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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.
16th Jul '17 1:36:40 PM wuggles
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* ''Series/TheMindyProject'', based around an ob/gyn practice, has only had four 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 four 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.
17th May '17 9:05:34 PM wuggles
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* ''Series/TheMindyProject'', based around an ob/gyn practice, has only had four actors that started in the pilot remain on the show: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks and Ike Barinholtz. All the other supporting actors either left the show during/after the first season or were introduced in the second and third seasons.

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* ''Series/TheMindyProject'', based around an ob/gyn practice, has only had four actors that started in the pilot remain on the show: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks and Ike Barinholtz. All the other supporting actors either left the show during/after the first season or were introduced in the second and third later seasons.
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