Best of 2019: 5 Most Welcome TV Star Returns (PHOTOS)

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Jennifer Aniston

The Friends star’s comedic timing is better than ever as television anchor Alex Levy on Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, her first series in 15 years.

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Patricia Heaton

When we need a laugh, this funny lady never fails us, including now as an eager middle-aged hospital intern on CBS’s Carol’s Second Act.



It took 13 years for fans of the HBO drama to get the finale that David Milch’s sublimely subversive and abruptly canceled Western deserved. The movie had everything but enough time.


The Brady Bunch

The kid actors from the classic comedy reunited on HGTV’s A Very Brady Renovation to transform a house into an exact replica of the show’s original sets. Ratings were groovy, as was their recent Christmas special.

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Linda Hunt

Having missed most of NCIS: Los Angeles‘ 10th season on CBS due to a car accident, Hunt made her comeback as head honcho Hetty Lange at the March wedding of agents Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen), which she officiated. Her gravitas was missed.

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From the moments that made us gasp to the performances that lit up our screens, here’s a look at the best of 2019 — and the biggest cliffhangers heading into 2020!

Viewers welcomed back some familiar, fan-favorite faces in 2019, and their performances were among the year’s best.

As we prepare to ring in the new year, we take a look back at the roles and shows that were more than welcome in 2019. Click through the gallery above for our picks from shows like NCIS: Los Angeles, The Morning Show, Deadwood, and more..

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