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‘Desperate Housewives': Major Character Will Be Killed Off Sunday

”Desperate Housewives“ producer lets news of impending death slip during Nicollette Sheridan’s wrongful termination suit

"Desperate Housewives" Spoiler Alert: A major character will be killed off Sunday. Don't keep reading if you don't want to know who.

News of a death stunned the courtroom at the "Desperate Housewives" trial Thursday: James Denton's charcter Mike Delfino will be killed off on this Sunday's episode of the show, exec producer George Perkins testified.

Denton had testified earlier in the afternoon at Los Angeles Superior Court for the defense in Sheridan's $6 million wrongful termination suit against the show's creator Marc Cherry and ABC.

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Sheridan is claiming that Cherry killed off her character in retaliation after she reported the September 24, 2008 incident, which she characterized as a "nice wallop."

Sheridan's attorney Patrick Maloney asked Perkins if there have been any other important characters killed off on the show besides Sheridan's Edie Britt.

'No," Perkins replied, "but now we have. This Sunday we're killing off Mike Delfino."