Changes Coming to Season Three of In Plain Sight

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Season two of In Plain Sight ends tomorrow night.

As previously reported, the show has already been picked up for a third season.

When the show does return, however, it will look a bit different. For starters, Lesley Ann Warren (the mother of Mary McCormack's character) and Todd Williams (detective Bobby Dershowitz) have been dropped as series regulars.

Moreover, executive producer and creator David Maples actually won't be running In Plain Sight when it comes back for season three. Reportedly, he clashed with USA's president of original programming, Jeff Wachtel.

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In separate interviews with E! News, both of these individuals spoke about the future of the hit show:

Maples: "I think they probably want the show to be more procedural, spend more time with witness protection and less time with Mary's personal life. We're talking a matter of balance - what's the dominant flavor of the show going to be?"

Wachtel: "What's the network [motto]? 'Characters welcome.' Story based in the characters. I don't think anyone has ever accused Monk of being plot-driven. I think story matters. At no point was this supposed to become a character procedural, and I'll say officially that all great shows are a balance between characters and story."

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Some changes are ok, but too many were made in one season. The biggest blunder has been separating Marshall and Mary's stories in the show...we hardly ever see them together and Marshall was only in one show for a few minutes! The biggest and best part of this show was the M&M interactions...their teasing, bickering, working together, being best friends, etc. They've just about killed that so we can watch what happens to the witness more. They're ruining a really terrific show with awesome characters.


I am so Unhappy about Bobby D (Todd Williams) not being on the series anymore. This means that Albuquerque will not be represented. As the only African American on the show, He will be missed. I love his character. This sucks


I wouldn't change a thing from season 2..! Please don't take out the family and only focus on the witnesses! I LOVE the balance the show has now. I hate to see Bobby and Jinx have less air time! PLEASE keep up the season 2 theme!

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In Plain Sight Quotes

One of the most difficult moments in anyone's life is when the fog of childhood lifts and we see for the first time our parents as people.


Marshall: You are in a different kind of mood this morning.
Mary: Actually, I'm in a really good mood. Which is kind of weird considering where I was 48 hours ago. Then I had a witness off herself and, like that is not bad enough, I've got to play second fiddle to a knucklehead like you.
Marshall: Thanks for lumping me in with kidnapping, attempted rape and suicide. Can't tell you how much that means.