The extended negotiations have already led to lengthy production delays and pushed the next season back until at least 2012.

Hendricks has now spoken out about the drama, insisting she hopes the two sides reach an agreement soon.

She tells Hollyscoop.com, "It's my dream job and I love working there, so I can't wait to go back to work fast and I hope it all just gets settled soon. Because we're all excited to go back."