This is not legal advice, and could vary depending upon state law and practices. But as a landlord, our practice has been to try to work things out with new lease as long as we are not taking a step backwards. If your question is whether the landlord has an obligation to create a new lease agreement, perhaps not. But if your question is whether it is done, I would say yes, quite frequently in fact, but it is by three-way agreement, that is landlord agrees to release you upon successful negotiations and executed agreement with new tenant. I have been a tenant over the years too, and would start with your landlord and explain your needs and any possible solutions you have for sub-leasing or finding a tenant for a new lease, and see what they have to say, then seek local and appropriate professional counsel as needed. Wish you the best!
Mar 3, 2016