Did these shows have the same main cast in both the first and last seasons?

Some went through drastic changes while others stayed exactly the same!

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It's incredibly difficult to get a show on TV let alone one that becomes successful. It's even harder to keep that successful show consistent from the first season to the last season. Cast changes are common on long-running shows but actor replacements can happen after just one season — or even just a few episodes!

Here are some classic television shows from the 1950s to the '80s. A few stayed virtually the same all the way through while some went through different iterations. Can you guess which series had the same cast for both the first and last seasons?

  1. Were all four Cleaver family members in both the first and last seasons of Leave it to Beaver?
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  2. Were all 11 Waltons in both the first and last seasons?
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  3. Were all these first-season cast members there for Gunsmoke's last season?
  4. Were these four Beverly Hillbillies in both the first and last seasons of the show?
  5. Were the four main friends on Happy Days all still part of the regular cast for the last season?
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  6. Were all nine Brady Bunch actors there from season one to season five?
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  7. Here's the first season cast of Mama's Family. Were they all there for the last season?
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  8. Were all these actors on My Three Sons in the last season?
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  9. Were these three core cast members on The Rifleman in both the first and last seasons?
  10. Were these first-season Hogan's Heroes actors all in the last season?
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  11. Was each member of the Petrie family in both the first and last seasons of The Dick Van Dyke Show?
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  12. Were all seven castaways on Gilligan's Island in both the first and last seasons?
  13. There were six members of the Barkley family in the first season of The Big Valley. Were they all in the last season?
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Did these shows have the same main cast in both the first and last seasons?

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vinman63 13 days ago
I guess on #13 and got them all right.
Greg 14 days ago
MAIN cast members of shows that were not on for entire run of show.
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The Waltons Ralph Waite as John Walton Michael Learned as Olivia Walton Ellen Corby as Esther Walton
Will Geer as Grandfather Walton Richard Thomas as John-Boy Walton
Gunsmoke Dennis Weaver as Chester Goode Amanda Blake as Miss Kitty
Happy Days Ron Howard as Richie Don Most as Ralph Malph
Mama's Family Eric Brown as Vinton "Buzz" Harper, Jr Karin Argoud as Sonja Harper
My 3 Sons William Frawley as Bub Tim Considine as Mike Douglas
Hogan's Heros Ivan Dixon as Kinchlo Cynthia Lynn as Helga
Big Valley Charles Briles as Eugene Barkly
DIGGER1 16 days ago
Did these shows have the same main cast in both the first and last seasons?
You got 12 out of 13
Did you get them all right or did you have to let a few answers go before the end?
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I missed #13.
Tommy 21 days ago
13/13... Almost missed my three sons. Remembered mike left...also mamas family family the girl sonya left after 1st or 2nd season. Hope all have a great weekend
Jacki 23 days ago
11 out of 13. Got #7 and 10 wrong. Some I just guessed.
Pilaf 23 days ago
11 out of 13. Missed The Big Valley & The Rifleman.
SashaPayneDiaz 24 days ago
11/13 Missed The Rifleman.....thought that Micah wasn't in the 1st season. I never watched any of the final season of Happy Days.........so who was missin'?........wasn't Arthur 'cos he jumped the shark.
Tommy SashaPayneDiaz 21 days ago
Richie left for sure I think ralph also but not sure. Arnold the restaurant owner also left after 2-3 seasons replaced by al
Moverfan Tommy 13 days ago
Yeah, Ralph was gone--he came home from the army and his dad said he'd buy him a car (I think) if he went back to school and became an optometrist. Al married Chachi's mom and they all moved to Chicago (Joanie Loves Chachi), so Fonzie went looking for somebody to buy Al's half of Arnold's...and I'll be damned if it wasn't Arnold!
TSeym22 28 days ago
11/13, missed #3 and #8. Never watched Gunsmoke and couldn't remember enough of My Three Sons.
GregLemieux 1 month ago
13/13. But I wish they would have indicated which people left rather than just saying "correct".
Bubba77511 1 month ago
13/13.....this one was easier than i thought
Dajj 1 month ago
12/13, not bad!! I loved those shows. A lot better than what is on now!!
Dajj 1 month ago
I luvved those shows!! A lpt better than what’s on now!!
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