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Casting can be a fluid thing in show business. Sometimes an actor quits, gets injured or gets fired halfway through a season which forces the studio to write them out or do a switcheroo with a new actor. They hope the audience hasn’t gotten too attached to the original yet, so they can make the change without many people noticing. Janet Hubert played the role of Vivian Banks for three years, and was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid. Supposedly Will Smith and Janet had some “issues.” Here are a few shows that decided to keep the character and replace them with a different actor. Did you notice?


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