Notable TV exits through the years

Published On: Apr 06 2012 01:42:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 25 2014 10:39:15 AM EDT

ABC announced that Diane Sawyer is stepping down from anchoring "World News" and will focus on primetime specials, big interviews, and enterprise reporting for the network. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

Rosie O'Donnell speaking against blue background
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Rosie O'Donnell's show on Oprah's OWN network, “The Rosie Show,” was cancelled in March 2012 after five months on the air. The show premiered to about 500,000 viewers but lost about half that audience within days of its debut.

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