Cast Change: Friendly sitcoms


Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi

Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The five principal characters during an argume...

The five principal characters during an argument. Episode: “The Can Opener” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Deutsch: Logo von Modern Family

Deutsch: Logo von Modern Family (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: A scene from the filming of the TV sh...

English: A scene from the filming of the TV show “Criminal Minds” during season 6 of its run in Simi Valley, California, USA in December 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You’ve just been named the casting director of your favorite television show (or movie franchise). The catch: you must replace the entire cast — with your friends and family. Who gets which role?


When I first glanced at the prompt, I felt that I would not have much to write about except list my favourite sitcoms that feature friends and family.

Those are as follows:

  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Modern Family
  • Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (Hindi) and
  • Dekh Bhai Dekh (Hindi).

    Dekh Bhai Dekh

    Dekh Bhai Dekh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I decided to cheat a little for inspiration and had a peek at what the others responded with.

Tom Balistreri, in his inimitable style, summed up my reaction in his poem, “No Show.”

ReallyJustWords cast herself and her husband as Debra and Raymond in her entertaining post.

Soul n Spirit says that television is not meant for her and hence neither the prompt.

And Life is Great loves Criminal Minds but believes casting her friends and family in starring roles would be an unmitigated disaster.

All counters to the prompt  can be found here.

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