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The 22 Most Shocking TV Exits Announced This Year (So Far)

TV Characters Leaving

2021 has already been a big year for small-screen announcements, many of which have included the word “goodbye.”

From a pair of Grey’s Anatomy doctors to a trio of Arrowverse heroes, some of the biggest shows on TV have suddenly lost long-running members of their casts.

Disclaimer: This is a list of announcements made in 2021, so we aren’t including examples like China Anne McClain, who announced her exit from The CW’s Black Lightning in 2020, even though her final episode actually aired this year.

And here’s one more quick note: Given the nature of what we’re discussing, this is pretty much a spoiler minefield. If you’ve been meaning to catch up on, well, any of your favorite shows, now might be a good time. You’ve been warned!

Scroll down for a list of 2021 exit announcements (presented in chronological order), then drop a comment with your thoughts. Which character(s) will you miss the most?