Do TV Shows Survive Without Their Stars?

04/07/2011 04:12 pm ET | Updated Jun 07, 2011

As the fracas over Steve Carell's exit from "The Office" builds and the future of "Two and a Half Men" remains in jeopardy, it seemed like a good time to look at other major television shows that lost their leads.

While some have fared better than others in finding replacements or re-tooling the show around a new star, the loss of a big name late in a show's run usually spells a rather speedy demise.

Below, check out other shows that tried to find a new life beyond their stars.