The cast of Desperate Housewives are unhappy with the second series of the hit show and have complained to creator MARC CHERRY about their storylines. James Denton, who plays Mike Delfino, MARCIA CROSS - BREE VAN DE KAMP - and Mehcad Brooks, who plays MATTHEW APPLEWHITE, have all spoken out about their concerns. Denton says, "Our cast grew too much this year and some of the characters got lost in the shuffle." Cross, meanwhile, complains about her characters sensational storylines: "I've been at Marc Cherry's door going, 'You've got to be kidding.'" And Brooks says his onscreen family have been "marginalised and segregated from everyone but the Van De Kamps".