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It made stars out of Eva Longoria and Teri Hatcher, while giving Marcia Cross scenes even more shocking than her head scarring reveal on Melrose Place. And now Desperate Housewives is coming to an end.

ABC President Paul Lee and series creator Marc Cherry made the announcement at today’s Television Critic Association press tour session.

Lee referred to the fun drama as “an iconic show” and said I “just wanted to make sure it had its victory lap,” while Cherry added:

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“I wanted to go out when the network still saw us as a viable show and a force to contend with. We felt from a creative standpoint that this was the right time. I feel so good about it.”