• Entertainment

Sitcom Characters Who Were Unceremoniously Replaced

List RulesVote up the mid-show casting changes that made a big difference.

It can be confusing when a television character of importance gets suddenly recast. Sometimes it's a character you've grown with over a few seasons, or a character with incredible chemistry with another co-star. In that case, it can be devastating. Sometimes the actors can't control their egos, but most of the time other opportunities arise and the actors are faced with a difficult decision. 

It's rare that a show jokes about an obvious recasting, but Jazz from The Fresh Prince provided some hilarious meta-commentary after Aunt Vivian was replaced. Other shows, like Bewitched, tried to carry on as if nothing had changed.

Were any of these sitcom character replacements more noticable than you thought? Browse through the list below and vote up the best (or most obvious) recasting decisions.