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Old 02-21-2016, 02:13 PM
 
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Case in point. David Ramsey, appears as Mayor Carter Poole on Blue Bloods (CBS), John Dingle on the Flash (CW) and again as John Dingle on Arrow (CW) all during the same season.
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Old 02-21-2016, 02:45 PM
 
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It has been going on for years. For example, Heather Locklear was on "Dynasty" at the same time she was on "TJ Hooker"

Btw it is Diggle not Dingle and you really cant count "Arrow" and "Flash" as those two shows operate in the same universe and there have been multiple crossovers.
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Old 02-21-2016, 02:53 PM
 
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For Decades!

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Old 02-21-2016, 05:19 PM
 
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It has been going on for years. For example, Heather Locklear was on "Dynasty" at the same time she was on "TJ Hooker"

Btw it is Diggle not Dingle and you really cant count "Arrow" and "Flash" as those two shows operate in the same universe and there have been multiple crossovers.
She was unique in that she was a star back when they had opening credits and not a reoccurring character. Today with more limited run basic cable series, comparable to the summer replacement show when there were three networks and one or two local channels which might buy I new show rather than syndicated reruns and movies released to television
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:13 PM
 
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If the actor is not under contract with a TV show or particular studio/production company, it's perfectly acceptable for actors to appear on two or more shows simultaneously. Even if the actor is under contract, he or she might be able to do such 'moonlighting' at the discretion of the producers. Typically a regular gig on a TV show is too time-consuming for an actor to do more than one job at a time, but if the show is willing to adjust shooting schedules to accommodate an actor, they might do it--again, at their discretion. If the actor is needed for their show and there is a contract involved, they will certainly veto any effort of the actor to take other work that might interfere.


I'm reminded of actress Eileen Davidson, who plays Ashley on The Young and the Restless. She also appears as one of the 'housewives' on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. At one point she took a break from Y&R and played Kristen DiMera on Days of our Lives, as well. It was possible to see her soap opera work airing on two networks at the same time for a while thanks to overlapping scheduling. Y&R and Days are produced by the same company (Sony), which I'm sure helped in the approval process; at any rate, there was never a question that she would be allowed to do so many shows. She got permission, even if she probably got no sleep.
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:49 AM
 
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Typically a regular gig on a TV show is too time-consuming for an actor to do more than one job at a time, but if the show is willing to adjust shooting schedules to accommodate an actor, they might do it--again, at their discretion.
And now, with TV shows shooting fewer and fewer episodes per season and mid-season hiatuses (hiatii?), actors have even more time to work on multiple shows.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:52 PM
 
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Because they like money and want to make it.
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Old 02-22-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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Desmond Harrington. I swear that guy is on every single tv show at the same time. Michael Trucco is another one.
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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And now, with TV shows shooting fewer and fewer episodes per season and mid-season hiatuses (hiatii?), actors have even more time to work on multiple shows.
the fewer episodes thing is also big - there have been a few actors that worked on Game of Thrones and in other things - Iain Glen was on Game of Thrones since the beginning, and was also in Downton Abbey in 2011, and then two other shows in 2013 (prisoner's wives and Breathless), then narrated another show last year, and has another show on tap for this year as well.
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:51 PM
 
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Alison Brie was on Community and Mad Men at the same time, but she was a secondary character on MM, so she wasn't in every (or even most) episodes.
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