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lsufan9193969700
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TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
What shows benefited the most when main characters were changed?

Married with Children automatically comes to mind. Steve Rhodes was a great character, but I feel the show really hit its stride when he left and Marcy married Jefferson Darcy.


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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
Pike to Kirk in Star Trek



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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
Caruso to everyone that followed on NYPD Blue.


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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
Probably Cheers, and for more than one character.
This post was edited on 5/28 at 10:13 pm


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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
Also the OG Law & Order.

I hated that cast except for Chris Noth & Steven Hill.


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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
While season 1-3 Frank Burns > Winchester, by the time they switched, Frank was played out and it was time for a change.


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lsufan9193969700
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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
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Probably Cheers, and for more than one character.


I would say that the two biggest changes (Diane to Rebecca and Coach to Woody) were beneficial, but I see them as even trades. The MwC swap made the show much better, imo.


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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
Not a change but adding Frank to Always Sunny was a major +


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ThanosIsADemocrat
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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
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Caruso to everyone that followed on NYPD Blue.



Did you even watch? Season 1 was it’s best season.

Caruso was money in that 1 year and the 4 episode arc where he left. Plus Sherry Stringfield, Gail O’Grady Sharon Lawerence and Amy Brennan all in their prime

Additionally, the Sipowicz drunk angle was fresh and it’s most raw.

The first season had a then record 26 Emmy noms.

It was never better than Season 1


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Porter Osborne Jr
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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
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Coach to Woody) were beneficial, but I see them as even trades.


I don't know man. Coach was the best character to me when he was on the show. Woody is solid but Coach was money.


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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
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Also the OG Law & Order.

I hated that cast except for Chris Noth & Steven Hill.


saw one early episode Jerry Orbach appeared as a juror


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SG_Geaux
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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
Definitely NOT Dukes of Hazzard


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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
Parks and Rec, Knopes love interest from the first season left, was effectively replaced by Ben.


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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
Before I saw your post, I was going to joke that Dukes got better after they replaced Coy and Vance.


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Brosef Stalin
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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
The first few episodes of The Golden Girls they had a male cook/servant type guy and Sophia was just supposed to be a one time or maybe part time character. Her character got over and the cook guy just kind of disappeared.


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MF Doom
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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
Not a major character but the Second Morty Seinfeld was light Years better than the forgettable original guy


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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
The Office- Michael Scott from season 1 vs the rest of the series.


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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
I honestly liked Priscella Barnes more than Suzanne Somers who's character they made just so fricking stupid it got really tiresome.

Three's Company seemed to evolve and get smarter and moving away from the forever long gag that he's pretending to be gay living with 2 girls and that Mr. Roper is obsessed about finding out if he's really gay.
This post was edited on 5/29 at 1:00 am


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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
Parks and Rec switching out Mark for Ben/Chris


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LSUlefty
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re: TV shows that changed major characters and benefited...
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Probably Cheers, and for more than one character.


Coach was my favorite character although Woody was great. Rebecca was my least favorite.


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