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Live Poll: Successful Second Stints

Most actors or actresses only get one long lasting memorable run on TV series if any at all. Some however, have two successful runs on two long lasting series. Which of the actors or actresses listed below that got a second long lasting run on the tube do you think had the most successful second stint on TV?

(Note: Currently listed to a seven season or more stint on the second series. If unable to fill list with that criteria will lower to six season minimum on second series)

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls561125653/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/4QvKNl2ldjk

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3 months ago

What would you consider long-running?

There's Bryan Cranston with Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad (5-6 years each)

David Duchovny with X Files and Californication

Matthew Fox with Party of Five and Lost

Michael J. Fox with Family Ties and Spin City

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@Peter_pbn​ 

I for my part would consider TV-series with at least 10 seasons. I think that all TV-series shorter than 5 seasons wouldn't fit, if I had the idea. Half a decade isn't really long, but what's the measurement? That's a good question. And I guess that everyone has his/her own definition of time expansion. It would be good to define this issue in the criteria.

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@Breumaster​ 😀

Count  seasons or episodes ??

Daytime soaps - 5 days a week

sitcoms / cops / westerns  - 1 evening each week                

As the World Turns (1956-2010)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048845/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048845/reference/

The focus in on the upper class Hughes and Stewart families 

Elizabeth Hubbard ...   Lucinda Walsh   (1,975 episodes, 1984-2010)

Jon Hensley           ...   Holden Snyder   (1,962 episodes, 1985-2010)
Ellen Dolan            ...   Margo Hughes   (1,844 episodes, 1988-2010)
Colleen Zenk         ...   Barbara Ryan     (1,835 episodes, 1978-2010)
Don Hastings        ...   Bob Hughes       (1,834 episodes, 1960-2010)

and many oithers

These may or may not work on other shows with many seasons or episodes

I did not look

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Yes, but it's about the definition of "long lasting" in each TV-series mentioned in the poll. How long has to be "long" for the suggestors? Everyone has her/his own definition of "long". With a stated criterion of how long "long" is, everyone can better think off examples.

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@ACT_1@Peter_pbn @Breumaster Right now I'm only considering a non-soap series and that second series last at least 7 seasons. If I can't get enough to fill the list I may decrease the threshold to six seasons which would open up Michael J. Fox, and Bryan Cranston. I will add David Duchovony and Michael Landon from below.

Thank you both!

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@ACT_1​ Corrected typo and added not to description in post.

Thanks

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@Breumaster​ 

ACT_1
Mon, Jun 15, 2020
[ Staff: Add episode count ? ? ]

Add episode count to total 'Actor: TV credits' not just count TV shows
This would be more accurate account of the actor's work
like ?
Actor: TV (79 TV shows,  ___ episodes)

https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/imdbcom/staff-add-episode-count/5f4a7ca18815453dba0cffe6

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There aren't very many that make it past 5 seasons, AND are still funny. They tend to get silly as they spiral towards the inevitable shark jump

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3 months ago

themoviesmith

Quick look at your list of 19 images
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls561125653/copy

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? ?

Michael Landon
Born: October 31, 1936 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: July 1, 1991 (age 54) in Malibu, California, USA

Highway to Heaven (TV Series)  1984-1989
111 episodes
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Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)  1974-1983
186 episodes
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Bonanza (TV Series)  1959-1973
430 episodes

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3 months ago

after  All in the Family

Archie Bunker's Place

Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker:

The Jeffersons.

Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson

All in the Family

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066626/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Archie Bunker's Place

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078562/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

The Jeffersons

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072519/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

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@mariojacobs​ Thanks, I've added them both. However with Carroll O'Conner since he played the same character in both series I combined them as the first title and made his second title In the Heat of the Night

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3 months ago

@themoviesmith​ 😀

? ?

Ed O'Neill 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0642145/

Actor: TV (41 credits)

Modern Family              (TV Series)  2009-2020
250 episodes

Married... with Children (TV Series)  1987-1997
259 episodes
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@ACT_1​ Thanks Added to the list

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3 months ago

Johnny Galecki

Laurie Metcalf

Sara Gilbert

Big Bang Theory after Roseanne

Roseanne

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094540/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

The Big Bang Theory

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898266/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

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@mariojacobs​ Added Johhny Galecki to the list since he was a regular on TBBT. Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert were only recurring characters that did not appear in most episodes.

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3 months ago

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083486/

T.J. Hooker

after Star Trek

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@mariojacobs​ 😀

     Note: Currently listed to a seven season or more stint on the second series.

Only 5 seasons ??

T.J. Hooker (1982-1986)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083486/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083486/reference/

William Shatner ...   Sgt. T.J. Hooker (90 episodes, 1982-1986)
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@mariojacobs​ 😀

? ?

Rowan Atkinson
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000100/


Blackadder (1982-1983)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084988/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084988/reference/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084988/episodes  1 Season

Rowan Atkinson ...   Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (7 episodes, 1983-2003)

Mr. Bean (1990-1995)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096657/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096657/reference/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096657/episodes   1 Season 

Rowan Atkinson ...   Mr. Bean (15 episodes, 1990-1995)

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@mariojacobs​ T.J. Hooker and Mr. Bean didn't last at lead seven seasons. For now I'm keeping the requirement that the second series last at least seven seasons.

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@Jessica​ Thanks. Added your suggestions of 7+ seasons. Will keep Courtney Cox in mind if I can't others with current criteria for poll.

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? ?

Dennis Weaver Picture

Dennis Weaver
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0915840/

Born: June 4, 1924 in Joplin, Missouri, USA
Died: February 24, 2006 (age 81) in Ridgway, Colorado, USA
Actor: TV       (66 credits)
Actor: Movie (33 credits)


Gunsmoke (1955-1975)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047736/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047736/reference/

Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in rough-and-tumble Dodge City.
Dennis Weaver ...   Chester (290 episodes, 1955-1964)


McCloud (1970-1977)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065317/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065317/reference/

Seasons: 7
A New Mexico deputy marshal gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
Dennis Weaver ...   Sam McCloud (46 episodes, 1970-1977)

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@ACT_1​ Added to list.

Thanks

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3 months ago

FYC:

James Spader in The Blacklist (10 seasons and counting) after Boston Legal

Teri Hatcher in Desperate Housewives (8 seasons) after Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Dick Van Dyke in Diagnosis Murder (8 seasons) after The Dick Van Dyke Show

Heather Locklear in Melrose Place (7 seasons) after Dinasty (Which I have seen described as a soap, but it also has seasons and is weekly so I don't know if it counts).

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@Pencho15​ Made it to 35 with these suggestions. Thank you!

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3 months ago

Also FYC:

Mike Connors starred in Mannix (8 seasons) after appering in the 37 episodes of Tightrope. 

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? ?

Ron Howard (imdb.com)

Ron Howard
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000165/

Born: March 1, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
Actor: TV (64 credits)

Happy Days (1974-1984)
Seasons: 11 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070992/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070992/reference/

The Cunningham family live through the 1950s 
with help and guidance from lovable and almost superhuman greaser Fonzie.

Richie Cunningham and his friend Potsie 
face life at Jefferson High in Milwaukee Wisconsin in the 1950s.

Ron Howard       ...   Richie Cunningham          (170 episodes, 1974-1984)   [ 20 years old in hi skool ?? ]

Henry Winkler    ...   Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli  (255 episodes, 1974-1984)

Anson Williams  ...   Potsie Weber                     (220 episodes, 1974-1984)

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The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968)

Seasons: 8 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053479/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053479/reference/

Ron Howard ...   Opie Taylor (243 episodes, 1960-1968)

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@ACT_1​ List is full. Thanks anyway!

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@themoviesmith​ If you want to consider more options, maybe you can add the minimum series length to 8 seasons, or add some kind of parameter for the first series they appeared on.

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@Pencho15 @ACT_1 I cleaned up the list which had once choice under seven seasons that got through and am adding Ron Howard. If I move the pre-requisite to eight seasons or add another parameter  for the first series the list will lose a lot of it's current entries.

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3 months ago

Please edit:

Most actors or actresses only get one long lasting memorable run on a TV series, if any at all.

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@Jessica​ii can't edit it right now on my phone. Will let you know when it's done

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@themoviesmith​ Bump for corrections.

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@Jessica @Pencho15​ I've corrected the list. Just got back from a trip and finally got access to my desktop.

Thank you both!

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Vloggers could reverse CBS's Rural Purge and sell their creation back to CBS for viewing during main time TV and compete with the garbage on the networks.  Let's take Petticoat Junction for instance.  That show is amazing.  Some of the actors are still alive.  If CBS would give a season (such as Season 1 in black and white) to a Vlogger they could recompile the show in HD, interview the actors still alive as an into to each episode and have the actors talk about the specifics of the episode, the living actors would still get paid, visit the graves of the deseased actors and tell their personal story and how their life fit into show and let people rate the show versus the garbage currently on network television.   The vlogger could also visit the building where the set used to be and let the living actors talk about the location of the set.  It would be so amazing that people would stop watching the garbage and enjoy reversing CBS's Rural purge, which should also a story within the story.

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2 months ago

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/4QvKNl2ldjk/

Congratulations The Movie Smith

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@Pencho15​ Thank you

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@themoviesmith​ Please remember to move this thread from the idea to the praise category

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@Pencho15​ Done

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@themoviesmith​ You almost made it to the end without a mistake. The final option is missing a bracket and link preface.

Dennis Weaver - "McCloud" , 1973 NBC

Dennis Weaver on  McCloud (1970) after [tt0047736
Great poll, solid list of options.

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