Steve Carell’s exit from The Workplace nonetheless makes me emotional.

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First, Nina Dobrev left The Vampire Diaries after six seasons, so the present had Elena find yourself in a magical coma after Bonnie and Elena’s lives had been linked.


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In a heartfelt Instagram put up, Nina defined her exit, saying, “I all the time knew I wished Elena’s story to be a six season journey, and inside these six years I received the journey of a lifetime.” One of many causes for her departure was that her authentic contract for the present ended and he or she wished to step “exterior of [her] consolation zone” and take a look at new issues.

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Christopher Meloni abruptly exited Legislation & Order: SVU in 2011, so the present had Stabler retire off display through the Season 13 premiere.


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A contract dispute is what led to Christopher stepping away from the collection. Wanting again on it, he referred to as his sudden departure “inelegant.” Now, Christopher shall be returning as Elliot Stabler on Legislation & Order: Organized Crime.

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Patrick Dempsey and Shonda Rhimes got here to a mutual resolution to have Patrick exit Gray’s Anatomy after he wished to give attention to his household and get away from the “lengthy hours” the present required. So, Gray’s killed off Derek in Season 11 after he helped save a bunch of individuals.


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When speaking about his exit, Patrick mentioned, “It had been lengthy sufficient. It was time for me to maneuver on with different issues and different pursuits. I most likely ought to have moved on a few years earlier. I stayed a bit longer than I ought to have.”

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Sandra Oh instructed Shonda Rhimes that she wished to go away Gray’s Anatomy after they completed Season 9, so the present had Cristina grow to be the director of cardiothoracic surgical procedure at an institute Burke based in Zurich on the finish of Season 10.


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On her ultimate day of filming, Sandra Oh gave out 250 presents to the solid and crew so she was capable of personally say “Thanks” to everybody. The reward was champagne in an attractive field with “an anatomical coronary heart and a 10” to rejoice the 10 seasons she performed Cristina. She instructed folks, “This is my coronary heart in a field for a celebration.”

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Chyler Leigh determined that Gray’s Anatomy Season Eight can be her final, so she labored intently with Shonda Rhimes to determine the best way to end Lexie’s story. After all, Lexie tragically died in a airplane crash through the Season Eight finale.


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Additionally, Eric Dane and Shonda Rhimes got here to the mutual resolution to say goodbye to Mark Sloan throughout Season 9, after Lexie’s loss of life, however they did not “come to the choice flippantly.” Shonda mentioned killing Mark was one of many hardest issues she needed to do and he or she argued in opposition to it, however finally it did not make sense that he would simply go away. Plus, he can be grieving Lexie eternally.

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Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jared Gilmore, Emilie de Ravin, and Rebecca Mader determined to go away As soon as Upon a Time after Season 6. So, the present went in a very new course by leaping ahead in time and following an grownup Henry after he left Storybrooke.


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Lana Parilla, Colin O’Donoghue, and Robert Carlyle had been the one authentic solid members who stayed for the ultimate season, and Andrew J. West was solid because the grownup model of Henry. Ginnifer and Josh mentioned it was a “robust resolution” to go away the present, however they wished to spend extra time with their younger youngsters. In the meantime, Jennifer had gone from Home to How I Met Your Mom to As soon as Upon a Time and felt like she wanted a break from the lengthy hours a TV present demanded and he or she wished to “not be dwelling away from dwelling.”

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Emmy Rossum made the tough resolution to go away Shameless in 2018, so the collection had Fiona go away Chicago and attempt to begin a brand new life through the Season 9 finale.


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Speaking about her exit, Emmy wrote a heartfelt put up thanking everybody who labored on Shameless and saying she was grateful she received to play a personality like Fiona. She mentioned, “The chance to play Fiona has been a present. There are few characters — feminine or in any other case — as layered and dynamic.”

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Dan Stevens left Downton Abbey in 2012, so through the Christmas particular after Season 3, Matthew received right into a automobile accident and tragically died after Mary gave beginning to their son.


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Reflecting on his resolution to go away the present, Dan mentioned, “One thing in my intestine instructed me that it was time to discover [other projects]. It has been a enjoyable couple of years difficult myself in a number of alternative ways.”

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Andrew Lincoln exited The Strolling Useless after enjoying Rick Grimes for 9 seasons. The present had Rick seemingly die after he saved his pals, however he was really rescued by a mysterious group and brought away in a helicopter.


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Andrew determined to go away the present after spending years away from his household — he lives in England, whereas the present filmed in Georgia for over half the 12 months. Though his time with the present got here to an finish, he’s reprising his position as Rick in TWD spinoff films.

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Danai Gurira departed The Strolling Useless throughout Season 10, so the present had Michonne go away the group, which included her and Rick’s son and Judith, and enterprise to seek out Rick.


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When speaking about Michonne’s ultimate episode, Danai mentioned she was “very grateful” to the writing staff for crafting such a “great” final episode the place she was capable of discover what would’ve occurred if Michonne made different decisions all through her life.

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Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray exited One Tree Hill after Season 6, so the collection merely had Peyton and Lucas transfer away from Tree Hill.


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On the time, there have been plenty of rumors surrounding Hilarie’s resolution to go away the present, together with that there have been “negotiations primarily based on cash” that did not pan out in her favor. In 2017, Hilarie, together with 17 of her One Tree Hill feminine costars, detailed the sexual and verbal abuse and misconduct they suffered by the hands of collection creator Mark Schwahn. This was one of many causes Hilarie determined to not renew her contract after Season 6.

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Steve Carell exited The Workplace after Season 7, so the present had Michael say goodbye to Dunder Mifflin and transfer to Colorado to be with Holly.


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On the time, everybody believed that Steve wished to depart The Workplace, however within the latest e-book The Workplace: The Untold Story of the Biggest Sitcom of the 2000s, a number of crew members revealed that NBC executives by no means made a proposal to maintain him round after his authentic contract ended. Casting director Allison Jones mentioned, “As I recall, he was going to do one other season after which NBC, for no matter motive, wouldn’t make a cope with him. Any individual didn’t pay him sufficient. It was completely asinine.”

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Mischa Barton notably determined to go away The O.C. in 2006 after simply three seasons. So, the Season Three finale featured Marissa tragically dying in Ryan’s arms.


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Wanting again on Mischa’s sudden departure from the present, Ben McKenzie mentioned, “It was…very odd to have somebody who was in it from the start go away, however you recognize, it was dramatic in all of the O.C. methods.”

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Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe each exited Parks and Rec in 2013, so in the midst of Season 6, Chris and Ann determined to go away Pawnee and lift their baby in Michigan.


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Speaking about Rashida and Rob’s exit from the present, creator Michael Schur mentioned, “We had the concept creatively to type of transfer in that course and it completely dovetailed and aligned with what the 2 actors envisioned for themselves of their careers. So it’s an enormous, blissful, mutual hug-fest celebration.”

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Crystal Reed left Teen Wolf throughout Season 3, so the writers shockingly killed off Allison throughout a heartbreaking episode.


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On the time, Crystal “wished to leap into totally different characters” and he or she wished a change from enjoying a teen. She mentioned that it was “actually tough” saying goodbye to the solid and crew and he or she “can’t be extra grateful for what the present has given me.”

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Donald Glover left Neighborhood in 2013, so in the midst of Season 5, Troy mentioned goodbye to his pals and left to compete in a crusing journey world wide with LeVar Burton.


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Reflecting on Donald’s departure, Danny Pudi mentioned, “It was form of good to have the ability to grieve in a present the place you are grieving about your real-life good friend saying goodbye.” Additionally, Danny mentioned each new character that was paired with Abed after Troy left, the solid would yell “New Troy!” whereas filming.

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America Ferrera exited Superstore after Season 5, so the present had Amy transfer to Los Angeles after she accepted a brand new company job.


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In a heartfelt Instagram put up, America mentioned, “The final 5 years on Superstore have been a few of the most rewarding, enriching, and pleasurable years of my profession.” Because of the coronavirus pandemic, America’s ultimate episodes ended up being at first of Season 6 and he or she not too long ago returned for the collection finale.

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Janet Hubert determined to go away The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air after she was provided a “dangerous deal” throughout Season 3. So, the present famously recast Aunt Viv, who was then performed by Daphne Maxwell Reid for the remainder of the collection.


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In The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air 30-year reunion on HBO Max, Janet spoke for the primary time about her departure from the present and the way “Hollywood disowned” her due to the rumors that she was tough to work with. She mentioned, “However you recognize these phrases, calling a Black girl tough in Hollywood, is the kiss of loss of life.”

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Topher Grace exited That ’70s Present after Season 7, so the present had Eric settle for a instructing place in Africa for a 12 months.


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Topher left the present to pursue extra film roles, and the primary one he landed after That ’70s Present was enjoying Eddie Brock/Venom in Spider-Man 3. In the meantime, the character of Randy was launched through the ultimate season of That ’70s Present to primarily exchange Eric. Ashton Kutcher additionally ended up changing into a visitor star through the ultimate season.

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Chelsea Peretti determined to go away Brooklyn 9-9 throughout Season 6, so the collection hilariously had Gina give up the 9-9 and we later discovered she turned a well-known web movie star.


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Chelsea revealed that she had “plenty of enter” when it got here to crafting Gina’s ultimate episodes. She defined, “Me and Dan [Goor] spent plenty of time on the cellphone cackling about a wide range of totally different concepts. Not all of them made it in. However we did have plenty of enjoyable.”

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And at last, Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams notably exited Fits collectively in 2018. So, through the Season 7 finale, Rachel and Mike determined to maneuver to Seattle following their wedding ceremony after Rachel was provided a brand new job.


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After all, Meghan’s exit from the present was introduced after she received engaged to Prince Harry in 2017. In the meantime, Patrick cited being away from his household and feeling like this was a pure finish to Mike’s story as his motive for leaving. Patrick did return for a number of episodes through the present’s ultimate season.

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