According to sources, both Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman are preparing to leave the series Desperate Housewives after next season.
An insider explains: “Teri has given in her notice and is making active preparations to move on. She has another production deal in the pipeline and she is in the early stages of developing a sitcom that she wants to start work on immediately after she finishes Desperate Housewives – she wants a new show in time for the mid-January pilot season. Desperate Housewives can’t really continue without Teri or Felicity because they need the original stars to pull in the ratings. She says she had an amazing run on the show but feels it is time to move on to a project that she has more control over.”
An ABC spokesperson responded to reports with the following statement: “We are working on the next season at the moment and we haven’t got anything to say about the one after.”