No more Desperate Housewives on Wisteria Lane: Season eight to be the last

Aug 8, 2011 at 8:54 a.m. ET

The Internet has been buzzing over the end of Desperate Housewives and ABC confirmed the news Sunday. Season eight will be the show's final season.

It's official! The iconic ABC show that launched the secrets and scandals of everyday housewives is ending. Season eight will be the last season of Desperate Housewives.

ABC made the big announcement during the network's TCA press tour on Sunday, confirming the scuttlebutt that was buzzing around the Internet in regards to the show's curtain call after the 2011-2012 season.

"It is an iconic show, we are so proud of it," said Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment, during the Television Critics Association press tour.

He added, "I just wanted to make sure this show... had its victory lap, had a chance to really set out every episode and build an arc for 22 episodes so we can say goodbye."

Creator Marc Cherry wasn't left out of the announcement, adding: "(Wrapping up the show is) something that's weighed on my mind for quite a while now. I've been working in television for 23 years. I'm very aware of people overstaying their welcome. ...I just didn't want that to happen to Desperate Housewives."

Cherry said the final season will go, "Back to the first season. We're going back to the roots of Mary Alice." Fans know Mary Alice as the narrator and housewife that committed suicide.

So, will Mark Cherry bring back the character of Edie and take a chance on Nicolette Sheridan, who famously sued Mark Cherry?

"I don't know how I'm going to (bring Edie back), but I have an idea for the last episode in which I want to pay homage to everyone who's been on the show," Cherry teased.

Desperate Housewives premieres on ABC Sept. 25.

What do you think of the series finale announcement? Has the show run its course?

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