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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.
15th Oct '17 7:28:07 AM kevinboo
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* ''Series/MakoMermaidsAnH2OAdventure'' had three seasons (the second one was split in half by Netflix), at each season the main mermaid trio had some change in casting:
** Season 1 the trio was formed by Nixie, Lyla and Sirena.
** Then, by season 2 (and season 3 according to Netflix), we had two replacements, with Nixie and Lyla being replaced with their respective [[{{expy}} expys]] Mimmi and Ondina.
** On season 3 (or season 4), Sirena was replaced with Weilan, who, this time, was a completely different character. So, by this season, none of the mermaids from the first season was present in the cast anymore.
24th Sep '17 3:48:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Casualty}}'' has old cast members leave and new ones join at least once a season on average. As of March 2017 (Season 31) only one character, Nurse Charlie Fairhead, has been continually appearing since the very first episode in 1986 (one other character from the first episode is still around, but has had three separate tenures as a regular; the first from 1986-1993, the second from 1998-2003 and the third from 2016 onwards). Every other member of the original cast had left by 1990.

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* ''{{Casualty}}'' ''Series/{{Casualty}}'' has old cast members leave and new ones join at least once a season on average. As of March 2017 (Season 31) only one character, Nurse Charlie Fairhead, has been continually appearing since the very first episode in 1986 (one other character from the first episode is still around, but has had three separate tenures as a regular; the first from 1986-1993, the second from 1998-2003 and the third from 2016 onwards). Every other member of the original cast had left by 1990.
17th Sep '17 11:49:48 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver'' has a new batch of contestants every year (aside from ''Ever''), which means [[PeopleSitOnChairs they don't count.]] The panel of experts, however, do. The current crop--Cam Woolley, Philippe Létourneau, Shyamala Kiru, and Tim Danter--have been around since Season 8. They are the only ones--out of 14 experts--to have been around for more than three seasons. Of the others, Peter Mellor, Dr. Louisa Gemboura, and Scott Marshall were the only ones to last more than ''one'' season (three for each).

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* ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver'' has a new batch of contestants every year (aside from ''Ever''), which means [[PeopleSitOnChairs [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs they don't count.]] The panel of experts, however, do. The current crop--Cam Woolley, Philippe Létourneau, Shyamala Kiru, and Tim Danter--have been around since Season 8. They are the only ones--out of 14 experts--to have been around for more than three seasons. Of the others, Peter Mellor, Dr. Louisa Gemboura, and Scott Marshall were the only ones to last more than ''one'' season (three for each).
11th Sep '17 10:30:08 PM bfunc
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' ran for 11 years, longer than the Korean War itself, so it's understandable that not all the original characters stuck with it all the way through. In fact, the only two main characters who ''were'' around for the show's entire run were Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce and Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan. Max Klinger and Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy were also present in all the seasons, though they both started as "recurring" characters rather than regulars. While the need for a hospital unit to have certain personnel justifies the [[ConvenientReplacementCharacter near-immediate replacement]] of most characters who left, most of the replacements occupied a [[ReplacementGoldfish suspiciously similar role story-wise in addition to job-wise]] (the main exception being Sherman Potter, who leaned heavily towards the "elder voice of reason" role, while Henry Blake had mainly been a third "wacky doctor" who was only ''slightly'' more responsible than Pierce and Macintyre). The other main replacements were BJ Hunnicutt for "Trapper" John [=McIntyre=] in the "second wacky doctor" role, Charles Emerson Winchester III for Frank "Ferret Face" Burns in the "thorn in the side" role, and Max Klinger for Walter "Radar" [=O'Reilly=] in the "quirky comedic foil" role.
11th Sep '17 10:28:38 PM bfunc
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' ran for 11 years, longer than the Korean War itself, so it's understandable that not all the original characters stuck with it all the way through. In fact, the only two main characters who ''were'' around for the show's entire run were Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce and Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan. Max Klinger and Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy were also present in all the seasons, though they both started as "recurring" characters rather than regulars. While the need for a hospital unit to have certain personnel justifies the [[ConvenientReplacementCharacter near-immediate replacement]] of most characters who left, most of the replacements occupied a [[ReplacementGoldfish suspiciously similar role story-wise in addition to job-wise]] (the main exception being Sherman Potter, who leaned heavily towards the "elder voice of reason" role, while Henry Blake had mainly been a third "wacky doctor" who was only ''slightly'' more responsible than Pierce and Macintyre). The other main replacements were BJ Hunnicutt for "Trapper" John [=McIntyre=] in the "second wacky doctor" role, Charles Emerson Winchester III for Frank "Ferret Face" Burns in the "thorn in the side" role, and Max Klinger for Radar [=O'Reilly=] in the "quirky comedic foil" role.

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' ran for 11 years, longer than the Korean War itself, so it's understandable that not all the original characters stuck with it all the way through. In fact, the only two main characters who ''were'' around for the show's entire run were Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce and Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan. Max Klinger and Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy were also present in all the seasons, though they both started as "recurring" characters rather than regulars. While the need for a hospital unit to have certain personnel justifies the [[ConvenientReplacementCharacter near-immediate replacement]] of most characters who left, most of the replacements occupied a [[ReplacementGoldfish suspiciously similar role story-wise in addition to job-wise]] (the main exception being Sherman Potter, who leaned heavily towards the "elder voice of reason" role, while Henry Blake had mainly been a third "wacky doctor" who was only ''slightly'' more responsible than Pierce and Macintyre). The other main replacements were BJ Hunnicutt for "Trapper" John [=McIntyre=] in the "second wacky doctor" role, Charles Emerson Winchester III for Frank "Ferret Face" Burns in the "thorn in the side" role, and Max Klinger for Radar Walter "Radar" [=O'Reilly=] in the "quirky comedic foil" role.
11th Sep '17 10:27:24 PM bfunc
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' ran for 11 years, longer than the Korean War itself, so it's understandable that not all the original characters stuck with it all the way through. In fact, the only two main characters who ''were'' around for the show's entire run were Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce and Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan. Max Klinger and Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy were also present in all the seasons, though they both started as "recurring" characters rather than regulars. While the need for a hospital unit to have certain personnel justifies the [[ConvenientReplacementCharacter near-immediate replacement]] of most characters who left, most of the replacements occupied a [[ReplacementGoldfish suspiciously similar role story-wise in addition to job-wise]] (the main exception being Sherman Potter, who leaned heavily towards the "elder voice of reason" role, while Henry Blake had mainly been a third "wacky doctor" who was only ''slightly'' more responsible than Pierce and Macintyre). The other main replacements were BJ Hunnicutt for "Trapper" John [=McIntyre=] in the "second wacky doctor" role, Charles Emerson Winchester III for Frank "Ferret Face" Burns in the "thorn in the side" role, and Max Klinger for Radar [=O'Reilly=] in the "quirky comedic foil" role.
23rd Aug '17 4:16:47 PM Hvedekorn
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* Danish kids' show ''Klassen'' - which is about the day-to-day life of a bunch of six graders - has gradually replaced its cast from season 1 to season 3, the point that none of the original actors appear in season 3. In season 2, a bunch of new characters are added, and while most of the season 1 characters still have a role, they are generally DemotedToExtra. In season 3, all of the season 1 characters have been written out, yet another bunch of new characters have appeared, and the season 2 characters have been demoted. The RealLife reason for the cast replacement is that the producers only want kids in the age range of 11 to 14 to portray sixth graders (and most of the season 1 actors are 14 to 15 by now), but in-universe no reason for the replacement is given, and it comes off as very weird given that the characters are all supposed to be in the same class.
9th Aug '17 6:11:43 AM jmparker78
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has had 44 regulars over five seasons. Only nine of them have lasted from the first episode until the most recent. Considering its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters gigantic core cast]], that's a pretty low number.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has had 44 45 regulars over five seven seasons. Only nine of them have lasted from the first episode until the most recent. [[spoiler:Maybe]]. Considering its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters gigantic core cast]], that's a pretty low number.
5th Aug '17 10:18:36 PM Kayube
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** 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 (or sometimes both at the same time) serves as a relaunch and a jumping on point for new viewers, while also refreshing the show's format and writing.

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** 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 (or sometimes both at the same time) serves as a relaunch and a jumping on point for new viewers, while also refreshing the show's format and writing. It helps that the changeovers from the 10th to 11th and 12th to 13th Doctors coincided with a change in showrunner.
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