NEW YORK (AP) _ Pour another glass of wine for Bree on ``Desperate Housewives.'' Better yet, just hand over the bottle.

The ABC show's creator, Marc Cherry, says Marcia Cross' character _ who became a widow following her husband's poisoning and then watched her flipped-out fiance die of an overdose _ isn't reacting well to changes.

``We're starting her descent into alcoholism,'' Cherry tells TV Guide in its Jan. 2 issue, on newsstands Thursday. He says there are some alcohol-fueled moments with her fellow housewives where ``it gets pretty ugly.''

It shouldn't entirely be a surprise for fans of the show, since Cherry says he's been hinting about Bree's future ever since ``Desperate Housewives'' began a year ago.

``When Bree has tension, she grabs a glass,'' he says. ``Chart it back and you'll see so many moments where she just goes for the wine.''

``Desperate Housewives'' airs on Sunday nights (9 p.m. EST).


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