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Nicollette Sheridan Is Back Fighting 'Desperate Housewives' in Court

January 30, 2014 10:01:55

is not over on fighting against the unfair termination she allegedly received on "". The 50-year-old actress, who played Edie Britt on the ABC series between 2004 and 2009, filed new court papers through her lawyers last week after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern overturned his decision.

Sheridan sued ABC, Touchstone and series creator Marc Cherry back in 2010 for unfair termination from the show. She alleged that she got the boot after complaining that Cherry hit her during an on-set argument. In March 2012, the jury deadlocked, 8-4, and L.A. Superior Court judge declared it a mistrial. Her request for new hearing was turned down by the California Supreme Court in November that year on the reason that she should have filed within six months of the incident.

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'Desperate Housewives' Finale Preview: Wedding, Birth and Reunion

May 07, 2012 02:05:27

"" will bid goodbye to fans next week with a two-hour finale, but not before more dramas take place at Wisteria Lane. Renee is having an important day of her life as her wedding approaches, but Julie may send the bride-to-be, Susan and Gaby into a frenzy when her waters break while they're on the way to the nuptials.

The birth alert aside, Renee manages to attend her wedding reception, where Lynette proposes a toast to "remembering." Tom gives an advice to someone unseen about saying things when they still can, and 's Katherine Mayfair is back to the beloved neighborhood.

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'Desperate Housewives' 8.21 Preview: Susan to Sell Her House, Bree to Make Difficult Decision

April 30, 2012 01:04:39

In the penultimate episode of "" eighth and final season, the ladies will make important decisions in their lives. As Julie doubts Porter's commitment to be a hands-on father to their unborn child, Susan says she will sell her house and help her daughter raise the baby.

Bree begins to fall for her attorney, Trip, while she continues to stand trial and take the fall for Carlos in the murder of Alejandro. As if it's not complicating enough, she is faced with the fact that the only way to secure her freedom is to unveil Gaby's secret. Gaby herself acts nonchalantly, leaving the other ladies shocked.

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'Desperate Housewives' Stars Have Emotional Farewell on Last Day of Filming

April 28, 2012 09:04:33

It's a wrap for "" shooting on Thursday, April 26. After eight years of working together, the cast and crew of the ABC primetime soap have bid goodbye to one another on the set and taken to Twitter to share the emotional moment.

"Today is the day, the end has finally arrived... I will be crying all day! #LastDayOnSet," tweeted during the last day of shooting. She additionally posted several pictures from the set, one of which sees her bursting into tears as she hugged co-star . In a tag of the picture, she wrote, "Me and the beautiful Marcia Cross! Crying our eyes out!"

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Dana Delany Will Return to 'Desperate Housewives' for Series Finale

April 10, 2012 03:04:35

will pay a final visit to Wisteria Lane just before "" pulls its curtain for the last time. It has been confirmed that the Emmy-winning actress will reprise her role as Katherine Mayfair in the series finale, which is scheduled to air Sunday, May 13.

Delany left the long-running drama comedy series at the end of Season 6 to star on another ABC series, "". The last time she was seen on the primetime soap, her character Katherine embarked on a long European vacation with girlfriend Robin (). It is unclear, though, what will bring her back to Wisteria Lane.

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'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Judge Drops Battery Charge, Surprise Witness Testifies

March 14, 2012 01:03:16

Judge Elizabeth Allen White has delivered a verdict in one point of 's lawsuit against Marc Cherry and ABC. During the "" trial on Tuesday, March 13, the judge dismissed the battery charge, which means the show's creator is no longer a defendant in this case.

In delivering the verdict, the judge said that Sheridan's claims did not meet the standards of workman's compensation statutes that apply to these matters. Responding to the ruling, Cherry said to media outside the courtroom, "Obviously I'm thrilled by the judge's decision. But I'm going to withhold further comment until this matter is resolved completely."

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'Desperate Housewives' Trial: ABC Accused of Covering Up Real Reason Behind Sheridan's Firing

March 13, 2012 01:03:50

A mystery witness was revealed in "" trial on Monday, March 12. 's attorney said that Michael Reinhart, a construction coordinator on the show, told him he received an email which suggests that ABC, Disney and series creator Marc Cherry conspired to cover up the real reason why the actress was fired from the show in 2009.

"I'm an employee of Desperate Housewives," said the self-described real low-level employee, Mike, in a voicemail. "I received an email soon after Nicollette filed suit; I think it was meant for a much narrower distribution, but it regarded having IT come in and wipe clean the hard drives of the producers in response to the correspondence that they've had, email-wise, about firing Nicollette."

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'Desperate Housewives' 8.17 Preview: A Burial and a Murder Suspect

March 12, 2012 01:03:37

"" will bury one of its beloved characters in the upcoming episode. After it was revealed in the vs. Marc Cherry trial, [SPOILER ALERT!] Mike Delfino's death was featured in the latest outing of the ABC drama series and his funeral will be seen in next week's episode.

Donning a black ensemble, Susan holds a rose in front of the coffin. Renee will take the stage during the service, but it's unclear whether she will sing or deliver an eulogy. Also in the aftermath of the devastating death, each of the ladies thinks back on how Mike had affected their lives.

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'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Teri Hatcher's Character Was Considered to Be Killed Off

March 10, 2012 09:03:28

's was once in danger of losing her "" job. During the trial between 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. '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.

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'Desperate Housewives' Trial Leaks Major Character's Death, Star Talks the Demise

March 09, 2012 08:03:18

The ongoing "" trial between and Marc Cherry has spoiled a major character's death that will be featured this Sunday, March 11. Executive producer George Perkins took the stand on Thursday, March 8, and when asked if there's any other character who has been killed off the series, he said, [SPOILER ALERT!] "Yes. Mike Delfino."

A representative for ABC refused to confirm it and coyly said, "You'll have to tune in this Sunday to find out!" However, who plays the husband of 's Susan Mayer has talked about his character's end with Entertainment Weekly during the filming of the dramatic scene.

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'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Former Writer Contradicts Marc Cherry's Testimony

March 08, 2012 09:03:12

The "" trial gets a little more complicated by the day. On Wednesday, March 7, former writer Lori Kirkland Baker gave jury a different version of creator/executive producer Marc Cherry's testimony on when a decision to kill off 's character had been made.

Cherry claimed that he made the announcement at a writer retreat in May 2008 that he had received approval to kill Edie Britt from top studio and network executives. However, just hours later, Baker testified that she didn't hear it until December 2008, months after Sheridan claimed Cherry struck her on the set.

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'Desperate Housewives' 8.14 Preview: A Revelation and a Blast

February 13, 2012 04:02:01

"" will feature one big revelation when it returns with a new episode from its final season. Susan finds out who slept with Julie and accordingly discovers the identity of the father of Julie's baby. Meanwhile, Mike informs Renee of Ben's dire circumstances with a loan shark, and he has a close call as he witnesses an explosion.

Also in the upcoming outing, Orson makes it his duty to nurse Bree back to health when she was given an STD by one of the men she slept with. Gaby takes Roy in after Mrs. McCluskey throws him out of the house and is reluctant to help get them back together when he proves to be an invaluable disciplinarian to her kids.

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Susan Shocked by Julie's Pregnancy in 'Desperate Housewives' 8.13 Promo

January 23, 2012 12:01:59

There will be some surprises when "" returns for its eighth season's finale in February. Susan Delfino is shocked as she learns that Julie Mayer (played by ) is six months pregnant.

In the meantime, Bree Van de Kamp still won't get better as her life continues to spiral around alcohol consumption and lust for men. Since she spends time meeting men at the bar and bed, the only person who can help her is her ex-husband Orson Hedge, the man who ran over Mike Delfine years ago.

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'Desperate Housewives' and 'Sex and the City' Creators at War

January 13, 2012 12:01:06

The great minds behind two highly-successful series "" and "Sex and the City" are feuding over a comment made by the former. "Desperate" creator Marc Cherry recently said he won't make a movie out of the show like "Sex", and with that, he triggered a comment from Michael Patrick King.

Cherry was speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour this week, telling reporters there won't be a big screen version after the eighth and final season. "I'm never sending these gals to Dubai," he said, referring to "". "That's all I'm saying. Sex And The City only did, I think, a total of something like 69 episodes. So I always thought the advantage for them was that they hadn't really plumbed the depths of those characters."

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'Desperate Housewives' Finale Won't Tie Up Every Loose End

January 11, 2012 10:01:29

"" series finale may leave fans with some unanswered questions. At Television Critics Association winter press tour on Tuesday, January 10, executive producer Bob Daily said, "We don't necessarily want to tie up every loose end in the finale," reasoning, "Life goes on on Wisteria Lane."

Creator Marc Cherry wouldn't say which loose ends would be wrapped up, but did assure that the audience is "never going to find out which state Fairview is in." He additionally stated the last act which will be featured in the final episode is something which he has planned for seven and a half years.

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Miss Piggy Knocks Down Renee in 'Desperate Housewives' 8.09 Promo

November 14, 2011 01:11:23

"" and "" collide in a new promo for the ABC series. It features ' Renee Perry reading what looks like a script when Miss Piggy asks her if she will do 'this promo thingy'.

However, Renee's attention gets distracted when she sees Kermit the Frog. As the Wisteria Lane resident seems to be attracted to the frog, Miss Piggy gets upset and knocks her down to the ground. Kermit the Frog asks Renee if she is okay, to which she replies, "That's one bad pig."

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'Desperate Housewives' 8.08 Preview: Dirty Secret Exposed in Painting

November 07, 2011 04:11:46

Susan is indirectly making a confession about her and her friends' dirty secret when "" returns next week. After using the murder of Gaby's stepfather as inspiration for her art school project, Susan is offered to display and sell her painting at a gallery showing, making her partners in crime bewildered.

Detective Chuck Vance also sees the painting and notices that the women in the picture look familiar. He begins harassing Bree as his suspicions about her involvement in the disappearance of Alejandro grow.

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ABC Nabs New Soap From 'Desperate Housewives' Creator Marc Cherry

October 20, 2011 04:10:29

Marc Cherry is not going anywhere after "" ends its run this coming spring. The creator of the long-running drama comedy series has set up a new soap at ABC, which is airing the -starring show.

Cherry's new project is called "" and revolves around four Latina housekeepers who are based in Beverly Hills. The hourlong soap itself is an adaptation of a Mexican telenovela titled "The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood".

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'Desperate Housewives' 8.05 Preview: Susan Gets Naked in the Name of Art

October 17, 2011 03:10:31

will once again show a lot of skin on "". In the next episode of the soap series, her character Susan is asked by her art teacher Andre Zeller to show up to class in the nude in order to help them create from a point of honesty.

Susan is mortified at first, but tries her best to comply with the request. Taking the order literally, she may end up humiliating herself since no other student strips down to his/her birthday suit.

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'Desperate Housewives' 8.04 Preview: Doug's New Girl, Gaby's War

October 10, 2011 11:10:04

Lynette's marriage problem gets complicated when "" returns next week. Renee tells her that her estranged husband Doug is banging somebody and the mother of four goes on an investigation to find out about the young woman whom he might be dating.

Another Wisteria Lane housewife, Gaby, declares a war with a parent volunteer who banishes her to a faraway parking lot after she disobeys the rules of student drop-offs at the front of Juanita's school. She seeks support from other women, but may land in a bigger trouble when she accidentally hits her nemesis with her car.

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'Desperate Housewives' May Air Until 2013

October 29, 2009 04:10:30

Marc Cherry Developing New Show for ABC

October 09, 2009 04:10:26

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