ABC Renews 'Mistresses' for Season 4, Jennifer Esposito Won't Return

Jennifer, who played fashion designer Calista Raines, was only contracted for one year when she joined the series following Alyssa Milano's exit.

AceShowbiz - "Mistresses" has been renewed for a fourth season, ABC announced on Friday, September 25. Jennifer Esposito, who joined the lead cast in season 3 as fashion designer Calista Raines, will not be returning to the upcoming season that will debut next summer.

Jennifer was only contracted for one year when she joined the show following Alyssa Milano's exit. She is currently recurring on "The Affair". "Mistresses" is not yet actively looking to replace Jennifer, but it may change as the writers' room figures out what the new season will look like. Her character's absence will probably be discussed in the season 4 premiere.

"Mistresses" averaged around 3.1 million viewers per episode during season 3, and enjoyed impressive delayed viewing numbers. The third season finale rose 57 percent in Live + 3 in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

Based on the U.K. television series of the same name, "Mistresses" is executive-produced by Rina Mimoun, KJ Steinberg, Robert Sertner and Douglas Rae. Yunjim Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan will all return to the fourth season along with Jason George, Brett Tucker and Corinne Massiah.

ABC still hasn't made any decision on its other summer drama series "The Whispers" which was released back in June.

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