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Melissa George, Daniel MacPherson, Tess Haubrich and more join the cast of Bad Mothers

Plus, Jessica Marais' replacement has been confirmed

By Tina Burke
The cast of Bad Mothers has been confirmed by the Nine Network, with Melissa George, Daniel MacPherson, Don Hany and Tess Haubrich joining the upcoming drama series.
The esteemed Australian actors will be joining previously announced cast-members Mandy McElhinney, Shalom Brune-Franklin and Jessica Tovey.
TV WEEK Logie Award-winning actress Jessica Marais - who recently announced she will be taking some time off from acting to focus on her health - has pulled out of the series. Tess will be replacing Jessica in the role.
Melissa George joins the cast of Bad Mothers.
Bad Mothers will follow five very modern women juggling the big issues of love, family, careers, infidelity and murder.
"Some mothers are perfect with a beautiful home and the perfect family but sometimes behind that pristine picket fence, there's a world of dirty little secrets," a statement from Nine reveals of Bad Mothers.
From the creators of Here Come the Habibs, the new ensemble drama will comprise of eight episodes and is due to begin filming in Melbourne in October.
Keep scrolling to read the full list of TV shows coming to Nine in 2019.
Love Child alum Mandy McElhinney is also starring in Bad Mothers.

Entertainment on Nine in 2019

The Nine Network has released its entertainment line-up for 2019, and there are some exciting new additions rounding out the list, as well as a few old favourites making a return.
A revival of the beloved Australian drama SeaChange is in the works, along with the introduction of exciting new drama series Bad Mothers. Also new to the network is Lego Masters with host Hamish Blake, a new cutting-edge documentary crime series Murder, Lies and Alibis, and US medical drama, New Amsterdam.
Sir David Attenborough will present a five-part landmark series called Dynasties, and BBC-produced documentary ABBA: Let The Music Speak will also air.
Hamish Blake and Andy Lee will return with another action-packed adventure, with Hamish and Andy's "Perfect" Holiday.
Returning to the network are a variety of shows, including Married at First Sight, The Block, The Voice, Australian Ninja Warrior, Family Food Fight, Love Island Australia, Doctor Doctor, Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation, Travel Guides, This Time Next Year, 20 to One, Paramedics, RBT, Australian Crime Stories, World of Dance, Millionaire Hot Seat, Talking Married and Getaway.
There's also a selection of must-see television events including Hay Mate (a drought relief concert for the farmers), the Aria Awards, Carols by Candlelight, and our personal favourite, The 61st TV WEEK Logie Awards live from The Star on the Gold Coast.

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