EW's Michael Ausiello reports today that in May, Drea De Matteo will be leaving "Desperate Housewives". And it's going to be quite the exit.
According to creator/exec producer Marc Cherry, De Matteo was never to be staying beyond the current season of the ABC drama. “Part of the deal when we hired Drea was she was only interested in doing one season,” he explains. “She has a baby and is eager to get back to her life in New York.”
As for her exit, Cherry promises an "explosive finale" which also involves upcoming guest star John Barrowman ("Torchwood"). If you want to know a bit more, click the link above.