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Shows that had to work around an actress’ real life pregnancy (and how they dealt with it)

  1. Friends - Courtney Cox. concealed with a combination of camouflage clothing and camera angles
  2. Cheers - Shelley Long. Lots of behind-the-bar shifts, and most notably, she spent an entire episode in the heating vent beneath the floor.
  3. Angel - Charisma Carpenter. Her pregnancy was initially hidden, then she got possessed and wore long cloaks, then her character got pregnant in the storyline and she gave birth to Vincent Kartheiser.
  4. Spaced - Jessica Stevenson. Concealed with baggy clothing. She’s noticeably thinner (and dresses more revealingly) in the second season.
  5. Moonlighting - Cybill Shepherd. Filmed around her absences, which didn’t work, and helped to end the series.
  6. Frasier - Jane Leeves. Wrote in a storyline where character Daphne gained lots of weight due to stress eating from relationship with Niles.

Shows that had to work around an actress’ real life pregnancy (and how they dealt with it)

  1. Friends - Courtney Cox. concealed with a combination of camouflage clothing and camera angles
  2. Cheers - Shelley Long. Lots of behind-the-bar shifts, and most notably, she spent an entire episode in the heating vent beneath the floor.
  3. Angel - Charisma Carpenter. Her pregnancy was initially hidden, then she got possessed and wore long cloaks, then her character got pregnant in the storyline and she gave birth to Vincent Kartheiser.
  4. Spaced - Jessica Stevenson. Concealed with baggy clothing. She’s noticeably thinner (and dresses more revealingly) in the second season.
  5. Moonlighting - Cybill Shepherd. Filmed around her absences, which didn’t work, and helped to end the series.
  6. Frasier - Jane Leeves. Wrote in a storyline where character Daphne gained lots of weight due to stress eating from relationship with Niles.
  7. Grey’s Anatomy - Meredith was put on bed rest after giving her father part of her liver.

Shows that had to work around an actress’ real life pregnancy (and how they dealt with it)

  1. Friends - Courtney Cox. concealed with a combination of camouflage clothing and camera angles
  2. Cheers - Shelley Long. Lots of behind-the-bar shifts, and most notably, she spent an entire episode in the heating vent beneath the floor.
  3. Angel - Charisma Carpenter. Her pregnancy was initially hidden, then she got possessed and wore long cloaks, then her character got pregnant in the storyline and she gave birth to Vincent Kartheiser.
  4. Spaced - Jessica Stevenson. Concealed with baggy clothing. She’s noticeably thinner (and dresses more revealingly) in the second season.
  5. Moonlighting - Cybill Shepherd. Filmed around her absences, which didn’t work, and helped to end the series.
  6. Frasier - Jane Leeves. Wrote in a storyline where character Daphne gained lots of weight due to stress eating from relationship with Niles.
  7. Grey’s Anatomy - Meredith was put on bed rest after giving her father part of her liver.
  8. I Dream of Jeannie - Barbara Eden. Costuming and prop placement; she was pregnant in the pilot episode.

Shows that had to work around an actress’ real life pregnancy (and how they dealt with it)

  1. Friends - Courtney Cox. concealed with a combination of camouflage clothing and camera angles
  2. Cheers - Shelley Long. Lots of behind-the-bar shifts, and most notably, she spent an entire episode in the heating vent beneath the floor.
  3. Angel - Charisma Carpenter. Her pregnancy was initially hidden, then she got possessed and wore long cloaks, then her character got pregnant in the storyline and she gave birth to Vincent Kartheiser.
  4. Spaced - Jessica Stevenson. Concealed with baggy clothing. She’s noticeably thinner (and dresses more revealingly) in the second season.
  5. Moonlighting - Cybill Shepherd. Filmed around her absences, which didn’t work, and helped to end the series.
  6. Frasier - Jane Leeves. Wrote in a storyline where character Daphne gained lots of weight due to stress eating from relationship with Niles.
  7. Grey’s Anatomy - Meredith was put on bed rest after giving her father part of her liver.
  8. I Dream of Jeannie - Barbara Eden. Costuming and prop placement; she was pregnant in the pilot episode.
  9. The X-Files - Gillian Anderson. Alien abduction! Bet every show wishes it could do that.

Shows that had to work around an actress’ real life pregnancy (and how they dealt with it)

  1. Friends - Courtney Cox. concealed with a combination of camouflage clothing and camera angles
  2. Cheers - Shelley Long. Lots of behind-the-bar shifts, and most notably, she spent an entire episode in the heating vent beneath the floor.
  3. Angel - Charisma Carpenter. Her pregnancy was initially hidden, then she got possessed and wore long cloaks, then her character got pregnant in the storyline and she gave birth to Vincent Kartheiser.
  4. Spaced - Jessica Stevenson. Concealed with baggy clothing. She’s noticeably thinner (and dresses more revealingly) in the second season.
  5. Moonlighting - Cybill Shepherd. Filmed around her absences, which didn’t work, and helped to end the series.
  6. Frasier - Jane Leeves. Wrote in a storyline where character Daphne gained lots of weight due to stress eating from relationship with Niles.
  7. Grey’s Anatomy - Meredith was put on bed rest after giving her father part of her liver.
  8. I Dream of Jeannie - Barbara Eden. Costuming and prop placement; she was pregnant in the pilot episode.
  9. The X-Files - Gillian Anderson. Alien abduction! Bet every show wishes it could do that.
  10. The Cosby Show - Phylicia Rashad’s character was bed-ridden due to a pinched nerve.

Shows that had to work around a cast member’s death, and how they did it

  1. NewsRadio: Phil Hartman - The cast assembles in the news room after attending Bill McNeal’s funeral and read letters he wrote to them in the event of his firing or his death (“since my formidable talent would preclude the former, I’ll have to assume that the latter is true”).

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Shows that had to work around a cast member’s death, and how they did it

  1. NewsRadio : Phil Hartman - The cast assembles in the news room after attending Bill McNeal’s funeral and read letters he wrote to them in the event of his firing or his death (“since my formidable talent would preclude the former, I’ll have to assume that the latter is true”).
  2. Monk: Stanley Kamel - When Monk’s therapist died of a heart attack in real life, they simply wrote that his character suffered the same fate into the script.

Shows that had to work around a cast member’s death, and how they did it

  1. NewsRadio : Phil Hartman - The cast assembles in the news room after attending Bill McNeal’s funeral and read letters he wrote to them in the event of his firing or his death (“since my formidable talent would preclude the former, I’ll have to assume that the latter is true”).
  2. Monk : Stanley Kamel - When Monk’s therapist died of a heart attack in real life, they simply wrote that his character suffered the same fate into the script.
  3. Sesame Street - Will Lee - Instead of writing him off or recasting the role, the producers made an episode that addressed his death.

Shows that had to work around a cast member’s death, and how they did it

  1. NewsRadio: Phil Hartman - The cast assembles in the news room after attending Bill McNeal’s funeral and read letters he wrote to them in the event of his firing or his death (“since my formidable talent would preclude the former, I’ll have to assume that the latter is true”).
  2. Monk: Stanley Kamel - When Monk’s therapist died of a heart attack in real life, they simply wrote that his character suffered the same fate into the script.
  3. Sesame Street - Will Lee - Instead of writing him off or recasting the role, the producers made an episode that addressed his death.
  4. The Sopranos: Nancy Marchand - Producers used outtakes, CGI and a body double to create one more scene between her and James Gandolfini, before having her character die of natural causes later in the episode

Shows that had to work around a cast member’s death, and how they did it

  1. NewsRadio: Phil Hartman - The cast assembles in the news room after attending Bill McNeal’s funeral and read letters he wrote to them in the event of his firing or his death (“since my formidable talent would preclude the former, I’ll have to assume that the latter is true”).
  2. Monk: Stanley Kamel - When Monk’s therapist died of a heart attack in real life, they simply wrote that his character suffered the same fate into the script.
  3. Sesame Street - Will Lee - Instead of writing him off or recasting the role, the producers made an episode that addressed his death.
  4. The Sopranos: Nancy Marchand - Producers used outtakes, CGI and a body double to create one more scene between her and James Gandolfini, before having her character die of natural causes later in the episode
  5. The West Wing: John Spencer - His character Leo McGarry died offstage of a heart attack on Election Night; all the main cast later gathered for his funeral as Vice President-elect.

Shows that had to work around a cast member’s death, and how they did it

  1. NewsRadio : Phil Hartman - The cast assembles in the news room after attending Bill McNeal’s funeral and read letters he wrote to them in the event of his firing or his death (“since my formidable talent would preclude the former, I’ll have to assume that the latter is true”).
  2. Monk : Stanley Kamel - When Monk’s therapist died of a heart attack in real life, they simply wrote that his character suffered the same fate into the script.
  3. Sesame Street - Will Lee - Instead of writing him off or recasting the role, the producers made an episode that addressed his death.
  4. The Sopranos : Nancy Marchand - Producers used outtakes, CGI and a body double to create one more scene between her and James Gandolfini, before having her character die of natural causes later in the episode
  5. The West Wing : John Spencer - His character Leo McGarry died offstage of a heart attack on Election Night; all the main cast later gathered for his funeral as Vice President-elect.
  6. Archer: Jessica Walter - The last few appearances of Malory Archer used previously recorded dialogue and/or outtakes. In the final episode of the season, Malory disappeared herself to a tropical beach with her old lover Ron Cadillac (voiced by Walter’s late husband Ron Leibman).

Shows that had to work around a cast member’s death, and how they did it

  1. NewsRadio : Phil Hartman - The cast assembles in the news room after attending Bill McNeal’s funeral and read letters he wrote to them in the event of his firing or his death (“since my formidable talent would preclude the former, I’ll have to assume that the latter is true”).
  2. Monk : Stanley Kamel - When Monk’s therapist died of a heart attack in real life, they simply wrote that his character suffered the same fate into the script.
  3. Sesame Street - Will Lee - Instead of writing him off or recasting the role, the producers made an episode that addressed his death.
  4. The Sopranos : Nancy Marchand - Producers used outtakes, CGI and a body double to create one more scene between her and James Gandolfini, before having her character die of natural causes later in the episode
  5. The West Wing : John Spencer - His character Leo McGarry died offstage of a heart attack on Election Night; all the main cast later gathered for his funeral as Vice President-elect.
  6. Archer : Jessica Walter - The last few appearances of Malory Archer used previously recorded dialogue and/or outtakes. In the final episode of the season, Malory disappeared herself to a tropical beach with her old lover Ron Cadillac (voiced by Walter’s late husband Ron Leibman).
  7. Doctor Who: William Hartnell - When it came time to bring all five Doctors together for the program’s 20th anniversary, the show recast Richard Hurndall as the First Doctor.

Shows that had to work around a cast member’s death, and how they did it

  1. NewsRadio : Phil Hartman - The cast assembles in the news room after attending Bill McNeal’s funeral and read letters he wrote to them in the event of his firing or his death (“since my formidable talent would preclude the former, I’ll have to assume that the latter is true”).
  2. Monk : Stanley Kamel - When Monk’s therapist died of a heart attack in real life, they simply wrote that his character suffered the same fate into the script.
  3. Sesame Street - Will Lee - Instead of writing him off or recasting the role, the producers made an episode that addressed his death.
  4. The Sopranos : Nancy Marchand - Producers used outtakes, CGI and a body double to create one more scene between her and James Gandolfini, before having her character die of natural causes later in the episode
  5. The West Wing : John Spencer - His character Leo McGarry died offstage of a heart attack on Election Night; all the main cast later gathered for his funeral as Vice President-elect.
  6. Archer : Jessica Walter - The last few appearances of Malory Archer used previously recorded dialogue and/or outtakes. In the final episode of the season, Malory disappeared herself to a tropical beach with her old lover Ron Cadillac (voiced by Walter’s late husband Ron Leibman).
  7. Doctor Who : William Hartnell - When it came time to bring all five Doctors together for the program’s 20th anniversary, the show recast Richard Hurndall as the First Doctor.
  8. The Adventures of Superman : John Hamilton - Died of a heart attack between seasons. They planned to have his character Perry White away on a secret assignment and replaced at the paper by his brother. Unfortunately, George Reeves died soon after and the show was cancelled instead.

Shows that had to work around a cast member’s death, and how they did it

  1. NewsRadio : Phil Hartman - The cast assembles in the news room after attending Bill McNeal’s funeral and read letters he wrote to them in the event of his firing or his death (“since my formidable talent would preclude the former, I’ll have to assume that the latter is true”).
  2. Monk : Stanley Kamel - When Monk’s therapist died of a heart attack in real life, they simply wrote that his character suffered the same fate into the script.
  3. Sesame Street - Will Lee - Instead of writing him off or recasting the role, the producers made an episode that addressed his death.
  4. The Sopranos : Nancy Marchand - Producers used outtakes, CGI and a body double to create one more scene between her and James Gandolfini, before having her character die of natural causes later in the episode
  5. The West Wing : John Spencer - His character Leo McGarry died offstage of a heart attack on Election Night; all the main cast later gathered for his funeral as Vice President-elect.
  6. Archer : Jessica Walter - The last few appearances of Malory Archer used previously recorded dialogue and/or outtakes. In the final episode of the season, Malory disappeared herself to a tropical beach with her old lover Ron Cadillac (voiced by Walter’s late husband Ron Leibman).
  7. Doctor Who : William Hartnell - When it came time to bring all five Doctors together for the program’s 20th anniversary, the show recast Richard Hurndall as the First Doctor.
  8. The Adventures of Superman : John Hamilton - Died of a heart attack between seasons. They planned to have his character Perry White away on a secret assignment and replaced at the paper by his brother. Unfortunately, George Reeves died soon after and the show was cancelled instead.
  9. The Big Bang Theory - Carol Ann Susi who played Wolowitz’s mom Debbie - killed off in her sleep while on vacation in Florida.

Shows that had to work around a cast member’s death, and how they did it

  1. NewsRadio : Phil Hartman - The cast assembles in the news room after attending Bill McNeal’s funeral and read letters he wrote to them in the event of his firing or his death (“since my formidable talent would preclude the former, I’ll have to assume that the latter is true”).
  2. Monk : Stanley Kamel - When Monk’s therapist died of a heart attack in real life, they simply wrote that his character suffered the same fate into the script.
  3. Sesame Street - Will Lee - Instead of writing him off or recasting the role, the producers made an episode that addressed his death.
  4. The Sopranos : Nancy Marchand - Producers used outtakes, CGI and a body double to create one more scene between her and James Gandolfini, before having her character die of natural causes later in the episode
  5. The West Wing : John Spencer - His character Leo McGarry died offstage of a heart attack on Election Night; all the main cast later gathered for his funeral as Vice President-elect.
  6. Archer : Jessica Walter - The last few appearances of Malory Archer used previously recorded dialogue and/or outtakes. In the final episode of the season, Malory disappeared herself to a tropical beach with her old lover Ron Cadillac (voiced by Walter’s late husband Ron Leibman).
  7. Doctor Who : William Hartnell - When it came time to bring all five Doctors together for the program’s 20th anniversary, the show recast Richard Hurndall as the First Doctor.
  8. The Adventures of Superman : John Hamilton - Died of a heart attack between seasons. They planned to have his character Perry White away on a secret assignment and replaced at the paper by his brother. Unfortunately, George Reeves died soon after and the show was cancelled instead.
  9. The Big Bang Theory - Carol Ann Susi who played Wolowitz’s mom Debbie - killed off in her sleep while on vacation in Florida.
  10. Rizzoli & Isles - Lee Thompson Young, who played Barry Frost, committed suicide. On the show, the character died in a car accident (he wasn’t at fault-- IIRC, he was a pedestrian); quite a lot of the following season was given over to the cast, especially Rizzoli, dealing with his loss, instead of encapsulating it into a single episode, and then forgetting about it.

NEXT: Shows with a character who is heard (or just talked about extensively), but not seen (or possibly seen in shadows, and brief glimpses). Characters visible to only one other character don’t count.

  1. Rhoda – Carlton the doorman

NEXT: Shows with a character who is heard (or just talked about extensively), but not seen (or possibly seen in shadows, and brief glimpses). Characters visible to only one other character don’t count.

  1. Rhoda – Carlton the doorman
  2. Cheers – Vera Peterson (Norm’s wife)

NEXT: Shows with a character who is heard (or just talked about extensively), but not seen (or possibly seen in shadows, and brief glimpses). Characters visible to only one other character don’t count.

  1. Rhoda – Carlton the doorman
  2. Cheers – Vera Peterson (Norm’s wife)
  3. Charlie’s Angels - Charlie

Shows with a character who is heard (or just talked about extensively), but not seen (or possibly seen in shadows, and brief glimpses). Characters visible to only one other character don’t count.

  1. Rhoda – Carlton the doorman
  2. Cheers – Vera Peterson (Norm’s wife)
  3. Charlie’s Angels - Charlie
  4. Mork & Mindy - Orson

Shows with a character who is heard (or just talked about extensively), but not seen (or possibly seen in shadows, and brief glimpses). Characters visible to only one other character don’t count.

  1. Rhoda – Carlton the doorman
  2. Cheers – Vera Peterson (Norm’s wife)
  3. Charlie’s Angels - Charlie
  4. Mork & Mindy - Orson
  5. Friends - Ugly Naked Guy

Shows with a character who is heard (or just talked about extensively), but not seen (or possibly seen in shadows, and brief glimpses). Characters visible to only one other character don’t count.

  1. Rhoda – Carlton the doorman
  2. Cheers – Vera Peterson (Norm’s wife)
  3. Charlie’s Angels - Charlie
  4. Mork & Mindy - Orson
  5. Friends - Ugly Naked Guy
  6. Fraiser - Maris

Shows with a character who is heard (or just talked about extensively), but not seen (or possibly seen in shadows, and brief glimpses). Characters visible to only one other character don’t count.

  1. Rhoda – Carlton the doorman
  2. Cheers – Vera Peterson (Norm’s wife)
  3. Charlie’s Angels - Charlie
  4. Mork & Mindy - Orson
  5. Friends - Ugly Naked Guy
  6. Fraiser - Maris
  7. Magnum PI - Robin Masters