ABC casting and auditions for ‘Desperate Housewives’ season eight


Casting for this series will wrap the first week of April, 2012. R.I.P.

ABC Desperate Housewives Season Eight Auditions

Desperate Housewives is now casting for it’s eighth season.
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Season eight of “Desperate Housewives” is now in production on it’s eighth season, and auditions will be ongoing from July, 2011 through April, 2012. Both principal actor and background extras casting takes place in Los Angeles, CA The single camera comedy-drama-mystery series is filmed at the Colonial Street Backlot and sound stages at Universal Studios.

It is not known if this is the final season of “Desperate Housewives”. All of the series regulars have signed a one-year contract for season eight, with an option for season nine. The show’s creator and executive producer signed a two-year extension contract with ABC that could potentially keep “Desperate Housewives” on the air until 2013. However no official announcement has been made by ABC.

Primetime Emmy winning Scott Genkinger and seven-time Primetime Emmy winning Junie Lowry-Johnson are casting the guest starring, recurring, and day player principal actor roles. The extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles for the series stars are being cast by E.L. Staehli of Central Casting. The show is under SAG contract, however both SAG and non-union extras are cast.

The eighth season of “Desperate Housewives” will premier September 25, 2011 on ABC.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Junie Lowry-Johnson
Scott Genkinger
“Desperate Housewives” Casting
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 5165
Universal City, CA 91608

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Elana Staehli
Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Do not send photos and resumes to Central Casting.
You must register in person.
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

ABC Studios
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505

Cherry Alley Productions
1250 Sixth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Marc Cherry
Bob Daily
George Perkins
Matt Berry
Sabrina Wind
David Grossman
Jeff Greenstein
Marco Pennette
Dave Flebotte


Larry Shaw
David Grossman
Tara Nicole Weyr

Note: Additional directors work various episodes. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director’s role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner.


Brenda Strong – Mary Alice Young
Felicity Huffman – Lynette Scavo
Doug Savant – Tom Scavo
Marcia Cross – Bree Van De Kamp
Teri Hatcher – Susan Mayer
Eva Longoria – Gabrielle Solis
Ricardo Chavira – Carlos Solis
Vanessa Williams – Renee Perry
Tuc Watkins – Bob Hunter
Kevin Rahm – Lee McDermott


The setting of the show is the street of Wisteria Lane in the fictional American town of Fairview in the Eagle State. It follows the lives of a group of women, seen through the eyes of their dead neighbor. They work through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their—at the surface—beautiful and seemingly perfect suburban neighborhood. The show features an ensemble cast, headed by Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp and Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis. Brenda Strong narrates the show as the deceased Mary Alice Young, appearing sporadically in flashbacks or dreams.