Two Grey's Anatomy actresses to leave series after season 14

ABC's Grey's Anatomy just sent shockwaves through their fanbase. Two fan-favorite actresses, Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw, will be exiting the show at the end of this season. (Courtesy: ABC)

ABC's Grey's Anatomy just sent shockwaves through their fanbase.

Two fan-favorite actresses, Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw, will be exiting the show at the end of this season.

Drew has played Dr. April Kepner, a trauma surgeon, since season six and became a series regular in 2010.

On Twitter, Drew wished nothing but love to her fans:

Capshaw has played Dr. Arizona Robbins, pediatric specialist since 2009. Capshaw's character, an identified lesbian, made strides for the LGBTQ community on television. On Twitter, Capshaw tweeted about her character's impact:

She was one of the first members of the LGBTQ community to be represented in a series regular role on network television. Her impact on the world is permanent and forever. forever.

Grey's Anatomy premiered in 2005 as a mid-season replacement. The fictional series follows the lives of surgical interns, residents and attending physicians.

The series was created by Shonda Rimes, who went on to help create other ABC TGIT favorites, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder.

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