Bye Bye Jackson Whittemore! Fans of the hit MTV show "Teen Wolf" may be seeing some major changes when the show returns for its third season thanks to the exit of actor Colton Haynes who has reportedly opted to make his exit from the show.
Sources revealed to US Weekly that the actor has decided to leave the show after his character, Jackson Whittemore, was set to appear in only half of the episodes for the upcoming season. While the show is denying the casting switch, the actor has taken to Twitter to confirm that there are some big changes going on in his life writing, "These past few yrs have been the best of my life. I'm sad that this chapter has ended, but excited for a new one to begin. Thx for the love."
If the rumors prove to be true, the decision to make an early exit may be one the actor goes on to regret. Here are a few of the stars who have decided to quit successful television shows:
David Caruso: He was the "It" guy of the early 90s with his high profile role as Detective John Kelly on "NYPD Blue." Unfortunately, the success of the show went to his head causing him to ask for a major raise for the second season of the ABC drama. The show responded by writing his character out four episodes into the second season. While he did his best to try to leverage his television fame into big screen success in the movies "Jade" and "Kiss of Death," Caruso quickly became the poster boy for leaving a show too soon. It took nearly a decade for his to redeem himself in Hollywood by securing the role of Lieutenant Horatio Caine on "CSI: Miami" which he played from 2002 - 2012.
Suzanne Somers: Her Hollywood career has spanned four decades, but the actress and business tycoon is credited with one of the biggest Hollywood blunders in history. After launching herself to fame in the role of Chrissy Snow on "Three's Company" in the late 1970s, the actress tried to leverage her fame to gain a big raise for the show's fifth season. At the time, she asked for her salary to go from $30,000 to $150,000 per episode and 10% ownership of the show's profits to match some of the decades biggest male actors including Alan Alda and Carroll O'Connor. The network balked and cut her role down to sixty seconds per episode for the remainder of her contract. She was ultimately fired the next season. Not to worry, the actress was able to garner her fame to relaunch her acting career in the 1990s with a starring role in "Step by Step" and to build her own entrepreneurial empire as the pitch woman for the thighmaster product line.
Charlie Sheen: The actor chose to go out big when he made his exit from the top television sitcom "Two and a Half Men" in 2011. After seven seasons of successfully portraying bad boy Charlie Harper on the hit show, the actor openly declared verbal war on the show's creator Chuck Lorre. His actions landed the actor in rehab and got him banned from entering the Warner Brothers lot in Los Angeles. He was officially dismissed from the show in March 2011 and replaced by actor Ashton Kutcher for the next season. He returned to TV earlier this year in the FX sitcom "Anger Management".
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