Appeal by "Desperate Housewives" actress Nicollette Sheridan denied
Nicollette Sheridan arrives at the 26th Anniversary Carousel Of Hope Ball on Oct. 20, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. / Getty
The California Supreme Court has declined to review "Desperate Housewives" star Nicollette Sheridan's lawsuit over the demise of her role on the series.
The state's high court said Friday it would deny an appeal by the actress in her wrongful termination case against the ABC network and Touchstone Television.
Sheridan claimed she was fired after complaining that series creator Marc Cherry struck her in the head. ABC attorneys claimed Sheridan's contract simply was not renewed.
In March, jurors deadlocked after a two-week trial. An appeals court found in August that Sheridan was not entitled to a new trial, but should be allowed to file an amended lawsuit claiming she was retaliated against because she complained about her boss.
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"Desperate Housewives" concluded its eight-season run earlier this year.
Calls to Sheridan's representatives were not immediately returned Sunday.
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