Stephen Collins real-life scandal has lost him his part on ABC’s ‘Scandal.’ Following child molestation allegations, the former ‘7th Heaven’ actor will no longer appear in his upcoming episode.
Stephen Collins was scheduled to reprise his role as anchorman Reed Wallace on Shonda Rhimes‘ Scandal, starring Kerry Washington, but ABC has confirmed to HollywoodLife.com that Stephen will no longer appear on Season 4.
Stephen Collins Will Not Appear On ‘Scandal’ Season 4
The actor appeared, as a news anchor in one episode of Season 2, titled “Happy Birthday, Mr. President,” in which Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) was shot.
Now, it’s Stephen that’s been shot with bad news. “We can confirm that we will not be airing any footage with Stephen Collins,” ABC told HollywoodLife.com.
The actor had already filmed his episode and announced his excitement to be back on Scandal on Twitter on Sept. 23, just weeks before his very own scandal.
— Stephen Collins (@StephenCollins) September 23, 2014
Joking that series creator Shonda Rhimes would “have to kill me,” if he leaked any storylines is now quite ironic, as she literally killed his storyline.
Shonda’s series have a history of cutting actors amidst real-life troubles — series regular Columbus Short was killed off Scandal, following him allegedly assaulting his wife and Grey’s Anatomy actor was also dismissed from his role, after he reportedly insulted cast member T.R. Knight with a homophobic slur.
Stephen was also dropped from Ted 2, in addition to resigning from the SAG National Board.
HollywoodLifers, did you like Stephen’s part on Scandal? Do you wish that he could still reprise his role or is it totally fair that he was dropped from the show? Let us know.
— Elizabeth Wagmeister
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