Henry Ian Cusick Not Returning to ‘Scandal’ for 2nd Season

"Lost" alum Henry Ian Cusick will not be back for ABC's hit political drama; Joshua Malina elevated to series regular

Henry Ian Cusick is done being "Scandal"-ized.

"Lost" alum Cusick will not return to ABC's drama "Scandal" for its second season, TheWrap has confirmed.

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On the Shonda Rhimes-created series — which stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a former White House communications director who goes into private practice with a crisis-management firm — Cusick played Stephen Finch, a womanizing employee of Pope's.

No word on how Finch's character will be handled — or not handled — in the show's second season.However, the show has elevated Joshua Malina — who plays David Rosen on the series — from recurring to regular cast member for the second season.

Cusick's upcoming projects include the upcoming thriller "The Girl on the Train" about a documentary filmmaker whose life takes a dramatic turn after a chance encounter with a mysterious woman.

Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.