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Batwoman has to find a new Batwoman. 

It was just announced that Ruby Rose, who plays the title character of Batwoman, is leaving the show after one season. The finale aired on Sunday, which means we have already seen her final episode of the series. 

Rose is not the first to leave behind a leading role in a TV show, but what's more unique is that Warner Bros, The CW, and Berlanti Productions plan to recast the role, since you can't really have the show Batwoman without the caped crusader herself. 

"The studio and network are firmly committed to Batwoman's second season and long-term future, and we — along with the show's talented creative team — look forward to sharing its new direction, including the casting of a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months," the network and production companies said in a statement. 

Rose gave no reasoning for her departure, but gave her thanks and said it was a "very difficult" decision. 

Many other actors and actresses have made similar difficult decisions to leave their shows over the years, so Rose is not alone. Take a look back at some of the other shocking exits that TV fans have faced! 

Batwoman, Ruby Rose, New Fall Shows, 2019

CW

The Magicians, Jason Ralph

Syfy

Emily Bett Rickards, Arrow

CW

The Walking Dead

AMC

Nicollette Sheridan, Dynasty

CW

George Eads, MacGyver

CBS

The Walking Dead

AMC

Lethal Weapon, Damon Wayans

Fox

Shameless

Showtime

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

NBC

Emmy Rossum, Shameless

Showtime

The Walking Dead

AMC

Pauley Perrette, Mark Harmon, NCIS

Sonja Flemming/CBS

Arrow, Speedy, Willa Holland

CW

Grace Park, Hawaii Five-0

CBS

Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-0

CBS

Chicago PD, Sophia Bush

NBC

Silicon Valley, T.J. Miller

HBO

Erinn Hayes, Kevin Can Wait

CBS

Once Upon a Time, Season 6

ABC

Nashville, Connie Britton

ABC

Castle, Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic

ABC

Sleepy Hollow, Tom Mison, Nicole Behari

Tina Rowden/FOX

NCIS, Michael Weatherly

CBS

The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev

The CW

Kal Penn, HOUSE

Greg Gayne/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Law & Order SVU, Christopher Meloni

NBC

Cote de Pablo, NCIS

CBS

Christopher Abbott, Girls

HBO

Kellie Martin, ER

Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

David Caruso, NYPD Blue

ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images

Michael Vartan, Alias

ABC

Michael Pitt, Boardwalk Empire

Macall B. Polay / HBO

Shannen Doherty, Charmed

WB

T.R. Knight, Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy, Worst TV Couples

Vivian Zink/ABC

Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey

PBS

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

CBS

Teen Wolf, Crystal Reed

MTV

Colton Haynes, Arrow

The CW

Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey

ABC/Kelsey McNeal

The O.C., Mischa Barton

FOX

Batwoman, which was already renewed for a second season, will return in January at the earliest, along with the rest of The CW's usual fall lineup. 

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