Writers Hid Plan For 'Housewives' Death, Creator Testifies

Law360, Los Angeles (March 7, 2012, 4:14 PM EST) -- "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry testified Wednesday in actress Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination trial that the show's writing staff came up with a secret code to reference her character's impending death — months before Cherry struck Sheridan on set.

The decision to kill off Edie Britt, the character Sheridan portrayed, germinated during a May 2008 writer's retreat in Las Vegas, about four months before the physical altercation with the actress, Cherry said. At the retreat, writers came up with a code, “Steve drinks O.J.,” to keep...
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