When TV executives close a door, they open a window for the stars of cancelled shows to book brand-new gigs.
Now that the dust has settled from television’s spring cleaning — which brought the cancellations of All Rise, Prodigal Son, American Housewife and more shows — it’s time for our annual tradition of casting stars from recently cancelled or concluded shows in fresh TV jobs, playing roles both real and invented by us.
In the list below, we’ve come up with 15 hypothetical castings to shake things up on a host of returning series, including a Last Man Standing daughter as a never-before-seen Good Doctor sister, or a former MacGyver hacker as one of The Rookie‘s new rookies. Plus, we’ve also taken our dream castings to the world of premium cable, where we’d like to see American Gods‘ Ricky Whittle head over to a different Starz drama, among other potential hirings.
Elsewhere on our list, you’ll find a Supergirl hero causing trouble for Ginny & Georgia, a former Superstore employee scrubbing in at Grey’s Anatomy and a Good Fight addition to which we have no objections. (But again: These are dream castings from Team TVLine, not actual news items. Not yet, anyway!)
Scroll through the list below to review our picks, then hit the comments to share the beloved faces you want back on TV ASAP.