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The UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic is a particularly prominent example; not only has it affected the ability to produce movies and TV shows, but it's also being incorporated into media that takes place in 2020-2021.


* AbsenteeActor: A common reason for a character to be noticeably absent in an episode could be that the actor playing the character wasn't available at the time the episode was in production.

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* AbsenteeActor: A common reason An actor's absence for a an episode (or longer) causes their character to be noticeably absent in an episode could be go conspicuously missing during that part of the actor playing the character wasn't available at the time the episode was in production.story.



* AuthorPhobia: The author's own fears come to fruition in their work.
* BottleEpisode: The episode limits the number of characters, locations, etc. that can be used in order to save budget money.
* BusCrash: A character who was phased out of the show gets killed off before they have a chance to return, which could be because it's impossible or at least unlikely for the actor to come back to the show.
* TheCastShowoff: An actor's talents other than acting are worked into the plot.
* CharacterAgedWithTheActor: Instead of replacing the actor when they become "too old" to play their character, the show simply has the actor's character age as the actor does.
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: A character is killed off after the actor who played them passes away.

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* AuthorPhobia: The author's own personal fears come to fruition in influence their work.
* BottleEpisode: The An episode limits the number of characters, locations, etc. that filmed with limited resources -- one location, MinimalistCast, etc. While it may be a deliberate choice, it can be used in order also happen when a show is nearly over budget and needs to save budget money.
* BusCrash: A character who was phased written out of the show with the potential to return gets killed off before they have a chance to return, offscreen, which could be because it's impossible or at least unlikely for the their actor to cannot or will not come back to the show.
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* TheCastShowoff: An The work finds an excuse to showcase an actor's other talents other than acting are worked into the plot.
(singing, juggling, bareback riding, etc.)
* CharacterAgedWithTheActor: Instead of replacing the actor when they become "too old" to play their character, the show simply has the The actor's character age ages as the actor does.
does (as opposed to simply replacing them with a younger model).
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: A When a show handles the death of an actor by having the character is killed off after the actor who played them passes away.they portrayed die as well.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: When a story is influenced by contemporary events.

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* InjuredLimbEpisode: An actor suffers an injury on set, and said injury is worked into the show.


* WritingAroundTrademarks: A work (or an adaptation/rerelease/etc of it) is about to be released, but some things in the work have apparently been trademarked by other people/shown in another work. Better change it/obscure it/etc before the deadline!

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* WritingAroundTrademarks: A work (or an adaptation/rerelease/etc adaptation/rerelease/etc. of it) is about to be released, but some things in the work have apparently been trademarked by other people/shown in another work. Better change it/obscure it/etc before the deadline!



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* FleetingDemographicRule: It's assumed that the target audience will be replaced periodically as they age or lose interest, so the work can reuse material on a similar cycle.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A work undergoes changes during development (or is prevented from being made in the first place) because of the production team changing their minds, encountering potential legal issues or because of an unanticipated misfortune (such as one of the people planned to be involved dying before they could contribute).

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A work undergoes changes during development (or is prevented from being made in the first place) because of the production team changing their minds, encountering potential legal issues or because of an unanticipated misfortune (such as one of the people planned to be involved dying before they could contribute).contribute, or the company behind the project going bankrupt before they could finish and release the work).

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A work undergoes changes during development (or is prevented from being made in the first place) because of the production team changing their minds, encountering potential legal issues or because of an unanticipated misfortune (such as one of the people planned to be involved dying before they could contribute).

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* RealTimeTimeskip: The amount of time passed between two releases is reflected in the work.

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* WritingAroundTrademarks: A work (or an adaptation/rerelease/etc of it) is about to be released, but some things in the work have apparently been trademarked by other people/shown in another work. Better change it/obscure it/etc before the deadline!


* FinalSeasonCasting

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* FinalSeasonCastingFinalSeasonCasting: A show experiences unusual and significant cast changes for its final season.


* PresentDay

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* PresentDayPresentDay: When a show is set in the same year it is produced in.



* RealitySubtext

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* RealitySubtextRealitySubtext: When RealLife issues mirror the production, but don't significantly affect it.



* TemporarySubstitute
* ThrowItIn

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* TemporarySubstitute
TemporarySubstitute: A character is replaced when their actor is unavailable at the moment.
* ThrowItInThrowItIn: An improvised joke or mistake is left in the final version because the creators find it amusing.



* TwoDecadesBehind

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* TwoDecadesBehindTwoDecadesBehind: Fictional depictions of pop culture are prone to AnachronismStew, blending the modern day with an earlier time period that [[WriteWhatYouKnow the author is more familiar with]].


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* OutOfFocusOutOfFocus: One character gets the spotlight, and others tend to disappear or fade into the background.


* IssueDrift

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* IssueDriftIssueDrift: An apolitical work turns political.


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* AuthorCatchphraseAuthorCatchphrase: A line that the author tends to use.



* AuthorPhobia

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* AuthorPhobiaAuthorPhobia: The author's own fears come to fruition in their work.



* TheCastShowoff

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* TheCastShowoffTheCastShowoff: An actor's talents other than acting are worked into the plot.



* CoupleBomb
* CreatorBreakdown
* CreatorRecovery

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* CoupleBomb
CoupleBomb: A work is either made by or is built around a RealLife couple, but is considered a failure.
* CreatorBreakdown
CreatorBreakdown: The creator was suffering depression or hardship during the work's development.
* CreatorRecoveryCreatorRecovery: Good events or circumstances of a creator's life influence their work.

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