ABC’s primetime soap Mistresses will come back for a fourth season.
Mistresses has been renewed for another season but it’s losing some of its leads in the process. The summer show has averaged good ratings and season three left off with a cliffhanger. While the show is returning for its fourth season, leads Jennifer Esposito and Jason George will not be, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Esposito was only on the show for one season and was brought on to replace Alyssa Milano. Milano was with the show for the first two seasons and left when production moved out of Los Angeles to Vancouver in order to save production costs according to Deadline. Esposito’s character was last seen on the show preparing for suicide so her absence on the show will fit into the plot.
George was promoted to a series regular on Grey’s Anatomy as we reported on here which likely explains why he is not returning to the series.
Stars Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes, Jes Macallan, Brett Tucker and Rob Mayers will all return, according to Deadline. The drama follows four female friends and their crazy, illicit affairs. It is based off of a U.K. series with the same name. The show is known for its emotional rollercoaster plots and mysteries.
Mistresses is executive produced by Rina Mimoun, KJ Steinberg, Robert Sertner and Douglas Rae. The fourth season will likely premiere during the summer of 2016.
ABC has not yet made any decisions of their remaining summer scripted shows.