01/18/2013 09:04 am ET

Rosemarie Dewitt Leaving 'The Newsroom' Season 2 And More TV Casting News

Rosemaire Dewitt is leaving "The Newsroom."

The "United States of Tara" actress is exiting Season 2 of the HBO drama before the new season hits the air. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dewitt's exit comes as a result of scheduling conflicts, not creative strife.

"As the production schedule for Season 2 of 'The Newsroom' has shifted, Rosemarie DeWitt has encountered scheduling conflicts and will no longer be able to continue in her role," HBO said in a statement.

Dewitt joined the cast alongside her "Tara" costar Patton Oswalt in November. Dewitt was set to play a recurring role, a litigator who represents Atlantis Cable News in a wrongful termination suit. Her role will be recast and the scenes she already completed will be reshot.

In other casting news ...

Geena Davis is taking another stab at TV. The "Thelma and Louise" star will headline a TNT drama about a bounty hunter. Davis will play an unorthodox bail bondswoman in the series inspired by the true story of Mackenzie Green. Davis' other TV work includes "Coma," "Commander In Chief" and "The Geena Davis Show." [EW]

Heather Locklear will play boss to "Franklin and Bash."
The "Melrose Place" star will be a series regular as Rachel King, a new trial lawyer and partner at Franklin and Bash’s firm. [TVLine]

"One Life to Live" actress Kearran Giovanni is heading to "Beauty and the Beast."
Giovanni will play Lt. Joe Bishop's (Brian White) wife, Miranda. Her character could return. [THR]

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