'Desperate Housewives': ABC to offer Nicollette Sheridan a settlement?

desperate-housewives-ABC-settlement-nicollette-sheridan.jpgEarlier this month, Nicollette Sheridan filed her lawsuit against "Desperate Housewives" boss, Marc Cherry. Since then, ABC's skeletons seem to have crept out of the closet.

According to the British newspaper The Daily Express, ABC isn't looking forward to a showdown in court and they have been working on a settlement offer for Sheridan.

"Our legal team is working to get both sides together to see if they can help broker a compromise," says a senior source. "This doesn't mean that anyone is going to hand Nicollette $20 million to drop her action and walk away but there are various incentives that might be put on the table."

So, why would ABC want to settle with the former "Desperate Housewife"?

The current cast of beauties banded together to support Cherry in a joint statement. In a separate statement, Teri Hatcher also denied Sheridan's claim that Hatcher filed a complaint against Cherry.