“Scandal” just got a little bit less juicy for its second season.
In a move that many may have saw coming considering his on-and-off presence during the ABC drama’s first season, The Hollywood Reporter is now claiming that “Lost” alum Henry Ian Cusick will not be returning to the series after playing Stephen Finch during seven episodes of the show’s first go-around.
This announcement looks to be for creative reasons more than anything related to the show’s budget, and it is just one of many shows on ABC that is going through some creative changes at the moment. Another Shonda Rhimes show in “Grey’s Anatomy” lost Chyler Leigh’s Lexie in the finale (and may be losing another character as a result of the plane crash), and “Body of Proof” announced on Thursday that John Carroll Lynch, Sonja Sohn, and Nicholas Bishop are all leaving the show after two seasons.
Are you sad to see Cusick leaving this show, and where would you like to see him go next?