Desperate times for ‘Desperate Housewives’

Desparate_1With Desperate Housewives sputtering from anemic plotlines so far this season, ABC might secretly be wishing for the kind of controversy the show generated last year—the queasiness of advertisers like Tyson Foods, Lowe’s and Kellogg, the randyness of Nicollette Sheridan and Terrell Owens. At the start of the season, 30-second slots on the show were going for $560,000—some 275 percent more than last season, according to Adweek. Yet we’d say the show is at least 25 percent less enjoyable, so far. They’d better recover, or it could be time to flip over to My Name Is Earl.

—Posted by Celeste Ward

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