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* ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' has Creator/RyanReynolds as the big breakout star, having had turns as two different movie blockbuster superheroes, ''Film/GreenLantern'' and ''Film/{{Deadpool}}''. Creator/NathanFillion recurred on the show, then booked ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and ''Series/{{Castle}}''; Traylor Howard had modest success, most notably on ''Series/{{Monk}}, and Richard Ruccolo...faded back into obscurity.

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* ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' has Creator/RyanReynolds as the big breakout star, having had turns as two different movie blockbuster superheroes, ''Film/GreenLantern'' and ''Film/{{Deadpool}}''.''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}''. Creator/NathanFillion recurred on the show, then booked ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and ''Series/{{Castle}}''; Traylor Howard had modest success, most notably on ''Series/{{Monk}}, and Richard Ruccolo...faded back into obscurity.

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* While all six members of Creator/MontyPython have had successful solo careers, those of both Creator/JohnCleese and Creator/EricIdle were the two that truly stand out.


* Music/SelenaGomez and Music/DemiLovato first met on the set of ''Series/BarneyAndFriends,'' and have had much more success as Disney-pop stars. Kyla Pratt, Madison Pettis, and Trevor Morgan also had successful acting careers, but are mostly forgotten today...although Madison Pettis is starting to come back into the spotlight. Everyone else completely faded into obscurity.

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* Music/SelenaGomez and Music/DemiLovato first met on the set of ''Series/BarneyAndFriends,'' became best friends ever since, and have had much more success as Disney-pop stars. Kyla Pratt, Music/DebbyRyan and Madison Pettis, and Trevor Morgan Pettit have also had successful acting careers, but are mostly forgotten today...although Madison Pettis is starting to come back into found their fair share of success with the spotlight. Disney Channel machine, though not to the same extent. Everyone else completely faded into obscurity.obscurity, as they mostly hired local kids from the Dallas-Fort Worth area who never pursued long-term acting careers.
** Creator/KylaPratt and Trevor Morgan, both of whom starred in TheMovie, have went on to have reasonably successful acting careers afterwards, with Pratt starring in the popular Disney Channel cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' and the 1998 ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' film and Morgan appearing in such hits as ''Film/TheSixthSense'' and ''Film/JurassicParkIII''. Unlike the kids from the show, the two were professional child actors. However, the other child star in the movie, Diana Rice, was never heard from again afterwards.


* The only member of the ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' that got regular work after the show ended was Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. However, Mark-Paul Gosselaar eventually gained traction as an actor during the 2000s, earning starring roles in ''Series/NYPDBlue'' and ''Series/FranklinAndBash''. Mario Lopez has been the host of several shows, including ''America's Best Dance Crew'', was a contestant in the third season of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', and has made guest appearances in other programs as well.

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* The only member of the ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' that got regular work after the show ended was Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. Creator/TiffaniAmberThiessen. However, Mark-Paul Gosselaar Creator/MarkPaulGosselaar eventually gained traction as an actor during the 2000s, earning starring roles in ''Series/NYPDBlue'' and ''Series/FranklinAndBash''. Mario Lopez Creator/MarioLopez has been the host of several shows, including ''America's Best Dance Crew'', was a contestant in the third season of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', and has made guest appearances in other programs as well.


* After an obscure 1990s country band called Pearl River broke up, some of their members became the backing band for Bryan White, a young singer who had previously sold T-shirts for the band. White frequently collaborated with ex-Pearl River guitarist Derek George, and both of them made guest appearances on Steve Wariner's 1996 album ''No More Mr. Nice Guy''. When White stopped having hits, George worked as a songwriter, briefly joined another band called Williams Riley, then became a producer for Randy Houser and Joe Nichols in TheNewTens.

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* After an obscure 1990s country band called Pearl River broke up, some of their members became the backing band for Bryan White, a young singer who had previously sold T-shirts for the band. White frequently collaborated with ex-Pearl River guitarist Derek George, and both of them made guest appearances on Steve Wariner's Music/SteveWariner's 1996 album ''No More Mr. Nice Guy''. When White stopped having hits, George worked as a songwriter, briefly joined another band called Williams Riley, then became a producer for Randy Houser and Joe Nichols in TheNewTens.TheNewTens.
* Music/SteveWariner himself is an example, having broken free from Dottie West's and Chet Atkins' road bands to become a solo artist.


* ''Radio/TheMaryWhitehouseExperience'' featured four young comedians in a show that later transferred to TV. It was really two double acts. Creator/DavidBaddiel and Rob Newman later became the first stand-up comics to sell out tours in massive stadium venues seating ten thousand or more - effectively the first superstar comedians. Their [=TMWE=] colleagues Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis went onto moderate fame (Hugh Dennis is these days a well-thought-of comic TV actor and panel game regular), but neither gained the same dizzying heights as Baddiel or Newman. In a further example, Newman and Baddiel themselves split in the late 90s. Baddiel went on to greater fame with a new double act partner, Frank Skinner, while Newman - to quote Wiki/TheOtherWiki - "largely disappeared from public life, reappearing with solo work marked by a clear social conscience and anti-establishment views". He's no longer the mainstream of comedy, nor does it seem he wants to be.

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* ''Radio/TheMaryWhitehouseExperience'' featured four young comedians in a show that later transferred to TV. It was really two double acts. Creator/DavidBaddiel and Rob Newman later became the first stand-up comics to sell out tours in massive stadium venues seating ten thousand or more - effectively the first superstar comedians. Their [=TMWE=] colleagues Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis went onto moderate fame (Hugh Dennis is these days a well-thought-of comic TV actor and panel game regular), but neither gained the same dizzying heights as Baddiel or Newman. In a further example, Newman and Baddiel themselves split in the late 90s. Baddiel went on to even greater fame with a new double act partner, Frank Skinner, while Newman - to quote Wiki/TheOtherWiki - "largely disappeared from public life, reappearing with solo work marked by a clear social conscience and anti-establishment views". He's no longer the mainstream of comedy, nor does it seem he wants to be.


* ''Radio/TheMaryWhitehouseExperience'' featured four young comedians in a show that later transferred to TV. It was really two double acts. Creator/DavidBaddiel and Rob Newman later became the first stand-up comics to sell out tours in massive stadium venues seating ten thousand or more - effectively the first superstar comedians. Their [=TMWE=] colleagues Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis went onto moderate fame (Hugh Dennis is these days a well-thought-of comic TV actor and panel game regular), but neither gained the same dizzying heights as Baddiel or Newman. In a further example, Newman and Baddiel themselves split in the late 90s. Baddiel went on to greater fame with a new double act partner, Frank Skinner, while Newman - to quote TheOtherWiki - "largely disappeared from public life, reappearing with solo work marked by a clear social conscience and anti-establishment views". He's no longer the mainstream of comedy, nor does it seem he wants to be.

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* ''Radio/TheMaryWhitehouseExperience'' featured four young comedians in a show that later transferred to TV. It was really two double acts. Creator/DavidBaddiel and Rob Newman later became the first stand-up comics to sell out tours in massive stadium venues seating ten thousand or more - effectively the first superstar comedians. Their [=TMWE=] colleagues Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis went onto moderate fame (Hugh Dennis is these days a well-thought-of comic TV actor and panel game regular), but neither gained the same dizzying heights as Baddiel or Newman. In a further example, Newman and Baddiel themselves split in the late 90s. Baddiel went on to greater fame with a new double act partner, Frank Skinner, while Newman - to quote TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki - "largely disappeared from public life, reappearing with solo work marked by a clear social conscience and anti-establishment views". He's no longer the mainstream of comedy, nor does it seem he wants to be.


* ''Radio/TheMaryWhitehouseExperience'' featured four young comedians in a show that later transferred to TV. It was really two double acts. Creator/DavidBaddiel and Rob Newman later became the first stand-up comics to sell out tours in massive stadium venues seating ten thousand or more - effectively the first superstar comedians. Their [=TMWE=] colleagues Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis went onto moderate fame (Hugh Dennis is these days a well-thought-of comic TV actor and panel game regular), but neither gained the same dizzying heights as Baddiel or Newman.

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* ''Radio/TheMaryWhitehouseExperience'' featured four young comedians in a show that later transferred to TV. It was really two double acts. Creator/DavidBaddiel and Rob Newman later became the first stand-up comics to sell out tours in massive stadium venues seating ten thousand or more - effectively the first superstar comedians. Their [=TMWE=] colleagues Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis went onto moderate fame (Hugh Dennis is these days a well-thought-of comic TV actor and panel game regular), but neither gained the same dizzying heights as Baddiel or Newman. In a further example, Newman and Baddiel themselves split in the late 90s. Baddiel went on to greater fame with a new double act partner, Frank Skinner, while Newman - to quote TheOtherWiki - "largely disappeared from public life, reappearing with solo work marked by a clear social conscience and anti-establishment views". He's no longer the mainstream of comedy, nor does it seem he wants to be.


* ''Series/TheFlash1990'' saw two officers as recurring characters, Murphy and Bellows. [[Series/TheFlash2014 The 2014 series]] sees Vito D'Ambrosio [[RoleReprisal return as Bellow]], albeit as a [[AdaptationalVillainy corrupt mayor]] with Murphy not appearing because of Bliff Manard's passing some months before.

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* ''Series/TheFlash1990'' saw two officers as recurring characters, Murphy and Bellows. [[Series/TheFlash2014 The 2014 series]] sees Vito D'Ambrosio [[RoleReprisal [[RoleReprise return as Bellow]], albeit as a [[AdaptationalVillainy corrupt mayor]] with Murphy not appearing because of Bliff Manard's passing some months before.

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* Those Who Lie Beneath was a low-level deathcore act from the Pacific Northwest who recorded one full-length and toured for a year who were critically well-liked and went over well with crowds, but never really attracted a dedicated fanbase or broke out of the low-level support milieu. Nowadays, they are known for three people: Jamie Hanks, who left the band to join I Declare War and became far more famous through them than he ever was in Those Who Lie Beneath, and Kyle Rasmussen and Adam Roethlisberger, who took over leadership of the band after Hanks left and gradually transformed it into the critically-lauded death metal act Vitriol, who released one of the most heavily hyped debuts of 2019.


* Music/GeorgeMichael and Wham!, to the point that Andrew Ridgeley is to music what Marty Jannetty is to wrestling. In Andrew's defense, he was tired of the industry and preferred a quiet and comfortable life in Cornwall. He and George Michael remained friends until Michael's death in 2016.

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* Music/GeorgeMichael and Wham!, to the point that Andrew Ridgeley is to music what Marty Jannetty Wrestling/MartyJannetty is to wrestling. In Andrew's defense, he was tired of the industry and preferred a quiet and comfortable life in Cornwall. He and George Michael remained friends until Michael's death in 2016.


* After country duo Foster & Lloyd broke up in 1990 over CreativeDifferences, Radney Foster had a moderately successful solo debut album in 1992 with the Top 10 hits "Just Call Me Lonesome" and "Nobody Wins". He had no more hits after it, but has maintained a small following ever since, mainly in alternative country. He has also written several songs for others, including Music/SaraEvans' #1 hit "A Real Fine Place to Start". Bill Lloyd, meanwhile, did a little bit of production.

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* After country duo Foster & Lloyd broke up in 1990 over CreativeDifferences, Radney Foster had a moderately successful solo debut album in 1992 with the Top 10 hits "Just Call Me Lonesome" and "Nobody Wins". He had no more hits after it, but has maintained a small following ever since, mainly in alternative country. He has also written several songs for others, including Music/SaraEvans' #1 hit "A Real Fine Place to Start". Bill Lloyd, meanwhile, did a little bit of production.production and his solo album ''Feeling the Elephant'' became a modest cult hit among power pop fans.


* Music/RobbieWilliams did this to Music/TakeThatBand when he left but after their reunion, the band have eclipsed Robbie again. Though of course, Take That had already split shortly before Robbie's debut single came out (he himself had of course been sacked from the band some time before), so they weren't likely to be putting up much competition(!) Of course, Robbie's successful solo career does stand in sharp contrast to the failure of the remaining members' post-split (pre-reunion) solo efforts.

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* Music/RobbieWilliams did this to Music/TakeThatBand when he left but after their reunion, the band have eclipsed Robbie again. Though of course, Take That had already split shortly before Robbie's debut single came out (he himself had of course been sacked from the band some time before), so they weren't likely to be putting up much competition(!) Of course, Robbie's successful solo career does stand in sharp contrast to the failure of the remaining members' post-split (pre-reunion) solo efforts. Of the other four, Gary Barlow did reasonably well while Mark Owen only had a few hits. Neither Howard Donald nor Jason Orange ever embarked on a solo career.



* Music/DaveGrohl, who after Music/{{Nirvana}} broke up formed Music/FooFighters, which has not had nearly the same cultural impact, but has lasted much longer and is still one of the most popular bands around. Krist Novoselic faded from the music scene and became a politician. Of course, Kurt Cobain is still by far the most famous member of the band.

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* Music/DaveGrohl, who after Music/{{Nirvana}} broke up formed Music/FooFighters, which has not had nearly the same cultural impact, but has lasted much longer and is still one of the most popular bands around. Krist Novoselic faded from the music scene and became a politician. Of course, Kurt Cobain is still by far the most famous member of the band.band, but never experienced a breakout since, well, the breakup was his own death.


** ''Series/KenanAndKel''. Since the end of the show, Kenan has gone on to join ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and has been a few moderately successful films. Kel mostly did guest spots before rekindling his working relationship with Creator/Nickelodeon. Now the two have come full circle and work together as executive producers on the revival of ''Series/AllThat''.

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** ''Series/KenanAndKel''. Since the end of the show, Kenan has gone on to join ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and has been a few moderately successful films. Kel mostly did guest spots before rekindling his working relationship with Creator/Nickelodeon.Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. Now the two have come full circle and work together as executive producers on the revival of ''Series/AllThat''.


* While most of the ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' cast had success afterwards ,even Creator/RebeccaForstadt, they didn't make a dent outside of anime... except for Creator/CamClarke.

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* While most of the ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' cast had success afterwards ,even afterwards, even Creator/RebeccaForstadt, they didn't make a dent outside of anime... except for Creator/CamClarke.

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