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Don’t Count On A ‘Desperate Housewives’ Revival Reveals Creator, Marc Cherry

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Currently touting his latest show, Why Women Kill, set to premiere on CBS’ All Access streaming platform, Marc Cherry expressed at today’s CBS TCA Summer Press Tour that those hoping for a revival of his ABC sudsy series, Desperate Housewives (2004-2012) , should probably think again.

And while many may think it’s partly because one of its main stars, Felicity Huffman is embroiled in legal trouble over the college admissions scandal she was a part of and plead guilty to, it’s more about the time we are in, and the number of episodes he wrote, and the freedom being on a streaming platform instead of network TV, creatively affords him.

Cherry told Deadline,  “I did 180 episodes of Desperate Housewives, unlike a Sex and the City,which was on cable and didn’t do as many. I feel like I’ve done that, and in a weird way, I found a new way to do it because so many of themes that I get to deal with are on this show.”

In Cherry’s new series, Why Women Kill, it tells the story of three different women in three different decades and a murder that is a woven into the mix. Addressing reporters Cherry added  “It’s streaming and I do 10 episodes and it’s over.  The thing I went through with Desperate Housewive that was so difficult was cliffhangers. ‘OK, I got to do a cliffhanger every year and their lives have to change completely’ — and, oh, God, that’s so hard.”’

There was more intriguing tidbits for Wisteria Lane fans, Cherry revealed that he had planned an abortion storyline for a new character on ‘Housewives’, but ABC nixed it.  Marc stated: “I was not allowed to do an abortion storyline, and I’ve seen many people do it — and on ABC, interestingly enough.”

So, would you want to see a Desperate Housewives revival somewhere down the line, or glad that it seems done for good? Comment below.

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I don’t need a revival. Not everything needs to be revived. Enjoy the original. You can’t always go home again.

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Momo, I agree about revivals and even more about REMAKES and films adapted for Broadway. If u want a good laugh, check out PLAYBILL.com for the latest spate: MRS. DOUBTFIRE, the musical; PRINCESS DIANA, the musical; BRITNEY SPEARS the musical….and on and on. Does no one have any new ideas or are producers just “playing it really safe”? KING KONG the MUSICAL? I’d rather watch the original 1933 classic. But that’s me.

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Why so many “reboots”?

Don’t get me wrong, anything that involves any sort of actual talent is a better option than so-called “reality” dragonshit. But isn’t there a single writer in Hollywood who can write something actually NEW??

Whose soul do I need to buy to make this happen?

(and by “this” I don’t mean a reboot of Desperate Housewives. Maybe watched two episodes of it the whole time it was on the air. Indifferent about whether or not it ever returns)

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Revival would be great

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I would love new episodes!

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Denise Boutte Temporarily Fills-In For Leigh-Ann Rose as Y&R’s Imani

Coming up on The Young and the Restless, the role of Imani Benedict will have a new look temporarily, when actress Denise Boutte steps-in for Leigh-Ann Rode beginning on the Tuesday, September 6th episode of the CBS daytime drama.

Rose had a scheduling conflicts with Y&R’s tape dates for her appearances and thus the series brought in Boutte.

If Denise looks familiar she can currently be seen on BET’s The Family Business and in Terror Lake Drive.

The actress co-stars in the upcoming series, Kombucha Cure on Amazon Prime, and lends her voice to the animated series, Young Justice.

So, looking forward to seeing Imani on the Genoa City canvas with Denise Boutte taking charge of the role for the moment? Comment below.

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B&B’s Matthew Atkinson On Gaining Custody of Douglas: “Thomas Just Wants to Take His Rightful Place”

On The Bold and the Beautiful, Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) wants to be more of an active father to his son, Douglas (Django Ferri), who has been living with Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam (Scott Clifton).

When confronted with this news, Hope is not too happy, because she could lose being mother to the little boy, who she has come to love as her own.

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In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstands now), Atkinson shared on the story: “Thomas just wants to take his rightful place. He’s not saying they are no longer a family. It’s just the opposite.  He’s not prying Douglas away from Hope.  He knows Douglas has bonded with Hope, Liam and Beth, and he believes they can all make it work.”

The question is, will Thomas resort to extreme measures as he has in the past to get what he wants, or will he work this out with Hope and Liam?

Check out the latest promo for this week’s action on B&B below.

Now let us know, do you want Thomas to have more of a relationship with his son, Douglas? Should the boy live between all three ‘parents’? Should Douglas fight for solo custody? Comment below.

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AW and OLTL Alum, Robyn Griggs Dead at 49

In more heartbreaking soap news this weekend, Robyn Griggs had lost her battle with cancer.  The actress, best-known to daytime viewers as Stephanie on One Life to Live and Maggie on Another World, passed away at age 49.

The news came on Saturday via Griggs’ official Facebook posted, where in a statement it noted: “Hi everyone, With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories. I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so. RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”

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From 1991-1992, Griggs found her first soap success playing the part of One Life’s Stephanie Hobart.  Later, in 1993-1995, she played AW’s Maggie Cory.  Robyn was also a singer and signed a recording deal with RCA Records.

Robyn had been battling stage 4 Endocervical Adeno cancer.  Back on July 7th, Griggs had taken a turn for the worse, sharing on Facebook, “Unfortunately, I have 4 new tumors …2 new tumors on my liver, one on the abdominal muscle, and a large one on the right side lymph node.” On August 11th, her father shared Robyn was put into hospice care.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Robyn Griggs Riley and her loved ones in the comment section below.

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