The dream of any TV show is to find a cast, film some episodes, and run for years and years and years. Most fans want this, too—we want to fall in love with characters and watch them grow and change over a number of seasons.
Sometimes, though, the actors of these shows also grow and change in such a way that keeping them on the series stops being an option. Most recently, long-running ABC sitcom The Goldbergs killed off family patriarch Murray Goldberg after issues arose over Jeff Garlin’s on-set behavior. Of course, The Goldbergs are hardly the first series to pull this trick; from Charmed to Community, here are 10 series that have axed characters to save their shows.