Sarah Baker & Georgia King Exit 'The Odd Couple'

sarah_bakerBefore the dust has even settled on CBS’ announcement of the The Odd Couple getting picked up for this season, two cast members are jumping ship.

Deadline reports that Sarah Baker (Go On) and Georgia King (The New Normal) are both exiting the comedy series reboot, which will leave Lindsay Sloane (Horrible Bosses) as the only female cast member still attached to the project.

The Odd Couple is co-written and executive produced by Matthew Perry (Friends), and is new take on the Neil Simon classic of the same name. The comedy “revolves around two mismatched roommates – the messy Oscar (Perry) and the neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon, Sean Saves the World).”

Baker (photographed above) was set to play Sam, Oscar’s assistant who “spends most of her work day on the phone apologizing to assorted high-and-mighty people who been offended by Oscar’s latest rant.” Baker starred alongside Perry in NBC’s Go On, and Perry has stated that the role of Sam was written with Baker in mind.

King (right) had been cast as Katie, a model who lives in the same building as Oscar and Felix.georgia-king

CBS has announced that both roles will be recast, before the show’s eyed midseason launch as part of CBS’ Thursday night comedy line-up.

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