Marc Cherry, creator and Executive Producer of Desperate Housewives, is making noises about handing over his showrunning duties on the ABC series to someone else while he turns his atention to a new project.
Cherry is signed with ABC until the 2011-2012 season but is flagging a shift after the upcoming 7th season.
“I’ve got a contract that keeps me around ABC for a few more years,” he says. “I hope (Housewives will be around) for a couple of more seasons, and my thing is I always will be executive producer and consultant on the show. It’s my baby. I can’t let go. I have control issues. They can’t totally get rid of me.”
Deadline Hollywood notes that while he wouldn’t elaborate on what the pilot is about, it “will not be set in suburbia.”
Such a move would also represent a change of heart. In 2007 he said, “I think that, at the end of my deal, and after seven seasons, it will be a good time to call it quits. I don’t want anyone else to run the show, and I don’t want us to fade away. I don’t want to overstay my welcome.”
Cherry also gave more details about the new cast additions Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210) and Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty).
Source: Deadline Hollywood