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Sara Ramirez Is Leaving 'Madam Secretary' for Its Final Season — but Why?

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There's a big shakeup coming to Washington D.C. in the final season of Madam Secretary. Sara Ramirez, who has played Kat Sandoval on the show since its fourth season, will not be a series regular during Season 6. Sara had left a series regular role as Dr. Callie Torres on Grey's Anatomy to take the role on Madam Secretary alongside Téa Leoni. 

Why is Sara Ramirez leaving Madam Secretary? Here's what we know about the final season, the casting changes, and what Sara is planning on doing next.

Why is Sara Ramirez leaving Madam Secretary

Kat Sandoval came on the show when Bebe Neuwirth (who played Nadine Tolliver) left unexpectedly. Kat helped Elizabeth aka Madam Secretary herself (who is played by Téa Leoni) immensely, which is why this casting change is leaving fans stumped. 

Because the show's final season is going to take place two years in the future, and will showcase Elizabeth as the President of the United States, perhaps Kat's role as an advisor is no longer necessary.