Naughty behavior may be acceptable for the characters on the hit ABC show, "Desperate Housewives," but obviously not for the actors that play them.
New castmember Page Kennedy was just starting to get air time as Caleb, the cellar dwelling son of the cul-de-sac's new housewife, Betty Applewhite (played by Alfre Woodard). But it seems some inappropriate actions off camera have gotten him canned from the show.
The network will only confirm that Kennedy was terminated from his contract last Friday (November 4) for what they call "improper conduct." They didn't elaborate what exactly this conduct was, except to say that it did not involve another cast member.
A post on the actor's website message board (web: www.pagekennedy.com) from someone claiming to be Kennedy himself hints that the alleged incident involved a crew member. But neither Kennedy nor ABC will confirm that officially.
ABC will also not confirm that they have already re-cast the role which is rumored to be pivotal in upcoming storylines, but a look at the "Desperate Housewives" official website (web: abc.go.com/primetime/desperate/) shows that all mention of Kennedy in the cast has been removed.
Prior to his gig on "Desperate Housewives," Kennedy appeared in the Showtime series, "Barbershop," the movie "S.W.A.T." and in a recent Twix commercial. He is also listed as a cast member on an upcoming series pilot, "Pepper Dennis," starring Rebecca Romijn and Brooke Burns, but the series has not currently been picked up by any network.
Kennedy's final scenes on "Desperate Housewives" will be aired in the US this Sunday (November 13).