09:41 08 August 2011
Desperate Housewives will end next year, creator Marc Cherry has revealed.
The long-running show is set to finish after the programme's creator and network decided that the time was right.
Cherry spoke at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, revealing:
"I wanted to go out when the network still saw us as a viable show and a force to contend with.
"We felt from a creative standpoint that this was the right time. I feel so good about it."
Cherry also said that the final series will go back to the first series, to "the roots of the Mary Alice mystery".
ABC President Paul Lee confirmed that the show would be ending, telling TVLine:
"Its an iconic show and were extremely proud of it. I just wanted to make sure it had its victory lap."
The show, which follows the lives of four women in the fictional Wisteria Lane, reignited the careers of Terri Hatcher and Marcia Cross, while also making household names out of Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman.
The eighth and final season of Desperate Housewives premieres on 25 September.
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