Sheridan In the new issue of TV Guide, Nicollette Sheridan pulled no punches, saying "Desperate Housewives" had gone downhill in recent seasons.

"When the show started it was such a different beast," she told the mag.  "It was exciting and dangerous and funny and edgy and bizarre. It started feeling a little complacent, and that was very frustrating."

Ouch. Sheridan even told TV Guide that when she learned of her character's imminent death, her response was, "'OK, sayonara. It's been a great ride. Thank you.'"

"Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry was equally unrestrained in the interview, saying, "What I won't do is cast another fortysomething sexy blonde…[Sheridan] performed the aging, neighborhood tramp better than anyone has ever done before."

Surely there had to be a gentler way to phrase that?

Sheridan dug right back at Cherry, saying, "I think whoever Edie represented in Marc's life was somebody he didn't like. And he had a very difficult time distinguishing between fact and fiction."

Sheridan also alleged she was never given the exposure she deserved on the series, saying, "When you have a jewel, why not polish it and put it out there for all to see?" Yes, that's an actual quote.

Will you still watch "Desperate Housewives" with the "aging, neighborhood tramp" gone?

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— Stephanie Lysaght

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