23 TV Characters Recast After The Actor Quit the Show
Darrin Stephens (Bewitched)
The massively popular Bewitched ran for eight seasons from 1964 to 1972. The show followed the misadventures of witch Samantha and her mortal husband Darrin. Actor Dick York played Darrin Stephens for the first five seasons of the show but after an on-set accident exacerbated his chronic pain condition and addiction to pain killers, he was replaced by Dick Sargent for the following three seasons. The show suffered a major ratings decline after Dick York was recast. During its run, Bewitched would be plagued by accidents and actors deaths, which caused many beloved characters to be recast or simply disappear.