In sad news it appears that Kirk Acevedo is being let go from FRINGE. The producers have decided that with a move to the most competitive time slot for FOX (up against ABC’s top show, CSI, NBC’s top show, The CW’s 2nd best show) they needed to make some improvements to the show. They decided they needed a female FBI agent that is strong but likeable in a major role next Fall. They’ve already started casting for the role.
So you’re saying to yourself: “Self, don’t they have Anna Torv in that role already?” Well yes, she is a female FBI agent. She isn’t a likeable enough one though is their basic decision (and it’s an overwhelming one) and the idea was that there wouldn’t be room for Charlie with the new agent.
Update: Rumors are that they put out feelers to Alicia Witt for the part.
Update 2: Kirk claims he’s fired (confirmed through agent), but Producers say he’s not fired and will have a major story arc in season 2. Go figure.