You may wonder that a lot of juicy drama happens behind-the-scenes of TV shows. Sometimes the actors leave the TV shows, and sometimes the showrunners create controversy with the writing of the exit. You may find many such departures in the last few years. Here is a shortlist of stars who exited shows controversially.
George Eads, MacGyver
George Eads left MacGyver due to a desire to spend time with his daughter in Los Angeles. He also left a different CBS show under similar circumstances. He didn’t quit. rather he took a leave of absence and came back for another season before being written off.
Clayne Crawford, Lethal Weapon
Clayne Crawford’s departure from Lethal Weapon might be the ugliest exit from every angle. Due to alleged misconduct, he was cut from the show before Season 3. The showrunner decided to kill off Martin Riggs and select Damon Wayans’ Roger Murtaugh a new partner.
Thomas Gibson, Criminal Minds
Gibson was directing an episode and had a heated incident with the episode’s writer. After this incident, he was fired. At that time, fans were told that he decided to retire and be a full-time parent to Jack. However, it wasn’t the first time something like that had happened. Previously Gibson pushed an assistant director and had to take anger management counseling.
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Star Trek: Discovery and Rent star Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of trying to have sex with him at the age of 14. After this incident, Kevin Spacey’s personal house of cards came crashing down. Some members of the House of Cards also came forward with stories about Spacey’s alleged misconduct. Then Netflix decided to close all contracts with Spacey.