Originally, this post was a news item about the possibilty of Rachel Nichols replacing Jennifer Garner as the lead in Alias, come season six. However, after posting it, I realized that in the pictures below, Rachel Nichols' top is completely see-through. Thus, a change of focus was completely merited. Here's the original text:
Perez Hilton is saying that, according to Marc Malkin of The Insider, Jennifer Garner will not return to Alias after she finishes the upcoming fifth season, and that show newcomer Rachel Nichols will be replacing her in the lead role.
Can "Alias" survive without its leading lady, JENNIFER GARNER? Producers are hopeful. Source tells me that Garner has made it clear that she probably won't be returning to the show next year for a sixth season. Producers are apparently betting on this season's new co-star, RACHEL NICHOLS, to save the hit series. She plays a new spy being trained by Garner. If she's a hit, they're looking to make her the show's next star. Garner's rep didn't comment. An "Alias" rep says, "I haven't heard that so I can't confirm that."
I'm not sure how that would affect the dynamic of the show, but from a purely "male" perspective, I don't think I'll mind.