Every TV show family seems perfect. Often, the closest actors on screen have no kinship off the camera. The reasons for feuds and fallouts between the actors range from inappropriate behaviour to general dislike to wrong contract negotiations! Here’s to some such TV show families:
1. The Brady Bunch
The two Brady sisters, Marcia (Maureen McCormick) and Jan (Eve Plumb), could not stand each other. The bickering grew worse as they grew up. McCormick believed Eve resented her because she got more attention on sets.
2. Two And A Half Men
Charlie Sheen’s exit from this TV show family was a public spectacle. Sheen on a radio interview called the creator, Chuck Lorre, a clown. Soon after he was fired from the show and that’s when Sheen called his co-star, Jon Cryer, a turncoat, a traitor, and a troll.
This show about three magical sisters was cursed from the beginning. The two leads, Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty did not get along. So much so that Doherty left the show. There was a lot of stress and silent treatments between the two ladies. Doherty quoted that nothing was worth the drama on the sets, not even the paycheck.
Jaleel White (Urkel) said there was always an underlying tension between him and the older cast members. Originally, Urkel was supposed to be a guest spot. So the older cast resented White because the network shifted the focus to Urkel.
The onscreen TV show family, the Gallaghers, also had its share of offscreen tiffs. But their conflicts and tensions were more like an underlying current. Emma Kenney (Debbie) said that the set became more peaceful after Emmy Rossum (Fiona) left the show. If Emmy was having a bad day, it became a bad day for everyone on the sets.
6. Life Goes On
This TV show tested Patti LuPone’s (Libby Thatcher) patience. There was no love lost between Lupone and Bill Smitrovich(Drew Thatcher). They laughed and did their scenes together and did not glance at each other once the scene was over. However, Smitrovich thought Patti was very dramatic!
7. The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
The Prince (Will Smith) and Aunt Vivian (Jane Hubert) were a team on screen and the opposite in real life. Hubert was replaced in the third season of the show. Hubert felt that Smith disliked her, and so did the cast. And this cost her the contract. The happy TV show family had more than its share of discord.
8. The Andy Griffith Show
Andy Griffith and Frances Bavier had a problematic relationship. Bavier never felt like she was a part of the boy gang. Likewise, Griffith thought that Bavier was not in good shape emotionally.
9. Diff’rent Strokes
Todd Bridges slapped Gary Coleman! They both got into an argument backstage. Apparently Coleman also retaliated with a slap. However, there is no chance of a reconciliation of the TV show family as two of the three young leads died tragically after the show ended.
Roseanne Barr made some racist remarks in a tweet and was fired from the show as a result. The show was renamed “The Connors” and managed to stay on the air by sheer luck. Sara Gilbert said in a tweet of her own that the entire TV show family- cast and crew- did not share Barr’s views. Barr felt that this tweet destroyed her personally and professionally.
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