It’s official: Nicollette Sheridan’s efforts to have ABC legally convicted of wrongfully sacking her from “Desperate Housewives” will live on past the actual “Desperate Housewives.”
A second trial in Sheridan’s wrongful termination suit against ABC has been set for Sept. 10. “Desperate Housewives” will call it a wrap on May 13.
A mistrial was declared last month in the first trial, after a jury in Los Angeles announced it was deadlocked 8-4. Sheridan claims her Edie Britt character was offed in early 2009 because she had complained when show creator Marc Cherry allegedly hit her on the head on the set, in late ‘08.
But former ABC Entertainment prez Steve McPherson, and former ABC Studios chief Mark Pedowitz both testified the decision to electrocute Edie came before the date Sheridan said she’d been thwapped. Cherry, who was originally named in the suit, was dropped when the battery charge against him was dropped about half way through the first trial.