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Weird reasons why actors and actresses were written off

Actors conveniently disappearing on your favourite TV show? Wondering why your preferred character is no longer performing? There might be several reasons why.

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Remember Aunt Viv in 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? When she got pregnant in real life, her character was replaced by actress Daphne Maxwell Reed. Apparently, pregnancy was a violation of her contract.

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Tommy Chong took a break from 'That 70's Show' when he had to serve time in jail after being convicted of selling bongs (water pipes used in smoking marijuana). After he got out of jail, he went back to the show playing Leo, the aging hippie.

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Tommy Chong took a break from 'That 70's Show' when he had to serve time in jail after being convicted of selling bongs (water pipes used in smoking marijuana). After he got out of jail, he went back to the show playing Leo, the aging hippie.

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Kyra played by Scarlett Pomers in 'Reba' left the show during the 2005 season because she had to undergo treatment for anorexia.

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In the case of Dominic Monaghan of 'Lost', he asked the producers of the show that his character be written off because he could not bear to work with Evangeline Lily. They were an item until she dumped him.

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'The Cosby Show' is a wholesome family show and when one of its actors actually posed nude for a magazine spread, then this is not good news for the producers. Lisa Bonet was fired and her character was written off because of this.

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'The Cosby Show' is a wholesome family show and when one of its actors actually posed nude for a magazine spread, then this is not good news for the producers. Lisa Bonet was fired and her character was written off because of this.

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'Family Matters' was all about the life and struggles of a middle class family. Harriet's character was supposed to be the centre of attention. However, when Urkel was introduced to the show, things took a different turn. Pretty soon, it was all about Urkel and his adventures. Harriet eventually quit.

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Shannen Doherty aka Brenda was killed off in 'Beverly Hills 90210' because she apparently was too demanding. Unsurprisingly, Prue Halliwell, the oldest and most powerful of the three witches in 'Charmed' also died conveniently. It was rumoured that she and co-star Alyssa Milano were in a feud.

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Finally, no one actually saw the face of Mrs. Wolowitz, Howard's Mum on the hit show 'The Big Bang Theory.' We only know the voice. Actress Carol Ann Susi was the voice behind the character. She passed away on 11 November 2014. As a result, her character was killed off.

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Finally, no one actually saw the face of Mrs. Wolowitz, Howard's Mum on the hit show 'The Big Bang Theory.' We only know the voice. Actress Carol Ann Susi was the voice behind the character. She passed away on 11 November 2014. As a result, her character was killed off.

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