Judd ‘Suddenly’ ankles

Thesp, producers feel character's time is up

NEW YORK — “Suddenly Susan” regular Judd Nelson is ankling the NBC laffer after three seasons.

Nelson, who plays the editor of the San Francisco mag where the show is set, will make his final appearance in the Warner Bros. skein’s season-ender later this month. His departure will be explained in next fall’s season opener.

Industry insiders said the ex-Brat Packer’s departure was a mutual decision by the actor and the show’s producers, with both camps agreeing Nelson’s character and relationship with Susan (Brooke Shields) had been played out for all its worth.

Marc Driscoll and Maria Semple, who will serve as “Susan” showrunners next season, have yet to decide whether another editor-type character will be introduced.

Nelson’s manager, Steven Siebert, said the thesp felt it was “time to move on.”

“Judd wants to concentrate on movies and other aspects of his career,” Siebert said.

Upcoming projects on Nelson’s slate include “Light it Up” for Fox 2000 Pictures and “Endsville,” a “mockumentary” that’s being independently produced.