NEW YORK – Pour another glass of wine for Bree on "Desperate Housewives." Better yet, just hand over the bottle.
The ABC show's creator, Marc Cherry, says Marcia Cross' character — who became a widow following her husband's poisoning and then watched her flipped-out fiancé die of an overdose — isn't reacting well to changes.
"We're starting her descent into alcoholism," Cherry tells TV Guide in its Jan. 2 issue, on newsstands Thursday. He says there are some alcohol-fueled moments with her fellow housewives where "it gets pretty ugly."
It shouldn't entirely be a surprise for fans of the show, since Cherry says he's been hinting about Bree's future ever since "Desperate Housewives" began a year ago.
"When Bree has tension, she grabs a glass," he says. "Chart it back and you'll see so many moments where she just goes for the wine."
"Desperate Housewives" airs at 9 p.m. EDT on Sunday nights.