9 Characters from Old-School CW Shows That Were Actually Recast

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When you fall in love with a show, you begin to feel as if the characters are not only real, but they’re your friends. You talk as if you know them personally and sometimes even forget that the actors are their own person separate from the TV show. It’s hard to imagine the actor playing anyone other than your favorite character, and it’s even harder to think of someone else portraying your favorite character.

We’ve found out some insane casting secrets from some of the biggest shows, including a whopping 20 recast characters from Game of Thrones. It’s made us wonder what other shows could have been completely different, so we did some digging and found out that some of the biggest old-school CW shows had some major recasts. Check out the gallery to see if any of your faves made the list: