When ABC gave a last-minute third-season renewal to the sitcom Suburgatory, it did come with a catch. Namely, it meant budget cuts for the show -- and such budget cuts typically mean that the most expensive aspect of the series, the cast, gets hit the hardest. This certainly seems to be the case, as cast members Alan Tudyk and Rex Lee have apparently been let go.
Tudyk (best known for his role as Wash in Firefly) played Noah, the protagonist's best friend, a dentist, and a suburban expert. Lee, meanwhile, played Mr. Wolfe, an openly gay school guidance counselor. Both characters are no longer a part of the show's main cast, although they may reappear as guest stars in the show's third season.
Tudyk starred on the series since it began; Lee was a guest star for the show's first episode but became a regular beginning with episode 2. It's unknown how the characters will be written out of the series, or if there's a chance that they might return in the future.
The fate of the rest of the cast is equally uncertain -- Deadline is reporting that other members of the show's cast might be trimmed as well.
Suburgatory stars Jeremy Sisto as George Altman, a single father who moves from the city to the idyllic suburbs, where he has difficulty adjusting to the country-club lifestyle.
The show's third season has no confirmed premiere date.