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Old 10-02-2018, 04:10 PM   #1
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Question Has any other sitcom had so many recastings?

They recast Kristin after the first season, they recast Mandy just in time for the revival on Fox, and we're on our third Boyd (or fourth if you count the original twins separately).

Contrast it with Murphy Brown, which is back after 20 years with all the original cast intact, except the actors who have passed away (I don't think it would be fair to count the child who played Avery), although one of the original characters (Jim) is just going to return occasionally.

The same with Roseanne, which even managed to bring back BOTH Beckys.
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It's an old timey show, but The Aldrich Family, which ran from 1949-1953 had five Henry Aldriches (the son and main character), three Lois Aldriches (Henry's mom), three Mary Aldriches (Henry's sister), and three Homer Browns (Henry's best friend). Henry's father was the only character that had the same actor throughout all four seasons.

Of course Bewitched had two Darrin Stephens, two Gladys Kravitzes, and two Louise Tates.

Petticoat Junction had two Bobbie Jo's and three Billie Jo's.
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I did not realize that Boyd was someone else! He did seem a lot older!
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It's an old timey show, but The Aldrich Family, which ran from 1949-1953 had five Henry Aldriches (the son and main character), three Lois Aldriches (Henry's mom), three Mary Aldriches (Henry's sister), and three Homer Browns (Henry's best friend). Henry's father was the only character that had the same actor throughout all four seasons.

Of course Bewitched had two Darrin Stephens, two Gladys Kravitzes, and two Louise Tates.

Petticoat Junction had two Bobbie Jo's and three Billie Jo's.
One of the worst things a sitcom can do is recast a character (particularly, a major character like Darrin Stephens or two of the three Baxter daughters on Last Man Standing) even if their hands were dealt. Simple put, people like to settle into a comfortable sitcom and get more of what they're used to. If we all of a sudden get another actor playing the same character it wouldn't be the same show.
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I did not realize that Boyd was someone else! He did seem a lot older!
In the previous season which of course was two years ago, Boyd turned ten which would put him at twelve now. What I want to know is why Flynn (the previous actor) left.

God bless you and him always!!!

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I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Tim Allen clearly sees all his young costars as disposable based on how many recasts have gone on. It makes you wonder if JTT was too popular to be recast on Home Improvement.
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^^^ I don't know about the character of Randy, but in my opinion, this show is not the same without Eve and to have a new girl playing Mandy has only made the show even more different.

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Also Nick Jonas was the first actor to play Ryan.
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4. Best/Worst: Several – Last Man Standing
Not many shows have gone through as many recastings as Last Man Standing has. In the early seasons Kristin was played by Alexandra Krosney before she was replaced by Amanda Fuller because of “creative differences” meanwhile her son Boyd was played by two young boys but was recast to Flynn Morrison when they aged-up the character to five years old. While those recastings didn’t startle audiences too much, things were different after the show returned following a brief cancellation and moved networks from NBC to Fox. In the summer of 2018, it was announced that Molly McCook had taken over the role of Mandy Baxter, previously played by Molly Ephraim, while once again Boyd Baxter was also recast. Jet Jurgensmeyer took over the role of Boyd in yet another effort to age-up the character, but it was definitely the recasting of Mandy that angered fans the most. The backlash was so severe that the old Mandy, Molly Ephraim, was forced to delete her entire Twitter account while the new actress, Molly McCook took the backlash in stride, sharing, “I’m not THAT Mandy. I’m THIS Mandy. I get it. I promise to love and respect your favorite show and YOU.”

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I didn't even notice til I read your post, always just figured he had a lot of daughters, like three or four lol
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