Privileged Spoilers & News: Charlie’s Leaving the Show!

Exclusive: Michael Cassidy no longer ‘Privileged’

by Michael Ausiello, EW

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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