->''"Fundamentally, a ''Series/RedDwarf'' script is a battle plan for making a TV show, and as NapoleonBonaparte once remarked, 'No battle plan ever survived contact with the enemy'. In ''Series/RedDwarf''[='=]s case the enemy is what's possible, given a tight budget, a short production period, and the physical laws of the natural universe."''\\
--'''Grant Naylor''', ''Series/RedDwarf: The Least Worst Scripts''

This covers a number of areas where real life circumstances alter the plot of an episode, e.g. the lack of suitable locations, timing when filming, the pregnancy of a lead actress (which happens a ''lot''). Occurs often in ProfessionalWrestling. May overlap with ActorSharedBackground.

Not to be confused with VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory or RippedFromTheHeadlines, where real-life events merely provide inspiration for a plot.

Specific instances:
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* AbsenteeActor
* AuthorAppeal
* AuthorCatchphrase
* AuthorExistenceFailure
* AuthorPhobia
* BottleEpisode
* TheCastShowoff
* CharacterAgedWithTheActor
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim
* ChristmasRushed
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* CoupleBomb
* CreatorBreakdown
* CreatorRecovery
* DemotedToExtra
* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor
* EnforcedMethodActing
* ExecutiveMeddling
* FakeShemp
* FatalMethodActing
* FinalSeasonCasting
* HideYourPregnancy
* KilledOffForReal
* LongRunnerCastTurnover
* {{McLeaned}}
* TheNthDoctor
* TheOtherDarrin
** FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin
* OutOfFocus
* PosthumousCollaboration
* PresentDay
* RealitySubtext
* RealLifeRelative
** CastIncest
* RoleEndingMisdemeanor
* ScrewedByTheLawyers
* ScrewedByTheNetwork
* SerendipityWritesThePlot
* TemporarySubstitute
* TooSoon
* TroubledProduction
* WritersStrike
* WrittenInAbsence
* WrittenInInfirmity
[[/index]]
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