Maulik Pancholy has been let go from the cast of NBC’s Whitney, according to Deadline. However, his departure is a good thing for fans of 30 Rock: Pancholy will be reprising his role as Jack Donoghy’s plucky assistant Jonathan in the upcoming final season.
Pancholy left 30 Rock after the fifth season to make time for his role on Whitney. When NBC replaced showrunner Betsy Thomas for the second season and several creative revisions were made, Pancholy’s character got the axe. But since that hole in his schedule leaves him open for a return to 30 Rock, the news shouldn’t be very hard to take.