We haven’t seen Noel Kahn (Brant Daugherty) on Pretty Little Liars since back in  Season 3, Episode 13: “This is a Dark Ride.” And now, it’s looking less and less likely that we’ll see the girls’ hot-but-also-potentially-evil classmate when season 4 starts up again in January 2014.

Why? Well, Brant was just cast on Season 17 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, and that’s definitely a full time gig. The show airs two nights a week, and nearly every other free second is spent in dance rehearsals. There’s no way the 28-year-old actor will have time to film scenes for Pretty Little Liars.

The only way we see Noel possibly showing up on PLL this season is if Brant secretly filmed scenes for the show before his DWTS casting announcement. The show is currently finishing up Season 4, Episode 18 and heading on to Episode 19. By the time DWTS is over, all 24 episodes will likely be complete.

While is possible that Brant filmed scenes for the first few episodes of 4B — Episodes 14-17 — It doesn’t seem likely. We heard nothing about it on Twitter, so if he was on set, it was top secret.

Are you upset that the rest of Pretty Little Liars Season 4 will most likely be Noel-free? Or do you not really mind, considering that we still get to see him on TV multiple times a week now, anyway? Head below and sound off to let us know what you think.

Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Halloween special on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family



Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!