The Most Shocking TV Cast Exits of 2023 (So Far)
More than 50 TV stars left us in shock last year when they opted to depart their shows… and we’re sensing that similar heartbreak is already underway in 2023.
Though only a quarter of the year has passed, the last three months have delivered several stunning cast exits, which we’ve compiled in the list below. On the scripted side, All American, Grey’s Anatomy and Chicago Fire are among the shows to announce surprising departures — though Taylor Kinney’s comes with an asterisk, as he’s currently expected to return to Chicago Fire at some point. (You’ll notice we excluded Sex Education‘s Ncuti Gatwa and Emma Mackey from our roundup; their potential exits are unconfirmed, as is Sex Education‘s fate beyond the upcoming fourth season.)
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But the drama isn’t confined to primetime: GMA3‘s Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes kicked off the year with some shocking scandal that led to their ousters, while daytime staple Ryan Seacrest announced he’s leaving one of his many, many TV jobs.
Fair warning: The list below does contain spoilers for events that have happened or will happen on several scripted series, so we’d recommend bookmarking and returning to this page if you’re not caught up on your favorites. If you are, though, keep scrolling to review this year’s biggest cast exits so far, and drop a comment with the one(s) that surprised you the most!
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