What season did these classic characters join their shows?

These fan-favorites weren’t there from the beginning.

It’s easy to forget many memorable characters from classic TV weren't on their shows the whole time. In fact, long-running shows like Gunsmoke and M*A*S*H went through many cast changes.

Here is a sampling of shows that added characters in the middle of their runs. Can you guess when each character joined their series?

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  1. The kids on The Flintstones came along at the end of a season and the beginning of the next. What seasons did Pebbles and then Bamm-Bamm get introduced?
  2. Did Chekov join Star Trek in the second or third season?
  3. On M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter and Captain B.J. Hunnicutt were both introduced in...
  4. Before getting his own spinoff, Gomer Pyle appeared on The Andy Griffith Show starting in...
  5. Carl Reiner voiced Alan Brady during The Dick Van Dyke Show's first season but didn't make an appearance until...
  6. Festus Haggen first appeared on Gunsmoke in a single episode then joined the cast the next season. When was that first appearance?
  7. Fonzie's cousin, Chachi, first appeared on Happy Days in...
  8. In "Lucy Goes to the Hospital," Lucy brings Little Ricky into the world of the show. Which season was this episode in?
  9. Laverne and Shirley move to California and meet their new neighbor, Rhonda Lee, at the beginning of...
  10. In Maverick, future James Bond Roger Moore came on as cousin Beauregarde Maverick in which season?
  11. Meredith MacRae was the third person to play Billie Jo Bradley on Petticoat Junction. What was her first season?
  12. Christopher Hale became the new wagonmaster during which season of Wagon Train?

What season did these classic characters join their shows?

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jschliclbernd9 10 days ago
10/12 missed #6&10 forgot when Festus joined gunsmoke.
EllisClevenger 14 days ago
You got 5 out of 12
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Wow.
The worst I've ever did.
frenchman71 17 days ago
Totally bombed this one, 5/12. I only got the easy ones...#2, #3, #4 & #7.
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Nightshade1972 21 days ago
7/12. The only ones I missed were shows I've never watched.
daDoctah 22 days ago
And here's the guy who made a career out joining a show late:

Roger Phillips, joined Happy Days in season 8
Ace Evans, joined The Love Boat in season 7
Clay Fallmont, joined Dynasty in season 6
Jefferson D'Arcy, joined Married with Children in season 5
Karl Reese, joined The John Larroquette Show in season 3
Mark Gottfried, joined (and left) The West Wing in season 2
Charlie Shanowski, in Hope & Faith right from the pilot episode.

Yes, it's none other than Ted McGinley!
Barry22 daDoctah 22 days ago
He was an improvement over Steve in Married With Children.
cperrynaples Barry22 22 days ago
Yes, and you answered part of my "When did they join" question? Bonus Question: What talk show hostess played one of the title characters on Hope & Faith?
MrsPhilHarris daDoctah 22 days ago
Wow! I didn't realize he had been on so many shows.
Kelly Ripa. I forgot about that show.
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CaptainDunsel 22 days ago
4/12
I think I'm about to be written out...
TheDavBow3 23 days ago
9 of 12! Made some good guesses. Missed Festus, Little Ricky and Meredith MacCrae (the real Billie Jo)
Jeffrey 23 days ago
"You got 7 out of 12'' ----------Not the result you hoped for? Try another quiz!
STTOS 23 days ago
I'll tell you, since Happy Days has come back on MeTV I have to say that after the first 3 seasons (which were very good) it really went down hill. Forget about it "Jumping the shark" in season 5, I would even go as far back as Season 4 episodes 1,2,3 with Fonzie Loves Pinky. Don't get me wrong I think Fonzie was and is an iconic character but c'mon did every episode need to be about him?!? Even in season 3, 9 of the 24 episode titless had a form of the word "Fonzie" in it. And for Season 4 there were 10 of 25. And do I have to remind you that Chachi was introduced in Season 5? Yuck!!
TheDavBow3 STTOS 23 days ago
I agree. The one's where Fonzie wore the windbreaker and Chuck was around (somewhere?)
Those episodes were fun with Bag and Chuck and Marcia the waitress.
Big3Fan 23 days ago
8/12 I missed my mark on 3, 5, 8 and 11. All guesses. Some educated. Some not. I tried not to be too persnickety and I was still hornswoggled.
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