Actors who asked to be written out of hit TV shows
Madeleine Mantock repeats 'Charmed' history by exiting show after season 3
In the original 'Charmed,' Shannen Doherty played the telekinetic older witch sister, and she left the show after three seasons. Now, in the CW's reboot, Madeleine Mantock plays the same character, and she has also decided to leave the show after the season 3 finale. This spooky repetition of history is, however, without the whispers of drama on set, and Mantock called her time on the show "an immense privilege" in a statement, and added that it was a "difficult decision to leave," People reports.
It's almost concerning how heartbroken we feel when a favorite character gets written out of a TV show. We spend so much time getting invested in their story, and suddenly they just move away or die in a random car accident! There are a few cases where actors were fired due to bad behavior, but oftentimes it's their own choice to leave. It's hard to imagine why a star would walk away from a show at the height of its success. Let's find out why these actors made that difficult choice.
Be warned, when a character gets written out they aren't usually sent to live out the rest of their lives on a beautiful farm. There will be dramatic spoilers ahead! Click through the gallery to get started.