Maria Bello is leaving Fox’s “Touch.”
Bello, who was upped as a series regular last season is reportedly leaving the series, according to TVLine. The “Prime Suspect” actress departure was reportedly a mutual decision between the actress and the “Touch” producers.
“Touch” returns on Feb. 8 with a two-hour Season 2 premiere at 8/7c.
More casting news…
George Takei is joining “The Neighbors” as an alien. The “Star Trek” actor will play Larry Bird’s father, who comes to earth with “a big announcement.” [THR].
Chris Caldovino is set to return to “Boardwalk Empire” in a recurring role as Tonino Sandrelli. [NY Post]
“1600 Penn” actor Benjamin Stockham will appear on “Once Upon a Time.” Stockham will portray Owen, a young boy in the 17th episode of the ABC drama series. [THR]
Cassidy Freeman has been tapped to appear on “Once Upon A Time.” The “Smallville” actress will play Jack in a “Jack And The Beanstalk” storyline. [TVLine]
Natalie Martinez and Alex Koch have heading “Under The Dome.” Martinez has been cast as an ambitious Deputy Linda, while Koch will play Junior Rennie, the son of a local politician on the CBS series. [THR]