It seems like the brains behind our favorite shows think we’re not watching when they suddenly replace one
actor with another without explanation. The makeover is pretty normal on TV, but while the replacement of a supporting character can often go unnoticed, the makeover of the main stars can leave viewers confused.
We detected 8 times that actors were replaced during popular shows, and we wondered if you noticed these changes when you were watching them.
Janet Hubert was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid in the role of Vivian Banks in , 1990. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
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Alicia Goranson was replaced by Sarah Chalke in the role of Becky Conner in , 1988. Roseanne © Carlo Allegri / Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images, © Shutterstock.com
Rowan Blanchard was replaced by Alexis G. Zall in the role of Jackie Geary in , 2013. The Goldbergs
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Parker Bagley was replaced by Drew Van Acker in the role of Jason DiLaurentis in , 2010. Pretty Little Liars © Shutterstock.com, © Emiley Schweich / Everett Collection / East News
Jane Levy was replaced by Emma Greenwell in the role of Mandy Milkovich in , 2011. Shameless
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Nick Jonas was replaced by Jordan Masterson in the role of Ryan Vogelson in , 2011. Last Man Standing © EricReichbaum / Everett Collection / East News, © The Hollywood Archiv / agefotostock / East News
Shailene Woodley was replaced by Willa Holland in the role of Kaitlin Cooper in , 2003. The O.C.
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Which of these shows have you watched? Did you notice that the actors were replaced during the show?
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