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14 Actors Who Were Suddenly Replaced in the Middle of the Show

It looks like the masterminds behind our favorite shows believe we’re not watching when all of a sudden, they replace one actor for another with no explanation. Recasting is quite normal in television, but while replacing a minor character can often go unnoticed, recasting leading stars can leave viewers feeling puzzled.

Here at Bright Side, we’ve detected 14 times actors were replaced during popular shows, and we wonder if you noticed these changes when you were watching.

Janet Hubert was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid in the role of Vivian Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 1990.

Alicia Goranson was replaced by Sarah Chalke in the role of Becky Conner in Roseanne, 1988.

Rowan Blanchard was replaced by Alexis G. Zall in the role of Jackie Geary in The Goldbergs, 2013.

Parker Bagley was replaced by Drew Van Acker in the role of Jason DiLaurentis in Pretty Little Liars, 2010.

Jane Levy was replaced by Emma Greenwell in the role of Mandy Milkovich in Shameless, 2011.

Nick Jonas was replaced by Jordan Masterson in the role of Ryan Vogelson in Last Man Standing, 2011.

Shailene Woodley was replaced by Willa Holland in the role of Kaitlin Cooper in The O.C., 2003.

Ross Butler was replaced by Charles Melton in the role of Reggie Mantle in Riverdale, 2017.

Alessandra Torresani was replaced by Mae Whitman in the role of Ann Veal in Arrested Development, 2003.

Ed Skrein was replaced by Michiel Huisman in the role of Daario Naharis in Game of Thrones, 2011.

Aimee Richardson was replaced by Nell Tiger Free in the role of Myrcella Baratheon in Game of Thrones, 2011.

Sharon Wilkins was replaced by Sherri Shepherd in the role of Angie Jordan in 30 Rock, 2006.

Stellina Rusich was replaced by Melora Hardin in the role of Trudy Monk in Monk, 2002.

Eve Plumb was replaced by Brooke Shields in the role of Pamela Burkhart in That ’70s Show, 1998.

Which of these shows have you watched? Did you notice that the actors were replaced during the show?