Maggie Smith, the actress who plays the Dowager Countess on one of the best shows EVER, Downton Abbey, has asked for her character to be written off and for the shows third season to be her last season.
No real scandal or drama as to why she wants to leave the show, she just feels that three seasons of the show is enough. For those not too much in the know, unlike here in America, where shows go on and on and on and on, over in the UK they normally give their shows a good 2-3 seasons and then that's the end of the series. But with Downton being such a huge hit in both the UK and the US, it seems that it will continue on after the third season. Which is awesome news, since this one of my favorite shows currently going. If you have yet to watch it, the first season if available on Netflix Instant.