Row erupts between ‘Sex And The City’ and ‘Desperate Housewives’ creators

Michael Patrick King responds to comments made by Marc Cherry

Sex And The City creator Michael Patrick King has hit out at comments made by Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.

At this week’s Television Critics Association press tour, Cherry dismissed the idea of making a Desperate Housewives movie after the show’s current eighth and final season.

Referring to Sex And The City 2, he said: “I’m never sending these gals to Dubai. That’s all I’m saying. Sex And The City only did, I think, a total of something like 69 episodes. So I always thought the advantage for them was that they hadn’t really plumbed the depths of those characters.”

However, King has now responded to the criticism, telling reporters: “I don’t think [Cherry has] ever made a feature film, so I don’t know if he knows what that entails, but the reality is my second movie made almost half a billion dollars. It’s fine. The reality is I’ve moved on from that. I’m doing a new show [2 Broke Girls]. It’s the number one comedy.”

However, King said he had not taken offence from the comments: “It doesn’t matter. Here’s what happens – you create something in the moment that you feel will be good, and then… people’s reactions to it or people referencing it years later, it’s a compliment.”