15 Most Memorable Main Character Exits in TV History

Posted in Entertainment on Jan 20th, 2019


Usually, it is pretty fair to assume things on a TV show are going south if one of the main characters is given the boot. Sometimes the exit makes room for a new face that gives new life to the show, but sometimes it’s the first tell to a show’s imminent doom. These 15 unforgettable main character exits either ended or saved their TV shows!

15. Elena Gilbert - The Vampire Diaries

For six straight seasons, Nina Dobrev’s portrayal of protagonist Elena Gilbert carried the show and kept it alive for as long as it lasted. At the conclusion of season six, Nina Dobrev’s decided to pursue other career paths, prompting Vampire Diaries writers to quickly write Elena off. The two seasons that followed without Elena were deemed widely underwhelming by fans. The series’ view count eventually became so low that the CW network scrapped The Vampire Diaries completely.

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