It has been almost three years since the ABC drama Desperate Housewives ended its 8 year run. The show started out hot and became one of the most popular shows of the 2004-2005 season. Then came the second season backlash and a crazy storyline involving a woman locking her son in a basement. The series would be rated as one of the 20 most watched show for the first six seasons it was on the air (reaching as high as 4th during the first and second season) and would rate as number 37 during its final year on television. Viewers were treated to a grocery store shooting, a tornado destroying the neighborhood, and so many deaths you began to wonder why anyone would want to live on Wisteria Lane. By the time season 8 had arrived, most of the fans had already given up on the show. So what have the housewives been up to since the show concluded in 2012? Take a look below and find out:
Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer
Teri Hatcher’s career had become pretty dormant in between her stint on Lois and Clark: The Adventures of Superman and obtaining the role of Susan Mayer on Desperate Housewives. She scored a Golden Globe and a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for her work on the series. Since the show concluded, Hatcher has been doing a lot of voice over work in feature films. She provided the voice of Dottie in the 2013 animated film Planes as well as the 2014 sequel. She has also voiced Beatrice Le Beak on the animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Hatcher will star in the 2015 romantic comedy Sundown starring Camilla Belle and Sara Paxton.
Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo
2004 was a great year for Felicity Huffman. That was the year the Sports Night actress began starring as Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives. It was also the year she filmed the movie Transgender, a role for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Huffman also was nominated for her work on Desperate Housewives. When the series ended, Huffman starred on the stage in the play November. She also appeared in the comedy Trust Me alongside Clark Gregg and Allison Janney. This month, you can see her in the Oscar contender film Cake, which stars Jennifer Aniston. Additionally, Huffman will appear in the television series America Crime that will premiere in March.
Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis
Before starring as the adulterous Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria got her big break on television starring as Isabella on The Young and the Restless. Since the series concluded in 2012, Longoria has been busy working both in front of and behind the camera. She lent her voice to the animated comedy series Mother Up! in 2013 and has guest starred on many shows including The Simpsons and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Longoria is the producer and director of the Lifetime series Devious Maids, which will air its third season later this year. Other producing credits for Longoria include the documentary Food Chains and the television drama Trust.
Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Kamp
Marcia Cross appeared in countless television shows before playing the role of Bree Van De Kamp on Desperate Housewives. She could be seen as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on Melrose Place, Topanga’s mother on Boy Meets World, and Dr. Linda Abbott on Everwood. Cross has been busy raising her twins Eden and Savannah, whom she gave birth to in 2007. In 2014, she has worked on the television movie Fatrick and is the narrator of the documentary All the Way to the Ocean that discusses the dangers of littering.
Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young
Brenda Strong was the beloved narrator for all eight seasons of Desperate Housewives. Though she was rarely shown on screen, her character still played a pivotal role to many plots on the series. Once the drama concluded, Strong made two appearances on the ABC hit drama Scandal as Joan Reston. Strong would once again narrate a series in 2012. The show is called Blood Relatives and its fourth season is slated to premiere this year. Strong has also been busy on screen. She starred on the Dallas reboot, alongside Desperate Hpusewives’ alumni Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson, as Ann Ewing. The series was recently cancelled, but still could be renewed.
Ricardo Chavira as Carlos Solis
Ricardo Chavira was known for his roles on Six Feet Under and JAG before scoring the role of Carlos Solis on Desperate Housewives. After the series concluded in 2012, Chavira made guest star appearances on cable dramas Burn Notice and Warehouse 13. In 2013, Chavira landed a starring role on the NBC comedy Welcome to the Family, which was one of the first series to be cancelled for the 2013-2014 television season. Chavira’s Housewives’ costar Eva Longoria even made an appearance on the series before it was axed. In 2014, Chavira appeared on two episodes of Bad Teacher as Tico.
James Denton as Mike Delfino
James Denton has kept himself pretty busy after being killed off on the final season of Desperate Housewives in 2012. That same year the actor made an appearance on the comedy Hot in Cleveland and appeared in the romantic comedy Karaoke Man. In 2013, Denton appeared in the musical drama Grace Unplugged, which featured AJ Michalka as the title character. Denton was featured in the 2014 film Stranded in Paradise. You may have seen him in the UP Television Movie A Girl’s Best Friend that premiered recently. He will be in the Hallmark Channel original series The Good Witch with Catherine Bell and Chris Potter that is due out later this year.
Doug Savant as Tom Scavo
Doug Savant spent five season playing Matt Fielding on Melrose Place and appeared in many television shows including JAG, According to Jim, NYPD Blue, and 24 before he began playing Tom Scavo on Desperate Housewives in 2004. Like his Housewives co-star, Savant appeared in a 2012 episode of the comedy Hot in Cleveland. Savant has continued to work on television since the conclusion of Desperate Housewives. He has guest starred on Criminal Minds, Drop Dead Diva, Vegas, and Rizzoli & Isles. You may have just caught him on a recent episode of Hawaii Five-O as well.
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