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Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- "Wonderland Story" Episode 1505 -- Pictured: Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch -- (Photo by: Michael Parmelee/NBC)

13 Actors Who Are Leaving Hit TV Shows

You see them every week. They make you laugh. They make you cry. They are there at the end of a bad day. And now, they're leaving (or already gone).

A bevy of beloved characters on our favorite TV shows are departing this season. Over the years, they've become like friends. Here's a bittersweet goodbye to the characters who are going MIA this year. — Kelly Woo, Yahoo TV