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* McLeaned: Darlanne Fluegel's character Joanne Molenski was killed off after the actress had trouble getting along with Fred Dryer and wanted out of the show.

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* McLeaned: Darlanne McLeaned:
** [[spoiler:Ambrose Finn]], a recurring character, was killed off at the end of season 5.
** [[spoiler:Darlanne
Fluegel's character Joanne Molenski Molenski]] was killed off halfway into season 7 after the actress had trouble getting along with Fred Dryer and wanted out of the show.

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* McLeaned: Darlanne Fluegel's character Joanne Molenski was killed off after the actress had trouble getting along with Fred Dryer and wanted out of the show.

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* TroubledProduction:
** Season 7 is this in spades. After Stepfanie Kramer left the show, she was replaced by Darlanne Fluegel as Joanne Molenski. Fluegel had trouble getting along with Fred Dryer and Molenski was written off the show, and was replaced by Lauren Lane as Chris Novak. Combined with low rating and a salary dispute with Dryer, ''Hunter'' was cancelled at the end of the season.
** The 2003 revival was met with a premature end, with two episodes unaired. According to Dryer, this was due to budget constraints and CreativeDifferences.


** Kramer also objected to the plot of the season 3 episode "City of Passion", which originally depicted [=McCall=] being raped again, and threatened to quit unless the storyline is changed. In the filmed episode, [=McCall=] [[DamselOutOfDistress successfully fought off the would be rapist]].

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** Kramer also objected to the plot of the season 3 episode "City of Passion", which originally depicted [=McCall=] being raped again, and threatened to quit unless the storyline is changed. In the filmed episode, [=McCall=] [[DamselOutOfDistress successfully fought off the would be would-be rapist]].


* WagTheDirector: Originally, Bernie Terwilliger was supposed to have been KilledOffForReal in season 3. However, Fred Dryer objected, because he and James Whitmore, Jr. were actually close friends in real life. As a result, the script was revised and season 2 character Riley Causland, played by Robert Firth, was brought in to take the fatal bullet. Amusingly, however, Whitmore himself didn't mind either way, and in fact, actually directed the episode in which his character was supposed to have been killed off.
** Kramer also objected to the plot of the season 3 episode "City of Passion", which originally depicted [=McCall=] being raped again, and threatened to quit unless the storyline is changed. In the filmed episode, [=McCall=] successfully fought off the would be rapist.

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* WagTheDirector: WagTheDirector:
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Originally, Bernie Terwilliger was supposed to have been KilledOffForReal in season 3. However, Fred Dryer objected, because he and James Whitmore, Jr. were actually close friends in real life. As a result, the script was revised and season 2 character Riley Causland, played by Robert Firth, was brought in to take the fatal bullet. Amusingly, however, Whitmore himself didn't mind either way, and in fact, actually directed the episode in which his character was supposed to have been killed off.
** Kramer also objected to the plot of the season 3 episode "City of Passion", which originally depicted [=McCall=] being raped again, and threatened to quit unless the storyline is changed. In the filmed episode, [=McCall=] [[DamselOutOfDistress successfully fought off the would be rapist.rapist]].


* TheCastShowoff: Besides playing [=McCall=], Creator/StepfanieKramer also had a career as a singer. She shows this off in an episode where [=McCall=] goes undercover as a singer.

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* TheCastShowoff: Besides playing [=McCall=], Creator/StepfanieKramer Stepfanie Kramer also had a career as a singer. She shows this off in an episode where [=McCall=] goes undercover as a singer.



** Kramer also objected to the plot of the season 3 episode "City of Passion", which originally depicted [=McCall=] being raped again, and threatened to quit unless the storyline is changed. In the filmed episode, McCall successfully fought off the would be rapist.

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** Kramer also objected to the plot of the season 3 episode "City of Passion", which originally depicted [=McCall=] being raped again, and threatened to quit unless the storyline is changed. In the filmed episode, McCall [=McCall=] successfully fought off the would be rapist.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Dryer and Kramer objected to the season 6 episode "Unfinished Business", where it was revealed that Hunter and [=McCall=] slept together, which was included to appease the network and fans. Dryer felt that it turned the show into ''Series/HartToHart''.


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**Kramer also objected to the plot of the season 3 episode "City of Passion", which originally depicted [=McCall=] being raped again, and threatened to quit unless the storyline is changed. In the filmed episode, McCall successfully fought off the would be rapist.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, Bernie Terwilliger was supposed to have been KilledOffForReal in season 3. However, Fred Dryer objected, because he and James Whitmore, Jr. were actually close friends in real life. As a result, the script was revised and season 2 character Riley Causland, played by Robert Firth, was brought in to take the fatal bullet. Amusingly, however, Whitmore himself didn't mind either way, and in fact, actually directed the episode in which his character was supposed to have been killed off.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WagTheDirector: Originally, Bernie Terwilliger was supposed to have been KilledOffForReal in season 3. However, Fred Dryer objected, because he and James Whitmore, Jr. were actually close friends in real life. As a result, the script was revised and season 2 character Riley Causland, played by Robert Firth, was brought in to take the fatal bullet. Amusingly, however, Whitmore himself didn't mind either way, and in fact, actually directed the episode in which his character was supposed to have been killed off.


* HeAlsoDid:
** Garrett Morris had a recurring role as Arnold "Sporty" James. Morris is best known for his work as one of the original "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
** John Amos also had a recurring role as Captain Dolan. Amos is best known for playing James Evans on ''Series/GoodTimes'' and the adult Kunta Kinte in ''Series/{{Roots|1977}}''.
** In addition to ''Hunter'', Frank Lupo is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/{{Werewolf}}'' and co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}'' and ''Series/TheATeam''.
** Tony Mordente directed 14 episodes. Mordente is best known for playing A-rab in ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
** James Darren directed six episodes. Darren is best known for playing James Corrigan on ''Series/TJHooker'' and was also well known as a pop singer with two top 10 hits: "Goodbye, Cruel World" and "Her Royal Majesty."
** Douglas Heyes directed two episodes. Heyes is best known for creating ''Series/NorthAndSouthUS''.
** David Soul directed an episode. Soul is best known for playing Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson on ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' and also had a number 1 hit as a pop singer with "Don't Give Up On Us."
** Roy Huggins wrote 11 episodes. Huggins is best known as creator of ''Series/TheFugitive'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheRockfordFiles''.
** Robert Hamner co-wrote an episode. Hamner is best known for co-creating ''Series/SWAT1975''.


* RealLifeRelative: Tracy Vaccaro, Fred Dryer's wife at the time, guest-starred on the series several times. She was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for October 1983.

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* RealLifeRelative: RealLifeRelative:
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Tracy Vaccaro, Fred Dryer's wife at the time, guest-starred on the series several times. She was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for October 1983.1983.
** During Roy Huggins' tenure as executive producer, Roy's son, Thomas Huggins, as well as Thomas' wife, Charlotte Clay, served as story editors.


* ProducedByCastMember: Fred Dryer served as executive producer for the final two seasons of the original series as well as the entirety of the 2003 revival.

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* ProducedByCastMember: Fred Dryer served as executive producer for the final two seasons of the original series as well as the entirety of the 2003 revival.seasons.

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* ProducedByCastMember: Fred Dryer served as executive producer for the final two seasons of the original series as well as the entirety of the 2003 revival.

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* RealLifeRelative: Tracy Vaccaro, Fred Dryer's wife at the time, guest-starred on the series several times. She was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for October 1983.

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* HeAlsoDid:
** Garrett Morris had a recurring role as Arnold "Sporty" James. Morris is best known for his work as one of the original "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
** John Amos also had a recurring role as Captain Dolan. Amos is best known for playing James Evans on ''Series/GoodTimes'' and the adult Kunta Kinte in ''Series/{{Roots|1977}}''.
** In addition to ''Hunter'', Frank Lupo is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/{{Werewolf}}'' and co-creator and co-executive producer of ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}'' and ''Series/TheATeam''.
** Tony Mordente directed 14 episodes. Mordente is best known for playing A-rab in ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
** James Darren directed six episodes. Darren is best known for playing James Corrigan on ''Series/TJHooker'' and was also well known as a pop singer with two top 10 hits: "Goodbye, Cruel World" and "Her Royal Majesty."
** Douglas Heyes directed two episodes. Heyes is best known for creating ''Series/NorthAndSouthUS''.
** David Soul directed an episode. Soul is best known for playing Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson on ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' and also had a number 1 hit as a pop singer with "Don't Give Up On Us."
** Roy Huggins wrote 11 episodes. Huggins is best known as creator of ''Series/TheFugitive'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheRockfordFiles''.
** Robert Hamner co-wrote an episode. Hamner is best known for co-creating ''Series/SWAT1975''.

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