Jake (Scott Foley) will have a new spouse when ABC’s Scandal returns for Season 6.
Glee alumna Jessalyn Gilsig has joined the cast, taking over the role of Jake’s new wife Vanessa, played by Joelle Carter at the end of the fifth season, Deadline’s sister pub TVLine reports.
Carter won’t be able to return due to her subsequent series regular commitment on NBC’s Chicago Justice, according to TVLine.
Carter has a co-starring role in the Chicago PD planted spinoff opposite Philip Winchester and Nazneen Contractor. She plays Lori Nagle, a tough-as-nails investigator.
Scandal returns for the sixth season in 2017.