Actor Shawn Pyfrom
is stepping down from hit TV show Desperate Housewives
as a regular castmember to pursue other projects.
The 22 year old has been portraying Andrew Van De Kamp, the gay son of actress Marcia Cross
' character, on the program since its inception in 2004. But Pyfrom will not feature as heavily in the upcoming sixth series as he attempts to branch out into other acting jobs, according to People.com.
A source tells the website, "Shawn's not returning for a full season next fall. But he'll come back and make a few guest star appearances.
"His decision didn't come easy, but he wants to pursue new television and film opportunities."
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