Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, Doug Savant, Ricardo Antonio Chavira and more cast members will bid goodbye to television viewers after eight seasons when "Desperate Housewives" ends its run on May 13. The cast talked to OnTheRedCarpet.com recently about their time on the show and how they would like it to end.
"Not that we're not grateful for the journey, but I love the way we're going out on top and how ABC is dedicated us to write backwards and just kind of give us this amazing farewell," Longoria told OnTheRedCarpet.com correspondent George Pennacchio. "As opposed to it kind of continuing on and rating fall and you're canceled and you have three episodes to wrap it up. Wrap up eight years of characters and storyline. "
"Go out while they still want more," Chavira, Longoria's on-screen husband, added.
Longoria's co-stars Felicity Huffman and Doug Savant have played one of the longest-lasting couples on the series as Lynette and Tom Scavo. The on-screen couple separated last season and signed divorce papers this season.
"I love this job, it's my favorite job in 30 years of being an actor," Savant, 47, said. "I love Felicity, we love working together, there's nothing I don't like about it. I'm sorry to see it end."
On her role, 49-year-old Huffman said, "I think it's great to be able to act something every episode that you can endorse and you can believe in and that you don't have to go, 'How am I going to wrap my mind around this.'"
"We can always stand behind the marriage and if you don't always agree with where it's going, you can see why that would happen," she added.
The actors said when their on-screen relationship was on the rocks, their off-screen friendship was affected as well.
"We get really invested in this relationship we've been invested in this relationship and one of the ironies of that was as these characters start to pull apart and the marriage started to fall apart a little bit, we found ourselves fighting," Savant said.
After playing the characters for eight seasons, how would they like to see the show end?
"I came up with the idea at the end of the episode with each of the housewives picking up a gun [he points to his head]," Savant joked. He later added, "I might like to see it end with Tom and Lynette clasping hands."
The two-hour season finale of "Desperate Housewives" airs on ABC at 9 p.m. ABC is the parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com.Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).