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  • Focus Group Ending: Jenna Fischer was recast because focus groups could only see her and Matt Le Blanc as Pam and Joey and couldn't accept that those two iconic characters would ever get together.
  • The Other Marty: Liza Snyder reshot Jenna Fischer's scenes for the broadcast version of the pilot.
  • Typecasting: Stacy Keach is playing a toned down version of the politically incorrect curmudgeon he's played in multiple sitcoms.
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  • Screwed by the Network: The fourth season was held in reserve far past the mid-season mark, by which time most other shows were ending/winding down. This resulted in an unceremonious cancellation in a year when practically every other CBS show got renewed.
  • What Could Have Been: Jenna Fischer was originally cast as Andi but departed after shooting the pilot due to creative differences.

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