The fall 2021 season is officially kicking off on Monday, September 21, but fans won’t be welcoming back all of their favorite characters when some of the shows return.
In some cases, we already said goodbye to some characters in the previous season’s finale. For example, The Blacklist said goodbye to one of its leads, leaving fans wondering just what that means for the show going forward, and Chicago Med lost two of its original staff. The Good Doctor returned home from a medical mission without one of its doctors. An Arrowverse show, Legends of Tomorrow, bid adieu to a character but not a cast member; we’ll have to see just how that’s explained when he makes his debut.
However, for others, it wasn’t until between seasons that we learned cast members wouldn’t be returning. For example, Bull, Law & Order: SVU, and The Resident are among the dramas that have to write out main characters when the new seasons begin.
Scroll down as we take a look at 11 TV shows that will be without at least one major character for the 2021-2022 season.