Can you guess which season these TV stars left their hit shows?

Remembering the toughest goodbyes in TV history.

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A great cast is a necessary ingredient in any TV show, so it can really shake things up when a cast member abruptly leaves. That goes double when it's one of the show's major stars. Somehow we as viewers managed to say goodbye to some of the best characters in TV history, from Barney Fife to Richie Cunningham, even though we all knew the shows just wouldn't be the same without them.

Well, today we're going back to say goodbye all over again to some of the biggest stars who left their hit shows early. See if you can remember which season took these TV stars away from us. Do your best not to get misty-eyed as you try to score 8/10 or better.
  1. It's tough to imagine Happy Days without Richie Cunningham, but the show ran 11 seasons and fans know Ron Howard came back for three episodes at the end, but actually left the show in which season?
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  2. What's Laverne & Shirley without Cindy Williams? Fans found out when the actress left the show (which ran 8 seasons) after the second episode of which season?
  3. Fans hated seeing Barney Fife go on The Andy Griffith Show, which lasted 8 seasons, but other than three episodes where Don Knotts comes back, which was the actor's last season?
  4. It messed with the math on Charlie's Angels when Farrah Fawcett left the show, which ran for 5 seasons. Other than coming back for six episodes, which season was Jill Munroe's last?
  5. Valerie Harper made The Mary Tyler Moore Show so much fun that she got her own spin-off and left early. Which season, out of 7 total, was Rhoda's last?
  6. After Charlotte Rae decided her character had run its course on The Facts of Life, the show soldiered on without her. It ran 9 seasons, but which one was Rae's last season?
  7. Wayne Rogers' character on M*A*S*H got his own spin-off, too. M*A*S*H ran for 11 seasons, but which was Wayne Rogers' last?
  8. It was a monetary dispute that led Suzanne Somers to leave Three's Company, which ran for 8 seasons. Which season was Somers' last?
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  9. Shelley Long was half the appeal of Cheers when it debuted, but she left the show to spend more time with her young daughter. Out of 11 seasons, which was her last?
  10. Call it creative differences when Jeff Conaway left Taxi, which ran for 5 seasons. Do you remember the last season with Bobby Wheeler?
Can you guess which season these TV stars left their hit shows?

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Stephen 3 days ago
You got 9 out of 10
Of course, the one good thing about saying goodbye to good friends: Sometimes they come back with presents!
AndrewHass 4 days ago
I was 8/10.However Wayne Rogers left MASH at the end of Season 3.However to be fair the viewers learned Trapper John had been sent home at the beginning of Season 4.So even though Wayne Rogers last appeared in season 3 the departure of the character of Trapper John was revealed in season 4.
EllisClevenger 4 days ago
You got 4 out of 10
Don't worry if you forgot a few goodbyes. There are so many characters who did the opposite and overstayed their welcome.
Too many good shows were cancelled without being given a chance.
But, the show with Gordon Shumway, shouldn't have even aired.
Now, there was a crime for you.
teire 4 days ago
6/10, I tended to think people left earlier than they did if the show wasn't a favorite. But what I knew, I knew.
EllisClevenger teire 4 days ago
That was my problem, too.
anthony 5 days ago
6/10.Thought I would have done better.Still a good and fun quiz.πŸ‘
cperrynaples 5 days ago
9/10! You made a mistake on MASH: Wayne Rogers left after season 3, as did McLean Stevenson! Also, the spinoff starred Pernell Roberts and not Rogers!
anthony cperrynaples 5 days ago
Good catchπŸ‘on WR leaving after season 3 not 4.As far as the spinoff.It didn't say WR got the spinoff.It said the character did.
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