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The judge in Nicollette Sheridan's Desperate Housewives wrongful termination trial said Friday that the jury deciding the case is still "hopelessly deadlocked."
The judge read a note from the jury revealing the deadlock despite "extensive discussion regarding evidence" since deliberations began on Wednesday. The foreman indicated that jurors are deadlocked 8-4.
The judge decided to give the jury the weekend to think about the case and they will return Monday morning to resume deliberations. She said that if they cannot break the deadlock, a mistrial will be declared.
Sheridan's character Edie was killed off the hit ABC show in the fifth season and attorneys for the show claim the on-screen offing was a creative decision. However, Sheridan alleges in the lawsuit that she was fired for complaining that the show's creator, Marc Cherry, struck her during a fight in September 2008.
The 48-year-old actress -- who earned $4 million a year as well as back-end profits -- is seeking economic damages of $5.7 million.