Just one day after ABC renewed Mistresses for a third season, Alyssa Milano announced that she will not be returning to the soap.
Milano revealed the news in a post on her personal website. According to the post, the production of the show, which was previously shot in Los Angeles, is being moved to Canada and Milano cannot and will not uproot herself from her family. She has two children and a husband and says that her family comes first.
“After two wonderful seasons in Los Angeles, the studio has decided to shoot season three of Mistresses in Vancouver, Canada for financial reasons,” Milano explained.
“It’s with a heavy heart that I have decided that I can’t relocate. I have two babies under 4. Being a mother and wife comes first and I just can not uproot my children and separate the family by moving away.”
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 1, 2014
Milano finished her note by saying that she will miss her job and wishes everyone the very best. “I will miss this job desperately and wish everyone the absolute best.”
Here's why Alyssa Milano has decided not to return to Mistresses for season 3: http://t.co/Pe8JOabspe
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) October 1, 2014
Milano and her husband David Bugliari welcomed their second child, a daughter named Elizabeth, in early September. They already have one child, a son Milo, three.
It is still unclear if Milano’s role as Savannah “Savi” Davis will be recast or written out of the show.