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US : 25 September 2005

Cast : Shirley Knight (Phyllis Van De Kamp), Currie Graham (Ed), Lizzie Peet (Secretary), Charlie Babcock (Stu Currie Graham), Dakin Matthews (Reverend Sikes), Stacy Solodkin (Haggard Woman), Pat Crawford Brown (Ida Greenberg), Andy Umberger (Officer Romslo), Nikki Braendlin (Receptionist), Joely Fisher (Nina Fletcher)

Writing : Jenna Bans, Kevin Murphy

Direction : Larry Shaw

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The second season premiere takes off from where last season left off. Though, things on Wisteria Lane have changed. Rex has died, new neighbors, the mysterious Applewhites have moved in, and Edie Britt's new home is near completion. When Mike arrives home, he finds Zach holding Susan hostage. As Zach is about to shoot Mike, Susan pushes Zach to the ground. Bree calls Lynette, and tells her the news of Rex's passing. Gabrielle, Lynette, and Susan comfort Bree, as Rex's mother, Phyllis arrives with a grudge against Bree. New Wisteria Lane neighbor Betty Applewhite, a concert pianist has a dark and spooky secret to hide. Bree asks Betty to play at Rex's service. 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. Though, things go awry when Tom is injured and Lynette is forced to take baby Penny with her to the interview. Despite that, Nina's boss is impressed and hires Lynette on the spot, Gabrielle rejects John, who attempts to seduce her. Gabrielle, feeling guilty about her unfaithfulness, visits Carlos in jail. She doctors a copy of a paternity test to ease Carlos' mind. After the police misled Mike into believing that Zach is dead, Mike confesses to Susan that Zach is his son. He also tells her of Mary Alice's secret, which shocks her. Susan later tells Mike that she can't be around Zach, and breaks up with him again. The four women gather after the funeral, all troubled by the truth about Mary Alice's suicide and Rex's death.

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The TV audience's interest in "Desperate Housewives" appears not to have cooled much over the summer, as the show's second-season premiere delivered big ratings Sunday and led ABC to a win for the night.

ABC averaged an 11.3 rating/18 share in primetime to beat CBS, 9.2/14, by a fairly sizable margin (because of a late-ending NFL game, CBS' numbers are likely to change somewhat in final nationals). NBC took third with a 6.6/10, and FOX was fourth with a 4.8/7. The WB came in at 1.9/3.

ABC's lead among adults 18-49 was even wider -- its 7.8 rating in the ad-friendly demographic nearly doubled CBS' 4.0. FOX was a close third at 3.9, and NBC was fourth at 2.6. The WB trailed with a 1.3.

The late NFL game took up most of CBS' 7 o'clock hour (except on the West Coast), combining with the start of "60 Minutes" to average 13.1/22. ABC was a distant second with the season premiere of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 5.9/10. "Dateline" was third for NBC, while FOX took fourth with a "Simpsons" rerun, 5.2/9, and "King of the Hill," 3.9/6. The WB went with two episodes of "Reba."

CBS stayed in front at 8 p.m. with the rest of "60 Minutes" and "Cold Case," scoring an 11.0/17. The second hour of "Home Edition" improved to 9.9/15 for ABC. "The West Wing" premiered to a 5.6/8 on its new night for NBC, edging "The Simpsons" and "The War at Home" on FOX (although FOX had more total viewers for the hour). The season premiere of "Charmed" posted a 2.5/4 for The WB.

"Desperate Housewives" opened its second season with a 17.2/25 at 9 p.m., far and away the night's best rating. CBS dropped to second with "Cold Case" and the start of its movie "Martha: Behind Bars." NBC stayed in third with "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 6.8/10. "Family Guy" and "American Dad" averaged 4.8/7 for FOX, while "Blue Collar TV" scuffled in its new timeslot, scoring a 1.7/2 for The WB.

At 10 p.m., the season premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" drew a 12.3/20 for ABC. "Crossing Jordan" averaged 8.6/14 for NBC, and "Martha: Behind Bars" came in at 5.3/8 for CBS.

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