Jill Marie Jones may not have left the cast of The CW's Girlfriends after all.
The sitcom, which focuses on the lives of four African-American women (Jill Marie Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, and Persia White) had been one of the most popular shows on UPN's Monday night lineup. Now on the CW fall lineup, it had appeared that Jones (who played Toni Childs on the show) had vanished from the cast list on the CW's website for the series.
Now apparently, that may be a mistake.
According to TMZ.com, Jill Marie Jones is still with the series but has been "working on a few big screen projects." As popular as the site has gotten for its coverage of the Mel Gibson DUI arrest recently, the site failed to mention why her picture hasn't been included back in the cast list on the CW site.
Mara Brock Akil, who is the creator and one of the executive producers of the series, stated in the CW's press tour last month that Jill had left the show and that she and the cast "wish her well" according to TV Guide. Since TMZ.com's report follows shortly after the TV Guide's report on the CW press tour, it's pretty hard to figure the truth between these two.
The only confirmation perhaps for fans of the show is for them to tune into the new season, which starts October 1 on the Sunday night lineup.