Diane Farr in Numbers by Bill Inoshita/CBS
will be minus its female star when it returns next fall.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that
has opted not to renew her contract and will leave the CBS procedural later this season. Farr joined
in 2005, filling the void left by Sabrina Lloyd. Prior to that, she spent two seasons lugging around heavy equipment and making goo-goo eyes at
There's no word on how her character, G-woman Megan Reeves, will be written out, or in which of this season's six remaining episodes she will last appear (
returns April 4). In what could be a clue, Megan's on-again/off-again romance with
's Larry is expected to heat up as the season winds down. Perhaps they'll head off into the sunset together?
Producers, meanwhile, are already searching for Farr's replacement. On Monday,
began casting the role of Nikki Donati, a 27- to 35-year-old ex-LAPD officer who joins the FBI in search of a "bigger and badder" challenge. She's described as a full-blown adrenaline junkie whose gritty street perspective makes her a great foil for her boss.
Now, help me out with this math problem: Farr
= What? A sucky development? A fantastic opportunity to reenergize the show with some new blood? The worst thing to happen to Peter MacNicol since the final season of
? Crunch the
and post the results below!