Economic meltdown hits ‘Desperate Housewives’

October 27th, 2008 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 27 (IANS) The market meltdown has taken its toll on American television comedy-drama series “Desperate Housewives” - with strict spending guidelines being introduced for the stars’ wardrobes. US network ABC has issued new rules saying no more than $150 (92 pounds) can be spent on accessories and no more than $250 (153 pounds) on a pair of shoes for the cast, reports thesun.co.uk.

“Everyone is looking at costs and there are guidelines for every single department,” said a spokeswoman for the network.

The show started its fifth series Wednesday night.

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