Say Goodbye to Detective Bernard: Anthony Anderson Not Returning for Law & Order Season 22

Back in February, Anderson—who starred as the titular role in ABC’s Black-ish across the comedy’s eight seasons—revealed that he was the one that reached out to Wolf to reprise his role. 

“We were two weeks out from ending our show Black-ish,” he told People at the time. “They made the announcement that Law & Order was coming back. So, I picked up the phone and called Dick Wolf up and said, ‘Hey Dick, is it true?'”

He continued, ”He said, ‘It is.’ I was like, ‘Well, you know, I’m a free agent as of Nov. 19th,'” Anderson added. “And [Wolf] was like, ‘Anthony, you have no idea how happy this phone call makes me.'”

While he may be done with detective work, we’re just glad we got to see Bernard in action one last time. Keep reading to find out which other stars exited TV series this year. 

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