14 TV Cast Shake-Ups to Look Out for in Fall 2019 (PHOTOS)
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Jake Borelli, Chris Carmack, and Greg Germann, Grey's Anatomy
producers bumped the three actors up to series regular status for Season 16
in May, so fans can expect a lot more of Drs. Levi Schmitt, Atticus Lincoln, and Tom Koracick.
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Rachael Leigh Cook, Criminal Minds
The She's All That
star will play Max, a "quirky, kind-hearted, candid woman" who catches the eye of Matthew Gray Gubler's
Reid in Criminal Minds'
15th and final season, per TVLine
Melanie Liburd, This Is Us
Liburd, who joined the NBC drama as a series regular last year, will not return to the show for Season 4. Her character, Zoe, split with Kevin in the Season 3 finale
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Ashleigh Murray, Riverdale
Murray is leaving the CW drama after three seasons now that the network has picked up the spinoff show Katy Keene
, which features a future version of her character, Josie.
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Emily Bett Rickards, Arrow
Rickards told Instagram followers she was leaving Arrow
in March. And in the CW drama's Season 7 finale, her character, Felicity, disappeared for places unknown with The Monitor.
Jussie Smollett, Empire
viewers have seen the last of Smollett's Jamal Lyons. In the wake of his legal drama, the actor will not be returning
for the Fox drama's sixth and final season.
Philip Winchester, Law & Order: SVU
Winchester, who brought his ADA Peter Stone to SVU
in Season 19 after the cancellation of Chicago Justice
, will not return
for the long-running procedural's 21st season, as he tweeted in March.
The television biz is a constantly revolving door, with actors leaving long-running shows only to link up with others.
As the 2018–2019 primetime TV season wrapped up and network execs shifted their attention to the 2019–2020 season, we saw a barrage of headlines about big-name exits and entrances on our favorite shows like Empire, Criminal Minds, This Is Us, Law & Order: SVU and more.
Click through the gallery above to see some of the biggest of those stories, just so you're not surprised come September.
Cobie Smulders, Michael Emerson, Scott Wolf, and more are coming to your TV screens in Fall 2019.