Series creator Marc Cherry told the columnist that Drea wasn't meant to be a long-running series regular
"Part of the deal when we hired Drea was she was only interested in doing one season," he said. "She has a baby and is eager to get back to her life in New York."
The show creator said before Drea's character, Angie Bolen, is ushered out of the drama, plenty will be revealed.
"As we build toward the end and we start undoing the many layers of [Angie], everyone will get how brilliant she is," he said.
The deal, however, has not yet been made, the trade mag reported.
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