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11th May '18 11:40:23 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' has headed towards this thanks to AnyoneCanDie. Currently of the original 7 cast members, only three are still alive as of the middle of season 4, two recurring characters from the first season who were later added to the main cast are still around and only two of the characters added in season two are still alive. A good number of characters from season 3 are still around though given then the low life expectancy of the source material one probably shouldn't expect them to stay safe for much longer.
* ''Series/{{Homeland}}'' may be headed towards this. As of the end of season 3 other than [[spoiler: Carrie and Saul]] the entire starring cast of the first season has either been killed off or PutOnABus.

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' has headed towards is the king of this thanks trope, due to AnyoneCanDie. Currently of the original 7 its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters that [[AnyoneCanDie can all die in a moment]]. Over eight seasons, there have been 25 "main" cast members, only three are still alive as of the middle of season 4, two members and over 100 "also starring" and recurring characters from the first actors. Of those, only [[spoiler:three]] have been in every season who were later added to the main cast are still around and only two of the characters added in season two are still alive. A good number of characters from season 3 are still around though given then the low life expectancy of the source material one probably shouldn't expect them to stay safe for much longer.
show without dying: [[spoiler:Rick, Carol and Dwight]].
* ''Series/{{Homeland}}'' may be headed towards this. did a lot of this rather abruptly when it shifted gears from being about Carrie investigation of Brodie to Carrie's further and largely unrelated adventures as a bipolar CIA agent. As of the end of season 3 characters associated with Brodie are left behind, and other than [[spoiler: character attrition takes its toll, the original cast is whittled down to just Carrie and Saul]] [[spoiler:Saul]] by the entire starring cast of the first season has either been killed off or PutOnABus.seventh season.



* The Starz ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus]]'' series: due to the [[AnyoneCanDie extreme frequency of character death]], the only actor to appear regularly in all four seasons is Manu Bennett as Crixus.
** The character Naevia also appears in all four seasons, but was played by Lesley-Ann Brandt in ''Blood and Sand'' and ''Gods of the Arena'', and Cynthia Addai-Robinson in ''Vengeance'' and ''War of the Damned'', due to CreativeDifferences.
** This even applies to Spartacus himself due to Andy Whitfield's death from cancer - ''Gods of the Arena'' was made as a prequel with no Spartacus, and Liam [=McIntyre=] had to take over for ''Vengeance'' and ''War of the Damned''.

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* The Starz ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus]]'' series: due to the [[AnyoneCanDie extreme frequency of character death]], the only actor to appear regularly in all four seasons is Manu Bennett as Crixus.
** The character Naevia also appears in all four seasons, but was played by Lesley-Ann Brandt in ''Blood and Sand'' and ''Gods of the Arena'', and Cynthia Addai-Robinson in ''Vengeance'' and ''War of the Damned'', due to CreativeDifferences.
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Crixus. This even applies to Spartacus himself due to Andy Whitfield's death from cancer - ''Gods of isn't helped by the Arena'' was made as a prequel with no Spartacus, and Liam [=McIntyre=] had to take over for ''Vengeance'' and ''War of fact that the Damned''.actors who play two major characters who make it to the final season [[TheOtherDarrin are replaced midway through the series]].


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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Only three of the six members of the study group are still around by the end of the sixth and final season. A total of 10 actors serve at one point or another as part of the six-member group.
7th May '18 5:58:40 AM Q4
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* Series/DragonsDen changes the Dragons every season or so, with at least one investor leaving per series. Indeed, out of the whole cast, only Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne have stayed for all eleven seasons, with everyone following on from Rachel Elnaugh leaving after only a couple of seasons.

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* Series/DragonsDen changes the Dragons every season or so, with at least one investor leaving per series. Indeed, out of the whole cast, only Peter Jones and Duncan Bannatyne have stayed for all eleven seasons, with almost everyone following on from Rachel Elnaugh leaving after only a couple of seasons.seasons. Deborah Meaden is the exception to the rule as she came in as Elnaugh's direct replacement and is still there.
23rd Apr '18 5:17:43 PM wuggles
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** As of the end of season 3, the only actors that have been on the show from the start are Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/White Canary), Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Dominic Purcell (Mick/Heat Wave), and Amy Pemberton (Gideon, the Waverider's sentient AI).
17th Apr '18 7:47:38 PM sarysa
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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' swaps heroes in and out on a regular basis -- characters often disappear for a season before returning as regulars. Guest appearances of former main cast members tends to be the rule, rather than the exception. Main characters are added and removed at any time during the season, suggesting that the series showcases DC characters by design.
29th Mar '18 7:08:23 AM ShorinBJ
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** Season 4: Colonel Potter arrives in the season premiere to replace the departed Colonel Blake, whose [[{{Retirony}} copter was shot down on the way back to the States after his discharge]] in the previous season's finale. Trapper John Macintyre also leaves at the start of the season and is replaced by B.J. Hunnicutt.

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** Season 4: Colonel Potter arrives in the season premiere to replace the departed Colonel Blake, whose [[{{Retirony}} copter plane was shot down on the way back to the States after his discharge]] in the previous season's finale. Trapper John Macintyre also leaves at the start of the season and is replaced by B.J. Hunnicutt.
11th Mar '18 8:32:25 PM MylesHowlett
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* ''Series/TheMindyProject'', based around an ob/gyn practice, had three actors that started in the pilot remain on the show: Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks and Ike Barinholtz. All the other supporting actors either left the show during/after the first season or were introduced in later seasons.

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* ''Series/TheMindyProject'', based around an ob/gyn practice, had three two actors that started in the pilot remain on the show: Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks Kaling and Ed Weeks, while another, Ike Barinholtz.Barinholtz joined in Episode Two and remained til the end. All the other supporting actors either left the show during/after the first season or were introduced in later seasons.
6th Mar '18 4:09:11 PM spiritsunami
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] example as while very few regulars were there from beginning to end, all of them were there at one or the other.
** Season 1: The role of Father Mulcahy is recast after the pilot, though the new actor ends up lasting the entire series. Spearchucker Jones is dropped midway through the season (possibly because his name was too politically incorrect) and Ho-Jon is dropped after the season. Corporal Klinger arrives midway through the season for what was intended to be a guest star role and [[BreakoutCharacter proves so popular that he becomes a regular in later seasons]].
** Season 4: Colonel Potter arrives in the season premiere to replace the departed Colonel Blake, whose [[{{Retirony}} copter was shot down on the way back to the States after his discharge]] in the previous season's finale. Trapper John Macintyre also leaves at the start of the season and is replaced by B.J. Hunnicutt.
** Season 5: Major Frank Burns suffers a mental breakdown and is sent away, replaced by Major Winchester.
** Season 7: Corporal Radar O'Reilly receives his discharge; rather than adding a new regular, Klinger takes over his duties. This leaves Alan Alda as Hawkeye and Loretta Swit as Major Houlihan as the only two regulars from the pilot.
18th Feb '18 8:29:53 AM wuggles
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* ''Series/TheMindyProject'', based around an ob/gyn practice, has only had three actors that started in the pilot remain on the show: Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks and Ike Barinholtz. All the other supporting actors either left the show during/after the first season or were introduced in later seasons.

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* ''Series/TheMindyProject'', based around an ob/gyn practice, has only had three actors that started in the pilot remain on the show: Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks and Ike Barinholtz. All the other supporting actors either left the show during/after the first season or were introduced in later seasons.
29th Jan '18 12:21:50 AM nirao01
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' and its assorted spinoffs. When Diane Neal left SVU, she actually said she was surprised she lasted as long as she did, considering Dick Wolf is known for liking to constantly rotate its cast members. The original series ran for twenty years, and the last original cast member, Steven Hill, left after ten. If you don't count him as original because he wasn't in the pilot, the last one left after five (Christopher Noth).

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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' and its assorted spinoffs. When Diane Neal left SVU, she actually said she was surprised she lasted as long as she did, considering Dick Wolf Creator/DickWolf is known for liking to constantly rotate its cast members. The original series ran for twenty years, and the last original cast member, Steven Hill, left after ten. If you don't count him as original because he wasn't in the pilot, the last one left after five (Christopher Noth).(Creator/ChrisNoth).



* By the time ''Series/NYPDBlue'' had finished its 12-season run, only one original cast member, Dennis Franz, was left. The original cast included David Caruso, Amy Brenneman, James McDaniel, Sherry Stringfield and Nicholas Turturro in addition to Franz. The final season, again in addition to Franz, included Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gordon Clapp, Bill Brochtrup, Henry Simmons, Jacqueline Obradors, Currie Graham and Bonnie Sommerville.

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* By the time ''Series/NYPDBlue'' had finished its 12-season run, only one original cast member, Dennis Franz, Creator/DennisFranz, was left. The original cast included David Caruso, Amy Brenneman, James McDaniel, Sherry Stringfield and Nicholas Turturro in addition to Franz. The final season, again in addition to Franz, included Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Creator/MarkPaulGosselaar, Gordon Clapp, Bill Brochtrup, Henry Simmons, Creator/HenrySimmons, Jacqueline Obradors, Currie Graham and Bonnie Sommerville.
27th Oct '17 7:49:26 PM Actua11y
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Generally this happens most organically where a series is mostly concerned with a place of work such as a [[Series/{{ER}} hospital]] or [[Series/TheBill police station]] at which some turnover might be expected, but it is not limited to such. For obvious reasons this is much more likely to happen in a {{Long Runner|s}}; Long-running shows without turnover frequent enough to qualify for this designation might still qualify for LongRunnerCastTurnover.

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Generally Generally, this happens most organically where a series is mostly concerned with a place of work such as a [[Series/{{ER}} hospital]] or [[Series/TheBill police station]] at which some turnover might be expected, but it is not limited to such. For obvious reasons this is much more likely to happen in a {{Long Runner|s}}; Long-running shows without turnover frequent enough to qualify for this designation might still qualify for LongRunnerCastTurnover.



** For season 2, Weasel, Vicki and Scott were dropped and replaced with Screech, Brian, Bobby and Rachel. This was due to the six students in season one merely being [[{{expy}} expys]] of the original cast, and ''Saved By The Bell: The College Years'' getting cancelled led to Dustin Diamond returning.
** For season 3, Megan, Brian and Bobby left, and R.J., Ryan and Maria arrived.
** For season 4, Tommy D, Lindsay, and R.J. were dropped and Eric, Nicky and Katie arrived.

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** For season 2, Weasel, Vicki Vicki, and Scott were dropped and replaced with Screech, Brian, Bobby Bobby, and Rachel. This was due to the six students in season one merely being [[{{expy}} expys]] of the original cast, and ''Saved By The Bell: The College Years'' getting cancelled led to Dustin Diamond returning.
** For season 3, Megan, Brian Brian, and Bobby left, and R.J., Ryan and Maria arrived.
** For season 4, Tommy D, Lindsay, and R.J. were dropped and Eric, Nicky Nicky, and Katie arrived.



** ''Series/BostonLegal'' was likely the worst offender, literally having only one season without a major cast shift, or several. ''Series/BostonPublic'' at least had two seasons that kept the cast whole for the entire season run. Also, ''Legal'' literally ended with only two characters who were there from the beginning; James Spader's Alan Shore and William Shatner's Denny Crane, and its final season featured three cast members who had only been a part of the main cast for one season prior. ''Public'' held onto five of its original cast members and two more had been there since the second season.

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** ''Series/BostonLegal'' was likely the worst offender, literally having only one season without a major cast shift, shift or several. ''Series/BostonPublic'' at least had two seasons that kept the cast whole for the entire season run. Also, ''Legal'' literally ended with only two characters who were there from the beginning; James Spader's Alan Shore and William Shatner's Denny Crane, and its final season featured three cast members who had only been a part of the main cast for one season prior. ''Public'' held onto five of its original cast members and two more had been there since the second season.



** [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Season 5]]: Between seasons 4 and 5 (The ''Turbo'' Movie), Justin replaces Rocky. Midway into season 5, Tommy, Adam, Tanya, and Katherine are ALL replaced with T.J., Carlos, Ashley, and Cassie, respectively. At the end of the season, everyone heads into space on a rescue mission except Justin, who stays behind to be with his father.

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** [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Season 5]]: Between seasons 4 and 5 (The ''Turbo'' Movie), Justin replaces Rocky. Midway into through season 5, Tommy, Adam, Tanya, and Katherine are ALL replaced with T.J., Carlos, Ashley, and Cassie, respectively. At the end of the season, everyone heads into space on a rescue mission except Justin, who stays behind to be with his father.



* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Originally Blake, five other people and a computer. By the fourth series it was no Blake, five people, only two of whom were in the first series, and two different computers. Because of the first season's use of DebutQueue over the first few episodes, only one actor, Michael Keating as Vila, appeared in every episode of the show.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Originally Blake, five other people people, and a computer. By the fourth series series, it was no Blake, five people, only two of whom were in the first series, and two different computers. Because of the first season's use of DebutQueue over the first few episodes, only one actor, Michael Keating as Vila, appeared in every episode of the show.



** Season 1: The initial main cast is Angel, Cordelia, and Doyle. Doyle dies midseason, and is replaced by Wesley.

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** Season 1: The initial main cast is Angel, Cordelia, and Doyle. Doyle dies midseason, midseason and is replaced by Wesley.



*** The revival series, which launched in 2005, has kept to this format, with several companions leaving after only one season (though they came back for guest appearances later), a couple staying for two seasons, and only three modern-era companions (Amy, Rory and Clara) staying for more than two complete seasons.

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*** The revival series, which launched in 2005, has kept to this format, with several companions leaving after only one season (though they came back for guest appearances later), a couple staying for two seasons, and only three modern-era companions (Amy, Rory Rory, and Clara) staying for more than two complete seasons.



** Chairmen Election Arc: Killua, Alluka/Nanika, Leorio, and the Zoldyck family butlers for the Alluka story line, and the Zodiac Twelve for the election story line.

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** Chairmen Election Arc: Killua, Alluka/Nanika, Leorio, and the Zoldyck family butlers for the Alluka story line, storyline, and the Zodiac Twelve for the election story line.storyline.
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