Gotham, Jada Pinkett Smith

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Gotham will be down one villain when it returns for season two: Jada Pinkett Smith is leaving the series.

Smith made the comments while making the press rounds in New York, both on Live! With Kelly and Michael and on Extra. "I don't think so, no. I signed for a year and the year is up," Pinkett Smith told host Kelly Ripa when asked about returning. "But there are some great things coming ahead on Gotham, believe you me. There's a lot of good stuff coming."

She echoed those comments on Extra. "We're done. I did my year and I had a good time," she said. "The show is going to have an awesome finale!"

Pinkett Smith has played gangster Fish Mooney, an original character for the series, since the comic book-inspired drama began. The character has recently fallen on hard times, losing her valuable mob family and going underground.

"Fish Mooney's storyline takes a lot of interesting twists and turns into the finale of season one of Gotham," Gotham producers said in a statement to press.

The network handed out a second season renewal to the Batman prequel series in January. Empire, the primetime soap/hip-hop drama/best show in ages, also received a second season order. Gotham also stars Ben McKenzie, Robin Lord Taylor and Donal Logue.

Gotham airs Mondays, 9 p.m. on Fox.

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