ABC has picked up a fourth season of their Summer series Mistresses, TVWise has learned. The network has ordered 13 episodes for season four, which is set to air in 2016.
Once again the show is facing a cast shake up as it heads into season four as Jennifer Esposito, who replaced original star Alyssa Milano in season three, is exiting the show after one season and will not be returning next year. Esposito only had a one-year contract and felt the character had run its course. She recently signed up for a recurring role on Showtime’s The Affair.
Based on the British series of the same name and developed for US television by K.J. Steinberg, Mistresses follows the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and stars Rochelle Aytes, Yunjin Kim, Jes Macallan, Jennifer Esposito, Jason George and Brett Tucker.
Mistresses is the latest Summer series from one of the broadcast networks to earn a renewal, with NBC having recently renewed The Carmichael Show for a second season. The remaining Summer broadcast scripted entries, including ABC’s The Whispers and CBS’ Extant and Zoo are awaiting word of their respective fates. CBS’ Under The Dome wrapped its run earlier this month.