Nicollette Sheridan Gets Retrial in ‘Desperate Housewives’ Wrongful Termination Case

Nicollette Sheridan
will get another chance to prove she was wrongfully terminated from “Desperate Housewives” — because a judge has decided to allow a retrial after the previous one ended with a hung jury.

ABC/Disney had asked the judge to dismiss the case based on the evidence that surfaced during trial earlier this year … but the judge just shot them down.

The judge has set the retrial for September 10 — but the judge strongly urged both Disney and Nicollette to settle the case.  And based on what we know, this case will never be re-tried, because the jury vote in the first trial was 8 – 4 in favor of the actress — she was one vote shy of getting a verdict … and Disney is not going to play with that fire a second time around.