Second season conflicts arose among the executive producers. It was a way to start fresh and let everyone start from scratch in a way". From to , Desperate Housewives was produced in association with Touchstone Television. Subsequently, Edelstein left the show mid-season, and by the season's end, so did Spezialy. Spezialy, who also served as a staff writer, left his previous position as writer and executive producer for Dead Like Me to join the Desperate Housewives crew. Jablonsky incorporates recurring themes for events and characters into the score. Later seasons[ edit ] In August , Marc Cherry said that Desperate Housewives would be on television for a few more years, stating that the series still "has a lot of life left in it. ET slot,  which it held all through the run of the show. Production[ edit ] The idea for the series was conceived as Marc Cherry and his mother were watching a news report on Andrea Yates. Opening sequence[ edit ] The initial idea for the show's opening sequence was Cherry's. Also joining Cherry, Perkins, and Daily for season 4 were John Pardee and Joey Murphy , who had been with the series since the beginning. The score is electronic-based, but every scoring session incorporates a live string ensemble. Daily's previous work include writing for the animated series Rugrats , and for Frasier. I expect to sign my new deal soon to set up a future scenario for the show. After only three episodes, on October 20, , ABC announced that Desperate Housewives, along with Lost, had been picked up for a full season. In addition to featured performances by central characters such as Susan Mayer singing along with Rose Royce 's " Car Wash " and Lynette's rendition of " Boogie Shoes ", several characters have been accomplished musicians, such as Betty Applewhite a concert pianist and Dylan Mayfair a prodigy cellist.