How many prime time TV shows can you think of where an actor or actress was replaced, and we were supposed to pretend nothing had changed?
I can think of…
Dick York/Dick Sargent on “Bewitched”
Two different Marilyns on “The Munsters”
Two different drummers on “The Partridge Family”
Short, stacked, English Emma Samms replacing tall, skinny, American Pamela Sue Martin on “Dynasty.”
Donna Reed replacing Barbara Bel Geddes on “Dallas.”
Meg Foster/Sharon Gless on “Cagney & Lacey”
This is COMMON on daytime soaps, but what other rime time shows have kept a character while changing the actor?