12 Shocking Reasons Actors Were Written Off of TV Shows

Remember that time when you tuned into a new episode of your favorite show, only to find out that a beloved character was suddenly killed off or sent to a faraway country? Well, chances are, that plot twist wasn't really meant to happen. In fact, the most common reason why actors have been written of is because of the drama that unfolded behind the scenes.

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For example, Suzanne Somers didn't leave Three’s Company on her own — she was written off!

The actress, who played Chrissy, was fired because she demanded a salary increase — she wanted to get the same pay as her male co-star, John Ritter, who made $150,000 per episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. However, the producers refused because, well, it was still the '70s. The producers slowly started writing her out of scenes until eventually they terminated her contract entirely.

Check out the gallery below to see the most shocking reasons why actors have disappeared from TV shows.