By Lynette Rice
Updated June 08, 2012 at 11:56 PM EDT

Scandal may have earned a second season pickup, but not everyone will be coming back to put out political fires in Washington.

Henry Ian Cusick will not reprise his role as Stephen Finch in the drama that stars Kerry Washington as a political fixer. His arc was somewhat limited during the drama’s first seven episodes.

The news was first reported in THR.

Joshua Malina, who plays U.S. Attorney David Rosen, will become a series regular.

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