I've been watching That 70's Show for some years now. I've wondered why on season 8, Eric Forman (played by Topher Grace) was not on the show.

So I looked it up and I saw that during the 8th season, Topher was filming Spider-Man 3, where he played Venom and the producers did not want him to be on the show.

Why is that? What was the purpose of him not being on the show? Could it be something so simple as to not having enough time to film both?

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    Can you cite your source for "the producers did not want him on the show"? It seems likely that wherever you found this information, you might also find a reason.
    – Flimzy
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 15:30
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    It was on a forum, I don't remember the name. I wasn't on my pc when I found it Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 15:39
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    That's why I asked here Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 16:05

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The general reason is that Topher Grace, along with Ashton Kutcher, wanted to move on to other things in his career, particularly acting in films.


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