21 TV Characters We Still Can't Believe Have Left Us

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Some were killed off. Some left because their portrayers wanted off; others because their networks wanted a change.

But the reasons behind their loss does little to dull our pain. We still miss them. We still grieve for them. We still wish things could have been different.

From biker wives to surgical interns, community college students to misguided witches, here is a look at some of men and women who we still can't believe are gone...

Troy Barnes
Donald Glover left Community to pursue his rapping career. He took his beloved character with him.

DID WE MISS ANYONE? WHICH RECENTLY-DEPARTED TELEVISION CHARACTER AR YOU MISSING THE MOST THESE DAYS?

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Bring Ziva BACK. I have lost interest in watching NCIS without Ziva. You should have offered Ziva a decent salary or whatever she wanted to keep her there.

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ONCE AND FOR ALL, ZIVA LEFT ON HER OWN ACCORD TO FOLLOW OTHER INTERESTS. NO ONE FROM THE PROGRAM WANTED HER TO LEAVE!!!! IT WAS HER OWN CHOOSING, WHICH I RESPECT, ALTHOUGH I TOO MISS HER ON NCIS. (the capitals are on purpose for all those who still can't face the fact that Ziva left on her own accord)) I'm tired of people still blaming the show and the station!

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Ziva's personality, not the PART she played is what made the Program GREAT.
The Program lost interest for a big audience, they have to bring in someone as strong willed and attractive as Ziva, the blond playing the part now is just a fill in that is detracting from the Program

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@ Katherine

Ziva was great! The new person has big shoes to fill but we need to give her a chance. I wish they could bring back Kate Todd's sister. Perhaps NCIS has ran it's course but there are just not that many shows I can watch anymore.

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Ziva was the best, I don't know why they let her go, if it was money they should have paid her. The show hasn't been the same without her. I record it but not as interested in it as I once was. Bring her back.

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Ziva left on her own. ,The word was ,she wanted to pursue avenues of making the Hispanic women stronger and positive.(She is from Chile).Ziva was the BEST.

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Word was that Ziva left on her own. She wanted to pursue avenues of making the Spanish woman more positive and stronger(she is from (Chile) She was the BEST

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Zive, on NCIS, was an inspiration, multilingual, intelligent, self-defense expect, political minded, simple looking, but exotic and beautiful. Please give her want she wants and return her to us.

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@ Marcia Castillo

I am not enjoying NCIS anymore since Ziva left. The new choice, replacing Ziva, is a bad decision. I know that many of my friends feel the same way. Hopefully, you guys decide to bring her back because she really fits into NCIS better than the present actress. Sofar, I am not watching the show at all!
Sorry, Gretch

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@ Gretchen

I completely agree. This new character adds absolutely nothing to the show. I tried to give the character a chance, given how much I grew to like Ziva, after I was appalled about them killing off Kate. But It's just not happening for me. It's nothing against the actress; they haven't given her a good role. I no longer go out of my way to watch it either. I'm so disappointed, I loved that show!

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@ Jerzy Girl

I only watch ncis to see anthony dinnozo as he is well fit

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@ Jerzy Girl

You took the words right outta my mouth! Bring Ziva back and I will resume my faithfulness with NCIS!

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Ziva is one of the actoresses I`ve ever watched.She is wonderfully engaging, vibrant,sence of humor and beautiful. The decision makers here have really dropped the ball. She was perfect for the part.[NCIS] She is missed.

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@ Roger

Ziva was boring.

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I sooo miss Ziva, I lived for her rapport with Dinozzo. Haven't watched since she left... can't, it's really boring.

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ziva didnt they say she lefyt for personal reasons?
u agree new girl doesnt sem to fit i miss zIVA

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@ veta

I miss Ziva. why did she leave. The new girl doesn't fit.
No personal connection between the actors. She is too blond Eyebrows too dark. Not exciting.
Bring Ziva back or Kate, who was great. She could come back as a twin to kate with a different name.

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@ Erna Rothe

Great idea! I would love to see Kate's 'twin' replace Ziva IF Ziva would not come back.

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@ Erna Rothe

That's not going to happen, kate has rizzoli and isles. I don't think anyone can replace Ziva but I'm willing to give them a fair chance. The blond had her chance, now it's time to move on.

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@ Erna Rothe

ZIVA WAS THE BEST, AND SO WAS KATE, BRING EITHER ONE BACK WITH WHAT EVER EXCUSE. I DO NOT WATCH ANYMORE SINCE THE NEW GIRL SHOWED UP.

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@ veta

She didn't leave for personal reasons. She wanted an increase in pay equal to what some of the other cast members were being paid and so they wrote her off.

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@ abibliboop

Ziva has a movie comming out from what i've heard .

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