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Desperate Housewives Case Ends in Mistrial

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 01: Nicollette Sheridan arrives in court where she will be taking the stand for opening arguments in her "Desperate Housewives" lawsuit at County Courthouse on March 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Sheridan is claiming that killing her character, Edie Britt, is wrongful termination of employment.  (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images) Nicolette Sheridan.

The juicy Desperate Housewives trial has concluded, though there wasn't much of a finale. After jurors came to court on Friday to report that they were deadlocked on the central issue — whether ABC and showrunner Marc Cherry had wrongfully terminated Nicollette Sheridan's stint on the show — the judge gave them the weekend to clear their heads. It didn't work: Today a mistrial was declared in the case after jurors continued to split 8–4, though the majority of the jury was on the side of Sheridan. This could mean that both sides will proceed to a new trial, but like the second season of Desperate Housewives itself, it'll be hard to recapture the magic.

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