Nets yank thesps as pilots prep for fall

Doherty's no longer in 'Love'; Bowen heads to 'Boston'

Now that the nets have picked up their fall pilots, they’re starting to make some changes to their casts.

Rachel Leigh Cook (“She’s All That”) is exiting the Fox dramedy “Head Cases,” a rep for producer 20th Century Fox TV confirmed. Cook can be seen this summer in the TNT mega-mini “Into the West.”

Over at UPN, a rep for the net confirmed that Shannen Doherty will be leaving the Par-produced laffer “Love, Inc.” Execs wanted to go in a different direction with the character, and the part will be recast.

And at the WB, execs have opted to recast the role played by Laura San Giacamo in the Warner Bros. TV-produced “Related.”

More changes are expected in the coming weeks as nets and studios begin the annual tradition of tweaking their pilots and adding new characters to veteran skeins. Last week ABC announced that Julie Bowen was joining “Boston Legal,” with two other thesps ankling (Daily Variety, May 18).

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