06/05/2013 08:32 am ET Updated Jun 05, 2013

Justin Chatwin Leaving 'Shameless'


Justin Chatwin is leaving "Shameless."

The actor, whose character Jimmy was seen presumably dying in "Shameless" Season 3, will not return as a regular in Season 4. Executive producer John Wells made the announcement during a TV Academy Emmy panel for "Shameless" on Tuesday, June 4.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime said Chatwin, who has been a part of "Shameless" since Season 1, may appear during Season 4.

Jimmy, the love interest for Emmy Rossum's Fiona, spent Season 3 living a double life -- being with Fiona and being married to a crime boss' daughter.

Rossum briefly discussed Chatwin's departure with Variety. "Well, we said goodbye to one of our cast members this year," she said as she got choked up during an Emmy roundtable. "And the last scene of the whole season is my character saying goodbye on the phone. And I just remember how emotional I was because I felt like I'd grown up with him and I'll really miss him."

"Shameless" Season 4 premieres on Showtime in 2014.

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