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Nicolette Sheridan to leave Desperate Housewives... for real this time!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 12th 2009 3:30PM
Desperate Housewives
Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we? On May 2, 2008, I posted an article about Nicollette Sheridan probably leaving Desperate Housewives. Actually, 2008 was not the first year we heard rumors about the actress maybe leaving Wisteria Lane for good. We heard the rumor at the end of each season since Sheridan joined the series.

What's different with this year's rumor about the actress leaving the show? Well, it turns out Sheridan will be leaving the show for real this time!

Slight spoilers about the show coming up!

Gossip columnists were quite busy yesterday when the news leaked as they tried to do their best to find out if 1) it was true this time around, 2) how the character would be written off. Answers were found: 1) ABC and Sheridan's rep confirmed the actress will leave the show at the end of the current season. 2) According to E!, Edie will find out that her husband plans to kill her. As she tries to escape, Edie gets in an accident and dies.

As for how the character will exit, E!'s information comes from an early version of the script that includes Edie's departure. It is possible that she doesn't die but just decides to leave Wisteria Lane for good or that she dies differently. Either way, Edie will not be part of the show next season.

What's interesting is that Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello is still not convinced that Nicolette Sheridan will indeed leave the show. In his latest issue of "Ask Ausiello", he does confirm that Sheridan's rep said the actress would leave the show and that ABC said Edie would not be part of next season but he leaves his readers with a "I'm still not convinced" comment.

Could it be that the network and the actress' rep are lying so to keep fans wondering all summer long if Edie is dead or not? Who knows, maybe the season finale ends with Edie in that accident but not clearly showing us if she is dead or alive? The network and Sheridan could have agreed to say that the actress is leaving the show to keep her surprised return next season, well, a surprise?

Or maybe Ausiello is saying he's not convinced she is really leaving the show because she could still return as a recurring or guest star?

What's your take on this? Do you think the actress will really leave the show or not? Do you think it will hurt the series or not?

Personally, I enjoy Edie's antics but I don't think I'll miss her that much especially if they give her screen time to Katherine!

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Edie was the best i swear i cried when i realized she was gone from the show for good!!

The episode after she was dead wasn't as exciting for me!! I dnt wait for the show the way I used to when she was there!!

May 01 2009 at 10:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

nooooooooooo dont get ridda Edie shes awsum! Its fun to watch when shes on there because of all the arguing she does and she just comes out with things when the others cant say it its so funny bless her, she should be like in a coma to get dave bit scared of her waking up incase she remembers all and tells everybody what he did so we can jus keep tha going awwww i hope she dont get cut from the show ill cry

March 31 2009 at 10:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

edie cant leave her life with so much misery....with her crazy and "deadly" marriage and her "depression" throughout the show, it seems mean to kill her off

February 16 2009 at 7:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

isabelle, i like how you added that the network and sheridan might've agreed to lie and keep Edies "outcome" a mystery....that would work....its such a good show and i think they are just trying to get more viewers. desp. house. always has a season mystery or two and this could be next years...the show just wouldnt be the same w/o edie...it would suck if she left the show dead...

February 16 2009 at 7:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

maybe she's just jumping out of a sinking boat.

February 15 2009 at 3:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I really like the character of Edie Britt, and would hate to see her go. I get a kick out of her snide comments, and find her antics much funnier than Susan's. It's her strained relationship with the other women that makes it fun to watch. Hope she sticks around for a while longer.

February 12 2009 at 11:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It upsets me every year that they dangle this in front of us that she is leaving the show and I'm so sick of it. If they don't realize what they have in nicolette, they are insane.

I don't see why this would be a lie. It has been 5 years-- don't they have 5 year contracts? She still never made it to the opening credits. It's too bad. They should just spinoff her character.

February 12 2009 at 8:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Let's hope she goes. Edie looks scary in HD.

February 12 2009 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Yes! Every time I see her face it makes me think of Skeletor.

February 12 2009 at 8:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

ive read a few things sayin she will defo die, she nearly died at end of series 3 and shes left and came back if they try anythin else it will just be daft shes gone shes ma fave, bt lets face it.

February 12 2009 at 6:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Clayton, Desperate Housewives pulls in 13-15 million viewers per episode and is a top ten hit in the Nielson's.

Yes it's still on...

February 12 2009 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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