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Actors Who Have Been Replaced By Another Actor Mid-Series

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Have you ever experienced the moment when your favorite actor in a Tv series suddenly replaced by another actor in the middle of the series? Sadly, it happens quite often, sometimes actor get fired mid-series due to conflicts behind the scenes or other reasons.

Becky Conner – Roseanne

The producers of Roseanne really confuse the fans, they didn’t switch actors once but multiple times. Lecy Goranson, a young actress played Becky Conner for the first 5 years of the series, was replaced by Sarah Chalke.

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When Goranson decied to leave and go to college, the producers of Roseanne replaced her with Sarah Chalke, a known actress who stared in shows like Scrubs and Rick and Morty. And it didn’t end here, after some time, the producers of Roseanne brought back Goranson and had her switch with Chalke multiple times.

Aunt Vivian – Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The first rule of replacing actors is – If you are going to switch an actress with another one, make sure you find another candidate who resembles to the original stars. The producers of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air didn’t do this and upset may loyal fans.

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Janet Hubert was the original actress to play as Aunt Vivian. Hubert was replaced due conflicts with Will Smith behind the scenes. Instead of finding another actress who resembled Hubert, they picked Daphne Maxwell Reid and tried to convince the fans that she was the real Aunt Vivian. Well at least they didn’t change our beloved Uncle Phil.

Carol – Friends

we all know Carol from friends who was mother of Ross’s son Ben. Carol was one of the biggest recurring side characters in Friends who was played by Jane Sibbett. But, if you watch the tv show again, you might notice something isn’t right.

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On the first season of the series, Coral have been played by an actress named Anita Barone and after that Sibbett took the place. Barone was replaced by her decision. She thought her role was too small before realizing Friends going to be a huge hit.

Myrcella Baratheon – Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is known by changing actors multiple times. In fact, at least 10 actors on the show were replaced by another actors mid-series. One of these actors and characters was Princess Myrcella Baratheon played by Aimee Richardson.

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Since Game of Thrones have been filmed for many years, characters, by nature, was getting older. Due to this situation, it gave good reason to switch original actress with “older” once. Richardson the original actress has been replaced with Nell Tiger Free who actually looked younger then har.

Ginger Grant – Gilligan’s Island

When the pilot for Gilligan’s Island originally aired, people loved it. But there was certain character who the producers felt needed to be change. On the first episode of the tv show, the actress Kit Smythe played Ginger Grant but not for too long.

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The directors of the tv show wanted to go to a different direction, which made them replace Smythe with Tina Louise. This replacement ended up being one of the best parts of the show.

Lily – Modern Family

Modern Family has emerged over the years as one of the most favorite and long term tv shows. But since we mention this tv show here, you might guess that during the tv show there was an unexpected and even surprising switching between young actresses.

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One of the families in the tv show led by Mitchell (Jesse Tyler) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) have adorable, adopted daughter named Lily. Lily was played by our beloved Aubrey Anderson-Emmons who played her the majority of this tv show. What the majority of the people don’t know is that Lily was played by another younger actresses in the very first season, twin babies Jaden and Ella Hiller.

Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane – Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is full with many epic character we loved and admired. One of the badass characters is none the less Gregor Clegane known by many as “The Mountain”. A gigantic knight of House of Clegane and the older brother of Sandor Clegane “The Hound”.

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Gregor Clegane was portrayed by 3 different actors. The original actor was Conan Stevens, then the next one was Ian Whyte. But finally, the producers of Game of Thrones settle on the third actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson who really look like a mountain.

Penny – The Big Bang Theory

Our beloved sitcom tv show about 4 social awkward friends that their life changed thanks to a beautiful girl name Penny. To be fair, we might saw a different Penny as we know because the directors almost took a different actress to play Penny.

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Katie was the first name before Penny, and almost played by completely different actress. During the pilot episode, Amanda Katie played Katie and she did an excellent job. But the showrunners weren’t sure about the episode and didn’t publish it. Instead, they replaced Katie with Kaley Cuoco and changed the character name to Penny – exactly what The Big Bang Theory needed.

Delores Pasternak – Two and a Half Men

Comedy tv show about Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) who lives with his brother Alan and nephew Jake. During the series, multiple young women come and go but one of them was Jake’s fifth grade teacher Delores Pasternak.

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The original actress that played Delores Pasternak was Missi Pyle, a brilliant actor that made the fans fell in love with her. But for some reason, the showrunners decide to replace her with Alicia Witt.
Even if she wasn’t the main character, many fans can agree that the replacement wasn’t necessary.

Meg Griffin – Family Guy

Like every show, we have the “poor punching bag” character with bad luck. In Family Guy we have Meg Griffin. For many episodes we saw Peter, Stewie and Lois bullying (in a funny and ridicules ways) Meg for long time.

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The voice behind the character is Mila Kunis, however if you watch it again, in the very first episodes you will realize it is not Kunis but other veteran actress – Lacey Chabert.

Laurie Forman – That 70s Show

Who doesn’t remember Laurie? Eric’s Sister from the 70s Show. Laurie were played by Lisa Robin Kelly but not until the end of the series.

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Kelly played as Laurie for 6 seasons of the show ,but sadly not in all the 8 seasons. Kelly suffered from substance abuse and in the she was replaced by Christiana Moore. That’s not all, Kelly passed away in 2013 and many fellow cast members spoken fondly of her.

Lois Lane – The Adventures of Superman

We saw so many versions of superman come and go, and not only version of superman that changed but also many versions of Lois Lane as well. Lois is Clark Joseph’s (superman’s real name) fellow reporter, best friend and sometimes lover. Lane is known as the biggest and popular supporting characters of all time.

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The Adventure of Superman came in the 50s.  It took a while for producers to find the perfect actress to fit into Lane’s shoes. Phyllis Coates been found and did really respectable and amazing job, but she was replaced by Noel Neil who rocked out the acting.  

Resident Alien

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SYFY, an American cable channel, launched their first trailer for a comedy sci-fi tv show – Resident Alien starring by Alan Tudyk (“Rogue One,” “Firefly”).

The tv series follows Harry Wenderspigel (Alan), a doctor that lives in small town and lives a normal life, but the doctor is an actual alien that was sent for a secret mission to extinct mankind on earth.

Harry with his luck got himself into murder mystery investigation that happened in the town, and now he has to blend more with the locals, so they won’t suspect that he is the murder. The more Harry get close to humankind the more he starts question himself about existence of humankind.

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The tv series is based on a comic book made by Dark Horse and directed into a TV screens by Steven Spielberg’s company and universal studio. The uniqueness about Resident Alien is that it combines a few genres: drama ,crime, mysteries and all this warp up with crazy comedy by the creator of the series – Chris Sheridan known as a screenwriter of “Family Guy”.

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The other actors that will play along with Alan Tudyk are Sara Tomko (“Once Upon a Time”), Elizabeth Bowen (“Fargo”), Corey Reynolds(“The Closer”) and Alice Wetterlund(“Silicon Valley”).

The tv show Resident Alien will be launch on January 27th in USA, earlier this year SYFY released the first 7 minutes of the first episode:

Nobody

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Nobody is an action movie starring by Bob Odenkirk. The movie is already finished and ready to go to the big screen but because of Covid-19 it is delayed since August 14th. Universal Studios announced that Nobody will be on the big screens without any more delays by the end of February.

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The hero of the movie which Bob Odenkirk will play is Hutch Mansell (Handkicker). Hutch is person who worked in the past in the underworld and try to hide it and live a normal life. After certain events Hutch will get exposed in the movie, he goes back to the dark side of him to take the law to his hands and punish criminals and bullies.

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The Nobody directed by Ilya Naishuller, a famous Russian filmmaker which filmed the known action movie “Hardcore Henry” that for 30 years titled as the best Russian movie to ever exist. The screenwriter of the movie is none other than Derek Kolstad who wrote “John Wick” and the future marvel tv series “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”.

On IGN’s interview Odenkirk said: “I trained for two years before we started shooting. I knew I had a long way to go. I was a comedy writer for 25 years, so I didn’t even exercise for most of my life”. Along with Odenkirk other actors will play there such as Connie Nielsen (“Wonder Woman 1984”), Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future”) and RZA (“The Dead Don’t Die”).

Disney – Upcoming Marvel Contents

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Disney announced on December 11th about the next Marvel content that are planned to come to the big screens and to the Disney Plus. Marvel announced on many interesting movies and tv shows that will come during 2021 and the next years. So let’s get started –

WandaVision

Tv series starring by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany tells about Scarlet Witch’s visions and her perfect marriage life with Vision in the suburbs of America. WandaVision will be launch on January 15th 2021.

Ms. Marvel

Tv Series starring by new actor Iman Vellani. She will play as Kamala Khan, a 16 year old teenager and big fan of super heroes especially Captain Marvel, who gained her own super powers. The tv series will be launched during 2021.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Mini tv series of 6 episodes starring Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie. The show is about the winter soldier Bucky Barnes and the Falcon Sam Wilson who go together on an international mission.

Loki

One of the favorite Marvel villains comes back with his own tv series starring Tom Hiddleston. The tv series will follow Loki, Thor’s evil brother, after what happened after the events in “Avengers: End Game” changed his path.  The tv series is predicted to be launched on May 2021.

She Hulk

Comedy Tv show series starring Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo (as a guest actor) and Tim Roth. The Tv show is about Jennifer Walters, Lawyer specializing in superhero law and also Bruce Banner’s (The Hulk) cousin. Jennifer gets some of Hulk’s powers.

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What if…?

Animated tv series that tells “what if” stories about our beloved marvel heros. The show will talk about different story lines, like different dimensions, and will offer alternative realities for the well known stories. Some examples we can find are

  • What if Peggy Carter became captain marvel instead Steve Rogers?
  • What if T’Challa (Black Panther) was taken and adopted by Yondu instead Peter Quill?

Samsung New MicroLED TV Generation

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Samsung announced on their new MicroLED TV generation and start with presenting a a new massive size of 110-inch 4K resolution display.

The new model can split into 4 55-inch tv displays and is able to DisplayPort from 4 different sources.

The previous MicroLED TV models from Samsung’s “The Wall” series was for business and marketing or even for rich people, now the new Samsung’s MicroLED TV aims for the regular market.

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The MicroLED technology is a lot better than the OLED technology thanks to the ability to adjust a single LED. The Single LED light adjustment allows the TV to get “real” black display and high quality display for colors. The TV supports HDR 4K and 100% Adobe RGB and DCI protocols.

Another big advantages that MicroLED has over the OLED technology is the durability, which according to Samsung, the new model is stand for use up to 100,000 hours or up to 11 years of usages.

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The new generation models gives the ability to Samsung to produce televisions with screen ratio of 99%. In addition to that, Samsung is able to equip the televisions with 5.1 stereo surround system and support Object Tracking Sound Pro technology which gives the ability for smart sound adjustment to the content that is displayed on the screen.

The new Samsung’s MicroLED televisions will be available for the global market at the beginning of 2021.

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More Netflix Content for December

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Netflix keeps on adding new content to its media streaming service, lets see what’s new!

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

Drama/Music movie featuring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. It is about the struggles of Ma Rainey and her band to record blues songs in Chicago in 1927.

The Professor and the Madman (2019)

Mel Gibson and Sean Penn star in this movie about the life of the Professor -James Murray and the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal feature in this thriller movie about an art gallery owner haunted by her ex-husband’s novel that comes to life.

Braven (2018)

Action Movie featuring Jason Momoa. The movie is about logger and his father that find themselves in a kill or be killed situation while they encounter a drug dealers gang.

The Midnight Sky (2020)

Sci-fi space thriller starring George Clooney and Felicity Jones about a lone scientist in a race to contact and warn a crew of astronauts about mysterious global catastrophe that happens on earth.

Rango (2011)

Johnny Depp features in this animated film about a chameleon named Rango who aspires to be a hero.

The Prom (2020)

Musical Movie directed by Ryan Murphy that tells about group of people that come to help a young girl who fight for her rights to take her girlfriend to the Prom in Indiana. This movie features – Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman and many others!

So, what will you watch this month?

Netflix’s New Content For December

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Netflix uploads new and old tv shows and movies this month so you and your family would enjoy some quality time in front of the TV.

50 First Dates (2004)

Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a man who is afraid of commitment until he meets Lucy.
Lucy loses her memory each and every day so Henry has to make her fall in love with him again.

Chef (2014)

After losing his job at a popular restaurant, Chef Carl Casper attempts to start fresh by fixing up a food truck.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

One of the famous movies of all time. The story is about an alien who is left behind on Earth and is saved by young Elliot who decides to keep him hidden and help him go back to his friends.

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

The 2nd movie of kung fu panda sequel. The movie is about Po who takes it upon himself to foil the plans of murderous peacock called Shen who intends to conquer China and destroy kung fu once and for all.

Marauders (2016)

Bruce Willis and Dave Bautista star in this action crime thriller about a group of untraceable bank robbers.

Nate – A One Man Show (2020)

Netflix Original – Stand-up show by Natalie Palamides.

Peppermint (2018)

Thriller movie starring Jennifer Garner about a woman who is seeking revenge for the death of her husband and daughter.

Quigley Down Under (1990)

Wild Western movie starring Tom Selleck and Laura San Giacomo about an American rifleman who accept a sharpshooter duty job.

Runaway Bride (1999)

A big-city reporter came to interview a small-town handywoman who has made a habit to runway from wedding and commitments, during the interview he falls in love with her.

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Mystery/Thriller movie about Robert (Tom Hanks) who travels from Paris to London to unravel a bizarre murder.

Assassin’s Creed is Coming to Netflix

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Netflix announced their cooperation with Ubisoft, and we are expected to see 2 of Ubisoft’s games turn into a TV series. The first series that was announced as a part of the agreement is the Assassin’s Creed game series.

The Assassin’s Creed game series started in 2007 and combined action game style, history and science fiction.

The series is about long wars between the Assassins and Templars. The Assassins want freedom and freewill and Templars want order and control. Since 2007 11 games came out as part of this series.

Assassin’s Creed already came to screens with the movie “Assassin’s Creed” at 2016, which Michael Fassbender (“X-Men: Dark Phoenix”) took a main role there. And now, following the agreement with Netflix, the managers of Ubisoft’s television section start working on the TV version series along with Netflix.

The Assassin’s Creed tv series doesn’t have a director yet, which mean it is going to take a while until we see the tv show on the screens.

This is not the only game from Ubisoft that will end up as a TV series. Ubisoft and Apple brought the game Mythic Quest to Apple TV+ with the name “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet”.

Ubisoft also working on making a movie for their game Beyond Good & Evil. The movie will be made as a live action movie and will be directed by Rob Letterman (“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” director).

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Although Assassin’s Creed tv series is at the beginning stage, Netflix already released a short teaser in their twitter account – the Assassin’s symbol combine with Netflix logo

The Addams Family Comes Back to TV

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Tim Burton have announced that he started developing a new tv series – “The Addams Family” which will be the first major live-action TV series since 90s. Tim is an American filmmaker, animator, and artist. He is best known for his gothic fantasy and horror films.

The “Smallville” executive producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar will be head writers on the show and executive producers along with Burton. The TV series will focus on how the Addams Family will live in modern days and on Wednesday Addams’s life.

The Addams Family idea began back in 1938 as a comic book by Charles Adams, which created it as parody of the classic American family. The family stands against the vision of how American family supposed to be – the family lives in a scary gothic mansion, which gave them shelter from people that rejected them and categories them as “not normal”. “Addams Family” was out on 1964.

On the 90s, the family came back to the screens, but this time to the big screens thanks to Barry Sonnenfeld’s (Director of “Man In Black”) films and the actors Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci. Addams Family even got an animated movie version for kids at 2019 with the family members got dubbed by Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”), Charlize Theron (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Chloë Grace Moretz (“KickAss”) and Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”).

The new series from MGM haven’t been purchased yet, but Burton started negation with some media service provider and production companies (such as Netflix) to get things moving.

Fast And Furious Series Will End After The 11th Movie

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While the 9th movie of Fast and Furious series is already finished and waiting for its premiere, Universal Pictures studio announced that the 10th and 11th will be the last movies for this series.

Justin Lin, the director of the last 5 out of 9 Fast & Furious movies, started his journey on the 3rd movie, which took Fast & Furious to Tokyo. Lin might end the movie series with movie that splits into 2 parts like what happened with the Avengers – “Infinite War” and “Endgame”.

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The list of the actors that going to be in the last 2 movies haven’t been published yet. We can assume that the main actors will be there. Among them you can find Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson.

Since those 2 movies will recap the series we might as well see actors that took small roles in the series like Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Even if Universal Pictures about to recap the Fast & Furious franchise, it doesn’t mean they going to give up completely on the successful series. Since Fast & Furious 10th and 11th will end the first series, we still have more Fast & Furious contents. For example, we had the spin off Hobbs & Shaw, we also have the animated kid show series the Fast & Furious Spy Racers that come back with 2nd season on Netflix early this month.

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More then that, Universal Pictures announced another spin off that currently at screenplay stages. The movie will focus on female characters and the screenwriter of this movie will be none other than Nicole Perlman who was the screenwriter of “Guardians Of The Galaxy” and “Captain Marvel”.

Meanwhile, the next movie Fast & Furious 9 will be on the big screens on May 2021. On the actors list of this movie, among the regular crew, you can find the wrestler John Cena, Cardi B and a special guest – Helen Mirren.