TV Recasting: Shonda Rhimes Drama ‘The Catch’ Resets Male Lead & More

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Shonda Rhimes’ upcoming drama “The Catch” is being handled — or rather, recast.

Damon Dayoub, who was set to play the male lead, opposite Mireille Enos, is being recast, Variety has learned. The actor is set for a long recurring arc in crime procedural “Stitchers,” premiering this June on ABC Family.

Bethany Joy Lenz is also being recast in “The Catch.”

The “One Tree Hill” alum announced the news Monday night via WhoSay, posting, “Looks like they need a different type for Zoe, so I’ll be replaced, but please still watch! It really is such a good show and I’m so proud of my friends’ work!”

“The Catch” is just one of many shows recasting, before their series premieres for the 2015-16 season.

Quantico,” another ABC drama, is recasting the role of FBI Special Agent Liam O’Connor, originally set to be played by Dougray Scott, Variety has learned.

Over at the CW, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is recasting Michael McDonald, who was set to play Rebecca’s (Rachel Bloom) new boss at the West Covina law firm, after she relocates to track down her ex-boyfriend, in the comedy. McDonald’s recasting will be one of many changes to the series, including toned-down language, as the laffer shifts from Showtime to the younger-skewing broadcast network.

The “Criminal Minds” spinoff, “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” is recasting the female lead, since “Breaking Bad” alum Anna Gunn dropped out after the planted episode, which aired earlier this year in the flagship series.

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  1. Fadzayi says:

    After watching the cathch with Krause, i think watever happened was for the best because he seems to be the perfect man for the role. looking forward to watching the catch for a longtime.

  2. laura says:

    Trailer was amazing. I was looking forward to
    the show. Enos chasing after much older Krause just is a letdown. Showrunners left due to creative differences,…I am bailing too.

  3. Amanda says:

    No!!!!!! I was only going to watch for Bethany!

  4. Gwenefar says:

    I was looking forward to seeing Dougray Scott.

  5. Ed says:

    Why? I was going to watch this for Bethany Joy

  6. Damon would have been perfect..I will not watch!!!

  7. April says:

    So disappointed in ABC. I was so excited to see Joy back on my tv again. Bad call.

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