We'd hate to see them go, but you can't argue with ratings.
So the real question is: is ABC confident in finding another hit to replace Desperate Housewives, or do they want another year to look around?
Everyone is signed back on for the 8th, with easy potential for the 9th. The higher ups are trying to decide right now if they want to go out with a bang this year or stretch it into next:
"Others, however, think ABC may wait until September to see how its new shows perform, and if Desperate Housewives sees another ratings drop. "It's all dependent on the ratings," says one insider. "It will be up against some stiff competition."
Not only will Housewives compete against CBS' The Good Wife this fall, it also regularly faces Sunday Night Football on NBC (should the NFL season resume as hoped) and key programming on cable. Housewives was the 24th most-watched prime-time show among broadcast networks last season, but has lost about half of its audience from Season 1."
It's a shame to hear that they've lost about half their audience, that can't be a positive factor in bringing it back!
We're kind of torn on this, because 8 seasons is no slouch for a series run. They've had their time and the ratings are starting to reflect a lack of interest. Despite how much we love those ladies, we can't help but wonder if the replacement could be fresh and mind-blowingly exciting!
What do U want? A 9th season or a new show?
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