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Source: cbs

This Is Why Shannen Doherty Was Written off 'Beverly Hills 90210'

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The ole' TV write-off. If you've watched a soap opera or two, then you're very familiar with the phenomenon. Main characters or fan favorites inexplicably end up dead or gone from the show in a blink of an eye. In many instances, it's like they were never a part of the program to begin with.

Different shows handle these smash-cut departures differently. Grey's Anatomy's Sandra Oh exited the show on good terms, and her character is still referenced in the program. Shannen Doherty's exit from Beverly Hills 90210, however, was not as warm and fuzzy as Cristina Yang's.