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    Default Shows that never added a cast member

    Can you think of shows that maintained the same main cast from beginning to end.

    At first I thought just Seinfeld and Friends but then I remembered Elaine isn't in the pilot so just Friends.

    Even Star Trek TNG subbed Pulaski for Crusher for a season.

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    Quantum Leap because only main cast is Sam & Al.
    Thank you America for voting for change.

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    Star Trek: Enterprise never changed its main crew. Funny thing is, had it received a 5th season, then it wouldn't qualify for this thread, because Shon (Jeffrey Combs) would have been added to the main cast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBatmanFan05 View Post
    Quantum Leap because only main cast is Sam & Al.
    That's a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyke View Post
    Star Trek: Enterprise never changed its main crew. Funny thing is, had it received a 5th season, then it wouldn't qualify for this thread, because Shon (Jeffrey Combs) would have been added to the main cast.
    I gave up on season 2.

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    Hmmm... let's see, only counting shows that ran more than one season, and not counting supporting cast...

    The Addams Family
    All in the Family
    Arrested Development
    The Big Valley
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    The Flintstones
    Gilligan's Island
    I Love Lucy (not counting Little Ricky)
    Leverage
    The Odd Couple (I think Randall and Klugman were the only credited main cast)
    WKRP in Cincinnati
    Xena: Warrior Princess (again, Lawless and O'Connor were the only main cast)

    I would say The Simpsons, but Hank Azaria wasn't credited as main cast until season 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewCrossett View Post
    Hmmm... let's see, only counting shows that ran more than one season, and not counting supporting cast...

    The Addams Family
    All in the Family
    Arrested Development
    The Big Valley
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    The Flintstones
    Gilligan's Island
    I Love Lucy (not counting Little Ricky)
    Leverage
    The Odd Couple (I think Randall and Klugman were the only credited main cast)
    WKRP in Cincinnati
    Xena: Warrior Princess (again, Lawless and O'Connor were the only main cast)

    I would say The Simpsons, but Hank Azaria wasn't credited as main cast until season 2.
    Leverage lost Bellman for half a season and added Jeri Ryan. I never watch Arrested development or all in the family or big valley. How long did wkrp last? Xena is a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwerty View Post
    Leverage lost Bellman for half a season and added Jeri Ryan. I never watch Arrested development or all in the family or big valley. How long did wkrp last? Xena is a good one.
    Was Jeri Ryan ever credited as a regular cast member?

    WKRP ran for 3 seasons with no cast changes.

    Oh, and I would add The Munsters, The Partridge Family, and the Brady Bunch. (I don't count Cousin Oliver.)

    I may have cheated a bit with Xena. I don't think Renee O'Connor was officially credited as a main cast member until some time into the first or second season, though she was in every single episode but one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewCrossett View Post
    Hmmm... let's see, only counting shows that ran more than one season, and not counting supporting cast...

    The Addams Family
    All in the Family
    Arrested Development
    The Big Valley
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    The Flintstones
    Gilligan's Island
    I Love Lucy (not counting Little Ricky)
    Leverage
    The Odd Couple (I think Randall and Klugman were the only credited main cast)
    WKRP in Cincinnati
    Xena: Warrior Princess (again, Lawless and O'Connor were the only main cast)

    I would say The Simpsons, but Hank Azaria wasn't credited as main cast until season 2.
    Flintstones added Pebbles and Bam Bam.

    My wife agrees with you on Dick Van Dyke (Although she says the pilot was different) and I love Lucy.

    My own nomination.
    The Librarians, unless we want to disqualify it for the Noah Wyle's character.
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    ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (1950s George Reeves series, though the actress for Lois Lane was replaced)

    SHAZAM! (1970s Filmation live-action series, though the actor for Captain Marvel was replaced)

    THE MONKEES

    GET SMART (original run, not later TV movies)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordMikel View Post
    Flintstones added Pebbles and Bam Bam.
    I don't think they would be considered main cast members, though. On live action shows infant characters aren't main cast, though in the case of The Flintstones it's hard to define what counts as "main cast."

    Quote Originally Posted by LordMikel View Post
    My own nomination.
    The Librarians, unless we want to disqualify it for the Noah Wyle's character.
    He was in it from the beginning, though. I think he's only credited as a guest star on the episodes he's in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewCrossett View Post
    The Flintstones
    The Great Gazoo.jpg

    The Great Gazoo disagrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choptop View Post
    The Great Gazoo.jpg

    The Great Gazoo disagrees.
    Not a main cast member.

    Friends? I don't think anyone but the core 6 were ever credited as main cast members.

    Hogan's Heroes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewCrossett View Post
    Not a main cast member.
    yes he was in the last 11 eps.

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