Stars such as Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross were believed to be on the witness list in the wrongful termination civil lawsuit against Cherry and ABC, but lawyers have now revealed that there will probably not be enough time for the group to appear in court.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Denton, who plays Mike Delfino in Desperate Housewives, is still set to appear.
Lawyers have claimed that the other cast members are unlikely to help the case as none of them witnessed the 2008 incident in which Cherry reportedly slapped Sheridan.
Longoria was previously rumoured to be testifying in court as to whether Cherry told her and Huffman that he planned to kill off Sheridan's character Edie Britt a month before he broke the news to Sheridan, but the presiding judge has insisted that the trial has run for long enough and needs to be completed early next week.
Desperate Housewives actress Teri Hatcher was never on the witness list. Earlier this week, Cherry revealed that he was called to the show's set because of a squabble between Hatcher and Sheridan.
He claimed that the two actresses were "furious", fighting to win the affections of Denton. However, Sheridan's lawyer Mark Baute has since insisted that the two stars are friends.
Former ABC boss Stephen McPherson is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow (Friday).
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