Desperate Housewives (season 6)

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Desperate Housewives Season 6
Desperate Housewives Season 6 Poster.jpg
ABC promotional poster for the sixth season of Desperate Housewives. From left to right: Bree, Gabrielle, Susan, Katherine, and Lynette.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 23
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 27, 2009 (2009-09-27) – May 16, 2010 (2010-05-16)
Home video release
DVD release date September 21, 2010[1]
DVD release
Region 1 September 21, 2010
Region 2 October 4, 2010
Region 4 September 24, 2010
Region 5 April 26, 2011
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List of Desperate Housewives episodes

The sixth season of Desperate Housewives, a television series created by Marc Cherry, began airing on September 27, 2009 and concluded on May 16, 2010.[2] The season consisted of 23 episodes. The deceased Mary Alice Young continues to narrate the events in the lives of her friends and Wisteria Lane residents, Susan Delfino, Lynette Scavo, Bree Hodge, Gabrielle Solis and Katherine Mayfair. Angie Bolen and her family are the focus of this season's mystery.

The sixth season of Desperate Housewives began in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 9.55pm. The sixth season began at 10.00pm on January 27, 2010 on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and began on the Seven Network in Australia on February 1, 2010.[3][4] It started airing at 9:00 PM on February 1, 2010 on OSN's Show Series in the Middle East.[5] It also started airing in India on Star World from February 26, 2010 at 10 pm.[6] In France, Season 6 began airing in the translated version on April 1, 2010 on Canal +.

The series saw lower ratings in the sixth season. In the first 12 episodes, the series attracted very similar viewership to the second half of the fifth season. But after the thirteenth episode of season six, "How About a Friendly Shrink?", the ratings declined heavily because of the competition with the 67th Golden Globe Awards. The series continued to lower numbers, with further competitions like the 2010 Grammy Awards, 2010 Winter Olympics, and the new CBS reality series Undercover Boss, which first aired after the Super Bowl XLIV, pulling impressive ratings. Desperate Housewives lost a lot of steam in the second half of its season, picking up some again in the final three episodes.

Nonetheless, the show managed to get a spot in the twenty most watched series in the 2009-2010 television season, at number twenty, averaging 12.82 million viewers (tenth, in scripted shows).[7] When adding DVR figures, the show ranked at thirteenth place (seventh, amongst scripted shows) with 14.13 million viewers.[8][9] The sixth season ranked fourteenth in the important, advertiser-coveted 18-49 age group, with a 4.2 rating, sixth highest with scripted shows. After including DVR playback (Live+7 days), the season average number increased to a 5.0 rating, placing eighth, in terms of scripted shows.[10][11]

Production[edit]

The first episode of the sixth season, "Nice is Different Than Good", began airing on September 27, 2009. The series creator, Marc Cherry, told Entertainment Weekly that the bride's initial identity was to be Katherine and that Susan was the one who was going to have a nervous breakdown, until viewers informed him that they would rather see Susan and Mike reconcile. Cherry explained: "I originally was going to have Mike marry Katherine, but as I went out into the world on vacation and just started talking to people they were so determined that Mike and Susan should get together; they were so insistent on it. So I started to think, 'What if I went that way?' And it occurred to me that it might be a more effective way to go as opposed to frustrating the fans for another year by keeping Mike and Susan apart. The fans demanded it in a voice so loud I was kind of scared to go against them". Cherry also hinted that the couple's marriage "plays better for this season's mystery". Cherry also said that Katherine will suffer a breakdown, adding: "And it's going to be one of the funniest breakdowns you've ever seen". Marc Cherry revealed that the sixth season mystery will pay homage to a classic Dallas storyline. He added: "What we've planned is an interesting mystery storyline involving one of our beloved characters. It's a 'Who shot J.R.?' kind of storyline .For the mid-season cliffhanger, Marc Cherry has revealed that there will be a plane crash in season six of Desperate Housewives. The show's creator explained that the story is still in the planning stages and added that he does not yet know who will be involved in the accident. "It's going to be my cliffhanger for the first half of the season," he said, adding that it would "affect everyone's lives". However, Cherry said that none of the main characters will be killed in the crash. "I'd love to kill somebody 'cause that's just what I do," he joked. "But the truth is, right now I don't have anyone major dying. However, Cherry eventually decided to kill several characters, including a fan favorite.

Cast[edit]

De Matteo's character was the subject of the season's main mystery.

The sixth season had twelve roles receiving star billing, with ten out of thirteen returning from the previous season. The series is narrated by Brenda Strong, who portrays the deceased Mary Alice Young, as she observes from beyond the grave the lives of the Wisteria Lane residents and her former best friends. Teri Hatcher portrayed Susan Delfino, who is married to Mike again. Felicity Huffman portrayed Lynette Scavo, who is trying to conceal her pregnancy in order to keep her job. Marcia Cross portrayed Bree Hodge, who is having an affair with her divorce lawyer. Eva Longoria portrayed Gabrielle Solis, who now deals with her teenage niece. Ricardo Antonio Chavira portrayed Carlos Solis, Gabrielle's husband and Lynette's new boss. Doug Savant portrayed Tom Scavo, Lynette's husband who returns to college. Kyle MacLachlan portrayed Orson Hodge, who suffers a terrible accident while trying to save his marriage to Bree. Dana Delany portrayed Katherine Mayfair, who endures a mental breakdown after Mike leaves her to re-marry Susan. James Denton portrayed Mike Delfino, Susan's husband who deals with his ex-girlfriend and with a financial crisis. New additions to the main cast included Drea de Matteo playing Angie Bolen, whose mysterious arc is the season's main storyline,[12] and Maiara Walsh in the role of Ana Solis, Carlos's rebellious niece who moved to Wisteria Lane in the fifth season finale.[13] Shawn Pyfrom did not return as a regular; he instead made guest appearances as Andrew Van de Kamp, Bree's homosexual son.

The "also starring" cast had many changes. Andrea Bowen re-joined the cast as Julie Mayer, Susan's daughter and victim of the Fairview strangler. Long-time supporting actress Kathryn Joosten was promoted to also starring as elderly neighbor Karen McCluskey. Jeffrey Nordling and Beau Mirchoff appeared as Nick and Danny Bolen, respectively Angie's husband and son.[14] Charlie Carver (Porter Scavo), Joshua Logan Moore (Parker Scavo) and Kendall Applegate (Penny Scavo) all remained, while Max Carver left the also starring cast, as his character Preston Scavo has left for Europe, but made guest appearances in the season. Additionally, child actors Madison De La Garza (Juanita Solis) and Mason Vale Cotton (M.J. Delfino) were promoted from co-stars to also starring.

This season featured many established and new guest stars. Tuc Watkins and Kevin Rahm respectively played Bob Hunter and Lee McDermott, a gay couple and residents of Wisteria Lane. Part of Bree's storyline were Richard Burgi portraying Karl Mayer, Susan's ex-husband and Bree's divorce lawyer and new lover, Dakin Matthews returning as Reverend Sykes, reverend at the local Presbyterian church, Samuel Page appearing as Sam Allen, Rex's son conceived before he meets Bree, and Joy Lauren in the role of Danielle Katz, Bree's daughter. Part of Gabrielle's storyline were Daniella Baltodano playing Celia Solis, Gabrielle's youngest daughter, Jesse Metcalfe returning as John Rowland, Gabrielle's ex-lover and former gardener, Jeff Doucette portraying Father Crowley, priest at the local Catholic church, and John Rubinstein appearing as Principal Hobson, headmaster at Juanita and M.J.'s school. Part of Lynette's storyline were Helena Mattsson in the role of Irina Korsakov, Preston's Russian fiancée, and Brent Kinsman, Shane Kinsman and Zane Huett returning as the younger versions of Preston, Porter and Parker Scavo in flashbacks. Part of Katherine's storyline were Lyndsy Fonseca who returned for one episode in the role of Dylan Mayfair, Katherine's daughter, and Julie Benz portraying Robin Gallagher, a stripper and Katherine's new love interest. Part of the main mystery arc were John Barrowman appearing as Patrick Logan, an eco-terrorist and Danny's biological father, Julie McNiven playing Emily Portsmith, a barrista at a local cafe and acquaintance of Nick, and Ellen Crawford portraying Iris Beckley, a neighbor of Angie's mother that informs Patrick of the Bolens' whereabouts. Orson Bean was introduced in the role of Roy Bender, Mrs. McCluskey's new boyfriend. Josh Zuckerman appeared as Eddie Orlofsky, the infamous Fairview strangler. Maria Cominis played Mona Clarke, a Wisteria Lane resident who blackmails Angie when she discovers her secret. Mindy Sterling portrayed Mitzi Kinsky, a new neighbor in Wisteria Lane. Furthermore, Mark Moses returned in the season finale as Paul Young, Mary Alice's widower.[15]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
112 1 "Nice Is Different Than Good" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry September 27, 2009 (2009-09-27) 13.64[16]
Mike Delfino's bride is finally revealed, and while one woman of Wisteria Lane is struck by happiness, another woman's world falls apart. In the meantime, Lynette tries to cope with her new pregnancy, and develops some unexpected and horrifying feelings towards her unborn babies. Bree begins an affair with Karl Mayer, and Gabrielle has to deal with raising a rebellious teenage girl. Meanwhile, a new family with a dark past, headed by new housewife, Angie Bolen, moves to the street.
113 2 "Being Alive" David Grossman Matt Berry October 4, 2009 (2009-10-04) 14.64[17]
Bree continues her affair with Karl despite the fact it may jeopardize her friendship with Susan. Everybody tries to figure out why Julie was attacked and Gabrielle discovers Ana is lying for Danny over his whereabouts at the time of the attack, Lynette struggles to decide whether to abort her unborn babies or not and Mrs. McCluskey's boyfriend Roy is introduced.
114 3 "Never Judge a Lady by Her Lover" Andrew Doerfer Bob Daily October 11, 2009 (2009-10-11) 13.42[18]
After a chance encounter with John Rowland, Carlos begins to suspect that his wife still has the hots for him, and allows his niece Ana to be hired by John to test Gabrielle. In the meantime, the Scavos tell their kids they are expecting twins, and Lynette hides her pregnancy from Carlos in order to get a big promotion. Bree realizes Karl is more serious about their affair, but she doesn't want to put much effort into something she does with a man she does not love... or does she? The intensity between Susan and Angie grows as the latter tries to defend her son, but Susan is determined to warn everyone that Danny Bolen is a dangerous kid.
115 4 "The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues" David Warren Alexandra Cunningham October 18, 2009 (2009-10-18) 13.68[19]
Susan discovers Julie was seeing a married man before she was attacked, Bree worries about Katherine when her denial over Mike and Susan's marriage worsens and begins to interfere with her work, Gabrielle becomes furious over John and Ana getting close and as Lynette's breasts get bigger during her pregnancy, Carlos and her colleagues believe she's had a boob job.
116 5 "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid" Larry Shaw Jamie Gorenberg October 25, 2009 (2009-10-25) 14.18[20]
Gabrielle is deemed a bad mother during her daughter Juanita's playdate, and she tries desperately to prove to others that she is a responsible parent, the Bolens find themselves in trouble when Danny lends Julie their gun in case her attacker returns and Susan accidentally shoots and grazes a spying Katherine, Bree gets angry over a motel cleaner who judges her for having an affair with Karl and Lynette begins to dislike her and Tom's new handyman, Mrs. McCluskey's boyfriend Roy.
117 6 "Don't Walk on the Grass" David Grossman Marco Pennette November 1, 2009 (2009-11-01) 14.08[21]
When Bree begins to fall for Karl, she decides it is time to break things up before they get way too serious. However, Karl isn't willing to let her go that easily, and makes her a proposition. In the meantime, Juanita says a bad word during a school play and Gabrielle is attacked by the school's principal, which leads her to respond and ultimately get her daughter out of the school, whereas Lynette learns her husband is cheating during mid-term. Katherine pretends to be on Susan's side to get to Mike, and Angie hides some secrets regarding her mother.
118 7 "Careful the Things You Say" Bethany Rooney Peter Lefcourt November 8, 2009 (2009-11-08) 13.80[22]
Susan is in desperate need of help to figure out if Katherine was responsible for strangling her daughter, and the detective who agrees to help her, Denise Lapera, shares some history with her that they both would rather forget. In the meantime, Lynette learns about Julie's past affair with Nick Bolen, which leads her to have her own theory as to who may have strangled her. The Hodges are invited over for dinner by the Bolens, and Nick proposes to Bree that she hire Angie to work for her at the catering company. Meanwhile, Gabrielle takes advantage of her housekeeper by making her play the role of Juanita's tutor.
119 8 "The Coffee Cup" Larry Shaw Dave Flebotte November 15, 2009 (2009-11-15) 14.72[23]
Susan and Katherine are both sentenced to community service by picking up trash, and in the meantime Katherine finds a way to let Susan know she and Mike once had sex five times in a day, which annoys Susan, as her sexual ratio with Mike was never that high, leading her to believe he was closer to Katherine. Meanwhile, Gabrielle goes out of her way to get her daughter into Catholic school, and the only way to do so is by having Carlos send one of his employees, and Lynette's trainee, to Florida, much to Lynette's dismay, as she was training him to cover for her during her soon-to-come maternity leave. Angie refuses to make small talk with Julie, and Orson lets on that he is suspicious his wife might be cheating on him.
120 9 "Would I Think of Suicide?" Ken Whittingham Jason Ganzel November 29, 2009 (2009-11-29) 12.78[24]
In the wake of another unexpected attack, Nick decides the time has come for him and his family to move away from Wisteria Lane. In the meantime, Susan and Bree clash over the latter's affair with Karl Mayer, whereas Gabrielle and Lynette clash over the latter's pregnancy. Meanwhile, Katherine's crazy schemes have brought Mike to a point where he can no longer put up with her, and a heated argument between the two of them has shocking results.
121 10 "Boom Crunch" David Grossman John Pardee & Joey Murphy December 6, 2009 (2009-12-06) 14.86[25]
Susan and Dylan are forced to get Katherine help when her breakdown gets worse, Angie continues to be blackmailed by neighbor Mona, Gabrielle and Lynette continue to feud over Lynette's lies to Carlos about being pregnant, Orson discovers Bree's and Karl's affair and whilst the residents are enjoying their annual Christmas party a small plane crashes onto the lane, changing the lives of the residents forever.
122 11 "If..." Larry Shaw Jamie Gorenberg January 3, 2010 15.35[26]
After the horrific plane crash of Wisteria Lane, the housewives think of their lives different ways. If Susan had stayed married to Karl and gotten fat; Bree imagines if Orson had died and Karl had taken her away; Angie imagines if Mona had survived and told the police everything she knows about the Bolen secret; Gabrielle thinks of Celia's future where she turns up to be an old woman; and Lynette imagines if Patrick had lived, but learns that Patrick died and Paige survived.
123 12 "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" David Grossman Joe Keenan January 10, 2010 14.03[27]
Feeling guilty for Orson being in a wheelchair, Bree takes him back to her home; After heritaging a strip club, Susan learns that Mike is a constant visitor; Gaby is forced to examine feelings she's suppressed about her heritage; Lynette learns that Tom wants to fill in her place in Carlos' company.
124 13 "How About a Friendly Shrink?" Lonny Price Jason Ganzel January 17, 2010 11.32[28]
Lynette balks at the idea of seeing a couples' therapist. In the meantime, Katherine shows no intention to moving back onto the lane, whereas Gabrielle and Susan are determined to find out which of their kids is in the smartest math group at school, whereas Orson makes life harder for Bree and Angie disapproves of Danny's new girlfriend.
125 14 "The Glamorous Life" Bethany Rooney Dave Flebotte January 31, 2010 11.44[29]
Gabrielle and Carlos grow concerned with the direction Ana and Danny's relationship might be taking. In the meantime, Susan befriends a stripper named Robin and takes her under her wing, whereas Tom and Lynette come to a disagreement regarding their new therapist. Bree watches over Orson as she fears he may commit suicide, and Angie tries to get a neighbor to sort out her garbage, much to Nick's dismay.
126 15 "Lovely" David Warren David Schladweiler February 21, 2010 10.92[30]
Robin gives important tips to each one of the housewives.
127 16 "The Chase" Larry Shaw John Pardee & Joey Murphy February 28, 2010 10.89[31]
Gaby experiences the single life again after Celia gets chicken pox and discovers a sad secret about Lee and Bob; Lynette and Tom forgets Penny's birthday; Bree hires a promising employee; Katherine suspects that she might be bisexual; Susan pushes Ron into proposing to Karen but then has second thoughts,only to find out something potentially tragic; Angie worries about Danny's disappearance when she finds out he didn't go camping afterall.
128 17 "Chromolume No. 7" Lonny Price Marco Pennette March 14, 2010 12.01[32]
Gaby and Angie have a chance encounter with supermodels Heidi Klum and Paulina Porizkova in New York; Katherine is confused by her feelings for Robin; Preston returns from Europe with a big and expensive surprise for Lynette and Tom; Mike tries to show Susan how man he is after he begins to feel like he's emasculated; Bree makes a shocking discovery about Sam; Angie reveals a secret.
129 18 "My Two Young Men" David Grossman Bob Daily March 21, 2010 10.84[33]
Susan and Gaby go to shameless lengths to top each other's kids; Lynette believes that Irina is hiding something; Bree invites Sam to a family dinner; Katherine comes out of the closet; Patrick finds out where Angie currently lives.
130 19 "We All Deserve to Die" Larry Shaw Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott April 18, 2010 10.62[34]
Lynette discovers the truth about Irina; Gaby offers to help Bob and Lee in having their child without considering the consequences; Bree begins to question Sam's motives; Susan has a creative way to help Mike with his finances; the Fairview Strangler makes another victim.
131 20 "Epiphany" David Grossman Marc Cherry April 25, 2010 11.29[35]
The Fairview Strangler's past is revealed, as he lives among the women in Wisteria Lane.
132 21 "A Little Night Music" David Warren Matt Berry May 2, 2010 12.12[36]
Angie comes face to face with Patrick after spending 18 years running away from him; Gaby and Susan plan a scheme against their husbands; Lynette sees a dark side of Eddie; Bree meets Sam's mother.
133 22 "The Ballad of Booth" Larry Shaw Bob Daily May 9, 2010 11.36[37]
Lynette makes a shocking discovery about Eddie; Angie discreetly relies on Gaby for help; Bree offers money to get rid of Sam; Susan and Mike's financial woes result in the ultimate sacrifice.
134 23 "I Guess This Is Goodbye" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham May 16, 2010 12.75[38]
Gaby risks her safety to save Angie and Danny; Lynette and her unborn baby's fates are in Eddie's hands; Susan comes to grips with her financial woes; Bree considers confessing a secret that she's been keeping from everybody for a long time; an old neighbor returns to Wisteria Lane.

International Ratings[edit]

Episode number
Production number
Title US (ABC) UK (CH4 +E4) IRE (RTÉ 2) FRA (M6) NZ (TV2)
112
6-01
Nice is Different Than Good 13.643m 3.418m 592,000 3.2m 479,100
113
6-02
Being Alive 14.641m 3.329m 510,000 3.5m 477,080
114
6-03
Never Judge a Lady By Her Lover 13.423m 2.916m 488,000 3.7m 447,990
115
6-04
The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues 13.677m 2.854m 488,000 3.3m 471,200
116
6-05
Everybody Ought to Have a Maid 14.183m 2.664m 509,000 3.3m 448,490
117
6-06
Don't Walk on the Grass 14.078m 2.414m 464,000 3.3m 452,490
118
6-07
Careful the Things You Say 13.795m 2.652m 434,000 3.4m 413,820
119
6-08
The Coffee Cup 14.718m 2.659m 485,000 4m 397,830
120
6-09
Would I Think of Suicide? 12.781m 2.370m 414,000 3.4m 391,220
121
6-10
Boom Crunch 14.861m 3.028m 441,000 3.7m 411,880
122
6-11
If... 15.349m 2.750m 440,000 3.7m 419,020
123
6-12
You Gotta Get a Gimmick 14.025m 2.675m 411,000 3.9m 429,540
124
6-13
How About a Friendly Shrink? 11.317m 2.654m 414,000 4.1m 375,760
125
6-14
The Glamorous Life 11.437m 2.66m 463,000 3.7m 375,620
126
6-15
Lovely 10.924m 2.327m 381,000 3.9m 400,730
127
6-16
The Chase 10.894m 2.428m 460,000 3.8m 391,340
128
6-17
Chromolume No. 7 12.013m 2.136m 442,000 3.7m 425,620
129
6-18
My Two Young Men 10.837m 2.494m 449,000 3.9m 392,270
130
6-19
We All Deserve to Die 10.622m 2.550m 476,000 4m 444,790
131
6-20
Epiphany 11.291m 2.340m 440,000 3.8m 524,440
132
6-21
A Little Night Music 12.118m 2.634m 359,000 4m 464,820
133
6-22
The Ballad of Booth 11.361m 2.691m 399,000 3.5m 447,060
134
6-23
I Guess This is Goodbye 12.747m 2.935m 411,000 3.68m 453,320

Detailed International Schedules and Ratings[edit]

United States (ABC)[edit]

Episode number
Production number
Title Original airing Rating Share Rating/share
(18–49)
Total viewers (in millions) Rank per week Note
112
6-01
Nice is Different Than Good September 27, 2009 8.6 13 4.7 13.643 #16 [16]
113
6-02
Being Alive October 4, 2009 9.2 14 5.0 14.641 #10 [17]
114
6-03
Never Judge a Lady By Her Lover October 11, 2009 8.2 12 4.6 13.423 #13 [18]
115
6-04
The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues October 18, 2009 8.7 13 4.6 13.677 #12 [19]
116
6-05
Everybody Ought to Have a Maid October 25, 2009 9.0 14 4.7 14.183 #10 [20]
117
6-06
Don't Walk on the Grass November 1, 2009 8.8 13 5.0 14.078 #12 [21]
118
6-07
Careful the Things You Say November 8, 2009 8.6 13 4.4 13.795 #14 [22]
119
6-08
The Coffee Cup November 15, 2009 8.9 13 5.0 14.718 #11 [23]
120
6-09
Would I Think of Suicide? November 29, 2009 7.9 12 4.4 12.781 #12 [24]
121
6-10
Boom Crunch December 6, 2009 9.1 14 4.9 14.861 #2 [25]
122
6-11
If... January 3, 2010 9.2 14 5.3 15.349 #3 [26]
123
6-12
You Gotta Get a Gimmick January 10, 2010 8.8 13 4.7 14.025 #9 [27]
124
6-13
How About a Friendly Shrink? January 17, 2010 7.0 11 3.8 11.317 #20 [28]
125
6-14
The Glamorous Life January 31, 2010 6.9 10 3.7 11.437 #12 [29]
126
6-15
Lovely February 21, 2010 6.9 10 3.7 10.924 #15 [30]
127
6-16
The Chase February 28, 2010 6.8 10 3.7 10.894 #17 [31]
128
6-17
Chromolume No. 7 March 14, 2010 7.4 12 3.7 12.013 #15 [32]
129
6-18
My Two Young Men March 21, 2010 6.9 11 3.5 10.837 #12 [33]
130
6-19
We All Deserve to Die April 18, 2010 6.8 11 3.3 10.622 #19 [34]
131
6-20
Epiphany April 25, 2010 7.1 11 3.4 11.291 #13 [35]
132
6-21
A Little Night Music May 2, 2010 7.6 12 3.8 12.118 #12 [36]
133
6-22
The Ballad of Booth May 9, 2010 7.0 11 3.8 11.361 #15 [37]
134
6-23
I Guess This is Goodbye May 16, 2010 7.9 13 4.0 12.747 #14 [38]

Republic of Ireland (RTÉ 2)[edit]

  • Desperate Housewives airs Tuesdays at 9.55pm on RTÉ 2 in Ireland.
  • All ratings below are supplied from the RTÉ Guide TV guide. The ratings are supplied by TAM Ireland/Nielsen TAM.
  • Season 6 averaged 451,000 viewers when the average was calculated after the season finale.
Episode number Title Original airing Airing Time Viewers Rank (RTE2 only)
112 (6-01) Nice is Different Than Good January 5, 2010 9.55pm 592,000 #1
113 (6-02) Being Alive January 12, 2010 9.55pm 510,000 #1
114 (6-03) Never Judge a Lady By Her Lover January 19, 2010 9.55pm 488,000 #1
115 (6-04) The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues January 26, 2010 9.55pm 488,000 #1
116 (6-05) Everybody Ought to Have a Maid February 2, 2010 9.55pm 509,000 #1
117 (6-06) Don't Walk on the Grass February 9, 2010 9.55pm 464,000 #2
118 (6-07) Careful the Things You Say February 16, 2010 9.55pm 434,000 #1
119 (6-08) The Coffee Cup February 23, 2010 9.55pm 485,000 #2
120 (6-09) Would I Think of Suicide? March 2, 2010 10.05pm 414,000 #2
121 (6-10) Boom Crunch March 9, 2010 9.55pm 441,000 #2
122 (6-11) If... March 16, 2010 9.55pm 440,000 #2
123 (6-12) You Gotta Get a Gimmick March 23, 2010 9.55pm 411,000 #1
124 (6-13) How About a Friendly Shrink? March 30, 2010 9.55pm 414,000 #1
125 (6-14) The Glamorous Life April 6, 2010 9.55pm 463,000 #1
126 (6-15) Lovely April 13, 2010 9.55pm 381,000 #1
127 (6-16) The Chase April 20, 2010 9.55pm 460,000 #1
128 (6-17) Chromolume No. 7 April 27, 2010 9.55pm 442,000 #1
129 (6-18) My Two Young Men May 4, 2010 9.55pm 449,000 #1
130 (6-19) We All Deserve to Die May 11, 2010 9.55pm 476,000 #1
131 (6-20) Epiphany May 18, 2010 9.55pm 440,000 #1
132 (6-21) A Little Night Music May 25, 2010 9.55pm 359,000 #3
133 (6-22) The Ballad of Booth June 1, 2010 9.55pm 399,000 #2
134 (6-23) I Guess This is Goodbye June 8, 2010 9.55pm 411,000 #3

India (Star World[39])[edit]

Episode number
Production number
Title Original airing Airing Time
112
6-01
Nice is Different Than Good February 26, 2010 10:00 pm
113
6-02
Being Alive February 27, 2010 10:00 pm
114
6-03
Never Judge a Lady By Her Lover February 28, 2010 10:00 pm
115
6-04
The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues March 5, 2010 10:00 pm
116
6-05
Everybody Ought to Have a Maid March 6, 2010 10.00 pm
117
6-06
Don't Walk on the Grass March 7, 2010 10:00 pm
118
6-07
Careful the Things You Say March 12, 2010 10:00 pm
119
6-08
The Coffee Cup March 13, 2010 10.00pm
120
6-09
Would I Think of Suicide? March 14, 2010 10.00 pm
121
6-10
Boom Crunch March 19, 2010 10:00 pm
122
6-11
If... March 19, 2010 11:00pm
123
6-12
You Gotta Get a Gimmick March 20, 2010 10:00 pm
124
6-13
How About a Friendly Shrink? March 26, 2010 10:00 pm
125
6-14
The Glamorous Life March 27, 2010 10:00 pm
126
6-15
Lovely March 28, 2010 10:00 pm
127
6-16
The Chase April 4, 2010 10:00 pm
128
6-17
Chromolume No. 7 April 11, 2010 10:00 pm
129
6-18
My Two Young Men April 18, 2010 10:00 pm
130
6-19
We All Deserve to Die April 25, 2010 10:00 pm
131
6-20
Epiphany May 2, 2010 10:00 pm
132
6-21
A Little Night Music May 9, 2010 10:00 pm
133
6-22
The Ballad of Booth May 16, 2010 10:00 pm
134
6-23
I Guess This is Goodbye May 23, 2010 10:00 pm

United Kingdom (Channel 4)[edit]

Episode number Title Original airing on Channel 4 Time of airing on Channel 4 Original airing on E4 Time of airing on E4 Position in Channel 4's ratingsa Position in E4's ratingsb Total viewers
112 Nice is Different Than Good January 27, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm January 31, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 3.090m - #10 328,000 - #11 3.418m
113 Being Alive February 3, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm January 31, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 2.482m - #5 874,000 - #7 3.329m
114 Never Judge a Lady By Her Lover February 10, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm February 7, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 2.27m - #14 646,000 - #7 2.916m
115 The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues February 17, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm February 14, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 2.34m - #9 514,000 - #11 2.854m
116 Everybody Ought to Have a Maid February 24, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm February 21, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 2.16 - #14 504,000 - #9 2.664m
117 Don't Walk on the Grass March 3, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm February 28, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.70 - #31 714,000 - #5 2.414m
118 Careful the Things You Say March 10, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm March 7, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.99 - #24 662,000 - #6 2.652m
119 The Coffee Cup March 17, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm March 14, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.92 - #22 739,000 - #5 2.659m
120 Would I Think of Suicide? March 24, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm March 21, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.69 - #31 680,000 - #5 2.370m
121 Boom Crunch March 31, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm March 28, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 2.29 - #6 738,000 - #3 3.028m
122 If... April 14, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm April 11, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.93 - #12 820,000 - #2 2.750m
123 You Gotta Get a Gimmick April 21, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm April 18, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.90 - #13 775,000 - #2 2.675m
124 How About a Friendly Shrink? April 28, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm April 25, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.755 - #8 899,000 - #2 2.654m
125 The Glamorous Life May 5, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm May 2, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.86 - #11 800,000 - #3 2.66m
126 Lovely May 12, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm May 9, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.48 - #20 847,000 - #3 2.327m
127 The Chase May 19, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm May 16, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.60 - #14 828,000 - #2 2.428m
128 Chromolume No. 7 May 26, 2010 9.00pm-10.00pm May 23, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.39 - #30 846,000 - #2 2.136m
129 My Two Young Men June 2, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm May 30, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.65 - #3 840,000 - #2 2.494m
130 We All Deserve to Die June 9, 2010 10.35pm-11.35pm June 6, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.91 - #13 640,000 - #11 2.550m
131 Epiphany June 16, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm June 13, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.73 - #15 640,000 - #11 2.340m
132 A Little Night Music June 23, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm June 20, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.71 - #16 924,000 - #2 2.634m
133 The Ballad of Booth June 30, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm June 27, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.85 - #14 841,000 - #2 2.691m
134 I Guess This is Goodbye July 7, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm July 4, 2010 10.00pm-11.00pm 1.85 - #14 1.085m - #1 2.935m

New Zealand (TV2)[edit]

All sourced from: Throng Ratings. The season averaged 431,975 viewers.

Episode number Title Original airing Timeslot Viewers Top 50 Ranking Scripted Show Ranking
112 Nice Is Different Than Good February 15, 2010 8:35pm – 9:30pm 479,100 12 3
113 Being Alive) February 22, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 477,080 8 1
114 Never Judge a Lady By Her Lover March 1, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 447,990 9 1
115 The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues March 8, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 471,200 14 4
116 Everybody Ought to Have a Maid March 15, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 448,490 15 5
117 Don't Walk on the Grass March 22, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 452,490 12 4
118 Careful the Things You Say March 29, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 413,820 13 5
119 The Coffee Cup April 12, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 397,830 23 8
120 Would I Think of Suicide? April 19, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 391,220 25 9
121 Boom Crunch April 26, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 411,880 21 8
122 If... May 3, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 419,020 21 9
123 You Gotta Get a Gimmick May 10, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 429,540 19 8
124 How About a Friendly Shrink? May 17, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 375,760 28 10
125 The Glamorous Life May 24, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 375,620 25 6
126 Lovely May 31, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 400,730 28 11
127 The Chase June 7, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 391,340 23 11
128 Chromolume No. 7 June 14, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 425,620 25 10
129 My Two Young Men June 21, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 392,270 24 7
130 We All Deserve to Die June 28, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 444,790 21 8
131 Epiphany July 5, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 524,440 18 4
132 A Little Night Music July 12, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 464,820 19 6
133 The Ballad of Booth July 19, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 447,060 19 5
134 I Guess This Is Goodbye July 26, 2010 8:30pm – 9:30pm 453,320/769,090* 21 6
  • For episode 134, original airing only / original including prime-time repeat special before beginning of new season on January 7, 2011.

DVD Release[edit]

Desperate Housewives: The Complete Sixth Season (The All Mighty Edition)[40]
Set Details Special Features
  • 23 Episodes
  • 6-Disc Set
  • English / Italian / Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Miss Piggy Gets Desperate: Desperate Housewives Master Class
  • Cherry-Picked: Creator Marc Cherry's Favourite Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
September 21, 2010 (2010-09-21) October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04)

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