Exclusive: ABC plots groundbreaking 'Housewives' spin-off

It was bound to happen: The increasing depletion of TV ad dollars as a result of digital video recorders has led one network to commit […] Read the full post.


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  • Nick

    I don’t watch DH but if it was tied into a show I watch I’d probably check it out. This is a very good business move.

  • Ryan

    This is all you have for us on this wonderful holiday. You still almost 4 hours to make up for it.

  • chuckrdh

    i think it’s a good idea..very creative and the two actors will be on the show as extras and maybe be tied in more later to the show

  • David4

    Bring back the frogs damnit!

  • ddontdate

    So much better that they’re trying to make ads more entertaining rather then adding product placement into the shows in mostly incredibly annoying ways.

  • Rob Grizzly

    How is it a spin-off if it features none of the characters? Because it’s on Wysteria Lane? So in essence you’re spinning off…the street?

    If Cherry has any good ideas left, he should maybe, I dunno, save them for the show -it could really use a storytelling boost right now.

    So either no one will care (from the looks of these comments) and keep FF, or they’ll find them on the internet the next morning. Probably from EW

  • heidi

    uh, dumb. all you do is fast forward and stop when this commercial comes on. (if you want to watch it.) then fast forward again. it isn’t like fast forward is some super fast speed that you can’t tell what you’re passing!

  • davidsask

    Who cares! And grossly misplaced title of article!

  • Kyle

    That’s not a spinoff, Ausiello – you moron.

  • amy

    Why can’t the networks offer “Premium” versions of themselves like an HBO and we can pay and skip the ads altogether…would be well worth it.

  • Oprah

    Desparate Housewives is so five years ago.

  • chris

    If I was Dana Delany, I’d be mad about the new DH CAST PHOTO.

  • chris

    “Groundbreaking”? wow…talk about misleading article!

  • CK

    Not sure how compelled one will want to see these commercials week after week. Give ‘em credit for trying something new. We’ll soon see if they are dumb.

  • NoThankYou

    The advertisers did it to themselves. In the early days of television, a sixty-minute show was allowed a maximum of six minutes of commercials. No one minded. Now we can expect 18-20 minutes of commerical in the same hour show. Everyone minds, at least those of us who remember when it was better. And, at the same time, a season produced 39 weeks of new shows with a 13-week rerun in the summer. That was before the M.B.A.’s took over the entertainment industry. I’m not interested in the current attempt at manipulation, thank you.

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