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14th Nov '17 8:27:26 PM PaulA
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** Tommy Chong's character, Leo, was bumped up to main cast. This was more welcome than the newcomers, but since he had been strictly a gag character before, there was a bit of a [[{{MASH}} Klinger]] effect.

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** Tommy Chong's character, Leo, was bumped up to main cast. This was more welcome than the newcomers, but since he had been strictly a gag character before, there was a bit of a [[{{MASH}} [[{{Series/MASH}} Klinger]] effect.
27th Oct '17 10:55:03 PM ClatoLawa
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* Season four of ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfUs'' opened with five regular cast members gone (two of which had been there from the first episode) and five new characters either living in or about to move into the apartment block. A few episodes into the season, Evan, the show's main narrator from the beginning, moved out and was replaced, albeit by someone who had been introduced late the previous year). A few episodes later, Christian moved out and was replaced, leaving Kelly and Simon as the only main characters remaining from any previous season.
21st Aug '17 11:18:49 PM scootermark
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* Most of the cast of ''Series/BeingHumanUK'' had been replaced by the time the final season aired.

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* Most All three of the cast original leads of ''Series/BeingHumanUK'' had been replaced by the time the fifth and final season aired.aired (Mitchell at the end of series 3, George at the beginning of series 4 and Annie at the end of series 4).
21st Aug '17 11:13:32 PM scootermark
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* Most of the cast of ''Series/BeingHumanUK'' had been replaced by the time the final season aired.
29th Jun '17 6:49:28 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/RobinHood'' deliberately killed off [[spoiler:Marian]] for cheap shock value in series two, and the actors playing Will and Djaq left as well. Furthermore, Keith Allen could only sign on for half of series three, leading to the absence of Vasey for several episodes. To compensate for this loss of the original cast, the show introduced the characters of [[DerailingLoveInterests Isabella]], [[CreatorsPet Kate]], [[MagicalNegro Tuck]] and [[LargeHam Prince John]] - Prince John being the only one who went down at all well with fans. Later on, Robin and Guy's long-lost half-brother [[JerkassStu Archer]] appeared and was equally unpopular. The show ended with the deaths of [[spoiler: Robin, Guy, Vasey, Isabella and Allan]], with Sam Troughton (Much) also quitting. A planned fourth series was thankfully not commissioned, but it would have left Little John as the ''only'' remaining original cast member.

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* ''Series/RobinHood'' deliberately killed off [[spoiler:Marian]] for cheap shock value in the final episode of series two, and the actors playing Will and Djaq left as well. Furthermore, Keith Allen could only sign on for half of series three, leading to the absence of Vasey for several episodes. To compensate for this loss of the original cast, the show introduced the characters of [[DerailingLoveInterests Isabella]], [[CreatorsPet Kate]], [[MagicalNegro Tuck]] and [[LargeHam Prince John]] - -- Prince John being the only one who went down at all well with fans. Later on, Robin and Guy's long-lost half-brother [[JerkassStu Archer]] appeared and was equally unpopular. The show ended with the deaths of [[spoiler: Robin, [[spoiler:Robin, Guy, Vasey, Isabella and Allan]], with Sam Troughton (Much) also quitting. A planned fourth series was thankfully not commissioned, but it would have left Little John as the ''only'' remaining original cast member.
21st May '17 4:54:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''WelcomeBackKotter'' had a big problem with this during its last season. Both the nominal star (Mr. Kotter) and the most popular character (Barbarino) all but quit the show. Mrs. Kotter, of all people, took up the slack for Mr. Kotter, and the show brought in a replacement for Barbarino named Beau. Many viewers found Beau to be a pale imitation of Barbarino, and were not impressed with the "twist" of Beau being a Southerner.

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* ''WelcomeBackKotter'' ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' had a big problem with this during its last season. Both the nominal star (Mr. Kotter) and the most popular character (Barbarino) all but quit the show. Mrs. Kotter, of all people, took up the slack for Mr. Kotter, and the show brought in a replacement for Barbarino named Beau. Many viewers found Beau to be a pale imitation of Barbarino, and were not impressed with the "twist" of Beau being a Southerner.
2nd Jan '17 4:52:17 PM AFP
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** The fifth season also saw several recurring characters get brought forward into the limelight, with the original cast of characters moving on to other things by the end of the series. By the penultimate episode of the series, most of the leadership roles on the station were filled by new people (although some of these changes happened in the previous season, like Zack Allen taking over for Garibaldi as Chief of Security.)
17th Nov '16 5:36:49 AM MrItty
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* The final season of ''Series/TheWestWing'' saw the original main cast in only roughly half of the episodes. Every other episode would focus on the White House and the main staff remaining there, and then on one or multiple of the presidential campaigns and the staff working with the candidates. In the campaign episodes, only Josh, Donna, and Will had been series regulars prior to that season.
23rd Jun '16 11:44:28 AM Ravenclawed
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* Though it was not the final season, the seventh series of ''Series/RedDwarf'' came after a three-year hiatus and the [[CreatorBreakdown dissolution of the Grant Naylor partnership]]. Amongst numerous format changes, the character of Rimmer was largely supplanted by ReplacementScrappy Kristine Kochanski.
19th Jun '16 12:56:46 PM Baeraad555
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' would be on the cusp of the trope, having written out the characters of Pierce and Troy, while introducing a new replacement for Pierce in the "old guy" slot, for the fifth season. Troy {{lampshade}}s it with a [[ShoutOut reference]] to Zach Braff leaving before the final season of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' would be on the cusp of the trope, having written out the characters of Pierce and Troy, while introducing a new replacement for Pierce in the "old guy" slot, for the fifth season. Troy {{lampshade}}s it with a [[ShoutOut reference]] to Zach Braff leaving before the final season of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. The show managed to get a sixth season, in which Shirley is also missing except for the first and last episode. True to form, it's all [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the series finale.
-->'''Abed:'''I don't know how likely season seven is. I mean, what show ever peaks after season six?
-->'''Jeff:''' ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'', ''[[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Seinfeld]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark South Park]]'', ''[[Series/{{Friends}} Friends]]''...
-->'''Abed:''' Those shows weren't hemorrhaging characters every year.
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