Are you also one of those people who love TV shows and simply can’t wait for another episode? Everyone has their favorites, and whenever their favorite character dies, it feels like their world falls apart. Then, you find out just why the director wrote his character off and you feel so disappointed. If you watch Grey’s Anatomy, you have felt this a thousand times. Every single season you have a character who moves in a different city or simply dies in a tragic accident. It makes me furious! But that’s not all. Here are 14 surprising reasons why some actors were written off your favorite shows, compiled by Diply.
1. Why did Shannen Doherty leave Charmed?
There were rumors that she left because of drama behind the scenes. Luckily, she tweeted that’s not true: “Ok gang there’s no drama. Lets not feed into it!!” Shannen was then replaced by Rose McGowan.
Source: The AV Club
2. Dominic Monaghan from Lost
This was the biggest show for many people, except for Dominic. He wanted to be written off so that he has time for other projects.
Source: Poster and Photo
3. Trainees in House M.D.
In the fourth season, the show started with 30 trainee doctors and House would then fire a few people every day on the show! That happened in reality, too. Writers would wait until the last minute to decide who goes on and the actors had no idea if they would be in the next episode.
4. Soleil Moon Frye from Punky Brewster
Supposedly, Soleil was growing up too quicly, so she was written off. What a reason!
Source: Mental Floss
5. Ashton Kutcher asked to be written off That ’70s Show
What? Well, he was simply tired of his busy schedule and wanted some other projects, too. So sad.
6. Mandy Patinkin on Criminal Minds
He was great, but he politely asked the writers if his character could be written off because t was getting too morbid for him. They somehow managed to keep his character around, though.
Source: What a Kerfuffle
7. Kal Penn from House
He had to be written off because he was leaving to go work at the White House! How cool is that? He went to woek for Obama at the time.
8. Yvette Nicole Brown from Community
She wanted to be off the show so she could stay home and take care of her ill father.
Source: Pajama Guy
9. Steve from Blue’s Clues
Can you believe that he left because he was going bald? “I refused to lose my hair on a kid’s TV show and it was happening fast.” Hen, writers told us that he was off to college. What a sweet lie!
10. Scarlett Pomers from Reba
Sadly, she left because she wanted seek treatment for anorexia. After her treatment was over, she returned. The moment the character comes back on the show, she walks into the house and someone asks, “Hey, where have you been”? And she says, “I went to get something to eat!”
11. Tommy Chong left That ’70s Show
Actually, he left because he had to go to jail for nine months. While in jail, he was a cell mate with Jordan Belfort, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in The Wolf of Wall Street! Tommy came back on the show after nine months. Cool!
Source: Quotes Gram
12. Carla’s husband from Cheers
He was played by Jay Thoma, but after he made some unpleasant comments about Rhea Perlman’s looks, he was written off. However, writers say that he left due to storyline purposes.
Source: Like Totally ’80s
13. William Hartnell from Doctor Who
Back in the earlier seasons of the show, William Hartnell left the show because his health was declining. THen, the producers figured out the idea of regeneration and his departure inspired the whole point of the show. Wow!
Source: Geek Mom
14. Janet Hubert was written off of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Can you believe she was written off only because she got pregnant? Makes me so angry! She was replaced by Daphne Reid.
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