Desperate Housewives' fans have been cautioned against expecting a reunion movie, despite the fact that the series finale leaves a few loose ends hanging.
Creator Marc Cherry said eight seasons have given the ABC series time to "plumb the depths" of the characters played by the likes of Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria.
He said he was very satisfied with where the series stands.
He contrasted Desperate Housewives with Sex And The City, which had fewer episodes and followed its HBO run with two big-screen movies.
Referring to Sex And The City 2, which was set in the Middle East and received largely negative reviews, Marc quipped: "I'm just never sending these gals to Dubai."
Desperate Housewives will air its final episode in the US this spring.