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Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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ABC's "Desperate Housewives" stars Vanessa Williams as Renee Perry, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer and Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp. (ABC/MATTHEW ROLSTON)
This weekend on TV: This really is the end for "Desperate Housewives" — don't expect a reunion

After eight seasons, Desperate Housewives (Sunday, 8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) is signing off. For good.

According to creator/executive producer Marc Cherry, there won't be any "Sex and the City" like reunion movies for the women of Wisteria Lane.

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"Sex and the City" only did, I think, a total of something like 69 episodes," said Cherry. (He was a bit off. There were 94 episodes, about half as many as the 180 episodes of "Housewives.")

"I always thought that the advantage for them was that they had they hadn't really plumbed the depths of those characters," Cherry continued. "After eight years, boy, I think we're done.

"And I'm happy about it. That's not a bad thing. That's just a I feel very satisfied with where we are. I'm just never sending these gals to Dubai. That's all I'm saying."

Elsewhere on Friday ...

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): MasTec CEO Jose Mas goes under cover.

Who Do You Think You Are? (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Jason Sudeikis investigates his family history. (Season finale)

The Finder (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Walter tries to find his mother. (Series finale - Fox has canceled this show.)

Nikita (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Nikita and Michael infiltrate division. (Season finale)

Whale Wars: Viking Shores (7 and 8 p.m.; 9 and 10 p.m., Animal Planet): The Shepherds deploy a new aircraft and try to redirect a pod of 100 pilot whales. (Finale)

CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Mac fights for his life after he's shot. (Season finale)

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Juliet stumbles upon a murder.

Fringe (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): In the first half of a two-part season finale, the team faces off against David Robert Jones.

Supernatural (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Sam and Dean team up with Castiel, Meg and Bobby to battle Dick Roman. (Season finale)

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Frank races to stop a biological weapon attack. (Season finale)

Fairly Legal (10 p.m., USA): Kate and Ben go up against Justin and D.A. Davidson.

Magic City (11 p.m., Starz): Stevie is confronted about his affair with the mob boss' wife.

Common Law (11 p.m., USA): A woman falls from the balcony of her honeymoon suite.

Elsewhere on Saturday ...

Golf (1 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Third round of The Players Championship

MLS (8 p.m., Ch. 4): Real Salt Lake at Seattle Sounders

The Firm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Abby testifies against Kevin Stack.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Will Ferrell hosts; Usher performs.

Elsewhere on Sunday ...

Golf (noon, NBC/Ch. 5): The final round of The Players Championship

Survivor: One World (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A winner is declared in the two-hour season finale; then everybody gets together to talk about it in the Survivor: One World Reunion (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2).

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emma and Regina have to work together to save Henry's life. (Season finale)

Harry's Law (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Harry is held hostage.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Marge offers to throw a reception for Ned and Edna, who secretly got married.

The Killing (7, 9:04 and 11:08 p.m., AMC): Stan takes matters into his own hands.

Army Wives (7 and 11:01 p.m., Lifetime): Roland and Joan face legal issues.

The Celebrity Apprentice (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The finalists plan a charity event.

Masterpiece Mystery! (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): "The Hound of the Baskervilles" is updated in this episode of "Sherlock."

Mad Men (8 and 10:04 p.m., AMC): Roger looks for new business; Sally faces a challenge.

The Client List (8 p.m., Lifetime): Georgia suspects the police are planning a raid.

Game of Thrones (10 p.m., HBO): Dany receives an invitation to the House of the Undying.

Nurse Jackie (10 p.m. Showtime): Jackie dreams about Cruz and using drugs.

Sister Wives (10 p.m., TLC): The Browns celebrate their first Christmas in Las Vegas in the third-season premiere. And the unanswered question is - where are they getting the money to rent a big house? Where are they getting their money, period?

The Big C (10:30 p.m., Showtime): Cathy and Paul get an offer from Joy's famous friend.

Veep (11 p.m., HBO): Selina feels threatened by a war hero.

The Borgias (11 p.m., Showtime): Alexander fears a sign from God.

Girls (11:30 p.m., HBO): Hannah propositions her boss.



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