James Caan and Nikki Cox Not Returning for Season Five of 'Las Vegas'

Caan wants to return to feature films full time.

NBC's Friday drama Las Vegas is set to return for a fifth season without two of its stars, James Caan and Nikki Cox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The trade paper reports that Oscar-nominated actor Caan as been contemplating a return to features full time after having to turn down several movie offers because they interfered with his commitment to the show.

"I've had a wonderful four years, worked with great people and made friends for life working on Las Vegas, but I'm eager to return to where my heart is, which is film, and due to the show's schedule, I missed some great opportunities to do that," Caan said. "I wish the show and everyone involved with it continued success."

Cox's departure is said to stem from efforts to reduce the budget of the drama series, which boasts a large ensemble cast and has moved from Mondays to Fridays, where viewership levels are lower.

"I'm very sad and shocked," Cox said through a spokesperson. "I wish them all the best of luck and had a great time working on the shows."

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  1. raphfan

    i thinks its sad and kind of expected for the story line. because throughout all of the seasons so far jillian has been asking ed to retire and it will make sense if he does not return. by him not returning to the show it will mean that he has retired and settled down and that he is still married to his wife. but as for nikki cox not returning i wonder how they will play that one off. i will miss her as the hopeless romantic always trying to save eager couples from splitting up and having her as dannys over active conscience and over protected friend. but atleast they have everyone else but one person ihave a question about is what is the deal with nessa (marsha thomason) is she set to appear again in las vegas or is that a closed chapter after season 2?

    7 years agoby @raphfanFlag