Second Character Stars

Marianne2
Broadway Legend
joined:3/28/08
Second Character Stars
Posted: 10/5/12 at 02:45pm
I always liked the Ropers on Three's Company. They were funny. Too bad their spin off was not a hit. But, their seasons of the show are my favorites. It was still good after they left, but it went a bit down hill.
"I don't want the pretty lights to come and get me."-Homecoming 2005 "You can't pray away the gay."-Callie Torres on Grey's Anatomy. Ignored Users: suestorm, N2N Nate., Owen22, master bates
SonofRobbieJ
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/09
Second Character Stars
Posted: 10/5/12 at 02:54pm
There was a not particularly great sitcom on Fox in the 80's called DUET (or was it plural?). The leads were like watching ecru paint dry on a piece of sheetrock, but the secondary couple played by the marvelous Alison LaPlaca and Chris Lemmon (son of Jack) were fantastic.

At least, that's how I remember it.
Playbilly
Broadway Legend
joined:3/30/12
Second Character Stars
Posted: 10/5/12 at 02:56pm
Homer took over as the lead on "The Simpsons".

JJ/Walker on "Good Times". So much so, John Amos left.

Vinnie/Travolta on "Welcome Back Kotter"
"Through The Sacrifice You Made, We Can't Believe The Price You Paid..For Love!"
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Second Character Stars
Posted: 10/5/12 at 03:05pm
To the credit of Cloris Leachman, the MTM Show broadcast 168 episodes and Phyllis was only in 34 of them.
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Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
Second Character Stars
Posted: 10/5/12 at 07:10pm
re: Duet - after oen season, they dumped the one couple, and kept Alison LaPlaca. It was retitled "Open House", concentrating on LaPlaca's real estate office. Her secretary was Ellen Degeneres.

There was a show in the early days of the WB Network called "Zooey, Duncan Jack and Jane" - a sort of hipster rip-off of "Friends'. After one season, they dumped three of the four leads, keeping only Selma Blair, and retitling it simply "Zooey".

A Different World" started as Lisa Bonet's spin-off of the Cosby Show. Soon, Bonet was gone, and Whitley and Dwayne became the focus of the show.
SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
Second Character Stars
Posted: 10/5/12 at 07:48pm
Ha! Here's one for the old timers. Cleo stole the show on The People's choice!
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E.Davis
Broadway Legend
joined:1/1/08
Second Character Stars
Posted: 10/5/12 at 11:06pm
Jane Krakowski's Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock
"I think lying to children is really important, it sets them off on the right track" -Sherie Rene Scott-

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