By Kate Stanhope,
Birth. Death. Marriage. Divorce. Tornadoes. Shootings. Plane crashes. Cancer. Yes, the women of Desperate Housewives have been through a lot. But they ain't seen nothing yet.
As the show draws to a close, prepare to see many more old characters returning to Fairview. "One of the things I'm definitely looking to do this year is bring some of the old favorites back. Some of the kids; like I'd love to bring back Julie. We have to find a way to bring as many people back. Maybe not early in the season, but down the road a little bit."
Despite the high body count on Housewives over the seasons -- thanks in big part to the show's infamous disaster episodes -- such a gruesome ending doesn't sound very likely. "Because people have such a kinship with these characters, we feel very protective and there's not going to be an explosion. We're not going to kill them all," Daily says. "We want to make sure people feel like Wisteria Lane is going to be taken care of."
The cast may already be planning their own exodus, but they still admit to being surprised by the news, including Huffman, who says she first heard of the show's impending demise from Cross. "Hope springs eternal. It could have gone for two more years," she says.
Daily, however, is confident the show is going out at the right time. "It's a family and it's always hard to say goodbye. But nobody said to me that they thought it was a bad idea," he says. "Now everybody is excited to give it a great send-off."
Desperate Housewives returns on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c on ABC.
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