Taking risks is something many people never like to consider, especially when there is a lot at stake - careers and income included. As scary as it is, there are people who could care less about the outcome after taking a risk, such as the stars on this list who decided to leave their very successful television show.
This always stem from different reasons from wanting to pursue other career prospects, not wanting to deal with sexual harassment any longer, or simply getting tired of being a part of the program. Regardless of what inspired them to leave, the outcome varies for each person--some skyrocketed to fame and fortune while others never made it back to the limelight.
Here's a list of 12 celebrities who walked away from their hit TV show right at its peak.
1. Jim Parsons
With an average of 18.6 million viewers, "The Big Bang Theory" was still the most-watched show on television even in its 11th season.
Despite the solid ratings, CBS decided that with Parson leaving, it was time to end the show.
Parsons' choice to leave obviously wasn't an easy one. In a long and emotional post on Instagram, he thanked everyone involved with the show, as well as the fans.
"I will miss all of you and all of this more than I can say and more than I can know at this time," he wrote.
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