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Scandal: Jake's Getting A New Wife

Details on the recasting

Liam Mathews

Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) married Vanessa Moss in Season 5 of Scandal. In Season 6, they'll still be married, but Vanessa will have different face: Joelle Carter, who previously appeared as Vanessa, has left the ABC drama and will be replaced by Glee alum Jessalyn Gilsig when the show returns in 2017, TVLine reports.

The recasting comes as the result of a scheduling conflict for Carter, who will be a series regular on NBC's newest addition to its Chicago franchise, Chicago Justice, when it premieres midseason. (Scandal is also being held until midseason this year, due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy.)

Gilsig is best known for playing Terri Schuester on Glee.

Jessalyn Gilsig Rodrigo Vaz, FilmMagic