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29 December 2008 @ 03:36 pm
Exclusive: Michael Cassidy no longer 'Privileged'  
I have really bad news :

Sorry, Charlie-Megan fans, it looks like it's the end of the road for Privileged's unrequited duo.

Michael Cassidy, a.k.a. the Dawson to Joanna Garcia's Joey, is departing the show for reasons both creative and budgetary. He'll make his final appearance in this season's 15th episode when Charlie decides to go back to college.

"Charlie will be leaving town," confirms series creator Rina Mimoun, "but not until some hot and heavy kissing goes down."

Mimoun isn't spilling who Chuckles will be heading to first base with, but, c'mon, read between the lines, people. She does reveal that the door has definitely been left open for Cassidy (whom she calls "a prince") to return next season -- assuming there is a next season.

"Right now, I'm more concerned about Privileged returning for a second season than just Charlie," Mimoun confesses. "If everyone wants both, then I think we have a shot!"

Privileged's recent Monday "test drive" behind Gossip Girl yielded promising results; the show notched double-digit gains over its Wednesday average. Still, the underrated charmer is by no means a shoo-in for renewal, which brings us back to the question posed by Mimoun: Do you want to see Privileged back next season? And, if so, would a season 2 have to include Charlie -- at least in some capacity? Cast your votes below.

Source : Ausiellofiles.ew.com

Let's hope there will actually be a second season and that Charlie will be back !
thisiamdenied on December 29th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)

Alas! I'm really sad about this. :(
yokotawaru: Priv.Charlieon_the_ground on December 29th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
It's sad but if this allows him to join a series with a better role it's gonna be very positive for his career, his talent and his fans.
lee pace's moustache: road rage kbellwhimsey on December 31st, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh no! This is the saddest news. He is a big part of the series.

I will miss Charlie/Megan scenes. And I'm crossing my fingers that the two will be kissing before Charlie leaves.
Jules: cliff notejazzontherocks on January 1st, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
Yes, it may be a letdown to have him leave, considering he's part of the main cast. But come to think of it, it's true that this could be a good move for him if he could score a more challenging role in another TV show (hopefully not a CW one) where he can showcase his acting potential. I was thinking of something similar to his characters on "Smallville" and "Hidden Palms". A sci-fi or supernatural-related story might be worth it. That being said, I'm going to miss Charlie. "Privileged" would not be complete without him.