10 Actors Who Asked To Be Killed Off Their Shows


McLean Stevenson (M.A.S.H.)

M.A.S.H. has gone down in history as one of the most influential TV comedy dramas of all time. And one of the key characters, McLean Stevenson, who played Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake, wanted to leave after the 3rd season. At the beginning, McLean auditioned for Hawkeye Pierce, a role that was later on entrusted to Alan Alda who carried it perfectly. Stevenson asked to step away from his role as Colonel Blake and he was released from his contract. Stevenson regretted his decision to leave the show, but it was way too late because as the writers already even gave him a fitting farewell and arranged and launched an episode where Henry dies.