Post by Mike Spadoni on Jun 4, 2012 17:29:24 GMT 1
"Desperate Housewives" has ended its run. And so has actress Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful dismissal lawsuit. On Friday, the California Court of Appeals scrapped a scheduled September 10th retrial, "pending further order of the court.” The first trial ended with a deadlocked jury on March 19th. Sheridan claims her trampy character of Edie Britt was written out of the series in early 2009, due to complaints she made over an alleged incident where creator/producer Marc Cherry hit Sheridan in the head. (Cherry was dismissed as a defendant during the first trial.) The ABC Network (and its ABC Studios arm, which produced "Housewives") contended Sheridan's contract was not renewed for creative reasons (Edie was killed off) and was not wrongful termination. The judge in the first trial is scheduled to make her case for a retrial in August. Note to Nicollette: Sometimes it's best to move on. This is one of those times.