Eva Longoria says 'Desperate Housewives' would be 'canceled' if it came out today

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By Nasima Khatun

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Eva Longoria has spoken out on why she thinks Desperate Housewives would be canceled if it came out today.

On a trip down memory lane, the reality TV star opened up about some of her most iconic career moments including her stint as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives.

For those of you that have never watched the show - God, what have you been doing all this time? - the drama-comedy series follows how the lives of a group of close friends changed after one of their closest friends suddenly takes their own life.

In between trying to navigate their own chaotic lives, they are forced to deal with dark revelations that uproot what they once knew about their neighborhood as well as those around them.

The show, which was created by Marc Cherry, debuted all the way back in 2004 and came to an end in 2012 after eight seasons, but even though over a decade has now passed, it has remained somewhat of a fan favorite over the years.

Speaking of her character, Longoria emphasized how much she missed playing Gabby.

"I love that show so much, I miss my time on the show," the 48-year-old told Entertainment Tonight. "I miss Gabby. I miss being Gabby; she was so fun, and she said and did things I wish I could say and do.

"I just remember pinching myself," she continued. "I remember reading the script and going, 'Well, this will never go,' because it was so different. It wasn't a comedy and it wasn't a drama. Nobody knew what we were and when we did the first table read, it was like goosebumps because it was the entire cast and it was the first time we all had met."

Longoria also stated that while she might have been "the newbie on the block" compared to her co-stars who had their feet firmly planted in the industry, she had "so much fun" with Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross.

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Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan, Felicity Huffman, and actress Eva Longoria are best-known for starring in Desperate Housewives together. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty

However, despite the show being one of her all-time favorite projects, she expressed her concerns about the impact of it in this day and age.

"I don't know if we could do the show today. I think we'd get canceled," she quipped. "I mean, not canceled on TV but like canceled in culture because it was so groundbreaking and we said and did so many things that were shocking at the time. I don't know where these ladies would be now in their life."

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Eva Longoria doesn't think Desperate Housewives would fly today. Credit: MediaPunch/GC Images/Getty

It doesn't look like the show will be re-booting any time soon as Cherry has rejected the idea of making a comeback.

"He feels like we fully explored these characters," Longoria said.

She added: "I could not sleep with one more person on that street - like, I was like, 'I've slept with everybody. You've slept with everybody! We've exchanged husbands.' It was like, 'What else? What other stories could we possibly tell [with] these women?' And so that's Marc's big, big thing; he's like, 'Why now?' He doesn't want to reboot just to reboot."

However, the 48-year-old stressed that she'd be "the first" to sign on if he ever decides to head back to Wisteria Lane.

We're hoping that Cherry changes his mind and we're treated to one more season of Desperate Housewives.

Featured Image Credit: Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty

Eva Longoria says 'Desperate Housewives' would be 'canceled' if it came out today

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Eva Longoria has spoken out on why she thinks Desperate Housewives would be canceled if it came out today.

On a trip down memory lane, the reality TV star opened up about some of her most iconic career moments including her stint as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives.

For those of you that have never watched the show - God, what have you been doing all this time? - the drama-comedy series follows how the lives of a group of close friends changed after one of their closest friends suddenly takes their own life.

In between trying to navigate their own chaotic lives, they are forced to deal with dark revelations that uproot what they once knew about their neighborhood as well as those around them.

The show, which was created by Marc Cherry, debuted all the way back in 2004 and came to an end in 2012 after eight seasons, but even though over a decade has now passed, it has remained somewhat of a fan favorite over the years.

Speaking of her character, Longoria emphasized how much she missed playing Gabby.

"I love that show so much, I miss my time on the show," the 48-year-old told Entertainment Tonight. "I miss Gabby. I miss being Gabby; she was so fun, and she said and did things I wish I could say and do.

"I just remember pinching myself," she continued. "I remember reading the script and going, 'Well, this will never go,' because it was so different. It wasn't a comedy and it wasn't a drama. Nobody knew what we were and when we did the first table read, it was like goosebumps because it was the entire cast and it was the first time we all had met."

Longoria also stated that while she might have been "the newbie on the block" compared to her co-stars who had their feet firmly planted in the industry, she had "so much fun" with Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross.

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Marcia Cross, Nicollette Sheridan, Felicity Huffman, and actress Eva Longoria are best-known for starring in Desperate Housewives together. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty

However, despite the show being one of her all-time favorite projects, she expressed her concerns about the impact of it in this day and age.

"I don't know if we could do the show today. I think we'd get canceled," she quipped. "I mean, not canceled on TV but like canceled in culture because it was so groundbreaking and we said and did so many things that were shocking at the time. I don't know where these ladies would be now in their life."

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Eva Longoria doesn't think Desperate Housewives would fly today. Credit: MediaPunch/GC Images/Getty

It doesn't look like the show will be re-booting any time soon as Cherry has rejected the idea of making a comeback.

"He feels like we fully explored these characters," Longoria said.

She added: "I could not sleep with one more person on that street - like, I was like, 'I've slept with everybody. You've slept with everybody! We've exchanged husbands.' It was like, 'What else? What other stories could we possibly tell [with] these women?' And so that's Marc's big, big thing; he's like, 'Why now?' He doesn't want to reboot just to reboot."

However, the 48-year-old stressed that she'd be "the first" to sign on if he ever decides to head back to Wisteria Lane.

We're hoping that Cherry changes his mind and we're treated to one more season of Desperate Housewives.

Featured Image Credit: Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty