Kirkland Baker Joins Desperate Housewives
Kirkland Baker Joins Desperate Housewives
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
In an attempt to improve and perk up the story lines that surround Wisteria Lane, ABC welcomes an additional asset who would do just that. Kirkland Baker, famed for her work on Frasier, will come on board on ABC’s Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning comedy-drama series, Desperate Housewives, as a co-executive producer. She will be joining fellow Frasier alums Anne Flett-Giordano and Chuck Ranberg, who also will work as co-executive producers on Desperate Housewives on the upcoming season.

Desperate Housewives has gained much critical acclaim since it premiered in October 2004, evident in its numerous awards and nominations such as Golden Globe’s Best TV Series: Musical or Comedy, and Screen Actors Guild’s Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
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Whether it’s the talented actors, the dramatic plot or the artistic direction, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly just what has caused the success of Desperate Housewives.

At any rate, it would be interesting to see what the combined efforts of Kirkland, Flett-Giordano and Ranberg, could do. Will they be able to bring the same kind of comedic tone and success to Desperate Housewives that garnered 39 Emmy awards for Fraiser? Fans will just have to wait for season four to find out.

Baker, raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts, previously attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she took up political science and journalism. She started out as a writer’s assistant and eventually worked her way to more notable positions. She worked as a producer on the comedy series Frasier for its final seven seasons, for which she won one Emmy award for “Outstanding Comedy Series” in 1998. In addition, she also won a WGA Award in 2003 for co-writing the episode “Room With a View” of Fraiser. Recently, she worked on ABC’s comedy series Freddie.

Meanwhile, fans can savor the remaining season three episodes of Desperate Housewives every Sunday at 9/8 C on ABC.

-Kris, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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