10/11/2012 08:44 pm ET Updated Oct 12, 2012

Colton Haynes Exiting 'Teen Wolf' And More Casting News

Colton Haynes will reportedly not be part of "Teen Wolf" Season 3, according to Us Weekly.

A source told the magazine, "It's not that he didn't want to return because he did. It's that the heads of the show wanted to limit him to only appearing on half the season -- 12 episodes, not 24."

A spokesperson for MTV denies the rumor, telling Us that there is "absolutely no truth that Colton is being pushed out or that he, or any cast member, is being replaced. We love Colton and look forward to his returning with the entire cast for season 3 of Teen Wolf."

That's apparently news to Haynes, who sent out a tweet seemingly confirming his exit on Thursday afternoon:

E! Online reports that the reason for Haynes' exit is a failed contract negotiation, after the show made a "lucrative offer" to keep Haynes for two more seasons, and Haynes' team allegedly failed to respond for two months. There is apparently hope that the actor could return to reprise his role of Jackson Whittemore at a later date, however.

In other casting news...

Keegan Connor Tracy has joined "Bates Motel." The "Once Upon A Time" actress has boarded the A&E series as Miss Watson, Norman's (Freddie Highmore) teacher. [Deadline]

Mark Consuelos is guest starring on "Guys With Kids." Consuelos will play Ernie's "manny," making Chris (Jesse Bradford) jealous. [TVLine]

Valerie Cruz is headed to Lifetime. The "Off The Map" actress has joined Lifetime's drama pilot "The Secret Lives of Wives" as a cancer survivor named Alyse who says she had an affair with Michelle's (Kim Raver) husband. [THR]

Celebrity Apprentice is bringing back Joan Rivers, Piers Morgan and Arsenio Hall. Rivers, Morgan and Hall are returning to the NBC series as advisors rather than contestants. [EW]

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