Air Date: Sunday, September 25, 2005
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#201) "Next"
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Shirley Knight Guest Stars as Phyllis Van De Kamp and Joely Fisher Guest Stars as Nina Fletcher

"Next" -- When Mike arrives home, he finds Zach holding Susan hostage and has to find a way to rescue them both. Meanwhile Lynette interviews for an account executive position at a top ad agency, now that Tom has agreed to stay home with the kids. Her boss, Nina (guest star Joely Fisher), is skeptical about hiring a mother of four, so Lynette makes a big effort to impress her. Rex's mother, Phyllis (guest star Shirley Knight), comes in for his funeral -- and to drive Bree crazy. And Gabrielle, feeling guilty about her unfaithfulness, dutifully begins visiting Carlos in jail, on the season premiere of "Desperate Housewives," SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Desperate Housewives" stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Alfre Woodard as Betty Applewhite, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young, James Denton as Mike Delfino, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Mark Moses as Paul Young, Richard Burgi as Karl Mayer, Roger Bart as George Williams, Cody Kasch as Zach Young, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van De Kamp, Joy Lauren as Danielle Van De Kamp, Mehcad Brooks as Matthew Applewhite, Jesse Metcalfe as John and Zane Huett as Parker Scavo.

Guest starring in "Next" are Shirley Knight as Phyllis Van De Kamp, Joely Fisher as Nina Fletcher, Andy Umberger as Officer Romslo, Pat Crawford Brown as Ida Greenberg, Nikki Braendlin as the receptionist, Dakin Matthews as Reverend Sikes, Charlie Babcock as Stu Currie Graham as Ed and Lizzie Peet as the secretary.

"Next" was written by Jenna Bans & Kevin Murphy and directed by Larry Shaw.

"Desperate Housewives" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.

This program carries a TV-PG,L,V parental guideline.

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