Fanatic Feed: Arrow Loses Another Series Regular, NCIS: LA Vet's Temporary Absence, and More!

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Here is a wrap up of all the news you need to know from Thursday, August 8, 2019. 

Fresh off the news that Arrow is bringing back a lot of stars for its eighth and final season, it has been revealed that another actor is exiting as a series regular. 

According to Green Arrow TV, Colton Haynes is out of the CW drama, but showrunner, Beth Schwartz told the outlet that "we hope to have him back."

Roy Arrow

The news did not go down well with fans of the show, primarily because there was some confusion about whether Haynes was the one who made the decision. 

However, the actor took to Twitter on Thursday to set the record straight. 

"Getting a lot of angry messages so just to clarify...I didn’t exit the last season of Arrow. I was not asked to come back for the final season as a series regular," he said. 

But there was a silver lining:

"But y’all know Roy...he’s never gone for too long 🤗🤗🤗," he concluded his tweet. 

Hungry For Blood  - Arrow Season 7 Episode 22

Given that Arrow Season 8 will span just ten episodes, it would be great to have Haynes back as Roy for at least one of them, if only to conclude his story. 

Haynes joins Emily Bett Rickards and Echo Kellum as the Arrow stars not returning as regulars for the truncated final season, which gets underway October 15. 

Related: Arrow Shocker: Emily Bett Rickards Departs Ahead of Final Season

Over in the land of NCIS: LA, TV Line has confirmed that Barrett Foa is taking a leave of absence from the CBS drama's eleventh season. 

He will be gone from five out of the season's first six episodes. 

Lost in Ops - NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10 Episode 18

As for how the show will address the temporary exit on-screen, the outlet reports that Eric's whereabouts will all be part of the storyline for the season. 

The reason for the exit is to allow Foa to take on another professional opportunity. 

Meanwhile, ABC's A Million Little Things is growing for its second season. The first season spanned 17 episodes, and the second will go for 19 episodes. 

TV Line first reported the news via an interview with series creator DJ Nash. Nash tells the website that ABC was lobbying for a 22 episode season, but that he pushed back on it. 

Man of Mystery - Tall - A Million Little Things Season 1 Episode 17

It's certainly a good move to have fewer episodes in this day and age!

Over in the world of Yellowstone, the Season 3 cast continues to expand. 

Per Deadline, the latest additions to the cast are Q’orianka Kilcher and Jennifer Landon. The two have been added as recurring to the expansive cast of Paramount's hit drama series. 

According to the website, Kilcher is set to appear as a character named Angela Blue Thunder, Native American and political opponent of Tom Rainwater.

Landon is playing a new wrangler on the Yellowstone ranch.

Q'orianka Kilcher Poses for a Photo

Kilcher is probably best known for her role on TNT's The Alienist, while Landon is best known for Animal Kingdom. 

Yellowstone Season 3 has yet to get a premiere date at Paramount, but given that the second season is still airing, the cabler will probably announce a premiere date after that is over. 

Related: Yellowstone Scores Early Season 3 Renewal

Finally, NBC is extending a vote of faith to one of its new fall dramas. 

THR is reporting that Bluff City Law has scored an order for an additional six scripts ahead of its premiere. 

Bluff City Law - NBC

While this does not guarantee more episodes will be ordered, it does show the Peacock network thinks the show is going to be a success. 

"Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait used to work at her father Elijah’s celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way," reads the official logline. 

"After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly."

"In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his firm."

Bluff City Law Duo

"She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world … if they can ever get along."

The cast includes Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blyden, and Jayne Atkinson. 

What are your thoughts on all this news?

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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