VIDEO: "Desperate Housewives" Unaired Pilot: Part 1 (Mary Alice)
You may have an enormous production budget, the wittiest writers and an award-winning director, but unless you have talented and likable actors who fit their respective roles and make the audience fall in love with them week after week, your TV show will be a stinker.
To prove that point we'll look at three classic scenes from the pilot of "Desperate Housewives" which aired on Sunday, October 3, 2004 on ABC and what they looked like in the original, unaired version which was filmed earlier that year with the initially cast actors.
Sheryl Lee, the actress who played Laura Palmer - the victim of a bizarre murder case in 1990's "Twin Peaks" - was originally cast as Mary Alice Young, one of the housewives on the fictional Wisteria Lane who commits suicide in the opening minutes of the episode and goes on to narrate the series.
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