For Eva Longoria “Desperate Housewives” ends and “Ready For Love” begins


After eight seasons on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria is the force behind a new relationship show coming this Fall. Eva is now producing a show called Ready For Love for NBC, which she calls, “a really fun labor of love, helping men find the right women to share their lives with.”

The petite actress noted that she has produced the ALMA Awards for five years, with great success. And after Desperate Housewives she wants to do more producing because “I have a very strong business mind, and I so I like putting the pieces together, being part of the creative process behind the scenes.”

“That was really appealing to me. And to be behind the camera and to help develop it with NBC. I’m a workaholic, and I love the medium of television.”

She says this type of reality show is perfect for her because “I’ve always been in love with love.” So she went into talks with NBC and the idea was developed into a contemporary matchmaking modern format.

Describing the show, Eva says, “We’ll have three awesome, eligible, handsome, funny gorgeous guys who are ready for love. They have my stamp of approval. I actually got to be part of the search across America for them.”

They are three very different, very diverse guys from different backgrounds and different parts of the country, with different successes. Women will get to be part of the show if they think they could really love one of these guys. “The catch is they have to make it through our three matchmakers,” explains Eva.

No, Longoria will not be one of the matchmakers. “We’ll have professionals. I’m a horrible matchmaker,” says the twice-divorced Texas-native with a smile.

Eva thinks that the matchmaker element will set her relationship show apart. “It’s contemporary, and refreshing to focus on a genuine journey to find a soul mate for these guys.”

Eva has been on her own journey, personally and professionally, ever since she caught audiences attention in the soap opera The Young and the Restless.

She says, “I don’t think fame has affected me as much as success has really been a blessing in my life. It affords me the opportunity to do things like Ready For Love, and producing the ALMA Awards, or anything else that I want to put my mind to.”

Also in her future are several feature films including Who Gets the Dog (which she co-produced), Four Kings, The Truth, Long Time Gone, and Baytown Disco.

What else has Eva done? Surprisingly, a cookbook, which she calls, “a memoir of my life through food. It came out last year, and had a little bit of everything.”

Margie Barron has written for a wide variety of outlets including Gannett newspapers, Nickelodeon, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, Fresh!, Senior Life, Production Update, airline magazines, etc. Margie is also proud to have been half of the husband & wife writing team Frank & Margie Barron, who had written together for various entertainment and travel publications for more than 38 years.