04/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Recession TV: Networks Greenlight Pilots About Tough Times

The economic crisis continues to find its way into storylines, as on a recent episode of ABC's "Desperate Housewives," in which pizza shop owner Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) explains her downturn in business to a neighbor thusly: "When times get tough, people do without things like pizza."

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