Nicollette Sheridan: I Won't Return for Desperate Housewives' Final Season

Entertainment Aug. 9, 2011 AT 5:19PM
Nicollette Sheridan: I Won't Return for Desperate Housewives' Final Season Credit: RON TOM/ABC

When Susan, Bree and the Desperate Housewives women part ways with Wisteria Lane after season eight, don't expect the ghost of Edie Britt to make one final appearance.

While Housewives creator Marc Cherry hinted that he'd like to bring all of the show's famous residents back at some point during season 8, Britt's portrayer Nicollette Sheridan says it's news to her.

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"I had an amazing time playing that character," she told The Today Show Monday. "I loved her dearly, but they killed her! She's dead."

Further proof that Sheridan will likely steer clear of the primetime soap next spring? She filed a $20 million wrongful termination lawsuit against Cherry in 2010. The case is expected to go to trial in October.

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Regardless of which characters show up for the series' swan song, its final episodes will be must-see TV.

"It is an iconic show. We are so proud of it," Paul Lee, President of ABC Entertainment told Us Weekly on Sunday. "You're gonna see this really cool take that moved me every time I saw it."

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Adds Lee of the show's final season: "I just wanted to make sure that this show that sort of put this network on the map -- certainly the new brand of this network for the last six or seven years -- had its victory lap. Had a chance to really set out every episode and build an arc for those 22 episodes so that we could say goodbye to this iconic show."

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