20 TV Shows Most Influenced by 'Twin Peaks'

From surreal murder mysteries and quirky small-town sitcoms to 'The X-Files' – these series owe David Lynch's cult show a serious debt

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'Desperate Housewives'

Blessed with an inspiringly sleazy series title – seriously, how could viewers resist? – showrunner Marc Cherry's zeitgeist-tapping dramedy/mystery shared more with Twin Peaks than just their network, ABC. The show's picket-fence logo was a nod to the sordid suburban sin and secrets of David Lynch's Peaks period, one which the series itself more than lived up to. And Housewives’ ghostly narrator, the late Mary Alice Young, was voiced by TP alumna Brenda Strong – a replacement for the actress who played her in the pliot, Sheryl "Laura Palmer" Lee. STC

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