When the third season of “Mistresses” premieres on ABC, you are not going to be seeing another version of Savi. Instead, the producers of the show are going to figure out how to add a new woman to the universe.
Speaking at the Winter TCA Press Tour on Monday, the network programming head Paul Lee said (per TVLine) that they are not going to used the tired-and-true-for-soap-opera strategy of recasting a role. Alyssa Milano decided that she was not interested in moving with the show to Vancouver, as she has a young family and the travel is not convenient for her at this time.
Here is what he specifically had to say:
“We’re going to create a new character — we’re not going to replace her. We fully support [Alyssa’s] decision to stay here with her family. We’re sorry to see her go, but we’ve got some great plans for Mistresses.”
We are still excited to see what happens for “Mistresses,” but we have to be honest here when we say that as of right now, the show has an uphill battle to get those ratings up. It is losing the biggest star in the cast, and also one of the most notable characters. Also, you have to add to this the fact that the show airs after “The Bachelorette,” which has also lost a little bit of its own popular over time due to natural viewer fatigue. Shows tend to pull some lower numbers as time goes by.
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