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Ex-NBC Exec To Testify In 'Desperate Housewives' Row

Law360, Los Angeles (February 27, 2012, 5:05 PM EST) -- An ex-NBC Universal executive can testify at “Desperate Housewives” star Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination trial that series creator Marc Cherry was unlikely to kill off her character unless the two had been feuding off screen, a California state judge ruled Monday.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White said Rick Olshansky's testimony could give jurors an inside look at how TV shows are made and provide insight into how actor-producer relationships are supposed to work. Olshansky's testimony could prove crucial to Sheridan's claim that Cherry...
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