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Usually, though, even if a RegularCharacter doesn't have a big role in the story, they will get at least a few lines or background appearances to comply with their contract. Sometimes a regular character will be shifted to a sister show on the same network (for example, Spike and Oz moving from ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' to ''Series/{{Angel}}'' for a crossover episode), allowing them to fill out the contracted ''number'' of episodes even if they're not in every episode of that one series.

However, dropping them entirely from episodes is currently more common than having token appearances, with shows like {{Lost}} and {{Series/Heroes}} only having a handful of episodes each season-if any-featuring all regulars. However, this is down to those shows have starring casts that at their peak can reach 16 people or more. The number dropped can be extreme: The ''Heroes'' episode "Company Man" features only three series regulars, for example.

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Usually, though, even if a RegularCharacter doesn't have a big role in the story, they will get at least a few lines or background appearances to comply with their contract. Sometimes a regular character will be shifted to a sister show on the same network (for example, Spike and Oz moving crossing over from ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' to ''Series/{{Angel}}'' for a crossover episode), ''Series/{{Angel}}''), allowing them to fill out the contracted ''number'' of episodes even if they're not in every episode of that one series.

However, dropping them entirely from episodes is currently more common than having token appearances, with shows like {{Lost}} ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and {{Series/Heroes}} ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' only having a handful of episodes each season-if any-featuring all regulars. However, this is down to those shows have starring casts that at their peak can reach 16 people or more. The number dropped can be extreme: The ''Heroes'' episode "Company Man" features only three series regulars, for example.



Compare {{Recurring Character}}s, OneShotCharacter.

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Compare {{Recurring Character}}s, OneShotCharacter.

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OneShotCharacter. Examples here are obviously [[PeopleSitOnChairs too ubiquitous to list]].

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