8 TV Shows That Lost Their Lead Actor But Kept Going
6. Two and a Half Men
After Charlie Sheen’s Two and a Half Men character Charlie Harper was unceremoniously killed off at the beginning of season nine and replaced with Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt, the show managed to keep going for another four seasons! In season 11, the show also lost Angus T. Jones. He had been relegated to recurring status for season 11, but he didn’t make another appearance until the show’s finale. The series was officially cancelled after 12 seasons in February 2015.
Sergeant Nicholas Brody was a central character for first three seasons of Homeland; however, given that his character was a double agent, it was going to be impossible to keep him around indefinitely. After his character was hanged during season three, the show continued on without him and has recently been renewed for a seventh and an eighth season, which will be the series’ last.