Appeals Court Revives ‘Desperate Housewives’ Suit

Judge Reinstates Nicollette Sheridan Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge in Los Angeles has reinstated a lawsuit by Nicollette Sheridan over her firing from “Desperate Housewives.” The ruling on Wednesday could lead to a new trial on her claim that she was improperly ousted from the show. City News Service reports that Superior Court Judge Michael Stern overturned an […]

Sheridan Seeks To Revive ‘Housewives’ Legal Case

Sheridan Loses Bid For 2nd ‘Housewives’ Trial

Calif. Supreme Court Says No To Nicollette Sheridan

Setback For Sheridan In ‘Housewives’ Case

Nicollette Sheridan Vows To Pursue Court Case

Judge Declares Mistrial In ‘Housewives’ Case

Judge Elizabeth Allen White has declared a mistrial in Nicollette Sheridan’s wrongful termination suit against ABC Studios and ABC Entertainment. The judge took her action, as she said she would, after the 12-person jury came back to court today unable to resolve their 8-4 deadlock of late last week.

‘Housewives’ Jury Having Trouble Reaching Verdict

‘Housewives’ Jury To Hear Final Arguements

Wednesday’s arguements will be crucial to framing nine days of conflicting testimony for the jury, which has heard from Nicollette Sheridan, Marc Cherry, actor James Denton and a host of writers, producers and others affiliated with the ABC series.

Judge Tosses Battery Charge Against Marc Cherry

‘Housewives’ Worker Talks About ‘Cover-Up’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors in Nicollette Sheridan’s wrongful termination case heard a set worker Tuesday describe an email he believed called for the destruction of files related to the firing of the actress from the hit show “Desperate Housewives.” Construction coordinator Michael Reinhart took the witness stand over the objections of an attorney for […]

Jury To Offer Finale In ‘Housewives’ Trial

Deliberations in actress Nicollette Sheridan’s wrongful termination lawsuit begin this week, with the panel deciding whether they believe the actress was fired after complaining Cherry, the series’ creator and show-runner, struck her on the set. He denies walloping her and contends her demise from the hit series was a long-planned plot point.

Sheridan Takes Stand in ‘Housewives’ Trial

Highest-Paid TV Actresses: Fey, Longoria

In TV land, two actresses reign supreme: Tina Fey and Eva Longoria. According to Forbes, both women are tied for the title of highest-paid female star on television with $13 million made between May 2010 and May 2011.


OVERNIGHTS

‘Pan Am’ Scores Decent Liftoff

ABC’s Pan Am held onto all of Desperate Housewives lead-in audience in its first flight on Sunday.  Desperate drew its lowest rating for a premiere episode, although it still bested CBS’s The Good Wife.

TCA SUMMER PRESS TOUR

ABC Pushes Nostalgia To Lure Fall Viewers

Recognizable brand names like Pan Am and Charlie’s Angels return, as does the new sitcom Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen. All hope to propel ABC out of its past season third-place post.New nostalgia-themed broadcast TV will appear more on ABC than any other network this fall. And after next season, ABC fans especially fans of Desperate Housewives will be feeling more reminiscent.

‘Housewives’ Shutting Down in May 2012

Desperate Housewives will wrap up its run after eight seasons, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation. The end of the chronicle of suburban back-stabbing, intrigue and scandal had been expected to make it nine seasons, making ABC’s decision something of a surprise.

Judge Clears ‘Housewives’ Firing Lawsuit For Trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury should decide whether Nicollette Sheridan’s character was unfairly written out of the hit show “Desperate Housewives,” a judge ruled Tuesday. With the actress looking on, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White tossed a couple of Sheridan’s claims but said there was enough of a dispute about what […]

OVERNIGHTS

‘Housewives’ Pushes ABC To Sunday Win

With the help of the drama, ABC averaged a 2.0 rating and 6 share in primetime, according to Nielsen, just barely bettering CBS and Fox, which averaged a 1.9/5 apiece. Nearly every show was below its season average, facing competition from the NBA playoffs on cable.

‘Desperate Housewives’ Stars Want Raises

Larry Hagman Joins ‘Desperate Housewives’