impressive night for Schitt’s Creek make it a record-breaker with seven trophies in a row.  That, coupled with their two wins during the Creative Arts Emmys, set the new record for most Emmy wins.

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In the drama categories it was Succession which racked up four major awards including: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor for Jeremy Strong, and in the writing and directing categories.

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Zendaya bested some heavyweights in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work in Euphoria making her the youngest winner in this category in TV Academy history at 24.

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The complete list of winner’s from Sunday night are listed below.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
CATHERINE O’HARA as Moira Rose  Schitt’s Creek

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
EUGENE LEVY as Johnny Rose   Schitt’s Creek

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
DANIEL LEVY, Written by Schitt’s Creek –  Happy Ending

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
ANDREW CIVIDINO, DANIEL LEVY, Directors  – Schitt’s Creek – Happy Ending

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
DANIEL LEVY as David Rose  Schitt’s Creek

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
ANNIE MURPHY as Alexis Rose  Schitt’s Creek

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
SCHITT’S CREEK

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
REGINA KING as Angela Abar / Sister Night Watchmen

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
MARK RUFFALO as Dominick Birdsey/Thomas Birdsey  I Know This Much Is True

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Watchmen

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Unorthodox

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II as Cal Abar / Dr. Manhattan  Watchmen

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
UZO ADUBA as Shirley Chisholm  Mrs. America

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
WATCHMEN

OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAM
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
JEREMY STRONG as Kendall Roy Succession

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
ZENDAYA as Rue Euphoria

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Succession – This Is Not For Tears

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Succession – Hunting

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
BILLY CRUDUP as Cory Ellison  The Morning Show

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
JULIA GARNER as Ruth Langmore Ozark

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
SUCCESSION

So, what did you think of the winners at the 72nd annual Primetime Emmys?  What did you think of the virtual ceremony … thumbs up or thumbs down? Comment below.

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‘This Is Us’ Guest Star Ron Cephas Jones & Jasmine Cephas Jones Become First Father-Daughter Winners In Emmy History

On Saturday night, Ron Cephas Jones took home his second Emmy for his guest-star turn on the hit NBC drama, This Is Us.   Jones, plays the biological father, William Hill to Sterling K. Brown’s Randall Pearson.  Jones took home the gold during the final night of the Creative Arts Emmys leading into Sunday’s night’s major ceremony on the 72nd annual Primetime Emmys on ABC. (8 p.m. EST/5 p. m. PST).

But what made last night all the more special for Ron is that with this win, he, along with his daughter actress Jasmine Cephas Jones, became the first father-daughter duo in Academy history to win Emmys.  Jasmine won on Thursday night’s Creative Arts Awards for her work on Quibi’s #FreeRayshawn.   Ron won in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama series, while Jasmine took home the gold in the Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series category.

In the virtual press room following his win, Ron expressed: “As a parent that’s the most fulfilling that I could ever feel at the moment. Winning another Emmy is the icing on the cake, but to see my daughter progress and move into this place where she’s earned an Emmy is beyond words and I tear up every time I think about it to be honest with you. To see my daughter become healthy and happy, that’s a parent’s dream.  I’ve always focused on the work ever since she was a little girl, and coming from the theater it’s always been about trying to do good work…when you do what you want to do and you’re happy and you’re healthy that’s the win in itself… When we found out she was nominated, I was expressing to her that’s the win in itself when your work gets acknowledged and the win itself is the icing on the cake that keeps you humble and keeps you hungry.”

However, Ron’s win did not go off without hitch!  The broadcast announced The Outsider‘s Jason Bateman as the winner, and then suddenly cut to a commercial.  After the break, a title card acknowledged the mistake and confirmed that the This Is Us star was the actual winner.  In the virtual press room an announcement to all was made that: “They announced the right winner and the right slate, but the voiceover was incorrect.”

So what do you think about Ron Cephas Jones second Emmy win for This Is Us, and his daughter winning an Emmy the same Emmy season? Comment below.

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