This showrunner of a now defunct network dramedy obviously hates a certain cast member from that long running show.
Hey, it happens when you get sued.
Apparently the showrunner has forgotten about the cast member who nearly brought the show to an early halt because of her feud with an A-/B+ list actress all of you know.
writer and producer. He is best known for creating the ABC dramedy series Desperate Housewives
‘Desperate Housewives’ trial: Nicollette Sheridan fired for ‘unprofessional behavior’
This morning at Nicollette Sheridan’s ongoing wrongful termination trial in downtown Los Angeles, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry took the stand and told the court that he let the actress go because of her “unprofessional behavior.” Added Cherry: “It wasn’t the primary reason for my decision. But it was something I was aware of.”
Cherry, however, also said that all reasons for her firing were secondary to “creative desires” to boost the show’s storylines in following seasons. Sheridan claims that she was fired from the once-hot series in retaliation to her complaints about an encounter she had with Cherry that got physical.
Much of the trial has focused on the time during which the decision to kill Sheridan’s sexpot character Edie Britt was made. Cherry addressed that issue, saying that he had opted to kill off Edie during a private, five-minute conversation with then-ABC executive Mark Pedowitz on May 22, 2008 in a studio hallway. If Cherry’s version of events are to be believed, that would put the decision to kill Britt four months before the incident between Cherry and Sheridan happened on Sept. 24, 2008. Cherry did not deny the encounter between he and Sheridan happened, however, he remembers it differently: “I tapped her head, yes.” Sheridan remembers it as being “hit upside the head.” – Source
Who Was the ‘Desperate Housewives’ Bully? Eva Longoria Reveals She Was Targeted By Co-Worker
Desperate Housewives pulled back the curtain on picture-perfect suburban life, exposing the secrets and lies of the residents of Wisteria Lane during its eight-season run on ABC. But there was plenty of drama behind the scenes as well.
Eva Longoria, who played former model Gabrielle on the popular show, which aired from 2004 to 2012, is adding fuel to long-standing rumors of a feud between the cast members. The 44-year-old actress has revealed that she was bullied by a co-worker on set. However, one of her co-stars stepped in to defend her.
Longoria’s claims of bullying surfaced in a letter she wrote to a federal judge in support of Felicity Huffman, who portrayed Lynette Scavo on the show. Huffman is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to mail fraud in the college admissions bribery case. Longoria was one of dozens of people who submitted letters in the hopes of getting the judge to impose a more lenient punishment.
Longoria speaks fondly of Huffman in the letter, calling her a “good friend” who stood up for a young actress. The Grand Hotel star and executive producer recalls her nervousness about joining the show, since she was relatively new to Hollywood and about a decade younger than the other stars of the series. The situation was made worse by the treatment Longoria received from one of her co-workers.
“There was a time I was being bullied at work by a co-worker,” she wrote in the letter that NBC News obtained. “I dreaded the days that I had to work with that person because it was pure torture.”
Huffman came to Longoria’s defense. “[O]ne day, Felicity told bully ‘enough’ and it all stopped,” the actress wrote.
In his letter of support for Huffman, show creator Marc Cherry also talked about a “problematic cast member” who refused to communicate with co-stars. It’s not clear if it’s the same individual who bullied Longoria.
Longoria didn’t identify her nasty co-worker by name. It’s not even clear if the person was another actress or someone else working on the set. But given rumors that Teri Hatcher (Susan Mayer) didn’t get along with the rest of the cast, many were quick to assume she was the bully.
Longoria has previously hinted that she didn’t get along with Hatcher. In a 2018 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the actress said she had a great relationship Huffman and Marcia Cross, who played Bree Van De Camp. Then Kimmel asked if she was friends with all of her former co-stars. She admitted she wasn’t close to every actress who starred in the show. “No,” Longoria replied. “But 99% of us are.” – Source