'American Idol'
August 3rd, 2010
02:10 PM ET

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Joe Gausch

    WRESTLING!!!!!
    Back in the day-the new"Razor Ramon" as well as the new "Diesel".
    This clearly did not work,and was put asleep quickly.
    Also,the many re-incarnation's of the "Ultimate Warrior"!!!

    August 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. joe gausch

    O.K.-i will feed in to this.
    1)Darren from "Bewitched"disappear's,only to turn in to new "Darren"-later on in life we find out that the new "Darren" was a mo-YIKES!!!!
    2)"Cousin Oliver" from the "Brady Bunch"-technically not a "replacement",more like a "stimulus package"-neither stimulating nor packaged well.(no pun intended)
    3)The many new "Jan's" on all the rehashed "Brady Bunch" s**t.Huh?I still have my memory,please do not insult my intelligence!
    4)"Mr.Farley"- "3's Company"O.K.-we get the whole premise of the show-but please-Don Knott's?Nothing personal,Dono,but who on this show is supposed to be the mo?
    5)M*A*S*H*-yea,they used a loophole (War is Hell)but that show sucked s**t threw paper straw's once the original C.O. left.
    6)"Star Trek"-the gift that just keep's giving.
    I will think of some more.

    August 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. cashline

    Most of the examples given are a show changing hosts. It seems more difficult for a show to replace one character with another when one leaves or dies. James Garner was brought in to "8 simple Rules" after the death of John Ritter.

    August 4, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. Stephen Brown

    What about Sandy Duncan, transforming NBC's "Valerie" starring Valerie Harper to "Valerie's Family" and then "The Hogan Family." Killing off the family mom on a sitcom? Replacing her with Peter Pan turned Wheat Thins spokesperson as a batty aunt? Now that's awkward!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Brian

    The most shocking replacement I've ever seen, was when they got a new 'Steve' for 'Blue's Clues' on Nickolodeon. They just expected everyone to not notice! "Woah, did Steve gain 50 pounds and become a soft-spoken twit?" Oh wait, it's a replacement.

    August 4, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Barbara Perry

    It is a travesty that Adam Lambert was snubbed by the VMA awards. He is one of the most talented entertainers on the planet and his videos are great. What's with MTV?

    August 4, 2010 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
    • texas mom

      I don't see any problem with MTV the problem is him wake up and open your eyes. Not a great entertainer like stated. Sorry to burst your bubble.

      August 4, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • celticfaerie

      @texas mom

      Why don't you go see him in person before you make that assumption. Adam Lambert is incredibly talented, and his concerts are thoroughly entertaining.

      August 4, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. Daisy

    Janice Dickinson was excruciating to watch on ANTM and I was thrilled when she was replaced by Twiggy. I don't understand why Twiggy wasn't asked back.

    August 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. joe gausch

    The problem with today's entertainment is:
    1)WAY to many channel's.
    2)Not enough talent to justify the need.
    3)Re-hashed show's and script's(nothing new)
    Back in the day,most of these show's would not have seen the light of day.
    However,it is what it is...
    Surely the bar has been extremely lowerd...
    As long as people keep tuning in,this is what we get.
    I personally cannot wait for the next "cop-buddy" movie to come out,as well as talking animals and talking baby movies.
    Now that's entertainment........
    I am just waiting now to see how much lower it could possibly

    August 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fred L. Fraud

    I replaced my pants with a dress. Never felt better.

    August 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. joe gausch

    nothing like moron's using 50 cent word's to make themselves appear intelligent-i.e."jundra"

    August 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SherriM77

    Idol has become boring, not much of a talent pool left. Drying up and so are the judges. We need talented judges that know what they are talking about, one from each jundra. Something different.

    August 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • guinevere

      I'm a jerk, but I have to admit that I giggled at "jundra".

      (I think "genre" is what you meant.)

      August 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Clete

    All of these "stars" I've never heard of being replaced by other "stars" I've never heard of. I guess I need to come of the cave I've been living in and pay attention.

    August 3, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Caitlin

    Kat Deeley wasn't the original host for So You Think You Can Dance. She came in for season 2. What's awkward is that the show pretends season 1 doesn't exist. You don't hear about anything from that season: no former contestants or numbers or anything

    August 3, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. N

    Nothing's more awkward than Brian Dunkleman being replaced with more Ryan Seacrest.

    August 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |

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