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Marc Cherry Wants Desperate Housewives to Last Nine Seasons

Desperate Housewives Could Go On . . . and On . . .

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has long said he wanted to hang around Wisteria Lane till the end of the show's seventh season. But now he seems to want to revise that plan. TV Guide is reporting that at a ceremony today marking the show's 100th episode, Cherry said he'd actually prefer to end the show after nine seasons. Nine seasons!

That would put the show's final episode sometime in 2013. TV Guide says ABC hasn't officially said the show would be allowed to stay on for that long, and it's not yet clear whether the actresses would all be willing to extend their contracts.

If the show does go to nine seasons, that would make this approximately the halfway point. So, do you think the show has another four and a half years worth of scandal? Or would you have tuned out long before then?

Meanwhile, Cherry's quotes from 2007, when he first put the seven-year plan in place, are pretty hilarious. "But I'm serious in my intent to end it after seven years. I don't want to overstay my welcome." Er, not so much?

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