Posted Mar 10, 2012 01:11 am CST
Audience members in a packed courtroom gasped and two female jurors put their hands to their mouths yesterday as a producer of the Desperate Housewives television program revealed in his testimony the unexpected death of a character in an episode scheduled to air this weekend.
Executive producer George Perkins was testifying in a case brought by actress Nicollette Sheridan, who contends in her suit that her character was written out of the show after she complained about being struck by the program’s creator during a 2008 rehearsal, reports the Los Angeles Times.
His revelation of the upcoming plot development led to a joking suggestion that a gag order should be issued in the Los Angeles Superior Court case.
The creator, Marc Cherry, said he appropriately tapped the actress on the head to illustrate a stage direction.
Those who wish to know in advance which character cashes in his or her chips can read the full story in the LA Times.