The housewives of Wisteria Lane will burst into a lot of emotions as the Emmy-award winning TV series will wrap up its run after eight seasons.
TheWrap reported that the cult followers of Desperate Housewives will be forced to bid farewell to Vanessa Williams, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria as the show is set to air its series finale in May 2012.
The eight seasons of suburban back-stabbing, intrigue and scandal had been expected to make it to nine seasons, making ABC’s decision something of a surprise.
Although the series is a consistent performer, ratings had slipped in the most recent season and critics have griped that the series has lost its creative spark.
“Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry has already stepped down as the showrunner to develop other programs, although he will serve as a consultant throughout the soap’s final season.
The 8th season premiere episode will be broadcast on Sunday, September 25, 2011 and the series finale is scheduled to air on May 2012.