Back with a bang

The cast of Desperate Housewives. With a five year leap, dirtier secrets and sizzling romances to rave about, Desperate Housewives is ‘even juicier’ in the all-new fifth season. Catch the much-loved primetime series on Star World starting October 17 at 10 pm. Before the new season’s pilot episode, the channel presents The Great Deepavali Bonanza, a marathon of Desperate Housewives season four from 10 am to 10 pm leading into the new season on October 17.

The fifth season’s time-jumping device propels the housewives in a new direction. It is 2013 now on the show. Proving a lot can change in five years, Susan (Teri Hatcher) has separated from Mike (James Denton) and is indeed romancing a younger man Jackson (Gale Harold). Meanwhile, Bree (Marcia Cross) has become a successful business woman after launching her own cookbook.

The hottest mother on Wisteria lane till season four, Gabrielle (Eva Longoria), has gone from glam to glum. She is now struggling with two kids and taking care of a disabled husband. Lynette (Felicity Huffman) is trying to reign in her delinquent children and Edie (Nicollette Sheridan) has landed a new husband (Neal McDonough). The fifth season also does a reality check in a few episodes by showing people affected by the economic downturn. Like the previous seasons, the show will slowly but surely unveil the dirty secrets and juicier details of the lives of the people on the fictional Wisteria lane. Apart from its regular bouts of excitement, Desperate Housewives —Season 5 boasts of a galaxy of guest stars such as Charlie and Max Carver, Joshua Logan Moore, Kendall Applegate and many more!

Food for thought

Over the last several million years, humans have changed almost everything that they eat. And food has transformed them in return. In fact, bread changed heads, BBQ made us smart and beer actually saved civilisation. How did all this happen? Join host Greger Larsen in Science Frontiers as he sets off on a remarkable adventure and looks deep into our past for clues about what our future might hold.

Along the way, we will journey around the world, from the equator to the arctic. Viewers travel back in time to see the world’s oldest city and a one million one hunting spear. Look deep inside our bodies from our skin to our DNA to find out whether it’s really true that we are what we eat. The programme airs on October 14 at 8 pm on Discovery Channel.