Nancy Travis Can’t Have Her Cake on ABC and Eat It Too with HART OF DIXIE

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As previously reported, Nancy Travis has been cast in a leading role on ABC’s Last Man Standing and in a recurring guest star role on The CW’s HART OF DIXIE.

Both pilots have been picked up to series this week, according to Deadline.com. Unfortunately, sources tell Deadline.com that 20th Century Fox, the producer for Last Man Standing, will not allow Travis to keep her recurring part on Hart of Dixie. So now her role on the show will be recast. This is a shame since Travis was “prominently featured” in a clip at The CW’s upfront presentation.

In Last Man Standing, Travis will play opposite Tim Allen as his devoted wife.

Since series regulars often recur on other shows, I wish we knew the reason 20th Century Fox decided on replacing Travis. Any guesses?