Sheridan filed a suit against ABC and the show's executive producer Marc Cherry in 2010, claiming wrongful termination and battery.
The case went to trial earlier this year and judge Elizabeth Allen White decided to drop the battery charges against Cherry.
However, White was eventually forced to declare a mistrial in the case against ABC after the jury remained deadlocked.
Sheridan is now expected to return to Los Angeles Superior Court to call for a retrial, The Hollywood Reporter says.
The actress, who played Edie Britt in Desperate Housewives, is also thought to be asking for $35,000 (£21,820) in sanctions against the defence lawyers for their actions during the trial.
Among the allegations against the opposing attorneys is the fact that they mentioned six times that Sheridan failed to properly complain about the moment Cherry allegedly struck her on the head, even though White had ruled that her call to an executive producer was a proper complaint.
White is not expected to grant ABC's request for a directed verdict, which would end the trial. Instead, Sheridan and her lawyers are hoping that she will set a date for a retrial. It is not yet clear whether this would be on an expedited basis, which could mean a trial would begin in six weeks, or whether the parties will have to wait.
Sheridan's former co-star Eva Longoria has expressed regret about the case, describing it as "a stain on our legacy as a hit show".