According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marc Cherry is developing a new series for ABC. The creator of Desperate Housewives will be writing the script for this new project. Alexandra Cunningham, a Housewives veteran, is also writing the script.
Some initially thought that this new show would be a spinoff of Desperate Housewives. It has now been made clear that this new endeavor will be a stand-alone show.
That said, this new project will have the tone of Desperate Housewives. Cherry will also be an executive producer on this show.
He has also made it clear that no matter what happens with his new show, he will be "involved" with Desperate Housewives until it goes off the air.