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22nd Jul '17 11:28:38 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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** The longest-lasting regular cast members have been Creator/TomBaker as the Fourth Doctor (six years, two months), Creator/JonPertwee as the Third Doctor (four years, six months), and Creator/JanetFielding as Tegan Jovanka (three years). In terms of screen longevity, Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor is the longest-serving at seven seasons, with three seasons now considered the usual length for the lead actor. In terms of companions, Fielding's Tegan and Elisabeth Sladen's Sarah Jane are the only companions to appear in four consecutive seasons, though Sarah Jane completed three while Tegan only completed two complete seasons and portions of two others.

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** The longest-lasting regular cast members have been Creator/TomBaker as the Fourth Doctor (six years, two months), Creator/JonPertwee as the Third Doctor (four years, six months), and Creator/JanetFielding as Tegan Jovanka (three years). In terms of screen longevity, Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor is the longest-serving at seven seasons, with three seasons now considered the usual length for the lead actor. In terms of companions, Fielding's Tegan and Elisabeth Sladen's Sarah Jane are the only companions to appear in four consecutive seasons, though Sarah Jane completed three while Tegan only completed two complete seasons and portions of two others. In terms of number of episodes, no companion has surpassed Frazer Hines's record of 113 episodes as Jamie [=McCrimmon=].
22nd Jul '17 2:12:58 PM Bissek
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' lasted long enough to see every actor walk away for personal reasons. It began as a MadScientist and his [[TheIgor assistant]] tormenting a janitor and his robots, but eventually ended as a megalomaniacal woman, a [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 Doctor Zaius]] {{expy}}, and a [[MysteriousWatcher brain guy]] tormenting an erstwhile temp worker and... well, the same robots, but with different voices. Joel, the creator and main host character, left the show to Mike in the middle of season five, neatly dividing the series (and fans) into two eras. Both hosts went on to start their own movie-mocking franchises in ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic'' and ''Podcast/RiffTrax''. Both of those shows feature a mutually exclusive subset of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'s cast (except for Mary Jo Pehl and Trace Beaulieu, who have appeared in both series).

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' lasted long enough to see every actor walk away for personal reasons. It began as a MadScientist and his [[TheIgor assistant]] tormenting a janitor and his robots, but eventually ended as a megalomaniacal woman, a [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 Doctor Zaius]] {{expy}}, and a [[MysteriousWatcher brain guy]] tormenting an erstwhile temp worker and... well, the same robots, but with different voices. Joel, the creator and main host character, left the show to Mike in the middle of season five, neatly dividing the series (and fans) into two eras. Both hosts went on to start their own movie-mocking franchises in ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic'' and ''Podcast/RiffTrax''. Both of those shows feature a mutually exclusive subset of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'s cast (except for Mary Jo Pehl and Trace Beaulieu, who have appeared in both series). Then the revival on Netflix came out, with an entirely new main cast (The bots are still there, but are again played by different people). Some of the cast from the original show do show up in bit roles or as guest stars, however.
27th Jun '17 9:55:55 AM igordebraga
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* In an indirect way, only three people were present in the first three Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cups (1991-2 and 2009): Mario Lemieux (TheLeader in the first two, owner in the third), Gilles Meloche (goaltender coach in all) and Kevin Stevens (player in the first two, scout in the third, to the point he wasn't engraved on the Cup). By the time the Penguins won again in 2016, just Lemieux remained to get his name a fourth time, and the roster had only 5 reminders of 2009 (Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz, Kris Letang, and the only one that didn't get ice time in the second series, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury).

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* In an indirect way, only three people were present in the first three Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cups (1991-2 and 2009): Mario Lemieux (TheLeader in the first two, owner in the third), Gilles Meloche (goaltender coach in all) and Kevin Stevens (player in the first two, scout in the third, to the point he wasn't engraved on the Cup). By the time the Penguins won again in 2016, 2016-7, just Lemieux remained to get his name a fourth time, two more times, and the roster had only 5 reminders of 2009 (Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz, Kris Letang, Letang - who missed the ice in 2017 due to injury - and the only one that didn't get ice time in the second series, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury).Fleury - who afterwards would be picked in the expansion draft).
11th Jun '17 5:07:07 PM igordebraga
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* Both the 2006 and 2011 finals were between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks. Only five players played both series: Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem won 2006 for Miami, Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry avenged themselves five years later, and Erick Dampier lost both finals.
22nd May '17 10:40:08 PM igordebraga
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* The Houston Rockets had a long-runner cast turnover from 1981 to 1995, a period that covered their four NBA Finals appearances. Robert Reid was the only player to play for the Rockets in the 1981 and 1986 Finals. Hakeem Olajuwon was the only player from the 1986 Roster to win the 1993-1994 title with the Rockets.

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* The Houston Rockets had a long-runner cast turnover from 1981 to 1995, a period that covered their four NBA Finals appearances. Robert Reid was the only player to play for the Rockets in the 1981 and 1986 Finals. Hakeem Olajuwon was the only player from the 1986 Roster to win the 1993-1994 title 1994-1995 titles with the Rockets.



* Four players managed to appear in four OlympicGames: three unlucky men that never got a medal - Teófilo Cruz of Puerto Rico, Andrew Gaze of Australia, and Oscar Schmidt (who also holds records of most points ever and longest basketball career) of Brazil - and Theresa Edwards of the USA, who won four golds and a bronze.

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* Four players managed to appear in four five OlympicGames: three unlucky men that never got a medal - Teófilo Cruz of Puerto Rico, Andrew Gaze of Australia, and Oscar Schmidt (who also holds records of most points ever and longest basketball career) of Brazil - and Theresa Edwards of the USA, who won four golds and a bronze.



** The 2015 World Cup was also the ''sixth'' for Brazil's Formiga and Japan's Homare Sawa. They only missed the inaugural Cup in 1991, when both were just 13. Formiga is also set to in 2016 be the only woman present in all six women's soccer OlympicGames tournaments.

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** The 2015 World Cup was also the ''sixth'' for Brazil's Formiga and Japan's Homare Sawa. They only missed the inaugural Cup in 1991, when both were just 13. Formiga is also set to managed in 2016 to be the only woman present in all six women's soccer OlympicGames tournaments.



* The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim lost the Stanley Cup in 2003, and won as Anaheim Ducks in 2007. Only Jean-Sébastien Giguere, Rob Niedermayer, and Samuel Pahlsson were Ducks in both series (in 2003, Andy [=McDonald=] was the playoffs but missed the finals to injury). Rob's older brother Scott won twice, with the Devils in 2003 and as Anaheim captain. Counting non-players, Bryan Murray lost both (Ducks GM in 2003 and Senators coach four years later).

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* The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim lost the Stanley Cup in 2003, and won as Anaheim Ducks in 2007. Only Jean-Sébastien Giguere, Rob Niedermayer, and Samuel Pahlsson were Ducks in both series (in 2003, Andy [=McDonald=] was played the playoffs but missed the finals to injury). Rob's older brother Scott won twice, with the Devils in 2003 and as Anaheim captain. Counting non-players, Bryan Murray lost both (Ducks GM in 2003 and Senators coach four years later).
8th May '17 5:37:58 PM TropesForever
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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': Much of the cast has rolled over many times, with the exceptions of Caroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar), Bob [=McGrath=] (Bob), Loretta Long (Susan) and very occasionally Creator/FrankOz (Bert, Cookie Monster and Grover), who have been there since Day 1 in 1969, although appearances for [=McGrath=] and Long have become less frequent since the mid- to late-2000s, and Oz's characters are almost always played by different performers. Spinney is also becoming less active, as his characters are now puppeteered by different people while he voices them, and occasionally they provide the voices themselves. Aside from them, Emilio Delgado (Luis), Sonia Manzano (Maria) and Rosco Orman (Gordon) are by far the longest-tenured actors at 40 or more years.

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': Much of the cast has rolled over many times, with the exceptions of Caroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar), Bob [=McGrath=] (Bob), Loretta Long (Susan) and very occasionally Creator/FrankOz (Bert, Cookie Monster and Grover), who have been there since Day 1 in 1969, although appearances for [=McGrath=] and Long have become less frequent since the mid- to late-2000s, and Oz's characters are almost always played by different performers. Spinney is also becoming less active, as his characters are now puppeteered by different people while he voices them, and occasionally they provide the voices themselves. Aside from them, Emilio Delgado (Luis), Sonia Manzano (Maria) (Luis) and Rosco Orman (Gordon) are by far the longest-tenured actors at 40 or more years.
30th Apr '17 1:12:43 PM StarSword
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* The Scottish traditional music ensemble Music/BattlefieldBand has been active since 1969, but the last of the founding members, Alan Reid, left to pursue other projects in 2010.
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25th Apr '17 1:12:48 PM skidoo23
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** The longest-lasting regular cast members have been Creator/TomBaker as the Fourth Doctor (six years, two months), Creator/JonPertwee as the Third Doctor (four years, six months), and Creator/JanetFielding as Tegan Jovanka (three years).

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** The longest-lasting regular cast members have been Creator/TomBaker as the Fourth Doctor (six years, two months), Creator/JonPertwee as the Third Doctor (four years, six months), and Creator/JanetFielding as Tegan Jovanka (three years). In terms of screen longevity, Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor is the longest-serving at seven seasons, with three seasons now considered the usual length for the lead actor. In terms of companions, Fielding's Tegan and Elisabeth Sladen's Sarah Jane are the only companions to appear in four consecutive seasons, though Sarah Jane completed three while Tegan only completed two complete seasons and portions of two others.
17th Mar '17 1:33:58 PM TropesForever
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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': Much of the cast has rolled over many times, with the exceptions of Caroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar), Bob [=McGrath=] (Bob), Loretta Long (Susan) and very occasionally Creator/FrankOz (Bert, Cookie Monster and Grover), who have been there since Day 1 in 1969, although appearances for [=McGrath=] and Long have become less frequent since the mid- to late-2000s, and Spinney and Oz's characters are now played by different performers for the majority of their appearances. Aside from them, Emilio Delgado (Luis), Sonia Manzano (Maria) and Rosco Orman (Gordon) are by far the longest-tenured actors at 40 or more years.

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': Much of the cast has rolled over many times, with the exceptions of Caroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar), Bob [=McGrath=] (Bob), Loretta Long (Susan) and very occasionally Creator/FrankOz (Bert, Cookie Monster and Grover), who have been there since Day 1 in 1969, although appearances for [=McGrath=] and Long have become less frequent since the mid- to late-2000s, and Spinney and Oz's characters are now almost always played by different performers for performers. Spinney is also becoming less active, as his characters are now puppeteered by different people while he voices them, and occasionally they provide the majority of their appearances.voices themselves. Aside from them, Emilio Delgado (Luis), Sonia Manzano (Maria) and Rosco Orman (Gordon) are by far the longest-tenured actors at 40 or more years.
16th Mar '17 1:54:07 PM skidoo23
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** A special mention for Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. Although he was only a regular cast member for Seasons 7 and 8, he first appeared in Season 5 and made occasional return appearances for years afterwards in ''Doctor Who'', having one last appearance in the SpinOff ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' before Courtney's death. Meaning he started his role in 1968, and last played the character in 2008 40 years after he was first cast. Not only that, one of the Cybermen in the penultimate episode of 2014 was implied to have been made from the Brigadier's body, meaning that his role kept on going for several years after his death.
** Not only that, senior production staff rotate on a regular basis; the end of 2009 (when Creator/RussellTDavies and Creator/DavidTennant both left) saw the entire creative team and regular cast replaced.

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** A special mention for Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. Although he was only a regular cast member for Seasons 7 and 8, during the Jon Pertwee era, he first appeared in Season 5 and made occasional return appearances for years afterwards in ''Doctor Who'', having one last appearance in the SpinOff ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' before Courtney's death. death (as well as reprising the character for audio dramas). Meaning he started his role in 1968, and last played the character on TV in 2008 40 years after he was first cast. Not only that, one of the Cybermen in the penultimate episode of 2014 was implied to have been made from the Brigadier's body, meaning that his role kept on going for several years after his death.
** Not only that, senior production staff rotate on a regular basis; the end of 2009 (when Creator/RussellTDavies and Creator/DavidTennant both left) saw the entire creative team and regular cast replaced. In 2017 a similar scenario is expected with the departure of Creator/StevenMoffat, the producer, and Creator/PeterCapaldi, the star).



* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' ended with a completely different cast than when it started. The first major cast departure happened at the end of season one. The series lost its last original cast member at the end of its tenth season, when Steven Hill's Adam Schiff retired, at which point he'd been the only remaining original for 5 years. So half of its run was done with no one from the first season cast. [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_%26_Order#Casting_and_characters an entire section]] dedicated to the cast/character changes and overlaps.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' ended with a completely different cast than when it started. The first major cast departure happened at the end of season one. The series lost its last original cast member at the end of its tenth season, when Steven Hill's Adam Schiff retired, retired[[note]]Hill was not in the pilot episode, however, with Roy Thinnes playing the DA role[[/note]], at which point he'd been the only remaining original for 5 years. So half of its run was done with no one from the first season cast. [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_%26_Order#Casting_and_characters an entire section]] dedicated to the cast/character changes and overlaps. Similarly to Series/DoctorWho, Law & Order's frequent cast changes is credited for its longevity.



* In the first season of ''Series/MissionImpossible'', the core cast consisted of Steven Hill (Dan Briggs), Barbara Bain (Cinnamon Carter), Greg Morris (Barney Collier), Peter Lupus (Willy Armitage) and Martin Landau (Rollin Hand, who technically wasn't a permanent cast member until season two, but was in just about every season one episode as a special guest star). In season two, Hill was replaced by Peter Graves as Jim Phelps. This cast lasted two seasons, after which Landau left and was replaced by Leonard Nimoy as The Great Paris, and Bain left without getting a permanent replacement until season five, which introduced Lesley Warren as Dana, and also had Lupus' character occasionally replaced by Dr. Doug Robert, played by Sam Elliot. Warren and Elliot were both gone in season six, with Lynda Day George taking over the role of the team's female member, and Lupus cementing his place on the team. In the seventh and final season, George missed out most of the first half of the season due to being pregnant and was temporarily replaced by Barbara Anderson as Mimi. Thus only two members of the cast - Morris and Lupus - lasted the entire seven season run of the show, and one of them was intermittently written out of half the episodes of one season. Number of cast members to appear in every episode: zero.

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* In the first season of ''Series/MissionImpossible'', the core cast consisted of Steven Hill (Dan Briggs), Barbara Bain (Cinnamon Carter), Greg Morris (Barney Collier), Peter Lupus (Willy Armitage) and Martin Landau (Rollin Hand, who technically wasn't a permanent cast member until season two, but was in just about every season one episode as a special guest star). In season two, Hill was replaced by Peter Graves as Jim Phelps. This cast lasted two seasons, after which Landau left and was replaced by Leonard Nimoy as The Great Paris, and Bain left without getting a permanent replacement until season five, which introduced Lesley Warren as Dana, and also had Lupus' character occasionally replaced by Dr. Doug Robert, played by Sam Elliot. Warren and Elliot were both gone in season six, with Lynda Day George taking over the role of the team's female member, and Lupus cementing his place on the team. In the seventh and final season, George missed out most of the first half of the season due to being pregnant and was temporarily replaced by Barbara Anderson as Mimi. Thus only two members of the cast - Morris and Lupus - lasted the entire seven season run of the show, and one of them (Lupus) was intermittently written out of half the episodes of one season.season due to an aborted attempt at phasing out his character. Number of cast members to appear in every episode: zero.



* As of the start of season 14 (The show is still ongoing as of the 2016/7 season), only three of the original six cast members of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' are still on the show. The original cast was Mark Harmon (Gibbs), Michael Weatherly ([=DiNozzo=]), Sasha Alexander (Kate Todd), David [=McCallum=] (Ducky), Pauly Perette (Abby), and Alan Dale (Director Morrow). At the beginning of season 2, Sean Murray ([=McGee=]) was promoted from repeat guest star to the main cast and Brian Dietzen (Palmer) was added as a secondary cast member (eventually getting promoted to main cast status). At the end of season 2, Alexander's character was killed off and Dale's character was written out (occasionally returning as a guest star), and they were replaced by Cote de Pablo (Ziva David) and Lauren Holly (Director Shepherd). Holly's character was killed off at the end of season 5, and was replaced by Rocky Carroll (Director Vance). This cast held steady until the beginning of season 11, when de Pablo left the show, being replaced by Emily Wickersham (Ellie Bishop). Then Weatherly left the show at the end of season 13, being replaced by Jennifer Esposito (Alex Quinn) and Wilmer Valderrama (Nick Torres). And that's not counting the turnover in important recurring characters who have not appeared in the opening credits.

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* As of the start of season 14 (The show is still ongoing as of the 2016/7 season), only three of the original six cast members of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' are still on the show. The original cast was Mark Harmon (Gibbs), Michael Weatherly ([=DiNozzo=]), Sasha Alexander (Kate Todd), David [=McCallum=] (Ducky), Pauly Perette (Abby), and Alan Dale (Director Morrow). At the beginning of season 2, Sean Murray ([=McGee=]) was promoted from repeat guest star to the main cast and Brian Dietzen (Palmer) was added as a secondary cast member (eventually getting promoted to main cast status). At the end of season 2, Alexander's character was killed off and Dale's character was written out (occasionally returning as a guest star), and they were replaced by Cote de Pablo (Ziva David) and Lauren Holly (Director Shepherd). Holly's character was killed off at the end of season 5, and was replaced by Rocky Carroll (Director Vance). This cast held steady until the beginning of season 11, when de Pablo left the show, being replaced by Emily Wickersham (Ellie Bishop). Then Weatherly left the show at the end of season 13, being replaced by Jennifer Esposito (Alex Quinn) and Wilmer Valderrama (Nick Torres). And that's not counting the turnover in important recurring characters who have not appeared in the opening credits. It is understood among NCIS' fanbase that barring a collapse in its ratings, the series will likely continue so long as Harmon wants to do it.
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