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The unstoppable "Girls" may have just closed out its second season with its divisive finale, but it looks like one of the major storyline developments is getting an unexpected shakeup. Not all is sunny on Lena Dunham's set of the now-shooting third season, and one major character has abruptly exited the show. NYPost reveals that Christopher Abbott -- who plays Marnie's perennial doormat Charlie -- has left, with reps for the actor confirming he's "grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd [Apatow], and the entire ‘Girls’ cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show.” But according to the paper, there may have been more at play. Their sources say that Dunham and Abbott clashed, with Abbott reportedly dissatisfied with "the direction things are going in." No matter what the official story is, it's certainly »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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