Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And Now, a Word From...

Marc Cherry
Creator and executive producer, ABC’s Desperate Housewives

Last month, as ABC presented its fall programming to TV critics at their semi-annual California convention, I caught up with Desperate Housewives creator and executive producer Marc Cherry, and asked just how gay a neighborhood we can expect Wisteria Lane to become.

Must-Hear TV: Marc, what can we expect from the show in terms of gay characters this coming season?

Marc Cherry: We’ve got our two gay neighbors returning. And Bree’s son [Shawn Pyfrom] has now become a young executive helping her with her career, so we’ll have some storylines connected to him.

MHTV: Even with the five-year leap forward in time this season, Andrew’s back, and he’s as gay as ever?

MC: Well he’s first and foremost Bree’s son, but yes, his sexuality is the same, and we hope to be investigating that further. I don’t have anything planned right now for the first part of the season, but I think we’ll be getting into some things in the latter part of the season.

MHTV: And those neighbors, Bob [Tuc Watkins] and Lee [Kevin Rahm] – do they have any juicy storyline coming up, or are they part of any ongoing mystery?

MC: We still have them in the neighborhood, where they’re going to help mostly filter into other people’s storylines. But they’re very much a presence on the street -- and a chance for me to have a diverse portrait of an American neighborhood.

Desperate Housewives
Season 5 Premiere
Sunday, September 28
9 PM Eastern

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