The Most Dramatic TV Exits of All Time

In light of Thomas Gibson's announcement that he's leaving Criminal Minds, we're taking a look at other surprising TV departures

MICHAEL STRAHAN, LIVE! WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL

After announcing he would be leaving Live! With Kelly and Michael – after serving as co-host for four years – to join Good Morning America as a full-time anchor, Strahan acknowledged co-host Kelly Ripa's absence one day after breaking the news that reportedly "blindsided" Ripa. "I really want to thank, of course, Kelly Ripa," he said, speaking of his co-host, who according to a source, is "refusing to come back." "Kelly welcomed me here and I've learned so much from her. She's just been an amazing influence on me and this has truly changed my life to be here with her."