The annual rite of late spring that is networks recasting the shows they’ve just picked up has begun in earnest. Several new series are making some changes.
NBC’s post-worldwide-blackout drama “Revolution,” which initially listed 11 series regulars in its cast, is recasting one of those roles and paring down another. Andrea Roth (“Rescue Me”) is leaving the show as her character is getting revamped, Deadline reports. Additionally, creator Eric Kripke and exec producer J.J. Abrams have decided to de-emphasize the character played by Anna Lise Phillips, who will now appear in a handful of episodes and then depart.
Also at NBC, Matthew Perry‘s new comedy “Go On” is parting ways with Khary Payton (Deadline says his option isn’t being picked up), and the midseason show “Save Me” will recast a role played by Lamann Rucker in the pilot. CBS, meanwhile, is recasting “The Wire” alum Pablo Schreiber‘s role as a lawyer in its drama “Made in Jersey,” and Stephanie March is no longer a regular but could be a recurring guest star.
FOX’s two midseason shows, “The Following” and “The Goodwin Games,” are also making changes. On “The Following,” Jeananne Goossen (“Alcatraz”) is out after the show decided to make her FBI agent character older, per Deadline. “The Goodwin Games” is recasting Felisha Terrell‘s (“Days of Our Lives”) part as Scott Foley‘s love interest.