Gossip Girl and Royal Pains actor Patrick Heusinger, who was cast as the fiancé of Jenna Dewan-Tatum‘s reluctant witch, has exited Lifetime’s spellbinding new drama, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Heusinger’s character, the JFK Jr.-esque golden boy Dash, will be recast.
Lifetime handed Witches a 10-episode order back in January. The series centers on Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters Freya (Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (American Dreams’ Rachel Boston), both of whom unknowingly are their family’s next generation of witches.
The cast also includes Mädchen Amick as Joanna’s sister Wendy.
Maggie Friedman, who helmed ABC’s similarly-themed Eastwick, will serve as showrunner.Follow @MichaelAusiello