Desperate Housewives was on ABC for 8 seasons, and while many might consider that an awesome run for a series, others are still hungry for more. Teri Hatcher is one of the hungry ones, and made it known that if talks of a revival for Desperate Housewives went down, she’d be the first to throw her name in the mix. Hatcher shared why she’s got so much love for the series and whether or not she thinks the rest of the cast would be down to return:
Teri Hatcher can’t definitively say whether or not Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan and Vanessa Williams would commit to a revival for Desperate Housewives, but that’s mainly because she said she hasn’t kept in touch with them. If Hatcher had, she might’ve known that Longoria said the exact same thing not long ago. And even though the actress is about to have her first child, Longoria seems ready to saddle up alongside Thatcher for a continuation of the series whenever that may be.
Reviving Desperate Housewives would be a smart move for ABC, as the series was a real ratings juggernaut back in the day. The show’s first five seasons were among television’s top 10 most-watched shows at the time, and the series has gotten a lot of viewership and acclaim from international audiences in the time since. The show also scooped up a healthy amount of Emmys, Golden Globes, and SAG awards during its run, so its safe to say critics were just as fond of the series as its audience was. In an era where shows that were less successful during their run are getting rebooted and revived every day, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where ABC wouldn’t try to bring the series back provided everyone is on board.
As Teri Hatcher indicated to ITV, not everyone is on board with a revival of Desperate Housewives. Series creator Marc Cherry has been vocal about not wanting to extend the series beyond the 8 seasons it already had, and without Cherry on board to write and guide some of the more dramatic moments of a revival series, the show could end up feeling a lot different than it did during its first run. That’s not necessarily unusual when it comes to revivals, but with Desperate Housewives going out on such a high note, it’d be hard to imagine fans being pleased with a revival that feels less than the original show.
Desperate Housewives might not be getting new episodes anytime soon, but the entire series is available to watch on Hulu. For some information regarding new shows and revivals that will premiere in 2018, head over to our midseason premiere guide.