"Desperate Housewives" lost its only bid for the best comedy series Emmy Award to the farewell season of "Everybody Loves Raymond" back in 2005. After that first-season nod, the hour-long show has been snubbed by Emmy in that top race ever since. While it made the top 10 runoff as determined by a popular vote in both 2006 and 2007, it failed to win over the judging panels and earn a spot in the final round last year. And the actors have fared little better.
For playing frazzled working mom Lynette Scavo on that first breakout season of "Desperate Housewives," Felicity Huffman won the 2005 Emmy. She contended again in 2007 but lost to "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera. Last year, she made the top 10 list but was not a hit with the judging panel, which helped winnow down these contenders to the final nominees.
Teri Hatcher won the Golden Globe midway through the first season in 2005 for her work as lovable klutz Susan Mayer and picked up an Emmy nod that year as well. She was a popular vote choice at the Emmys in both 2006 and 2007 but did not rank among the top 10 last year.
Marcia Cross racked up three consecutive Golden Globe nods (2005-07) as well a 2005 Emmy bid for her brittle Bree Van de Kamp Hodge. While she made the Emmy runoff in each of the last three years she has failed to translate that popular success into a nomination.
Neither Nicollette Sheridan as the vampy tramp Edie Britt or Eva Longoria — who plays the delicious diva Gabrielle Solis — have earned any Emmy nominations to date. Longoria was popular enough with academy voters to be considered by the judging panels in each of the last three years, but she has yet to make it through to the final round.
Leobassaid, "What a TERRIBLE season. Absolutely nothing worked. Even the praised 100th episode was lame, in my opinion. Out of the hit shows that premiered in 2004 (Grey's, Lost, Desperate Housewives, House...) DH is easily the one that got stale faster."
AJthought, "Overall, the finale was probably the weakest of the 5 but it had its good moments. I actually liked how they resolved the Dave mystery, which is easily the worst mystery they have done. I never thought anything could beat the Applewhite mystery but the Dave storyline takes the cake for being the worst, most bland, and the most predictable mystery yet."
nrlondon76 wrote, "Disappointing season finale as the Dave storyline dragged it down. I would have preferred more housewife attention and a whole lot less of Dave. The entire Dave mystery this season was just blah."
For 24fanatic, "The ending to this season was very . . . whatever. Can we just hurry up and give Eva Longoria a nomination for Best Comedy Actress already??? She is easily the funniest member of the cast and one of the few redeeming qualities left for a show that seems to have lost its way towards becoming quality entertainment."
And Atypicalsaid, "After seeing what explosive finales both 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Lost' came up with, this one really didn't cut it in comparison. The only things I'm remotely looking forward to seeing develop in season 6 are Lynette and Tom being given this curveball turn in dealing with late-in-life twins (though I was almost sold on the idea of Tom going back to school to learn another language to make himself more marketable), Gabrielle trying to raise a teenage mini-me from hell, and Bree carrying on with Karl while still being married to Orson (who I really was hoping would be sent packing tonight, but I guess he needs to stick around to build the case up for a Bree/Karl pairing). I don't care if Mike ended up marrying Susan or Katherine, and the Dave mystery was so awful this season, the resolution ended up being both long overdue and a copout at the same time."