17 TV Actors Who Were Fired Or Replaced So Quickly, You Probably Didn't Even Notice

    I knew something seemed off about Pam's mom in The Office.

    In the past, we've asked people of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what continuity errors they've noticed on TV shows, and a lot of their responses included TV characters who were recast. Here are the best submissions:

    1. In Boy Meets World, Topanga's dad, Jedidiah, was first played by Peter Tork in seasons 2 and 3, then he was played by Michael McKean in season 6, and he then was played by Mark Harelik in season 7.

    Peter Tork, Michael McKean, and Mark Harelik playing Jedidiah in different seasons

    2. Also in Boy Meets World, Topanga's mom, Rhiannon, was played by Annette O'Toole in season 6 and then by Marcia Cross in season 7.

    Annette O'Toole and Marcia Cross playing Rhiannon in different seasons

    3. In Gossip Girl, Blair's mom, Eleanor, was played by Florencia Lozano in the pilot and then was played by Margaret Colin after that.

    Florencia Lozano as Blair's mom in the pilot and Margaret Colin as Blair's mom later on

    4. In Friends, Jennifer Grey played Rachel’s former best friend Mindy in season 1, and then Jana Marie Hupp played her in season 2.

    Jennifer and Jana playing Mindy in different seasons

    5. Also in Friends, Anita Barone played Carol in the character's first appearance in Season 1, Episode 9. The character returned in Episode 9, and Jane Sibbett played the role from then until the show ended.

    Anita Barone as Carol and Jane Sibbett as Carol later on

    6. In Season 4 of The Big Bang Theory, Amy's mom, Mrs. Fowler, makes her first appearance in season 4 and is played by Annie O'Donnell. When she makes her first physical appearance in season 11, she is replaced by Kathy Bates.

    Annie O'Donnell playing Mrs. Fowler in a video chat and Kathy Bates playing her in later seasons

    7. In Pretty Little Liars, Jessica DiLaurentis, Alison's mom was played by Anne Marie DeLuise in the first episode. When the character returned in Season 2, she was recast with Andrea Parker.

    Anne Marie DeLuise as Jessica DiLaurentis in the pilot episode and Andrea Parker as Jessica later on

    8. In Pretty Little Liars, Toby Cavanaugh was played by James Neate in the pilot, and two episodes later he was by Keegan Allen until the end of the series.

    James and Keegan playing Toby in different seasons

    9. In The Office, Pam’s mom, Helene, was first played by Shannon Cochran in season 2, and then when the character returned in season 6, she was recast with Linda Purl.

    Pam's mom in seasons 2 and 6 played by different actors

    10. In the pilot episode of Glee, there's a picture of Rachel with her dads, but when they make their first physical appearance in Season 3 they are played by Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell, who were not the men in the photo.

    A picture of Rachel's dads from the pilot and then Jeff and Brian playing her dads in season 3

    11. In Arrested Development, Ann was played Alessandra Torresani in her first appearance in season 1, and then she was played by Mae Whitman in season 2 and on.

    Alessandra and Mae playing Ann in different seasons

    12. In Family Guy, Lacey Chabert voiced Meg for the first two seasons and then was replaced by Mila Kunis in Season 3.

    Pictures of Meg Griffin, Mila Kunis, and Lacey Chabert

    13. In Shameless, Mandy Milkovich was played by Jane Levy in season 1 and then was recast Emma Greenwell in season 2.

    Jane Levy and Emma Greenwell playing Mandy in different seasons

    14. In Pretty Little Liars, Jason DiLaurentis, Alison's brother, was also played by Parker Bagley in Season 1 and then by Drew Van Acker for the rest of the series.

    Parker Bagley as Jason in Season 1 and Drew Van Acker as Jason later on

    15. In The O.C., Shailene Woodley starred as Kaitlin Cooper during season 1, and when the character returned in season 3, she was recast with Willa Holland.

    Shailene Woodley and Willa Holland playing Kaitlyn in different seasons

    16. In Last Man Standing, Kristin was played by Alexandra Krosney during season 1 and by Amanda Fuller in season 2 and on.

    Alexanda and Amanda playing Kristin in different seasons

    17. And in Boy Meets World, Lily Gibson starred as Morgan Matthews for the first two seasons before she was replaced by Lindsay Ridgeway for the rest of the series.

    Lily and Lindsay playing Morgan in different seasons

    Who are other TV characters most people forgot were recast? Let us know in the comments!