The thin line between programming and advertising gets thinner on Desperate Housewives

Categories: TV Advertising

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September 27th, 2009

via Advertising Age:

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Viewers of Sunday's launch of the new season of "Desperate Housewives" may have noticed a little something extra during the proceedings. As the show broke away for a set of ads, viewers saw a brief sign announcing a segment titled "Another Desperate Housewife," sponsored by Sprint.

During the short, which was crafted by "Desperate" staffers, romantic tension erupts among a married couple, with Sprint's Palm Pre playing a central role in the proceedings. In the next seven weeks, viewers will see seven more vignettes featuring the couple, who find that Sprint products help them learn more about infidelity, betrayal and justice than they ever might have imagined.

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