Sometimes actors and actresses decide to move on from a TV show when their contract is up even though the show is still going strong. Other times, they are fired and don’t have a choice but to move on. These characters are almost always replaced, but audiences aren’t always happy with the replacement character. Here are 10 character replacements ranked:
10. Kaitlyn Cooper – The O.C.
Although Taylor Townsend was made a series regular so that she could replace Mischa Barton’s character Marissa Cooper as Ryan Atwood’s love interest on The O.C., Kaitlin Cooper (played by Willa Holland) was also brought in to replace the character, but she ended up being even more annoying than her sister. It felt like the writers didn’t really know what to do with her character, which is probably why she received such lame storylines. After her joining the cast full time during season four, the show’s ratings continued to drop and it was cancelled in January 2007, a month before the fourth season had concluded.