56 Actors Who Were Replaced on Their Own TV Shows

Did the showrunners think we wouldn’t notice, or...?

Ross Geller and wife Carol Willick in 'Friends'
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You know when you’re watching an episode of your favorite show and you kinda just expect the characters to continue being played by the same people who played them the week before? Yeah, apparently that’s not a thing. The number of shows that have blatantly recast prominent characters with zero explanation (@ Game of Thrones) is truly staggering. We’re rounding them up, ahead, in case you are bored and need something to get annoyed about. Enjoy!

Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.