Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
There were some excellent ideas for this week's recast challenge, Family Ties. I especially loved some of the ideas for ex-hippie and lovable patriarch Steven Keaton, like WhiplashGirlchild's suggestion of Jon Corbett and leeluvfashion's Woody Harrelson pick.
I'm also with LaurenG22 on bringing Lauren Graham back to the small screen as Elyse Keaton and I totally agree with her that Adam Brody would make a hilarious young Republican. Also, big extra credit shout-outs go to sfmastiffmom for casting all musicians (Justin Timberlake as Alex!), and The Pickle for going that extra mile and recasting supporting characters Skippy and Mallory's boyfriend Nick.
Thanks to everyone for chipping in ideas — it was an entertaining trip down memory lane. I thought that Alex P. Keaton would be the biggest factor for me, but Nitachequita's suggested recast for Elyse was so spot-on, I had to go with her recast list! Congrats!
To see who Nitachequita picked, along with a new cast photo, read more.
Elyse Keaton—Ally Walker
Steven Keaton—Matthew Broderick
Alex P. Keaton—Anton Yelchin
Mallory Keaton—Zooey Deschanel
Jennifer Keaton—Vivien Cardone