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‘Desperate Housewives’ Retrial Set for September

A jury failed to reach a verdict in March in the first trial between Nicollette Sheridan and ABC over whether she was terminated from "Housewives" as retaliation for complaining about an altercation…

Nicollette Sheridan, ABC Back in Court as Judge Considers Retrial of ‘Housewives’ Case

After the fired actress' first trial ended in a hung jury, the two sides head to court Wednesday in her case seeking $5.7 million.

‘Desperate Housewives’ Jurors Shed Light on Mistrial (Analysis)

Two jurors, Beverly Crosby and Johnny Huynh, both said the case came down to the credibility of the witnesses. "There were a lot of people the jurors found not credible," said Crosby.

Mistrial Declared in ‘Desperate Housewives’ Case as Jury Leans Toward Sheridan

UPDATED: The jury said it was split 8-4 in favor of Nicollette Sheridan.

‘Desperate Housewives’ Trial: ABC Lawyer Says ‘No Settlement’

"The judge asked the two parties to talk," says ABC lead lawyer Adam Levin. "It went nowhere. I'm going to take another yoga class. Have a nice weekend."

‘Desperate Housewives’ Jury ‘Hopelessly Deadlocked on a Verdict’

UPDATED: The jury is said by the judge to be split 8-4, though it was not specified which way it is leaning.

‘Desperate Housewives’ Jury Says It’s Having Trouble Reaching a Verdict

The 12-person panel, which has been considering the evidence since closing arguments ended Wednesday afternoon, told the judge Thursday that they hadn't reached a verdict and were having a hard time…

‘Desperate Housewives’ Trial: Closing Arguments Ask Jurors Who They Believe

Nicollette Sheridan is asking jurors to believe her emotional argument that "Housewives" producer Marc Cherry, ABC and Touchstone Television conspired to kill off her character. ABC is citing several…

‘Housewives’ Trial: ABC Lawyer Calls Sheridan ‘Desperate’ in Closing Argument

"A word has been on my mind and that word is 'desperate,' " ABC lead lawyer Adam Levin told the jury of Sheridan's case.

‘Desperate Housewives’ Trial: Sheridan Lawyer Hammers ABC in Closing Argument

"Everyone at Touchstone was in the loop helping orchestrate the record," Baute tells the jury. "The got together to create a record of justifiable firing."

‘Desperate Housewives’ Trial: Judge Dismisses Battery Claim; Marc Cherry No Longer a Defendant

Judge Elizabeth Allen White issued a directed verdict dismissing the claim, meaning Cherry -- whom Nicollette Sheridan claims struck her on the set of the show -- is no longer involved.

‘Desperate Housewives’ Trial: Surprise Witness Suggests ABC Deleted Sheridan E-mails

Michael Reinhart, a construction coordinator on the Marc Cherry-created series for all eight seasons, said he was "disturbed" by an email he saw but immediately erased it and tried to forget about…