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13 Sibling Characters From TV Shows Who Were Recast

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Noah Centineo Suddenly Replacing Jake T. Austin Was The Biggest Plot Twist The Fosters.

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Ruby Stokes played Francesca, Bridgerton’s sixth child, on Bridgerton for the first two seasons.

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Here it is in season 2:

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It was recently announced that Hannah Dodd would reprise the role for Season 3.

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Francesca only appeared briefly in a handful of episodes in the first two seasons. The recast is said to be due to Stokes’ starring role in the upcoming Netflix Lockwood & Co. and the resulting scheduling conflicts.

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Jake T. Austin played Jesus on The Fosters for the first two seasons.

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Noah Centineo reprized the role beginning in Season 3. He also reprized his character in the spin-off, good problem.

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Austin chose to leave The Fosters due to his character’s lack of screen time and desire to pursue other opportunities. In a since-deleted tweet, the actor explained, “I was only asked to come back for 3 episodes and wasn’t going to be able to work on anything else so I left…” However, he also underline that he was “honoured” to be part of a “groundbreaking” series.

Here they are in their roles side by side:

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Callum Wharry played Tommen’s younger brother, Joffrey and Myrcella, in seasons 1 and 2 of Game of thrones.

Dean-Charles Chapman reprized the role for seasons 4–6.

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It has never been formally explained why Wharry was recast, but the more likely explanation is that the writers had to age Tommen for the character’s more mature storylines. Fun fact: Before landing the role of Tommen, Chapman also played Martyn Lannister for just two episodes in Season 3.

Here they are in their roles side by side:

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Parker Bagley played Jason, Alison’s older brother, for the first season of Pretty little Liars.

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Drew Van Acker reprized the role for seasons 2–7.

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It’s unclear why Jason’s actor was traded, but he wasn’t the only one Pretty little Liars character to be recast – for example, Jason and Alison’s mother, Jessica, was played by Anne Marie DeLuise in the pilot, then by Andrea Parker from season 2 onwards. Additionally, Toby was played by James Neate in the pilot, and then by Keegan Allen for the rest of the series.

Here they are in their roles side by side:

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Valerie Jones played Judy, Winslow’s youngest daughter, in the pilot of Family matters.

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Jaimee Foxworth took over the role after the pilot and played Judy until Season 4, when her character strangely disappeared without any explanation.

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Here they are in their roles side by side:

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Bradley Stryker played Trey, Ryan’s older brother, in Season 1 of CO

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Logan Marshall-Green took over the role beginning in season 2.

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Here they are in their roles side by side:

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Also on COShailene Woodley originally played Kaitlin, Marissa’s little sister, in Season 1.

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The character was absent from Season 2, and Willa Holland took over the role from Season 3.

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In an interview with ET Canada, Woodley explained why she was recast: “I was 11 and I was a guest, recurring character or whatever. My character went to boarding school and when they decided to bring her back, they actually re-auditioned me to bring it back. But I didn’t hit puberty until late: I was 15 and had no boobs. So at 11, I was like a little girl. mouse. I looked like an 8 year old. So there was no weirdness when Willa Holland got it because she was so obviously cut out for the role…and I wasn’t so obviously not.

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Ric Carrott played Chuck, Cunningham’s eldest son, in the pilot of Happy Days.

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Gavan O’Herlihy reprized the role for the remainder of Season 1.

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The piece was later recast third time, with Randolph Roberts taking over for just two episodes in Season 2.

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Chuck’s character disappeared completely after Season 2. No explanation was ever given as to where he went, and all characters acted as if he never existed. The example is so infamous that he coined the term “Chuck Cunningham Syndrome”.

Here are the three Chucks in their roles side by side:

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Lily Nicksay played Morgan, Cory and Eric’s little sister, for the first two seasons of boy meets the world.

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Lindsay Ridgeway took over the character from season 3.

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Nicksay, who was just 4 when she played Morgan, called the recast a “mutual decision” between her parents and the producers. However, Nicksay reprized her role for the finale of the boy meets the world spin off, A girl meets the world – she appeared alongside Ridgeway!

Here they are in their roles side by side:

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Also on boy meets the worldDaniel Jacobs (son of series executive producer Michael Jacobs) played Josh, the Matthews family’s baby.

In A girl meets the worldhowever, Uriah Shelton took over the role.

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To be fair, this one makes sense – Jacobs didn’t pursue his acting career and Josh was a teenager at this point, so the difference wasn’t really noticeable. Yet still!

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Jazz Raycole played Claire, Kyle’s middle child, for the first season of My wife and children.

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Jennifer Freeman took over the role from season 2.

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In an interview with the Christian Post, Raycole explained why she was recast: “I was 12 when I got this job. The producers wanted something different; they wanted someone a little older. I wasn’t ready for that. I ended up going to New York to dance, which was my first love. I really thank God for that because I was able to grow and travel.

Here they are in their roles side by side:

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Lecy Goranson played Becky on Roseane from seasons 1 to 5.

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However, Goranson then came return and occasionally played the character during Season 8 whenever Chalke was unavailable. Chalke then took over the role full-time in Season 10. The writers eventually turned the confusing cast into a running gag on the show. Goranson reprized her role as Becky in the reboot, The Conners. Chalke also appeared in the reboot as another character, Andrea, to add to the joke.

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Here they are in their roles side by side:

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And finally, Lisa Robin Kelly played Laurie, Eric’s older sister, on That 70s show in seasons 1-3 and season 5.

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Christina Moore reprized the role for Season 6.

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Kelly was replaced after she began having drinking problems and took a leave of absence from acting. She passed away in 2013.

Here they are in their roles side by side: