7 series like Desperate Housewives

We have compiled a list of series similar to Desperate Housewives for you. We present 7 titles that you might like if you liked the humorous and dramatic life of suburban housewives.

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1. Devious Maids

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The series is from Marc Cherry, the creator of Desperate Housewives. It begins with the mysterious murder of Flora, a maid who works for a wealthy family. This murder brings together the four protagonists, who all work as maids for various rich and powerful families in Beverly Hills, uncovering secrets and spinning intrigues along the way.

Watch Devious Maids if you like the following about Desperate Housewives:

  • Intrigues and secrets
  • A mix of humor and drama
  • Four women as main characters
  • Little hint: The series was originally supposed to have a 5th season, but it was then canceled.

    This is what the IMDb ratings say: Devious Maids has a rating of 7.8 stars from over 25,000 reviews on IMDb.

    Fun Facts: Eva Longoria (known as Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives) was one of the executive producers of Devious Maids. (via IMDb)

    2. Why Women Kill

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    The drama series (also by Marc Cherry) is about the lives of three women from different decades. Each of these women struggles with infidelity and betrayal in their marriage. Why Women Kill is an anthology series in which a new story is told in each season. It is about a housewife in the 60s, a socialite in the 80s and a lawyer in 2019.

    Watch Why Women Kill if you like the following about Desperate Housewives:

  • Humorous but also dark elements
  • Murders, secrets and drama
  • Strong female lead roles
  • Surprising plot twists
  • This is what the IMDb ratings say: The series receives an average of 8.3 stars from over 31,000 IMDb ratings.

    Fun fact: The episode titles of the first season parody well-known movie lines. In the second season, however, the titles are based on film noirs from the 1940s and 1950s. (via IMDb)