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L.A. judge pares down Nicollette Sheridan's suit against ABC

Nicollette Sheridan’s prospects are getting slimmer in her wrongful termination lawsuit against ABC and Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, reports the Associated Press. After limiting the damages the former Housewives villainess could win at October’s trial, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White urged Sheridan to resolve the suit. “You’re going to spend a lot of money on this case,” White told attorneys.

According to Sheridan’s suit, she was unceremoniously fired from the show after complaining about physical abuse from Cherry. Under White’s ruling, Sheridan is only eligible for one season’s wages (roughly $980,000), though she initially sought at least two on the basis of options in her contract. READ FULL STORY

'Castle,' 'Leverage,' 'Supernatural,' 'Fringe': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

No time for small talk, today. Sorry. A storm a’brewin’ on the East Coast!

I have TV on DVD to purchase, windows to tape, snacks to buy, and an entire wall of attractive celebrities to encase in plexiglass in the event water levels reach EW’s third floor!

Thankfully, I will still be able to check your scoop requests over the weekend, so send them in! (spoilerroom@ew.com — Remember, if you don’t ask, you’ll never know!) Also, follow the progression of my hurricane-cause cabin fever on Twitter: @EWSandraG.

See you next week… (I hope). READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Diaries,' 'Bones,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'NCIS,': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s beginning to look a lot like fall TV time! And I’m so excited, I could scream! But that would be really awkward for the person in the office next to me, I imagine.

Instead, I’ll sit here and wait for your questions to pop up in the Spoiler Room inbox (spoilerroom@ew.com).

Clearly my brain is fried. So I’ll leave you to read. Remember to send in your inquiries and follow me on Twitter for more awkward thoughts (and maybe some scoop): @EWSandraG.

‘VAMPIRE DIARIES': EP TEASES MATT’S PAINFUL ROAD AHEAD

We wouldn’t wish suffering on anyone… except for maybe The Vampire Diaries’ Matt Donovan. But that’s only because actor Zach Roerig guts us when he gets teary. TVD exec producer Julie Plec almost got our eyes wet describing how Matt will figure into the season 3 story line that has Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) seeing the ghosts of his dead exes — including Matt’s late sister Vicki (Kayla Ewell). READ FULL STORY

'Desperate Housewives' to end its run in May

Time to move off Wisteria Lane: EW has learned that Desperate Housewives will end its eight-year run on ABC in May. The network is expected to make it official on Sunday, when it meets with the nation’s TV critics in Beverly Hills.

News of the show’s series finale doesn’t come as a huge surprise, since the four stars recently went through a protracted — and pricey — salary renegotiation to return for another season of the Sunday drama. (Earning north of $400,000 per episode, they were already among the highest-paid actresses in prime time). Still, the drama’s core cast — which includes Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria — were reportedly shocked by the decision, as creator Marc Cherry had indicated that he wanted the show to extend through a ninth year. READ FULL STORY

'Desperate Housewives' actor Doug Savant on Lynette and Tom: 'He's done jumping'

Doug Savant was surprised when we shared with him the fact that readers overwhelmingly sided with Tom in last week’s recap of Desperate Housewives. “Get that information to our writers,” he exclaimed. Not surprisingly, Savant’s loyalty is in line with the majority.

“This is a character who loves his wife,” Savant says. “He adores her and after the last 7 years of television — and 19 to 20 years of marriage — he’s done everything he can do, jumped through every hoop she’s asked him to jump through. In [most recently] she shamed him and manipulated him into taking this new job because she wanted him to be more successful. She said to him ‘You’re 46 years old and you’re nowhere.’ And she didnt take it back. The irony is he’s become everyting she asked him to be, and it’s not what she expected. It’s not making her happy, but he’s not going to back down. There’s not going to be a new hoop. It’s time for her to adjust.”

The only difference? Unlike many of EWers, he’s still rooting for them.  READ FULL STORY

'House,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Good Wife,' 'White Collar': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Roomies, I hope this scoop finds you well!

Quick reminder before your healthy helping of scoopage: Team EW will be at Upfronts next week, so be sure to send your burning questions for any stars/suits on hand to spoilerroom@ew.com. (Nothing is too small or geeky to be asked!) Or follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute action: @EWSandraG. Also, summer TV is upon us! Start getting those questions in!

See you next Friday!

‘HOUSE’ GOES OFF THE CLOCK – AND IT’S DISGUSTING(LY AWESOME)
The penultimate episode of House takes us behind the curtain of our favorite doctors’ lives – and let’s just put this out there: These people are highly troubled. Oh, but that’s why we love them. READ FULL STORY

Season finale alert! When to expect goodbye episodes from 'Survivor,' 'Chuck,' and 'Saturday Night Live'

Where did the time ago? It seems like just yesterday that we were anxiously awaiting the start of Lone Star; now we can barely remember that two-timing cad. That’s because it’s season finale time – that heartbreaking period when we bid adieu to nine months of scripted heaven to make way for three months of unscripted hell on the broadcast networks. (Don’t worry, Big Brother: We still adore thee).

Fire up your DVR playlists, kids … here are all the broadcast net finales. READ FULL STORY

Nicollette Sheridan's 'Desperate Housewives' wrongful termination suit heading to trial

Nicollete Sheridan’s lawsuit against Marc Cherry and ABC is cooking up more drama than Edie Britt herself: A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that the lawsuit — which alleged she was wrongfully terminated from Desperate Housewives after getting into an argument with Cherry, the series’ creator — will go to trial. According to the Associated Press, an attorney for Cherry claimed the series had decided to kill off Edie months before their tiff. The actress’ lawyer, however, said that they had told Sheridan her ouster was a cost-cutting measure — which didn’t make sense, considering she was still owed money for the remainder of the season after Edie’s midseason car accident death. A jury will decide whether or not Sheridan can receive damages on wrongful termination, battery, and unlawful retaliation claims. “I’m very happy that I’m being treated fairly,” Sheridan told reporters after Tuesday’s hearing. When the lawsuit was first filed, Sheridan claimed she had suffered emotional distress and physical and emotional abuse; she has since dropped those claims. A lawyer for the defense told EW: “We’re pleased with the rulings. There’s very little left of Ms. Sheridan’s case … We’re confident that a jury looking at all of the evidence and the many witnesses we have will find that Edie Britt was killed off for lawful reasons and that Mr. Cherry never battered Ms. Sheridan as she claims.”

Read more:
‘Desperate Housewives’ star Nicollete Sheridan suing series creator Marc Cherry
Nicollete Sheridan’s lawyer says ‘Desperate Housewives’ lawsuit could get ugly. Who’s bracing for prime-time drama?
Nicollette Sheridan drops abuse charges in ‘Desperate Housewives’ lawsuit

'Criminal Minds,' 'Supernatural,' 'Castle,' 'NCIS: LA': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-Room

Lords and ladies of the Royal Spoiler court, your TV scooper has taken a break from her shameless obsession with the Royal Wedding to bring you a spot of TV scoop fit for Royals and commoners alike.

Quick programming note to all the lovely readers who contacted me thinking I was dead/injured/buried alive on Tuesday when you were hoping for a Spoiler Room: We are on summer schedule, meaning you’ll get the column once a week until fall season. But perhaps I’ll pop in on some Tuesdays with special treats (“perhaps” = “of course!”). And as always, keep a close eye on ITV for daily scoopage.

On to the fun! As always, you great people can send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com and @EWSandraG on Twitter. See you next week!

‘CRIMINAL MINDS’ FINALE WILL TACKLE BAU’s UNCERTAIN FUTURE

With some key cast members of Criminal Minds still without contracts for next season (i.e., Shemar Moore and the beloved Thomas Gibson), exec producer Erica Messer has penned a cliffhanger for the May 18 finale that will nod to the team’s shaky future — but not with guns and explosions. It will tackle the financial realities of crime fighting — and possible cutbacks in BAU. “It’s a more authentic version of ‘Our team is in jeopardy,’ ” she says. “This instead is, ‘There could be big trouble here, hopefully not,’ but we need to at least acknowledge that it’s on the horizon.” READ FULL STORY

'NCIS,' 'Community,' 'Smallville,' 'House': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

The best way to start the weekend is with a big serving of Spoiler Room, so grab your fork and dig in below.

Quick thanks to everyone sending in scoop requests, comments, and random (sometimes inappropriate-but-hilarious) TV comments to me at spoilerroom@ew.com. Keep them coming — especially as we head toward sweeps! You can also harass me on Twitter (@EWSandraG). See y’all Tuesday for more! READ FULL STORY

Bubble shows: Why 'V,' 'Chuck,' 'Event' and others might return (or might not)

If it’s the end of March and your (favorite?) show has yet to receive a full season pickup for fall, chances are good the network suits are back in their offices questioning whether it deserves a stay of execution. We’ve singled out some of the higher profile bubble shows and weigh in on whether they’re even worth the trouble. And for more about what shows will survive another day, check out our scorecard. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe,' 'Bones,' 'Parenthood,' 'NCIS: LA': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s been quite the week for TV, Roomies. And as we head into finale season, the info keeps pouring in!

Below is what I’ve dug up this week, but remember that I use your inquiries as a guide. Let me know what shows you want to know about! And you can do so (as always) in two ways: via e-mail spoilerroom@ew.com and via Twitter @EWSandraG.

FRINGE: EPS TEASE TRIPPIEST EPISODE SINCE ‘BROWN BETTY’
Full disclosure: I was originally going to preview tonight’s episode of Fringe for you, but honestly, I’m in such a pleasant mood over the renewal that I say we move on to bigger matters, like episode 19, airing April 15.

Before the big news, Jeff Pinkner and Joel H. Wyman hopped on the phone with me to tease an episode I’ve been dying to know more about ever since I heard a rumor that it would be Astrid-centered, which, it turns out, isn’t entirely the case. Oh, I’ll just let them explain. READ FULL STORY

Top TV earners: 'American Idol,' 'Two and a Half Men,' 'Desperate Housewives' top list

Forbes has tallied its annual list of the biggest TV moneymakers and, no surprise, Fox’s American Idol led the list for 2010.

Idol delivered $7.11 million every half hour last year (wow, even the padded results shows?), which was down 12 percent from 2009.

That was followed by CBS’ Two and a Half Men, with $2.89 million per half hour (which gives you an idea why few think the show is going away despite Charlie Sheen exiting). In fact, showrunner Chuck Lorre has three shows in the Top 10.

In third was another series going through some cast issues, ABC’s Desperate Housewives with $2.74 million, which has some actors in contract negotiations. Here’s the Top 10 from last year: READ FULL STORY

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