When a key cast member leaves a successful show, you have to ask what happened.
No, it’s not creative differences or scheduling difficulties or any other bulls*t you’ll probably hear.
It may be hard to believe, but he’s actually more obnoxious than his character.
He walked into contract negotiations making demands like he is the biggest star on the show, and he came out with nothing.
The hate working with him so it was as good a time as any to can him.
Everybody will make it look like it was a mutual decision so everybody saves face.
He does have other gigs lined up, so people probably won’t question it too hard.
On a side note, we hear that now producers have to figure out what to do with the actor whose character was the foil to the departing actor’s character.
One possibility is to make him the key player in a real estate transaction that keeps the rest of the cast together.