Exclusive: Michael Cassidy no longer 'Privileged'

Privilegedjoann_dlSorry, Charlie-Megan fans, it looks like it’s the end of the road for Privileged‘s unrequited duo.

Michael Cassidy, a.k.a. the Dawson to Joanna Garcia’s Joey, is departing the show for reasons both creative and budgetary. He’ll make his final appearance in this season’s 15th episode when Charlie decides to go back to college.

“Charlie will be leaving town,” confirms series creator Rina Mimoun, “but not until some hot and heavy kissing goes down.”

Mimoun isn’t spilling who Chuckles will be heading to first base with, but, c’mon, read between the lines, people. She does reveal that the door has definitely been left open for Cassidy (whom she calls “a prince”) to return next season — assuming there is a next season.

“Right now, I’m more concerned about Privileged returning for a second season than just Charlie,” Mimoun confesses. “If everyone wants both, then I think we have a shot!”

Privileged‘s recent Monday “test drive” behind Gossip Girl yielded promising results; the show notched double-digit gains over its Tuesday average. Still, the underrated charmer is by no means a shoo-in for renewal, which brings us back to the question posed by Mimoun: Do you want to see Privileged back next season? And, if so, would a season 2 have to include Charlie — at least in some capacity? Cast your votes below.

P.S. Cassidy is not this person.

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  • Jamie

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show!! I will be very disappointed if it doesn’t return next season. It is quite possibly my new favorite and although I like Charlie I am relieved that the character of Will is still on. PLEASE KEEP THIS LOVABLE SHOW CW!!!!!!!!!

  • Terri

    I like Charlie and Megan’s relationship-but I like them as just friends. It’s so cliched to have the bff’s always getting together. He rounds Megan out nicely but she needs more girlfriends in her life.

  • Okie Sister

    Michael’s a keeper.
    The unrequited love between Charlie and Megan is the main subplot of the show.
    Loose the klepto, boyfriend stealing sister character instead. She’s annoying.
    I love this show; it’s my guilty pleasure.

  • carrie

    I love privileged! Sorry Charlie is gone, but I the the show can move past that. Please CW, keep this wonderful show.

  • Mike

    I’m actually not that surprised. The show already seems to have trouble juggling all of its cast and since Will is already there as Megan’s “will they or won’t they” guy then there really wasn’t a lot of room for Charlie. But since the show is only doing 18 episodes this year I’m not sure what the point of writing him out in episode 15 was. Does not having him in 3 episodes really save that much money??

  • T

    Love the show. It constantly gives me that fuzzy feeling. Charlie is like Luke on Gilmore Girls, eventually they must get together, but for now I like Megan with Will.

  • Rainbow

    lol @ Ausiello still going on about that bullshit blind item.

  • Thomas

    I enjoy the show; it’s quirky and funny. However, this seems to be bad news all the time – every time I find a new show quirky and funny it gets the axe.

  • V

    LOVE PRIVILEGED with or without Charlie, but I will certainly miss him.

  • John

    I definitely want a season 2 of Privileged, but I DEFINITELY want Charlie to return!!

  • Anonymous

    I realy hoope that the CW makes it´s right.. PRIVILEGED deserves a second season

  • molly

    this is ridiculous. michael cassidy is great, and he really makes the show a lot better. season two should happen, but charlie definitely needs to be there

  • Lauren

    Nooooooo! I love everything about Privileged! Charlie is awesome, and things need to continue in the awesome fashion that it has begun!

  • meg

    priviliged needs to stay. and so does charlie

  • jack

    Love the the show and love him. I have my fingers crossed that they both return.

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