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Forums: Children: adding youngsters in later seasons

  • Avatar of skippercollecto


    [1]Dec 18, 2013
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    I know of many long-running series that, in their later seasons, would add younger children to the cast since the original children were now teens or college age. These are the ones I know of:

    My Three Sons--Ernie

    The Brady Bunch--Oliver (definitely the most infamous and best-known of the added children)

    Here Come the Brides--Molly and Christopher


    Little House on the Prairie--James and Cassandra

    The Waltons--Jeffrey and Serena

    Are there any others?

    This phenomenon is not limited to TV shows. I know of one book series, written in the early 1900s (about the time TV was being invented), and that is Anne of Green Gables. In the later books, after Anne was a teenager, Lucy Maud Montgomery added Davy and Dora to live with Marilla.

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  • Avatar of skbrettbug


    [2]Dec 25, 2013
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    Cousin Oliver was a dud. Nuff said

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