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By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist

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News recently broke that two characters are coming back to their respective TV series this season: Nancy Donovan (Julianne Moore) will return to NBC’s 30 Rock, and Lauren Zizes (Ashley Fink) will sing another tune on Fox’s Glee.

Throughout any show’s lifespan, characters come and go. Sometimes, it’s a welcome departure, but other times, it feels like an unfinished sentence — we’re left to wonder what happens to this person and if we’ll ever see him or her again. In the worst case scenarios, it seems an integral magic leaves with a major player.

If we’re lucky, a beloved character makes a reappearance after taking time away. Check out the top five TV characters I hope we’re fortunate enough to see again.

5. Pamela (Pamela Adlon) — FX’s Louie

Pamela’s exit from Louie is so perfect that I almost didn’t include her, »

- Rachel Bennett

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