Levin and defense witnesses frequently cited the death toll for characters in the show as evidence that Sheridan's role could be cut at any time. Many of the deaths involved minor characters.
The show featured days of testimony from Sheridan, Cherry, actor James Denton and several current and former show workers. It did not feature appearances by any of the show's other stars, including Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman.
"Desperate Housewives" is in its eighth and final season. Cherry is working on other projects, including a new show titled "Devious Maids," but Sheridan has struggled since leaving the series' Wisteria Lane. She has not found steady work or an agent in the past two years, her entertainment attorney told jurors.
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