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    14 Actors Who Were So Hard To Work With, Their Characters Were Literally Written Off The Show

    Roseanne Barr's behavior got her fired from her own show!

    Warning: This post includes topics of sexual harassment and violence. 

    1. Charlie Sheen was written off Two and a Half Men after giving a series of controversial interviews in 2011. Sheen infamously called Chuck Lorre a "stupid, stupid little man" and told TMZ he “violently hated” the showrunner.

    Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen in "Two and a Half Men"
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    2. Mandy Patinkin strongly disagreed with the senseless violence portrayed on Criminal Minds, and executive producers claim he ghosted the cast and crew after the show's second season. "I behaved abominably," Patinkin admitted to the New York Times after his character, Jason Gideon, exited the series.

    Mandy Patinkin crouching over a dead body on the set of "Criminal Minds"
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    3. Isaiah Washington used an anti-gay slur on set, reportedly directed at costar T.R. Knight, which led to Dr. Preston Burke being written off Grey's Anatomy.

    Isaiah Washington and Sandra Oh on set of "Grey's Anatomy"
    Ron Tom / ABC / Courtesy Everett Collection

    4. Valerie Harper demanded a raise and a larger syndication cut for her work on Valerie, which angered NBC programming chief Brandon Tartikoff. Harper's requests led to some tense contract negotiations with NBC. As a result, her character was killed in a car accident and the series rebranded from Valerie to The Hogan Family.

    Valerie Harper replaced with another woman in cast pictures of the series
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    5. Chevy Chase was fired from Community after using insensitive and racist language on a tirade backstage. Chase was also known to leave set early before completing his scenes, which caused a rift between the actor and showrunner Dan Harmon.

    Chevy Chase in a Season 4 episode of "Community"
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    6. Taylor Momsen did not return as Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl after reports of her volatile behavior. Project Runway's Tim Gunn guest-starred on an episode in 2010 and slammed Momsen's "diva" attitude on set. He told E! News, "She was pathetic, she couldn’t remember her lines, and she didn’t even have that many."

    Taylor Momsen and Penn Badgley on the "Gossip Girl" set
    Giovanni Rufino / The CW / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Gossip Girl insiders reported creative differences for her character's abrupt departure. Momsen was just 17 at the time of the exit and wished to pursue a career in music, which is fair considering she spent the majority of her childhood on screen. 

    7. Roseanne Barr was fired from Roseanne after she posted a racist tweet directed at Valerie Jarrett, a former president Obama advisor. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values,” ABC's entertainment president, Channing Dungey, stated during the show's cancellation announcement. The series continued as The Conners, without Barr at the helm.

    John Goodman and Roseanne Barr in "Roseanne"
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    8. Shannen Doherty was written off the teen drama 90210 after cast members and crew complained about her habitual lateness to work. "Her lateness was appalling, and she had a callous attitude and an indifference," executive producer Charles Rosin shared with Entertainment Weekly.

    Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty on a beach filming "90210"
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    9. TJ Miller's character, Erlich, was abandoned in a Tibetan opium den on Silicon Valley after the comedian stopped showing interest in the series. “There are a lot of different ways you can find out somebody doesn’t want to do the show anymore," creator Mike Judge told Hollywood Reporter. “And it’s not fun to work with someone who doesn’t want to be there, [especially when] they’re one of the main people and you’ve got however many crew members and extras and people who are [not paid as well] and they’re all showing up before 7 a.m., and then are just like, ‘Oh, OK, we’re not shooting today.'”

    T.J. Miller sporting mutten chops and a flannel on "Silicon Valley"
    HBO

    10. After multiple arrests and accusations of domestic violence from his then-wife, Columbus Short was fired from his role as Harrison Wright on Scandal.

    Kerry Washington and Columbus Short on the set of "Scandal"
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    11. Thomas Gibson, Aaron Hotchner on Criminal Minds, was fired after a violent outburst on set and verbal abuse directed at fellow cast and crew members. This was the second violent incident from Gibson, who attended anger management classes in 2010 after allegedly pushing assistant director Ian Woolf.

    Thomas Gibson wearing a suit in an elevator on "Criminal Minds"
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    12. Jay Thomas, who played Carla Tortelli's hockey player husband on Cheers, was fired after disrespecting his costar during a radio interview. When asked about working on Cheers, Thomas replied, “It’s brutal. I have to kiss Rhea Perlman.” Perlman was allegedly listening to the interview live, and when Season 8 returned to air, it was revealed Eddie LeBec was killed in a freak Zamboni accident.

    Jay Thomas and Rhea Perlman on "Cheers"
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    13. John Rhys-Davies was written off the '90s sci-fi series Sliders after calling the scripts "incomprehensible gibberish." The Professor Arturo actor spoke with Digital Spy about his exit from the series, "I think it was the single biggest missed opportunity of my life. I regret it deeply."

    Jerry O'Connell and John Rhys-Davies in "Sliders"
    Micheal Lavine / Universal Television / Courtesy: Everett Collection

    14. And Clayne Crawford was fired from playing Martin Riggs on Lethal Weapon after multiple incidents of bad behavior on set. He famously feuded with his costar, Damon Wayans, after Wayans was hit with shrapnel during a scene Crawford was directing. Wayans took to Twitter to share a graphic video of the incident along with claims that Crawford was an "emotional terrorist" on set.

    Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford on "Lethal Weapon"
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    If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE, which routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search your local center here.

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