ABC’s Mistresses moving to Vancouver prompts lead to exit

Alyssa Milano (pictured) insists family comes before relocating production for "financial reasons."
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The ABC and CTV series Mistresses shifting from Los Angeles to Vancouver for its third season shoot has prompted the exit of lead star Alyssa Milano.

“It’s with a heavy heart that I have decided that I can’t relocate,” the Hollywood star said on her website after indicating ABC had moved production for “financial reasons.”

Milano insisted family came before tax credits.

“I have two babies under 4. Being a mother and wife comes first and I just can not uproot my children and separate the family by moving away,” she added.

Milano co-stars in Mistresses alongside Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan.

ABC renewed the summer show for a third season on Tuesday.

- Alyssa Milano image courtesy of Shutterstock