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7th May '16 5:25:56 PM nombretomado
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* While the core group of interns in ''GreysAnatomy'' has remained constant until recently, there has been a constant parade of attending surgeons and new interns. In the later seasons so many new characters appear and then rapidly disappear that the show appears to be just throwing characters at the audience to see who sticks.

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* While the core group of interns in ''GreysAnatomy'' ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' has remained constant until recently, there has been a constant parade of attending surgeons and new interns. In the later seasons so many new characters appear and then rapidly disappear that the show appears to be just throwing characters at the audience to see who sticks.



* ''{{Spooks}}'' has run for ten years and kills off or writes out main characters frequently and with extreme prejudice, something that starts in episode 2. Of the original cast only one remains, but he's more of the boss over the other main characters.

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* ''{{Spooks}}'' ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' has run for ten years and kills off or writes out main characters frequently and with extreme prejudice, something that starts in episode 2. Of the original cast only one remains, but he's more of the boss over the other main characters.
24th Apr '16 8:41:02 AM Silverblade2
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* Any superhero team tends to fall under this.
20th Mar '16 3:18:40 PM aye_amber
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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 LongRunner; Long-running shows without turnover frequent enough to qualify for this designation might still qualify for LongRunnerCastTurnover.

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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 LongRunner; {{Long Runner|s}}; Long-running shows without turnover frequent enough to qualify for this designation might still qualify for LongRunnerCastTurnover.
5th Mar '16 5:10:41 AM LondonKdS
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* ''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.

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* ''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.
4th Mar '16 10:03:13 AM skidoo23
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** In the 1960s, there were fairly frequent cast changes in calendar terms, though so many stories were done per year early on that short-term companions stayed through a significant number of episodes. Sara Kingdom and Katarina were both regulars for part of only one story, ''The Daleks' Master Plan''.
** The new series replaced at least one primary cast member every single year, with the exception of 2011 (Series 6) which promoted Rory from recurring character to full companion and 2015 (Series 9) which kept both the Twelfth Doctor and Clara.

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** Revolving-door casting is part and parcel of the series format, as the lead actor changes every few years (no actor to date has played The Doctor for more than seven seasons, with most leaving after three). The change is actually part of the show's continuity (and is its own trope-namer: TheNthDoctor).
** The show's co-starring character, the companion, is also subject to high and frequent turnover:
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In the 1960s, there were fairly frequent cast changes in calendar terms, though so many stories were done per year early on that short-term companions stayed through a significant number of episodes. Sara Kingdom and Katarina were both regulars for part of only one story, ''The Daleks' Master Plan''.
** The new
Plan''. It was rare for someone to stay for more than two seasons and during the original 1963-1989 series replaced at least one primary cast member every single year, only two actresses stayed with the exception of 2011 (Series 6) series as companions for more than three complete season.
*** The revival series,
which promoted 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 from recurring character to full and Clara) staying for more than two complete seasons.
** Although occasionally criticized for this, the ongoing cast turnover is directly credited as a major factor in the show's extreme longevity, in part because, especially in the revival era, the introduction of a new Doctor or a new
companion and 2015 (Series 9) which kept (or sometimes both at the Twelfth Doctor same time) serves as a relaunch and Clara.a jumping on point for new viewers, while also refreshing the show's format and writing.
15th Jan '16 11:51:51 AM Silverblade2
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** The new series replaced at least one primary cast member every single year, with the sole exception of 2011 (Series 6) which promoted Rory from recurring character to full companion.

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** The new series replaced at least one primary cast member every single year, with the sole exception of 2011 (Series 6) which promoted Rory from recurring character to full companion.companion and 2015 (Series 9) which kept both the Twelfth Doctor and Clara.
18th Oct '15 5:09:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{ER}}''. Even Doctor Carter eventually left the show (as a regular). And during two or three seasons (with exception of some occasional episodes), NONE of the original series regulars were there. Curiously, ALL of them returned (briefly, mostly for only one or two episodes) for the last season.
* Any David E. Kelley show. Later seasons of both ''[[Series/AllyMcBeal Ally [=McBeal=]]]'' and ''ThePractice'' had older cast members being replaced by younger, sexier versions because either the actors would quit or Kelley would just get bored with their characters. ''Series/BostonLegal'' and ''Series/BostonPublic'' were the worst offenders as literally every season of both shows were littered with disposable characters that never gelled with the rest of the cast. Sometimes cast members would even get replaced mid-season.

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* ''{{ER}}''.''Series/{{ER}}''. Even Doctor Carter eventually left the show (as a regular). And during two or three seasons (with exception of some occasional episodes), NONE of the original series regulars were there. Curiously, ALL of them returned (briefly, mostly for only one or two episodes) for the last season.
* Any David E. Kelley show. Later seasons of both ''[[Series/AllyMcBeal Ally [=McBeal=]]]'' ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' and ''ThePractice'' ''Series/ThePractice'' had older cast members being replaced by younger, sexier versions because either the actors would quit or Kelley would just get bored with their characters. ''Series/BostonLegal'' and ''Series/BostonPublic'' were the worst offenders as literally every season of both shows were littered with disposable characters that never gelled with the rest of the cast. Sometimes cast members would even get replaced mid-season.
25th Aug '15 4:21:37 PM mlsmithca
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** Season 5: Cordelia dies and Connor leaves the main cast, replaced by Spike. Harmony joins midseason. The final main cast is Angel, Wesley, Gunn, Fred, Lorne, Spike, and Harmony.
At the end of the show, two of the original three characters [[spoiler:have died]], and at least one new character was accumulated every season.

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** Season 5: Cordelia dies and Connor leaves the main cast, replaced by Spike. Harmony joins midseason. The final main cast is Angel, Wesley, Gunn, Fred, Lorne, Spike, and Harmony.
Harmony. At the end of the show, two of the original three characters [[spoiler:have died]], and at least one new character was accumulated every season.
25th Aug '15 4:21:16 PM mlsmithca
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** Let's review anyway:
*** [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Season 1]] begins with Jason, Zack, Billy, Kimberly, and Trini. Tommy joins midway through.
*** [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Season 2]]: We have Rocky replacing Jason, Adam replacing Zack, and Aisha replacing Trini, all midway through the season.
*** [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Season 3]]: Katherine replaces Kimberly midway into the season, and Tanya replaces Aisha [[LastEpisodeNewCharacter at the end of the season]].
*** [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Season 4]]: There are only five Rangers, so Billy steps down, leaving Tommy, Adam, Rocky, Tanya, and Katherine. Jason temporarily returns midseason, before departing again at the end of the 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.
*** [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Season 6]]: Andros appears and gives the team new powers, and then they begin replacing the ENTIRE cast each year, starting with [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Season 7]].

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** Let's review anyway:
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[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Season 1]] begins with Jason, Zack, Billy, Kimberly, and Trini. Tommy joins midway through.
*** ** [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Season 2]]: We have Rocky replacing Jason, Adam replacing Zack, and Aisha replacing Trini, all midway through the season.
*** ** [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Season 3]]: Katherine replaces Kimberly midway into the season, and Tanya replaces Aisha [[LastEpisodeNewCharacter at the end of the season]].
*** ** [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Season 4]]: There are only five Rangers, so Billy steps down, leaving Tommy, Adam, Rocky, Tanya, and Katherine. Jason temporarily returns midseason, before departing again at the end of the 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.
*** ** [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Season 6]]: Andros appears and gives the team new powers, and then they begin replacing the ENTIRE cast each year, starting with [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Season 7]].
25th Aug '15 4:19:50 PM mlsmithca
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** If you're interested:
*** Season 1 began with Mr. Belding, Megan, Weasel, Vicki, Scott, Lindsay and Tommy D.
*** 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.
*** For season 5, Rachel was replaced by Liz.
*** For season 6, Ryan was replaced by Tony. Seasons 6 and 7 were filmed concurrently so there were no further cast changes on the show. Only Mr. Belding was on the show from beginning to end.

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** If you're interested:
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Season 1 began with Mr. Belding, Megan, Weasel, Vicki, Scott, Lindsay and Tommy D.
*** ** 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.
*** ** For season 5, Rachel was replaced by Liz.
*** ** For season 6, Ryan was replaced by Tony. Seasons 6 and 7 were filmed concurrently so there were no further cast changes on the show. Only Mr. Belding was on the show from beginning to end.
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