Dave from Gilmore Women walked so Seth Cohen may run.
Zión Moreno starred as Isabela within the first season of Netflix’s teen drama Management Z. Nonetheless, she selected to not return for Season 2.
As an alternative, Moreno went on to play the position of Luna in Gossip Girl (2021). “Gossip Lady was one thing that I watched fairly religiously rising up. I knew it very effectively,” she stated in an interview with V Journal. “Me and my greatest pal would evaluate one another to Serena and Blair. … I had a really particular place for the collection in my coronary heart, and once I obtained the audition for [the reboot], I simply felt prefer it was meant to be. It was tremendous nostalgic and serendipitous.”
Web page defined his determination to not return in an interview with Selection: “It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a starting, center, finish — give us a yr. [I thought] ‘That’s attention-grabbing,’ as a result of then it felt like a restricted collection. I get to come back in, I get to contribute my bit after which the Bridgerton household rolls on.”
Along with feeling like his character’s arc was full, Web page reportedly additionally wanted to go away Bridgerton to pursue his movie profession. He has upcoming roles in The Grey Man (2022) and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves (2023).
After three seasons, Ashleigh Murray left her position as Josie McCoy on Riverdale to reprise the character within the 2020 spinoff Katy Keene.
Katy Keene, which starred Murray alongside Lucy Hale, targeted on Josie and her pals making an attempt to make it within the music business in New York Metropolis. It occurred roughly 5 years after the occasions of Riverdale, and infrequently referenced its mum or dad present. The collection was cancelled after only one season.
Nonetheless, Murray did return as Josie for a particular episode of Riverdale in Season 5. She defined in an interview with Leisure Weekly, “Sadly, after the cancellation of Katy Keene, we did not get to discover [Josie] making her dream come true, so this episode concept took place as an choice to pay some homage to the Katy Keene years that we misplaced and likewise be capable to pay correct homage to who Josie is within the comedian books, which is a celebrity.
Equally, Tyler Blackburn briefly left his position as Caleb Rivers on Pretty Little Liars to star on the PLL spinoff, Ravenswood. The Season 4 episode “Grave New World” served as a backdoor pilot to the spinoff.
Nonetheless, Ravenswood was cancelled after simply 10 episodes as a consequence of low rankings. Blackburn then returned to Fairly Little Liars in Season 5 and stayed as a collection common for the rest of the present.
Ross Butler initially performed Reggie Mantle for the primary season of Riverdale.
Nonetheless, the actor selected to go away after Season 1 to give attention to his position as Zach on 13 Causes Why. Butler defined his determination in an interview with Vulture: “I needed to make the choice of whether or not I needed to give attention to one character or break up two characters and have a smaller position on each reveals. Reggie’s a fantastic character, nevertheless it’s a unique tone. I linked with Zach on a way more actual degree the place I didn’t must create a lot of a personality for him.”
Chad Michael Murray performed Rory’s classmate and temporary love curiosity, Tristan, for the primary two seasons of Gilmore Women. Nonetheless, he left when he was supplied the a part of Charlie on one other WB present, Dawson’s Creek.
One Tree Hill takes place in North Carolina, which makes Murray’s remaining Gilmore Women scene additional particular on reflection.
Adam Brody, who performed Lane’s boyfriend, Dave, additionally left Gilmore Women for an even bigger half on one other teen drama: the position of Seth Cohen on The O.C.
Dave’s sudden disappearance wasn’t actually addressed a lot on Gilmore Women, nevertheless it’s talked about in passing that he went to varsity in California. It made for a pleasant, refined nod to Brody’s character on The O.C.!
Jane Levy performed Mandy Milkovich in Season 1 of Shameless.
Nonetheless, after the primary season, Levy left to pursue the lead position of Tessa Altman on Suburgatory. The sitcom aired on ABC from 2011 to 2012, and it was cancelled after simply three seasons.
In the meantime, Shameless ran for 12 seasons, ending in 2021. Emma Greenwell took over Levy’s half as Mandy from Season 2 onward.
Elisabeth Röhm performed detective Kate Lockley on Angel from 1999 to 2001.
Nonetheless, Röhm departed from the present halfway by means of Season 2 after she landed the a part of Serena Southerlyn on Regulation & Order. On the time, she was additionally busy starring within the short-lived TNT present Bull, which made scheduling too difficult for her to proceed on Angel.
C. S. Lee performed Harry Tang on the dramedy Chuck for six episodes. He quickly landed the a lot greater position of Vince Masuka on Dexter.
Nonetheless, in an interview with Dexter Each day, Lee defined that Vince wasn’t at all times imagined to be such a significant character: “Initially, through the first season, the writers did not fairly know what to do with my character. I used to be only a visitor star and never an everyday forged member. They know from the [Dexter] books that he had a sick humorousness and a perverted humorousness. … I took liberties to give you what my take of the character is.”
Earlier than Nina Dobrev landed her breakout position as Elena Gilbert on The Vampire Diaries, she performed teenage mom Mia Jones on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
When Dobrev was supplied the a part of Elena, she needed to be written off Degrassi shortly. So, Mia’s character accepted a modeling job in Paris, and Dobrev exited the present in Season 9.
Shenae Grimes additionally left Degrassi: The Subsequent Era for a CW present, 90210.
Grimes performed Darcy Edwards on Degrassi for 4 seasons, however left when she landed the lead position of Annie Wilson on 90210. She departed Degrassi initially of Season 8, with the onscreen clarification that Darcy was going to Africa for a semester.
And eventually, Lauren Graham was initially imagined to proceed her position as Joan on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, however the COVID-19 pandemic led to scheduling conflicts together with her different position, Alex on The Mighty Geese: Recreation Changers.
Zoey showrunner Austin Winsberg defined in an interview with TVLine: “When Lauren had signed on to do [Disney+’s] Mighty Geese [reboot], they have been supposed to start out taking pictures in March, they usually have been going to be carried out effectively prematurely in order that she might be again for Season 2.”