Sheridan230.jpgNicollette Sheridan's Desperate Housewives case is heading to court!

In a hearing today, an LA judge gave the green light for Sheridan's $20 million lawsuit against the show's creator to go to trial.

"It is clear to the court that this is something that needs to go to a jury," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen said.

Sheridan was present to hear the judge's decision; she had not appeared at other sessions for the case.

Sheridan, whose character on the hit ABC series was killed off, filed her complaint against creator Marc Cherry a year ago. She claimed the producer wrongly fired her and cited an incident in which he reportedly assaulted her in 2008.

The actress said he "forcefully hit her with his hand across her face."

Both Sheridan's former co-stars on the show and ABC have sided with Cherry in the case.

The trial begins June 8. See what Sheridan told reporters outside the courtroom today after the jump!