ABC says Greys Anatomy star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season.
Shonda Rhimes, the shows creator and executive producer, said shes grateful for what she called the actress brilliant work. Rhimes said Greys Anatomy will savor Ohs character, Dr. Cristina Yang, in the 10th season and give her the exit she deserves.
Ohs publicist didnt respond Wednesday to requests for comment.
ABC said it intends to keep Greys Anatomy on its schedule for years to come and with as many of the original cast as possible.
Others who have left the drama include Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight.
Stars Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey and Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek McDreamy Shepherd have been with Greys Anatomy since its 2005 debut.
Several actors are slated to become series regulars this season.
Concert show taps Jack Johnson, Train
Jack Johnson and Train are among the headliners in the second season of public TVs newly renamed performance show Front and Center.
The series, known last year as Front Row Center, will have nine one-hour musical performances starting in September. The show announced Wednesday that songwriter Johnson will be the first performer. In the second show, Train performs their latest album in its entirety. Front and Center tapes its shows at intimate performance halls in New York City.
Other guests on the second season include Buddy Guy, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Rides, featuring Stephen Stills. Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde will perform with the Les Paul Trio.
The show airs at different times on PBS stations across the country.
Al-Jazeera America reveals details
Former NBC News anchor John Seigenthaler will host Al-Jazeera Americas central nightly newscast when the network goes on the air next Tuesday.
Al-Jazeera has announced the hiring of several U.S. television veterans for its new network. Until Wednesday it had said little about what its schedule would look like.
Seigenthalers hourlong show will air at 8p.m. It will be followed by a magazine-style show anchored by Joie Chen called America Tonight.
Other weeknight programs include a business-oriented show with Ali Velshi and a talk show with Antonio Mora.