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'American Housewife's Carly Hughes Leaves Series After Toxic Work Environment Claims

Carly Hughes will not be returning as Angela on American Housewife this season.

The actress has left the series, according to Deadline, after claiming a toxic work environment.

The site reports that Carly kickstarted a big investigation into the set, in which she claimed was a toxic environment and she faced discrimination.

“I was no longer able to work in the toxic environment that was created on American Housewife,” Carly shared in a statement. “I made the decision to leave to protect myself from that type of discrimination. As a black woman in entertainment, I feel the responsibility to stand up for what I deserve, what we all deserve – to be treated equally. I wish the show well, and I am excited for a new chapter and to be able to pursue the opportunities ahead.”

After Carly‘s accusations, changes have been made to the creative side of the series including that creator Sarah Dunn is no longer an active producer on the show, Mark J. Greenberg stepped down as line producer, and showrunners Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz underwent sensitive training.

“Carly was a valued member of the cast, and we had hoped she would return to the show this season,” a spokesperson for American Housewife said. “The concerns she raised led to positive changes to the workplace and improvements to the culture, but we respect the decision she made to move on. We wish her nothing but the best.”

American Housewife, which airs on Wednesdays on ABC, have added Holly Robinson Peete to the cast as one of Katie’s (Katy Mixon) longtime friends.

See which other role was re-cast here!

ABC Adds Six More Episodes to 'American Housewife' & 'Bless This Mess'

ABC is giving more episodes to two hit sitcoms!

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and Bless This Mess have both been picked up for six additional episodes for their current seasons, Variety reports.

Season four of American Housewife will now have 21 episodes while season two of Bless This Mess will have 19.

American Housewife stars Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly, Daniel DiMaggio, and Julia Butters.

Bless This Mess stars Lake Bell, Dax Shepard, Ed Begley Jr, and JT Neal.

American Housewife airs on Fridays at 8pm ET while Bless This Mess airs on Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET.

'American Idol' Crosses Over with 'American Housewife' (Video)

The auditions are over for the current season of American Idol, but there is one more audition to watch thanks to the latest episode of the comedy American Housewife!

The character Taylor, played by Meg Donnelly, auditions to prove to her parents that she can become a pop star.

Meg sang the song “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus for the audition and she got three yes votes from judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.

If you didn’t know, Meg previously starred in the Disney Channel musical movie Zombies.

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