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'Bones' Spin-Off 'The Finder' Seeks New Female Lead to Replace Saffron Burrows

May 26, 2011 (6:44 am) GMT
The former 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent' star played a tough bar owner and helicopter pilot, but now FOX decides to re-conceive the role.
'Bones' Spin-Off 'The Finder' Seeks New Female Lead to Replace Saffron Burrows

"" is searching a new female lead. has left the show, which has just been picked up by FOX to debut this fall. Entertainment Weekly which breaks the report says the role is being recast and re-imagined.

Burrows played a cocky bar owner and helicopter pilot opposite lead actor in the pilot, which aired in "" slot in April this year. There has been no word on why the Detective Serena Stevens of "" dropped out of the "Bones" spin-off.

Previously, there was a plan to add another female character to the new drama series. "She is attached to the Miami field office of the FBI or the Miami Dade police force," executive producer Hart Hanson said of the character called Isabelle. "She's [Stults' Walter Sherman's] main squeeze - on and off."

Saffron Burrows is not the only star of new show being replaced. FOX will recast ' role on comedy "", while NBC will replace on "" and on "".

"The Finder" will take over "Bones" slot in January 2012 as the -starring drama series goes on hiatus to accommodate 's maternity leave.

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