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The Results Are In, Recast Family Ties

The Results Are In: Recast Family Ties

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.

I think my biggest smile came from bobo2854's suggestion that Lynne Spears play mom to little American Idol superstar David Archuleta. Would that Alex P. Keaton turn out like Britney?!

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,


Nitachequita's cast:
Elyse Keaton—Ally Walker
Steven Keaton—Matthew Broderick
Alex P. Keaton—Anton Yelchin
Mallory Keaton—Zooey Deschanel
Jennifer Keaton—Vivien Cardone


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LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
hmmm although I have NO idea how half those other cast members were chosen, WHO!???!!!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Ooooh! It's still cool you liked my cast Buzz :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Interesting re-cast! I like it! I can totally picture Anton as Alex.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
I think people are going to start to know Anton Yelchin pretty soon - he'll be seen in some big projects including Star Trek and Terminator 4.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 8 years
i know Matthew Broderick and Zooey Deschanel, but none of the others.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Ooooh! I'm so excited! I shall wear my Buzz T-shirt with pride! (XS please). For radarkitty and kmckay: Ally is in the cable show "Tell Me You Love Me", Anton is fairly new to most, but was most recently the lead in the movie "Charlie Bartlett", and Vivien Cardone was the little sister in the tv show "Everwood"
kmckay kmckay 8 years
with the exception of zooey and mathhew i have no clue who these people are! i even imdb'd them and i still don't know who they are... guess i'm out of the loop :)
radarkitty radarkitty 8 years
I have no idea who 3/5 of those people are. Am I really that far out of the loop?!
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