Executive producer George Perkins reveals that the lead actress as well as her on-screen husband James Denton were under discussion to be let go in 2008 to save money.
Teri Hatcher's was once in danger of losing her "Desperate Housewives" job. During the trial between Nicollette Sheridan and Marc Cherry on Thursday, March 8, it was revealed that Hatcher's Susan Mayer was considered to be written out of the story back in 2008.
According to George Perkins, the show's longtime line producer, Hatcher who is one of the leading ladies was under discussion to be let go due to money issue. James Denton's Mike Delfino was considered to be written out in season 5 as well, but it's Sheridan's Edie Brit who eventually got the axe.
When continuing his testimony on Friday, March 9, Perkins claimed that Sheridan "is emotional at times." On the actress suing creator Cherry over the incident on the set, he said, "I felt that emotion played a part...I felt that it was a misunderstanding between somebody trying to give a direction and the actor herself."
Perkins previously stunned the courtroom when he revealed that [SPOILER ALERT!] Denton's plumber character will be killed off in the upcoming March 11 episode. Waving goodbye to the show around two months from the series finale, the actor who has played Susan's husband recently said, "Any other year, I would have been disappointed, but at this point I figured, well, we made it."
Still, he admitted, "But as soon as he told me, it was a little bit like, 'Oh, it's a bummer because I won't be around for the wrap.' We've got such a great crew. We're all such good friends. That's kind of a drag because there's six or seven episodes left."