Nicollette Sheridan's 'Desperate Housewives' case: It's a mistrial!

nicollette-sheridan-trial-gi.jpgOn Monday (March 19), a deadlocked jury said it could not decide if actress Nicollette Sheridan had been unjustly terminated from ABC's "Desperate Housewives."

Sheridan had sought at least $5.7 million from show creator Marc Cherry and Touchstone Television Production, reports the Los Angeles Times.

During an eventful trial, Sheridan detailed her claim that Cherry assaulted her on the set (the judge threw out the claim) and Cherry accused Sheridan of being chronically late and a "difficult" presence on the set.

Much of the trial focused on the decision to kill off Sheridan's character, Edie Britt. Cherry maintains the decision was made months before his on set run-in with Sheridan, while she contends it led to a premature exit from the show.