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Recast "Growing Pains"!

Recast "Growing Pains"!

Ever wonder what a movie or TV show would be like if you could be the casting director? Well, every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I'll be posting a Recast challenge, where I'll ask you to recast a classic TV show or movie for these modern times.

This week's challenge: "Growing Pains," the 1980s sitcom that will soon begin airing on Nick at Nite. Who could replicate the snarky charm of Dr. and Mrs. Seaver? What actors could play smart-aleck Mike, his sister Carol, and, of course, his friend Boner? Leave your entry us in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature next Tuesday, Jan. 23, complete with a "new" cast photo.

Characters to recast:
Dr. Jason Seaver
Maggie Seaver
Carol Seaver
Mike Seaver
Richard 'Boner' Stabone

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UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
Dr. Jason Seaver: Greg Kinnear Maggie Seaver: Tea Leoni or Christine Taylor Mike Seaver*: Jake Gyllenhaal or Adam Brody Carol Seaver: Amber Tamblyn Boner: Shia LeBouf *{{Mike reminds me of my cousin so much that it's hard for me to pick an actor for that character, but I'll try!}}
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
Maggie – Debra Messing Jason – Anthony Michael Hall Mike – Matt Czuchry (Logan on Gilmore Girls) Carol – Lauren Ambrose Boner – Ethan Embry
aembry396 aembry396 10 years
Dr. Seaver--Peter Galagher Maggie Seaver--Lauren Graham Carol Seaver--Amber Tamblyn Mike Seaver--Adam Brody Ben Seaver--Dylan/Cole Sprouse (Suite Life of Zach and Cody) Preppy to the max!
killian2 killian2 10 years
Dr. Jason Seaver ---- Greg Kinnear Maggie Seaver ---- Courtney Cox (dirt will be off the air soon) Carol Seaver ---- Haydon Panettiere Mike Seaver ---- Adam Brody Boner ---- Shia LeBeouf
Fergie-Ferg Fergie-Ferg 10 years
Dr. Jason Seaver - Peter Gallagher Maggie Seaver - Heather Locklear Carol Seaver - Emma Roberts Mike Seaver - Adam Brody Richard "Boner" Stabone - Shia LeBouf
SingaporeSling SingaporeSling 10 years
Dr. Jason Seaver -- Ben Stiller Maggie Seaver -- Christine Taylor (Ben's real life wife, appeared w/him in the Dodgeball movie and I believe she played Marsha, Marsha, Marsha! in the Brady bunch movie). Carol Seaver -- Emma Roberts Mike Seaver -- Zac Efron Richard 'Boner' Stabone -- Mark Indelicato (Plays Justin on Ugly Betty)
Angelface7 Angelface7 10 years
Mike: Paul Walker Carol: Amber Tamblyn Boner: Jason Lee Maggie: Kim Cattrall Jason: David Schwimmer
smarteepants77 smarteepants77 10 years
Jason Seaver- Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) Maggie Seaver- Heather Locklear Mike- David Gallagher (7th Heaven) Carol- Emma Roberts (Julia's niece) Boner-Seann William Scott (American Pie)
sugar_addict96 sugar_addict96 10 years
I nominate Lindsay Lohan for Carol Seaver. Carol always comes off as being pitiful and misunderstood. Wouldn't take much acting for LiLo to pull it off.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
My picks: Dr. Seaver - Rob Lowe Maggie Seaver - Kate Hudson or Tea Leoni Carol Seaver - Abigail Breslin Mike Seaver - Mithcel Musso or Andrew Keegan (he's probably too old) Richard "Boner" Stabone - Josh Radnor Extra: Ben Seaver - Thomas Dekker, David Gallagher, or Scotty Leavenworth
shelllley shelllley 10 years
What about Ben Seaver? Was that his name? The youngest kid. The blonde in the poster. I don't know who I'd recast but maybe.... Carol Seaver - Amber Tamblyn or Danielle Panabaker (the former is more age appropriate) Mike Seaver - ? Thomas Dekker / Colton James Ben Seaver - Erik Per Sullivan (possibly/probably too old now) / Mitch Holleman maggie - Gina Davis Dr. Dad - Treat Williams / Daniel Stern (I kind of like the latter) As for Boner - Drake bell? I never really saw the show much & don't know who Richard Boner Stabone was. I am assuming a side kick of sorts. Colton James
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 10 years
Dr. Jason Seaver- Jason Bateman Maggie Seaver- Christine Taylor Carol Seaver- Ellen Page (Kitty Pride Xmen 3) Mike Seaver- Shia LaBeouf Richard 'Boner' Stabone- Kyle Sullivan Ben Seaver-Dylan/Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) Luke Brower (Leonardo DiCaprio)- Drake Bell
intern07 intern07 10 years
Dr. Seaver- Bob Saget Maggie- Felicity Huffman Mike- Colin Hanks Carol- Rachel Bilson Ben Seaver- Zac Efron Chrissy Seaver- Abigail Breslin Boner- Chad Michael Murray
esk4 esk4 10 years
Dr. Jason Seaver- Peter Gallagher Maggie Seaver-Courtney Thorne-Smith Carol Seaver- Jojo Mike Seaver-Zachary Efron Richard 'Boner' Stabone- Jeffrey Davies
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
Dr. Seaver - Rob Lowe Maggie Seaver - Courtney Thorne-Smith Mike Seaver - Ashton Kutcher Ben Seaver - Jesse McCartney Carol Seaver - Rachel Bilson
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Dr. Jason Seaver - Hugh Laurie Maggie Seaver - Michelle Pfeiffer Carol Seaver - Alyson Hannigan Mike Seaver - Adam Brody Richard 'Boner' Stabone - Jason Biggs
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