Picks and Pans Review: The Five-Year Leap on Desperate Housewives

updated 09/22/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/22/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

• Wisteria Lane gets a makeover (new man for Susan!) and a makeunder (Gaby goes from sexpot to crockpot) in a daring plot renovation.

SEASON PREVIEW

Last May's crazy finale was no dream: The show really will move forward five years when Housewives returns to ABC Sept. 28. "We wanted to refresh the show," says executive producer Sabrina Wind. This'll do it! A sneak peek at what's changed:

SUSAN'S HUBBY NO. 3
"Mike and Susan have split up," says James Denton about Teri Hatcher kissing a new man (Gale Harold) in the finale. "It's going to be interesting."

BREE INC.
Bree (Marcia Cross) cashes in on her Stepford perfection, turning her garage into a place-setting empire.

THE SCAVOS GROW UP
The twins become teens and go from juvenile antics to juvenile hall.

FRUMP IS THE NEW BLACK
Eva Longoria's Gaby gains 10 lbs.—and two kids.

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