Scandal Shocker: Columbus Short Not Returning in Season 4

<em>Scandal</em> Shocker: Columbus Short Not Returning in Season 4

COLUMBUS SHORTWhen Scandal returns for season 4 this fall, expect for a no-show from Gladiator Harrison.

Columbus Short who portrays Harrison Wright on the ABC smash has confirmed on Friday that he has decided to depart the series after three seasons.

Read on for his statement:

At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.

According to TV Line, the actor's exit on the Shonda Rhimes drama comes after "a difficult few weeks for Short, who was accused of threatening wife Tanee Short".

Will you miss Harrison?