23 TV Characters Recast After The Actor Quit the Show
Sarah Braverman (Parenthood)
ER actress Maura Tierney was originally cast as Sarah Braverman on the NBC drama Parenthood but she had to bow out of the role due to her breast cancer diagnosis. Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls fame then took over the role and became the Sarah Braverman we all know and love. Parenthood ran for six seasons and aired its series finale in 2015. In the end, this recast might have worked out for the best. Maura went on to be cast in a staring role in the Showtime drama The Affair, and Lauren married her Parenthood costar Peter Krause. All’s well that end’s well!