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The Original Names of 7 Famous TV Characters

Kara Kovalchik
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The names of some of our favorite TV characters have undergone behind-the-scenes changes for a variety of reasons, from politics to legal issues to shows on competing networks. Here are seven such examples.

1. "The Mash"

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2. Archie Justice

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3. Lucy Lopez

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4. Hoffman/Kessler

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5. Barnaby Cobb

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6. Zoe Stewart

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7. Ralph Hinckley

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