25 Times a TV Show Replaced a Departing Star With a New Character — Was It an Upgrade or a Flop?https://t.co/8vEdY3UKHH— TVLine.com (@TVLine) April 17, 2021
Cast changes on a long-running TV show are inevitable… but some work out better than others.
They bring in a new character who’s clearly meant to play the same type of role the departing star did.
• Tiffani-Amber Thiessen for Shannen Doherty, Beverly Hills, 90210
Thiessen’s introduction in Season 5 as Valerie Malone brought the drama on-screen.
After Doherty’s exit from the Fox soap as Brenda Walsh
• Janina Gavankar for Nicole Beharie, Sleepy Hollow
Nicold Beharie had exited the series for good.
The show brought in True Blood alum Gavankar as Diana Thomas, but the fans never loved the character.
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