Approximately thirteen years ago, on a sunny day, in the loveliest of suburbs, in a town called Fairview, housewife Mary Alice Young decided to end it all. Now she takes us into the lives of her friends, family and neighbors, introducing us to their relationships, their problems, and their secrets...Please sign either of these petitions to help save our affiliate, Devious Maids.
Bree Van de Kamp is one of the main protagonists and titular characters of Desperate Housewives. A neurotic and perfectionist homemaker, Bree's strong resolve and proper demeanor have been her greatest strengths and the source of nearly all her personal trouble. Coined as "Martha Stewart-on-steroids", she spent years working to become the perfect wife and mother and her attempt to maintain this plastic existence, despite various obstacles such as widowhood, divorce, and alcoholism hindering her, has become her greatest asset.
The lives of the Wisteria Lane residents are to be forever changed in the emotional series finale, as Renee's wedding approaches, and Gabrielle receives a big promotion that prompts her to be more neglectful towards Carlos, thus mirroring the early years of their marriage - with reversed roles. Lynette is too offered a big job opportunity herself when old friend Katherine Mayfair returns from France - an opportunity that could end Lynette's chances of reconciling with Tom. Meanwhile, Julie goes into labor at the most inopportune time, Bree tries to distance herself from Trip Weston, and Mrs. McCluskey prepares to move to a different neighborhood in the great beyond.
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- Bree's response when her son tells her he's gay is, "I'd love you even if you were a murderer," the same quote that series creator Marc Cherry's mother told him when he came out.
- Dana Delany (who later went on to be cast as Katherine) auditioned for the role of Bree and was offered the part. After thinking about it, she declined the role. Her reasoning was that she had played a similar role in the soap Pasadena, and felt she would be repeating herself.
- The show is filmed on Colonial Street, a backlot street set at Universal Studios Hollywood.