The BEST seasons of Desperate Housewives

Every season of Desperate Housewives ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of Desperate Housewives!

In the town of Fairview there's a street called Wisteria Lane; a peaceful cul-de-sac with manicured lawns and beautiful houses. It's a place where you know all your neighbors and your neighbors know all about you. It's the perfect suburban fantasy. But, behind every picket fence there are secrets. And, in every seemingly happy home, you'll find jealousy, lust, passion, and sometimes... murder.

Last Updated: 2/9/2024Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
Season 1
170 votes

#1 - Season 1

First Aired 10/4/2004

Mary Alice Young, a seemingly perfect housewife commits suicide, fearing that a dark secret, involving her, her husband, and their son would be exposed.

Season 4
115 votes

#2 - Season 4

First Aired 10/1/2007

Katherine Mayfair and her family are introduced as the center of the season's mystery.

Season 3
118 votes

#3 - Season 3

First Aired 9/25/2006

The residents of Fairview deal with the arrival of the mysterious Orson Hodge.

Season 2
136 votes

#4 - Season 2

First Aired 9/26/2005

The seemingly perfect lives in the suburban neighborhood of Fairview are shaken by the arrival of the mysterious Betty Applewhite.

Season 8
106 votes

#5 - Season 8

First Aired 9/26/2011

The housewives deal with covering up the murder of Gabrielle's stepfather Alejandro Perez.

Season 5
110 votes

#6 - Season 5

First Aired 9/29/2008

The season's mystery is centered around Edie Britt's third husband Dave Williams.

Season 6
103 votes

#7 - Season 6

First Aired 9/28/2009

Angie Bolen and her family are the focus of this season's mystery.

Season 7
101 votes

#8 - Season 7

First Aired 9/27/2010

After losing both her husband and her business, Bree slowly begins the process of rebuilding her life, first by telling her friend Gabrielle a secret that could end their friendship, and then by starting up a romance with her much younger contractor Keith Watson. In the meantime, the Solises discover that their daughter Juanita was swapped at birth, and Lynette is visited by her old college roommate Renee Perry (Vanessa Williams), who later moves to the lane permanently. Bob and Lee find their way back to one another, and Susan and Mike's financial situations lead them to move to an apartment in the city and to take on jobs they don't want to endure through, whereas Paul Young, Mary Alice's widower, moves back to Wisteria Lane to wreak havoc.