More than a decade ago, Desperate Housewives made its debut on ABC. It was an instant hit. Viewers couldn’t get enough of it and the critics loved it. After eight successful seasons, the show aired for its eighth and final season in 2012. Desperate Housewives was the perfect escape for many people. It was considered a hybrid of Sex and the City, Twin Peaks and Stepford Wives and gave us an inside view of adultery, bribery, pill-popping, manipulation, marital breakdowns, seduction, prostitution, murder and nanny-poaching. Since the show was such a hit and helped pave the way for shows like the Real Housewives, let’s take a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about Desperate Housewives!
10. The Part of Susan Mayer
Calista Flockhart, Heather Locklear, Mary-Louise Parker and Courteney Cox were all considered for the part of Susan, which went to Teri Hatcher.© Showtime / Courtesy: Everett Collection