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The ladies and gentlemen of Wisteria Lane returned to ABC’s Sunday night lineup this weekend, and the action picked right back up where it left off three months prior. But sources have been buzzing that a serious time leap will soon be in the cards—one that could change the series dramatically—and a certain friendly plumber seems to have confirmed it's happening.
 
During an interview with Chicago-based radio station WTMX this past week, James Denton responded to the rumors of Nicollette Sheridan possibly exiting DH. He offered a clue into creator Marc Cherry’s larger plans, saying, “Other than the four main women, nobody is really too secure. I don’t know if you’ve [heard] there’s supposedly a big time jump at the end of this season, either forward or backward a number of years. So we’ll lose some castmembers. That’s what we’ve been told, so none of us are feeling too smug. We’re just waiting to see how it shakes out.”

Denton went on to say that he’s heard some of the ideas the writers are kicking around, and they’re all really great. He hopes to be one of the castmembers that survives the leap: “If they go backward [in time], you know, Delfino wasn’t even there yet. If they go forward, by then Susan’s baby will be 6 or 7 years old and all that stuff, so it’s going to be tricky. But I think it’ll enable the writers to do some really creative things and sort of reset the show.”

As for the rumors Nicollette might go, Denton said he wasn't in the loop on that, though the end of the season storyline does frame things up for an Edie Britt farewell. "I don't know," James said. "Maybe Nicollette's renegotiation is coming up and they're leaving the door open just in case it doesn't go as planned!"

What are your thoughts on a possible time leap? Sound off in the comments below.

—Additional reporting by Korbi Ghosh

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