The creator of ABC's "Desperate Housewives," Marc Cherry, has reportedly kept his promise to straighten out the series for the new season.

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After last season's complicated story lines and characters who were left hanging, it was unsure whether or not "Desperate Housewives" would rebound, but the new preview sent out to critics has high hopes of doing just that, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

The show returns to ABC on Sept. 24, six months after the last episode of last season was aired, with new mysteries and relationships as well as seemingly happy moments sunk by newly disclosed relationships.

"Every storm brings with it hope that somehow by morning everything will be made clean again and even the most troubling stains might be cleared," actress Brenda Strong says at the closing of the preview episode, back as the voice of Mary Alice Young, who was killed in the first season.

Young's death was the thread that held the show together for the first two seasons, but not anymore.

Now the mystery behind the show is a suspected murder that is set up in the new episode.