One season is apparently enough for Maria Bello, as now she's out of 'Touch.'
Bello, known for her television work on 'ER' and 'Prime Suspect' as well as her feature film work like 'A History of Violence' and 'The Jane Austen Book Club,' joined the FOX drama series 'Touch' after the first season. Co-starring with Kiefer Sutherland, Bello played Lucy, a mother of a child named Amelia who boasts a similar gift that Martin Bohm's (Sutherland) child does. Bello had been a recurring guest star on 'Touch' throughout the first season and was upgraded to a regular cast member for season two.
Reportedly, Bello leaves 'Touch' "as the result of a mutual decision between Bello and the show's producers." The second season of 'Touch' has yet to debut, making this bit of casting news into a sort of spoiler-alert; there is yet no word on how Bello's character Lucy or her daughter will be written out of the series.
'Touch' centers on former reporter Martin Bohm and his mute, emotionally-disturbed son Jake. Bohm lost his wife in the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 and he has struggled to raise Jake as a single father ever since. While Jake has never spoken a word, he constantly writes down numbers and patterns. As it turns out, Jake is communicating to his father through these numbers... and he may be communicating more than most children are capable of.
The second season of 'Touch,' featuring Maria Bello, will debut next month on FOX.