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SUNDAY: ABC will announce cancellation of Desperate Housewives!

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Another soap bites the dust, and this time its the tantalizing women of Wisteria Lane who are finally going to be shown the front door and pink-slipped by the ABC Television Network when Desperate Housewives is officially canceled!

According to Deadline.com, at today’s, Sunday session of the Television Critics Association press tour they will announce that this upcoming 20111- 2012 season will the long running nighttime shows final year of production. Reports are stating that the series stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, and Eva Longoria are shocked and saddened since the ABC Studios series created by Marc Cherry was expected to continue until 2013 after the longtime showrunner had said that he wanted the show to go for 9 seasons.

Deadline went onto report:  “ABC also contracted with the show’s four stars for the next season after lengthy salary negotiations with the quartet this past season. In addition to signing them for this coming season, ABC also got options on them for Season 9. But when this season’s premiere episode is broadcast on Sunday, September 25th, it will be the first for the series without Cherry at the helm. He stepped down at the end of last season as exec prod/showrunner and is expected to be a consultant on Season 8 while focusing on development of other series.”

But take a look at these numbers! Since 2006 and continuing into 2010, Desperate Housewives was the most-watched comedy series internationally, with an average viewership of 51.6 million viewers across 68 territories. Moreover, it was the third-highest revenue earning show for 2010, with $2.74 million per half hour.

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Nancy Wizner
Nancy Wizner

To bad. It was a good show. When the soaps were cancelled, tons of people stopped watching ABC. I’m sure that didn’t help. It was a good show though, however, I won’t watch it again.

Torrey
Torrey

For me, here lately, ABC stands for “A Bunch of Confusion.” Another scripted show bites the dust. I guess the execs over at ABC won’t be happy until every single show is some kind of reality series. It’s bad enough we won’t even get a final season of Brother’s & Sisters…..now this. Guess they want another “Bachelor” type reality show. Is anyone else sick of networks axing scripted shows for more reality garbage? I know I am.

Jan
Jan

I didnt like this show, thought it kinda dumb.

kay killgore
kay killgore

Never watched it! But they had to cancel it you were not going to be able to identify the actresses except by dental records because of all The Desperate Plastic Surgery!!!!

JSub
JSub

It’s been really bad the last few years. We didn’t even end up watching the season finale…

lisa658
lisa658

Is ABC going trough a mental breakdown? Cancelling Desperate Housewives!!!!!!
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THOSE PEOPLE??? First it’s AMC & OLTL, and now this! If you ask me I THINK THERE IS LOTS TROUBLE IN PARADISE!!!!

Kar815area
Kar815area

DH was always clever and lol funny. I will miss it when its gone. Once DH is over, I won’t be tuning into abc at all.

Derrick
Derrick

I’m saddened by this!!!

hk
hk

what a stupid decision-not everyone wants more reality shows- desperate housewives was so popular with a wide audience and age range–lets get petitions going, perhaps abc will listen if there is enough response

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On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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As one would expect, limiting contact, social distancing, regular temperature checks, ways to handle props, and a COVID-19 compliance officer for all productions are part of the proposal.   As well as virtual writers room meetings, avoiding filming on-location as much as possible and filming in front of large audiences.

So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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Will American soaps soon follow the Brits, and be able to start up your favorite soap towns again? While production entities await for guidelines from the state of California and the city of Los Angeles, across the bond, ITV’s Coronation Street has set next Tuesday, June 9th to begin filming new episodes of the popular drama.

Coronation Street had been on  10-week mandatory shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping our globe.  The return to start up the show keeps the soap on-air throughout July and then ongoing.  There will be three episodes filmed each week at their studios in Manchester.

Along with ITV’s Emmerdale, and  other programs, Coronation Street is returning to production under the UK’s guidelines and  safety protocols for COVID-19.

According to Deadline that will include: crew members designated to a specific studio or exterior lot  …  social distancing will be observed … cast and crew will have daily temperature checks, while older and more vulnerable members of the team won’t be part of the new episodes during the initial period of filming.

In a statement, John Whiston, ITV’s managing director of continuing drama, said: “Getting to this point has taken a huge amount of work and goodwill from a huge number of people, not least our cast and crew. With the peak past, all indications are that the time is right for a return to filming.  And with the extensive protocols we have put in place, we have made our workplace as safe as possible. I’m sure our audience will appreciate having the show they love continue on air. For many who have written in it is a vital escape from all the fears and stresses this virus brings in its wake.”

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Some beloved faces from Springfield return when they gather virtually for one of the next Guiding Light reunion chats via Alan Locher.

Look for fan favorites: Mark Derwin (Ex-A.C. Mallett), Melissa Hayden (Ex-Bridget Reardon), Morgan Englund (Dylan Lewis),, Kimberley Simms (Mindy Lewis) and Jocelyn Seagrave Fundoukos (Julie Camaletti) on Wednesday, June 10th beginning at 3PM EST/12 PM PST on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

Guiding Light fans will remember the love story of Mallet and Harley, Dylan and Julie, as well as Bridge’ts Relationship with Dylan and of course, the spoiled rich girl Mindy Lewis.

Get your questions ready and join the virtual chat.  To view on June 10th click here,

So, what were some of your favorite memories from GL featuring this fab five? Comment below.

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