Review | Desperate Housewives, Season 7

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In Stores Now

Us Rating: ** 1/2

Not even the arrivals of a hoity-toity diva (Vanessa Williams) and a hunky carpenter (Brian Austin Green) infuse much vigor into this waning hit's small-town drama. A liver transplant, an illicit affair, a resurfacing villain -- it's pure soap, without the winking cleverness of DH's heyday. (ABC, $46)