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According to the Hollywood Reporter, sources have confirmed that the series has let go of three of its cast members, as first reported by TVLine. Natalie Morales (“White Collar,” “Parks and Recreation”), Angela Laketa Moore (“ER”), and comedian Jo Koy (a “Chelsea Lately” contributor) have been let go for creative reasons. Apparently, the show is taking their characters in a different direction.

Miss Morales was set to play Miss Handler’s best friend, while Miss Moore and Miss Koy were to play her co-workers at a sports bar.

“That 70s Show” alum Laura Prepon is still on as the series’ lead. It also currently stars Mark Povinelli (“Water for Elephants”), Lauren Lapkus (“The Middle”) and Lenny Clarke (“Rescue Me”). Miss Handler, who also executive produces, will make guest appearances as her own sister.

The show is based on the comedian’s 2008 memoir of the same name and portrays a semi-autobiographical Miss Handler and her friends’ experiences in their early 20s in Los Angeles.

‘Glee’ creator Murphy shakes up show’s cast

It’s a case of good news/bad news for “Glee” fans, courtesy of show creator Ryan Murphy as reported on

First the good: Darren Criss (Blaine) and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike) officially have been upgraded to full-time series regulars, effective this fall with the start of season three. And now, the bad: The series regular option for Chord Overstreet has not been picked up.

A source close to the show, however, said the actor - who joined the Fox hit last fall in the recurring role of McKinley transfer student Sam Evans - could return as an occasional guest star.

Late Friday, Mr. Overstreet tweeted, “It’s been a good year. Too bad it’s over. Time for summer and starting fresh.”

Another new member of New Directions, Ashley Fink, who plays Lauren Zizes, was billed as a recurring guest star this past season despite appearing in almost every episode. She will remain a guest star and her presence on the show may be scaled back.

The news comes as the cast of “Glee” is wrapping up a concert tour. It also comes two weeks after Mr. Murphy raised eyebrows when he told Ryan Seacrest that most of the show’s primary characters would graduate by the end of next season.

Coaches for ‘The Voice’ will return for season 2

NBC says the four musician-coaches who have helped make “The Voice” a summer hit will be back for the next round of the vocal competition, according to the Associated Press.

NBC said last week that Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton all will return when “The Voice” resumes in midseason next year.

The series features the musician-coaches - don’t call them judges - working with the vocalists throughout the competition.

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