We already know about Danny Glover's early exit; his stint on the new Fox drama was a temporary one, as series creator Tim Kring said earlier this year (after Danny's last appearance) that the actor had signed on to only appear in the show's first six episodes.
But in addition to Danny, I learned over the weekend that Gugu Mbatha-Raw will not be returning for season 2 (which debuts on October 26).
Why? Apparently her role was no longer as important as it was early in season 1, playing social worker Clea Hopkins, and also the actress is pursuing other roles, like (one project we've reported on) British actor/writer/director/producer Amma Asante's period drama about the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race girl titled Belle, which begins production today at Pinewood Studios in the UK.
Glover and Mbatha-Raw co-starred in Touch alongside Kiefer Sutherland and David Mazouz.
The series centers on a father (Martin, played by Sutherland) who discovers that his genius son (Jake, played by Mazouz) is communicating with him through a complex series of numbers and may even be able to predict events before they happen.
Mr Glover played a character named Arthur DeWitt, a college professor who's an expert on "gifted" children, who works with father to reach his son.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw played the female lead - Clea Hopkins - a social worker who is evaluating Martin's living situation to determine whether or not his son Jake should remain in the home.