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The Results Are In: Recast Suddenly Susan


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!

Thanks to all of you who responded to my challenge to recast a '90s TV show that was a big hit for Brooke Shields: Suddenly Susan. There are quite a few characters on the show but I picked a batch to recast and you came through with flying colors.

The main character of Susan is a fun one to think about because she has to be someone who people want to root for even though she's full of flaws and quirks. Debra Messing comes to mind for this type of TV role and she'd probably make a great Susan — good thinking, ktpotat. I also think amadaarwen is on the right track with the suggestion of bombshell Heather Graham.

As for the supporting cast SugarKat's suggestion of Grant Show for Susan's love interest and boss Jack Richmond is brilliant. I also liked genesisrocks's idea of Charlie Sheen in that role. As for a wise-cracking funny lady to replace Kathy Griffin as Vicki, Miss Senorita is on the money with Janeane Garofalo. Finally, you will never get an argument from me when it comes to casting Freddy Rodriguez as Luis (another great idea from genesisrocks!).

It was hard to pick a winner but I had to go with a lead actress who I think would be totally lovable in this role paired with an adorable suggestion for her boss — congrats to Miss Shapes!

To see the cast that Miss Shapes thought up, along with a new cast photo, read more.

Miss Shapes's cast:
Susan Keane — Lauren Graham
Jack Richmond — Jason Bateman
Vicki Groener — Amy Poehler
Luis Rivera — Rodrigo Santoro
Nana — Cloris Leachman


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