Four of the newer cast members on the Fox drama "Boston Public" -- Joey McIntyre, Jon Abrahams, Cara DeLizia and China Shavers -- will not return for the show's fourth season in the fall.
The foursome became regulars on the series last year, with Shavers first joining the show in 2001 in a recurring role. The departures are not unusual for the ensemble drama, which lost original cast members Jessalyn Gilsig and Rashida Jones last season.
"Boston Public" creator David E. Kelley last week axed six stars of his other drama, ABC's "The Practice," including Dylan McDermott and Lara Flynn Boyle, as part of a move to revitalize the ratings-challeneged veteran.
"Boston Public" is set to move from its Monday 8 p.m. slot to Fridays at 9 p.m. in the fall.