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'Housewives’ Writer

Marc Cherry Didn't Plan to Kill

Nicollette's Character

3/7/2012 5:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Marc Cherry
did not plan to kill off Nicollette Sheridan's character on "Desperate Housewives" until after he allegedly hit her ... at least as far as one writer could tell back when she worked on the show.

Lori Kirkland Baker testified today ... she knew absolutely NOTHING, zilch, nada ... about the death of Sheridan’s character Edie until Dec. 2008 ... 7 months AFTER Marc Cherry claims he made the decision.
 
Adding fuel to the fire ... Baker said Marc Cherry only brought up killing Edie AFTER he sparred with Sheridan on set -- though she admits she was not present for ALL plot discussions.

Baker was employed by the ABC show for its 4th and 5th seasons. Her contract was not renewed.

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16.

Cricket    

Don't like Nicollette, never have. i realize she is claiming M.C. struck her, which I don't believe. What if every actor/actress sued whenever their character was killed off before they desired (prob what this is really about). Get real N.S.

958 days ago
17.

Kabala    

HE HIT HER SQUARE IN THE TACO

958 days ago
18.

Phreaky    

Marc Cherry is a gay man that only likes/liked one woman in his entire life - his mother. I also get major creepy vibes from him, as in, it would be interesting how old the men are in the naked pics on his computer.

958 days ago
19.

tellmeaboutit     

Cherry, the pudgy little newt, has more stories to spin on the "incident" than he ever came up with for his show. My guess is he's a jackass to work with unless you kiss up to him just right. And Nicolette apparently didn't pucker correctly. Maybe the judge should give him a "tap" upside his head to knock a little diva out of him at the end of this mess. There's enough divas on that show as it is.

958 days ago
20.

Sue    

So now is every actor that gets fired going to be able to sue? It ain't your show, lady.

957 days ago
21.

ManiacalZebra    

I don't think anyone in this is capable of telling the whole truth. This writer was out at the end of that season, and may not have been involved in the discussions. It seems like everyone has an axe to grind, and they're going to grind it as much as they can.

957 days ago
22.

RaffyBStatenIsland    

Sounds like these two are made for each other.

957 days ago
23.

c    

So some peon writer wasn't privy to what the creator was planning for the show and that's supposed to be proof of something? Wow, Sheridan's legal team is really grasping at straws. If this is the best they've got I don't think she's going to get a dime.

957 days ago
24.

Sandra     

Not a fan of Marc and Nicollette and don't care what happens!!

957 days ago
25.

MyOpinionOnly    

Well, if you weren't there for ALL the plot meetings how in the heck do you know that they didn't discuss this detail??? Personally I don't care for either of them but let's be real here. This is her witness and he already provided notes proving his point so this testimony doesn't mean squat.

957 days ago
26.

tehheh    

Whoever created that show exhibits an overall lack of respect for women. I think Marc Cherry is a woman-hater. Being a gay man doesn't make that person dislike women, but I believe this guy does. So I wouldn't put it past him to whack someone on the back of the head and then fire them.

957 days ago
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