Here's a look at stars who were given their walking papers, leaving the show to try and carry on without them.
After Kevin James' former TV wife Leah Remini was promoted to series regular for Kevin Can Wait's second season, there was apparently no room for his current wife. Hayes was dismissed in June 2017 and her character, Donna, was killed off with no explanation as how when the show returned with a one-year time jump.
Hubert and Will Smith had a huge falling-out after she was fired and replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid in 1993. According to Hubert, NBC tried to reduce her episode count and slash her salary in half, and then let her go when she refused the terms -- a move she believes Smith was behind. Smith, however, has maintained that Hubert's bad attitude led to her dismissal.
Blair was fired from the show in June 2013 after a supposed feud with Charlie Sheen that started when she complained to executives about his unprofessionalism. After he found out about the report, Sheen allegedly fired Blair himself and told the crew that he would not shoot the show if she showed up.
Karma alert; Sheen was on the receiving end of a pink slip in March 2011 after he had a very public meltdown and trashed series creator Chuck Lorre to any and all media outlets. Because of his exploits and subsequent firing, Men was put on hiatus early and lost an estimated $10 million in expected revenue from the unmade episodes.
A year after Sheridan's Edie was killed off in 2009, the actress sued creator Marc Cherry and ABC for assault and wrongful termination, among others, claiming that she was struck on the head by Cherry on set and was fired when she reported the alleged abuse to the network. The assault charge against Cherry was dropped due to lack of evidence, and a mistrial was declared in 2012.
O'Brien was more forced out than fired in January 2010 when NBC proposed that his Tonight Show shift back 30 minutes to accommodate Jay Leno's show after The Great Leno Prime-Time Experiment failed miserably. In a lengthy statement, O'Brien flat-out refused and said that he would leave The Tonight Show if NBC insists on moving Leno to 11:35 p.m. After two weeks of negotiations, O'Brien reached a $45 million settlement to leave NBC.
BBC fired the host in March 2015 after a history of troubling behaviour, including punching producer Oisin Tymon. He had previously been caught saying the N-word and other racial slurs on set.
Days after actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual harassment when Rapp was 14, Spacey was fired from House of Cards, which suspended production in the middle of its sixth and final season.
NBC fired Lauer, who'd been on the show for 20 years, shortly before its Nov. 29, 2017, broadcast after investigating a complaint from a colleague about his alleged "inappropriate sexual behaviour." "It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company's standards.
Tylo, who was dismissed from All My Children because she was dating co-star Michael Tylo, was fired from Melrose Place in 1996 before she even shot a single episode because she was pregnant. The actress subsequently sued Aaron Spelling on grounds of wrongful termination and pregnancy discrimination.
Doherty was fired not once, but twice from Aaron Spelling shows. In 1994, the actress was dismissed from 90210 because of conflicts with her co-stars and her Playboy spread, with which executives were not happy. Seven years later, she was canned from Charmed after feuding with Alyssa Milano.