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18th May '16 2:38:47 AM hiphiphu
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* In the pilot of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' we're introduced to Raisa, the cook at the Queen family household, who's presented as a motherly figure to Oliver and whom viewers could reasonably expect to be a recurring character. She's never seen or mentioned in the series ever since.

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* In the pilot of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' we're introduced to Raisa, the cook at the Queen family household, who's presented as a motherly figure to Oliver Oliver, a contrast to his aloof biological mother Moira and whom viewers could reasonably expect to be a recurring character. She's never seen or mentioned in the series ever since.
15th Mar '16 4:38:40 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/NewGirl'': In the pilot episode, Jess's third male roommate is Coach, played by Damon Wayans, Jr. In the second episode was Coach was PutOnABus and [[SecondEpisodeSubstitute Winston Bishop]] took his place, literally moving into Coach's old bedroom. This forced the show to [[BetterThenABareBulb acknowledge]] and {{handwave}} its ArtifactTitle in its very second episode, with Jess being told by the two remaining original roommates that because Winston used to live in the loft previously, Jess is still "the new kid." Wayans had left the show to appear in the second season of ''Series/HappyEndings''. After that show was canceled, [[CommutingOnABus Coach returned]] to ''The New Girl'' as a recurring character.

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* ''Series/NewGirl'': In the pilot episode, Jess's third male roommate is Coach, played by Damon Wayans, Jr. In the second episode was Coach was PutOnABus and [[SecondEpisodeSubstitute Winston Bishop]] took his place, literally moving into Coach's old bedroom. This forced the show to [[BetterThenABareBulb [[LampshadeHanging acknowledge]] and {{handwave}} its ArtifactTitle in its very second episode, with Jess being told by the two remaining original roommates that because Winston used to live in the loft previously, Jess is still "the new kid." Wayans had left the show to appear in the second season of ''Series/HappyEndings''. After that show was canceled, [[CommutingOnABus Coach returned]] to ''The New Girl'' as a recurring character.
15th Mar '16 4:38:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/NewGirl'' had this going for it with Coach as played by Damon Wayans, Jr, who was important in helping Jess deal with some of her issues in the pilot. When ''Series/HappyEndings'' was picked up for a second season, Coach was [[PutOnABus written out of the second episode]] and [[SecondEpisodeSubstitute Winston Bishop]] took his place (literally, as he moved into Coach's room), who's a bit different in terms of looks and personality. However, with ''Happy Endings''' cancellation, [[CommutingOnABus Coach has returned for the third season]].

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* ''Series/NewGirl'' had this going for it with Coach as ''Series/NewGirl'': In the pilot episode, Jess's third male roommate is Coach, played by Damon Wayans, Jr, who was important in helping Jess deal with some of her issues in the pilot. When ''Series/HappyEndings'' was picked up for a second season, Coach was [[PutOnABus written out of Jr. In the second episode]] episode was Coach was PutOnABus and [[SecondEpisodeSubstitute Winston Bishop]] took his place (literally, as he moved place, literally moving into Coach's room), who's a bit different in terms of looks old bedroom. This forced the show to [[BetterThenABareBulb acknowledge]] and personality. However, {{handwave}} its ArtifactTitle in its very second episode, with ''Happy Endings''' cancellation, Jess being told by the two remaining original roommates that because Winston used to live in the loft previously, Jess is still "the new kid." Wayans had left the show to appear in the second season of ''Series/HappyEndings''. After that show was canceled, [[CommutingOnABus Coach has returned for the third season]].returned]] to ''The New Girl'' as a recurring character.
12th Mar '16 10:53:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Series/{{Jake20}} Jake 2.0]]'' had Darin, Jake's best friend and roommate, who is suddenly transferred out of Washington DC.

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* ''[[Series/{{Jake20}} Jake 2.0]]'' ''Series/{{Jake 20}}'' had Darin, Jake's best friend and roommate, who is suddenly transferred out of Washington DC.



* A two-fer for ''{{Weeds}}'' in Ep. 1x01 ''You Can't Miss the Bear''. Haley Hudson appears as Silas' cool, down-to-earth girlfriend Quinn Hodes, who is also the daughter of major character Celia Hodes. Similarly, Justin Chatwin appears as a fellow Agrestic drug dealer Josh Wilson, who is also the son of major character Doug Wilson. In Ep. 1x02 ''Free Goat'' Celia tells Silas that she sent Quinn to Mexico for sleeping with him, as well as revealing that Quinn had a whole day to tell him this herself, but apparently cared more about the songs on her iPod. [[spoiler: [[TheBusCameBack She returns]] for two brief appearances during the Season 4 Finale/Season 5 Premiere]]. Josh however, is not mentioned again until Season 4 in a short remark from a stoned Doug.

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* A two-fer for ''{{Weeds}}'' ''Series/{{Weeds}}'' in Ep. 1x01 ''You Can't Miss the Bear''. Haley Hudson appears as Silas' cool, down-to-earth girlfriend Quinn Hodes, who is also the daughter of major character Celia Hodes. Similarly, Justin Chatwin appears as a fellow Agrestic drug dealer Josh Wilson, who is also the son of major character Doug Wilson. In Ep. 1x02 ''Free Goat'' Celia tells Silas that she sent Quinn to Mexico for sleeping with him, as well as revealing that Quinn had a whole day to tell him this herself, but apparently cared more about the songs on her iPod. [[spoiler: [[TheBusCameBack She returns]] for two brief appearances during the Season 4 Finale/Season 5 Premiere]]. Josh however, is not mentioned again until Season 4 in a short remark from a stoned Doug.



* In "Everybody's Favorite Bagman," the ''LawAndOrder'' pilot, Roy Thinnes portrays District Attorney Alfred Wentworth. When it came time for the series to go into production, Thinnes was unavailable, working on a revival of ''Series/DarkShadows''. So the role was renamed ("Adam Schiff") and recast (Stephen Hill). There was no on-screen explanation for the change, which really confused viewers when NBC inexplicably aired the pilot as the ''sixth'' episode.

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* In "Everybody's Favorite Bagman," the ''LawAndOrder'' ''Series/LawAndOrder'' pilot, Roy Thinnes portrays District Attorney Alfred Wentworth. When it came time for the series to go into production, Thinnes was unavailable, working on a revival of ''Series/DarkShadows''. So the role was renamed ("Adam Schiff") and recast (Stephen Hill). There was no on-screen explanation for the change, which really confused viewers when NBC inexplicably aired the pilot as the ''sixth'' episode.
12th Mar '16 10:53:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' gave Detective Lassiter a female partner ([[{{House}} Anne Dudek]] appeared as the competent and skeptical Detective Lucinda, no last name given) with whom he was having an affair and who was suspicious of Shawn's [[PhonyPsychic "psychic" abilities]]. Post-pilot she is never seen nor heard of again, she's transferred out in the second episode because of the affair thing and [[SecondEpisodeSubstitute replaced]] with Shawn's trusting, less skeptical eventual LoveInterest, Junior Detective Juliet O'Hara and is only mentioned once more several seasons later.

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* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' gave Detective Lassiter a female partner ([[{{House}} Anne Dudek]] (Anne Dudek appeared as the competent and skeptical Detective Lucinda, no last name given) with whom he was having an affair and who was suspicious of Shawn's [[PhonyPsychic "psychic" abilities]]. Post-pilot she is never seen nor heard of again, she's transferred out in the second episode because of the affair thing and [[SecondEpisodeSubstitute replaced]] with Shawn's trusting, less skeptical eventual LoveInterest, Junior Detective Juliet O'Hara and is only mentioned once more several seasons later.
23rd Feb '16 1:09:46 PM Silverblade2
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* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Slade has a butler based on Wintergreen from the comicbook. He's never seen again (except for a couple of cameos in the fifth season) and Slade works alone later in the series.
2nd Feb '16 1:36:45 AM LoopyChew
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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' had a fourth NYPD detective in "Flowers For Your Grave" who answered the phone and told the others about developments in the case... and that was it. He was so forgettable that his actor didn't appear in "Nanny [=McDead=]", the second episode.

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' had a fourth NYPD detective in "Flowers For Your Grave" who [[MrExposition answered the phone and told the others about developments in the case...case]]... and that was it. He was so forgettable that his actor didn't appear in "Nanny [=McDead=]", the second episode.
1st Feb '16 10:38:38 AM supersaver87
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* ''Series/Castle'' had a fourth NYPD detective in "Flowers For Your Grave" who answered the phone and told the others about developments in the case... and that was it. He was so forgettable that his actor didn't appear in "Nanny [=McDead=]", the second episode.

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* ''Series/Castle'' ''Series/{{Castle}}'' had a fourth NYPD detective in "Flowers For Your Grave" who answered the phone and told the others about developments in the case... and that was it. He was so forgettable that his actor didn't appear in "Nanny [=McDead=]", the second episode.
1st Feb '16 10:36:07 AM supersaver87
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* ''Series/Castle'' had a fourth NYPD detective in "Flowers For Your Grave" who answered the phone and told the others about developments in the case... and that was it. He was so forgettable that his actor didn't appear in "Nanny McDead", the second episode.

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* ''Series/Castle'' had a fourth NYPD detective in "Flowers For Your Grave" who answered the phone and told the others about developments in the case... and that was it. He was so forgettable that his actor didn't appear in "Nanny McDead", [=McDead=]", the second episode.
1st Feb '16 10:35:07 AM supersaver87
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* ''Series/TheWizard'': The aired pilot introduces us to Simon's housekeeper Darcy Stafford, and "occasional assistant" Jack Brooks, a teenager who tries to make his own toys, but always ends up failing spectacularly. Come episode 2, Darcy is inexplicably replaced by Tilly, and Jack never appears again.

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* ''Series/TheWizard'': The aired pilot introduces us to Simon's housekeeper Darcy Stafford, and "occasional assistant" Jack Brooks, a teenager who tries to make his own toys, toys but always ends up failing spectacularly. Come episode 2, Episode 2 explains that Darcy is inexplicably replaced by Tilly, was transferred to Alex's old job, and Jack Simon's [[SecondEpisodeSubstitute old friend Tillie]] takes her place. As for Jack, he's simply never appears mentioned again.
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