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Nicollette Sheridan Says She Won't Return to 'Desperate Housewives' For Its Final Season (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 8th 2011 1:15PM
Nicollette Sheridan nixes report she will return to 'Desperate Housewives' on 'Today''Desperate Housewives' is going to take its "victory lap" for an eighth and final season, but it will apparently do so without one if its longtime stars. Despite a story in the Hollywood Reporter in which creator Marc Cherry said the character Edie could return to the show, Nicollette Sheridan said on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) that isn't likely to happen.

When Kathie Lee Gifford told Sheridan about the report, Sheridan replied, "Huh. Well, that's news to me." It's not necessarily that Sheridan would be against it, she just sees a wee bit of a practical problem to solve. "I had an amazing time playing that character," she said. "I loved her dearly, but they killed her. She's dead."

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'Project Runway' Preps All Stars Season, Ted Nugent Readies Presidential Run on 'The Simpsons' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted May 4th 2011 6:00PM
Heidi KlumIt was bound to happen: 'Project Runway' will have an all star season.

Lifetime will have eight one-hour episodes of the season with veteran designers. Last time 'Project Runway' assembled past contestants was for the 2009 'Project Runway All Star Challenge.' Season 2's Daniel Vosovic won the 'All Star Challenge.'

In addition to season 9 of 'Project Runway' and 'Project Runway All Stars,' Lifetime has also announced 'Project Accessory.' The new series will follow artists as they attempt to create the newest trend in accessories.

In other TV news ...

Ted Nugent is running for president ... on 'The Simpsons.' The conservative rock star/hunter will lend his voice to an episode of the Fox series next season. [Entertainment Weekly]

Comedy Central has renewed 'Workaholics' for a season 2. "It's not only gratifying to know the audience for 'Workaholics' has grown week-by-week, but also rewarding to see how the show is changing the way people live and work," Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production at Comedy Central, said in a statement. "Pretty soon, our national productivity will be so low, we will all have more leisure time." [Deadline]

Neil Patrick Harris is returning to the Tony Awards. This will be his second time as host. [Deadline]

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Sarah Paulson, Peter MacNicol, Justin Gaston Join HBO's 'Game Change' and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 27th 2011 6:00PM
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in 'Game Change'HBO has added three more actors to its movie chronicling the John McCain/Sarah Palin presidential run, 'Game Change.'

According to Deadline, Sarah Paulson will play McCain's "attractive" senior campaign adviser Nicolle Wallace, Peter MacNicol will play McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis, and Justin Gaston (a.k.a. Miley Cyrus' ex) will play Bristol Palin's babydaddy, Levi Johnston.

The first images of Julianne Moore as Palin surfaced this morning.

In other TV news ...

Nicollette Sheridan has at least one 'Desperate Housewives' producer on her side during her legal battle with show creator Marc Cherry. A big point in Cherry's defense against Sheridan's unlawful termination claim is that he decided in June 2008 that her character would get killed off, but staff writer Kirkland Baker said she didn't know Edie would be killed off until at least September. [THR]

Ving Rhames will has booked the lead in the Comedy Central pilot 'Black Jack.' The actor will play a recently de-commissioned special ops agent. [Deadline]

'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' is changing its name. The adult swim show will now be known as 'Aqua Unit Patrol Squad.' The show's 100th episode will air this Sunday night at midnight. [adult swim]

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Betty White Named AP Entertainer of the Year, 'Jersey Shore' Star Indicted and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 20th 2010 12:00PM
Betty WhiteCapping off a year of renewed pop culture relevance, Betty White has been named the Associated Press' entertainer of the year.

The 88-year-old beat out phenomenons like 'Glee,' Conan O'Brien and James Cameron for the title, which was voted on by the 102 news organizations that comprise the AP.

The star's time in the sun isn't up -- she was just nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award (after receiving a lifetime achievement award last year) and has two books coming out in 2011.

In other TV news ...

The legal woes continue for 'Jersey Shore' cast member Ronnie Magro. The reality star was indicted on one count of assault stemming from an incident last September where Magro knocked a man out after an altercation on the boardwalk. Magro could face up to five years in prison. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Will Smith is developing a China-set crime drama for Fox. The female-fronted action series will follow a college student in China. Chinese-born filmmaker Eva Jin is also involved in the production. [Variety]

Nicollette Sheridan dropped abuse claims from her lawsuit against 'Desperate Housewives' showrunner Marc Cherry. Sheridan claimed Cherry hit and emotionally abused her before she was let go from the show. [EW]

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ABC Puts Up Its Dukes in Nicollette Sheridan 'Housewives' Drama

by Kim Potts, posted Jun 17th 2010 10:00AM
In this corner: Former 'Desperate Housewives' star Nicollette Sheridan ... in this corner: ABC, as the network has hired an attorney and is set fight back against the lawsuit Sheridan has filed against her former employer.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC has hired an employment litigation specialist attorney in Los Angeles, with the intent of making Sheridan and her attorneys fork over private documents related to her assault and harassment lawsuit against ABC and 'Desperate Housewives' creator Marc Cherry.

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Nicollette Sheridan's 'Housewives' Drama: Assault or 'Light Tap'?

by Kim Potts, posted Jun 16th 2010 9:45AM
Wondering what happened to that lawsuit 'Desperate Housewives' star -- er, former 'Desperate Housewives' star -- Nicolette Sheridan filed against ABC and 'DH' creator Marc Cherry? Well, it's still on, and Sheridan has just amended her claims.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sheridan's attorneys have added information to her $20 million suit, acknowledging that ABC investigated her complaints against what she calls Cherry's abusive behavior on the 'DH' set. In her original Apr. 5 lawsuit, Sheridan says Cherry hit her in what was part of a pattern of abusive behavior. Now, she says ABC investigated and dismissed her allegations, saying Cherry gave her a "light tap on the side of the head" as part of a scene rehearsal and instructing her to return to work "in the spirit of professionalism."

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Is 'Desperate Housewives' Abusing Its Stars? (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 7th 2010 1:05AM
Is 'Desperate Housewives' Abusing Its Stars?Just how desperate is 'Desperate Housewives' becoming? The show fired star Nicollete Sheridan after its fifth season, saving a reported $100,000 to $200,000 per episode by getting rid of the actress. But now, Sheridan is claiming that she was physically abused by Marc Cherry, the show's creator. Sheridan says Cherry "forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head," and she now is suing for $20 million.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Nicollette Sheridan Sues Marc Cherry

by AOL TV Staff, posted Apr 6th 2010 8:00AM
Nicollette SheridanFormer 'Desperate Housewives' star Nicollette Sheridan has filed a $20 million lawsuit against show creator Marc Cherry, claiming that he physically assaulted her, then fired her after she complained.

According to TMZ, Sheridan is suing for assault and battery, gender violence and wrongful termination, and says that the incident took place on set in Sept. 2008.

Afterward, the suit claims that Cherry went to her trailer to "beg forgiveness."

For more on this story, visit PopEater.

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Nicollette Sheridan Returning to TV

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 22nd 2010 12:00PM
When last we saw poor Nicollette Sheridan, her character Edie Britt on 'Desperate Housewives' was in the process of being electrocuted while attempting to escape her murderous third husband. After that experience, just about anything would seem to be smooth sailing for the actress.

Even the cutthroat world of a Hollywood stage mom.

Yes, Sheridan's experience dealing with backstabbing psychopaths is about to come in very handy, as the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the actress has signed on for a new CBS pilot in which she will play an "outrageous stage mother" trying to manage her teen daughter to stardom.

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'Desperate Housewives' Alums Score New Roles

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 22nd 2010 11:25AM
Nicollette SheridanIt seems the pilot casting news is coming fast and furious these days, eh? Now we have two former cast members of 'Desperate Housewives' (in fact they played husband and wife on the show) who are getting new TV jobs.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Nicollette Sheridan will costar in the pilot for a new CBS sitcom directed by 'Seinfeld' and 'Borat's' Larry Charles. She'll play the mom of a teen singer who has to battle with her British ex-husband who comes to the States to be with the daughter. Meanwhile, her ex from 'Desperate Housewives,' Neal McDonough, has joined the cast of ABC's 'Scoundrels,' a show we told you about a few weeks ago. He'll play Virginia Madsen's husband, a crook who is sent to jail. Actually, the whole family is filled with crooks but he's the only one sent to jail.

'Scoundrels' is described as a "dramedy." Wow I really hate that word.

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Review: 'Big Love' - 'The Mighty and Strong'

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 1st 2010 1:35PM

(S04E04) "You wanted to play nice dolly with the nancy boy, but he's collaborating with your enemy. What a fool you've been." - Roman's ghost to Alby on discovering that Dale is working with Bill

This week's episode was full of moments that made my spine want to worm its way up my neck and straight out the back of my head like sp,e bizarre alien larvae working its way through my innards for a chance at breathing some clean air.

Sure, the tension was thick and coated the show in a gooey texture from the opening to closing credits, but this week also added an extra layer of pure visceral emotion that broke through the screen and made you feel the unspoken tension in places you didn't know had nerve endings.

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TV Moment of 2009: Edie's Shocking Death on 'Desperate Housewives'

by Gary Susman, posted Dec 25th 2009 10:00AM
The sudden death of 'Desperate Housewives'' Edie Britt, a fixture on the show since day one, was indeed a shocker, but only in the most literal sense, since she died of electrocution, In other ways, it wasn't shocking at all, since the slutty realtor's impending demise had been confirmed weeks before in the entertainment press.

Given the longstanding reports of tension between Nicollette Sheridan and 'Housewives' creator Marc Cherry, her abrupt departure was not a surprise. In a way, however, it was fitting, as the backstage drama matched the on-screen drama, with Sheridan the locus of whispered gossip, just like her character. As Edie herself put it, in a patented 'Housewives' post-death omniscient voiceover, she died as she'd lived, as the the town's pleasure center.

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TV News Daily: Why Nicollette Sheridan Was Killed Off 'Desperate Housewives'

by Thomas DiChiara, posted Apr 14th 2009 12:00PM
Nicollette SheridanWhy was Wisteria Lane's resident troublemaker Edie killed off 'Desperate Housewives' last month? Depends who you ask.

Nicollette Sheridan, who portrayed Edie for five years, and series creator Marc Cherry are sparring over why exactly the character was sent to meet her maker -- and some of the allegations are downright funny.

In other news, NBC's Boston affiliate has backpedaled on its earlier decision to air a newscast instead of Jay Leno's new primetime show, Showtime has renewed 'The Tudors' for a fourth and final season, and HBO is planning a movie about the 2008 presidential election.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.

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TV Squad Ten: TV's biggest tramps

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 16th 2009 2:30PM
kate austen lostYou've gotta admit: tramps are fun. Their boozy, often promiscuous antics are the life of any party. Whether you're cheering them on or witnessing their antics with horror, tramps make any situation interesting. The same goes for TV shows. From Blanche DuBois to, well, most of The Real World cast members after season 3 or so, the television landscape has been filled with entertainingly trampy characters.

They may steal your husband, dance on a bar, or just generally leave a path of destruction in their wake. Whatever it is, it's sure to be memorable. For this reason, TV tramps are not to be looked down upon; they are to be revered. So consider this list a tribute: a tribute to TV's biggest tramps. May they never reexamine the path their life has taken.

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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!

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