Bebe Neuwirth Exits 'Madam Secretary' After 4 Seasons

The actress announced her departure on social media Sunday.
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There's a change at Madam Secretary.

Bebe Neuwirth has left the CBS drama after four seasons. The actress announced her exit Sunday after her final episode, which saw her character step down from her position as chief of staff to be closer to her son and soon to be grandchild.

In a series of tweets, the two-time Emmy winner said it was her decision to leave the series. She thanked CBS for accepting her request and for her "beautiful exit."

The ICM-repped actress is best known for her role in Cheers (and its offshoot, Frasier) as well as films including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Jumanji. 

Madam Secretary hails from exec producers Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary, David Grae, Eric Stoltz and showrunner Barbara Hall. CBS TV Studios produces the Sunday drama.

Tea Leoni, Tim Daly, Zeljko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood and Evan Roe star in the series.