It's hard to imagine Friends without Jennifer Aniston or Breaking Bad without Bryan Cranston, but that nearly happened. Television producers go through dozens of casting options before finding the perfect fit. Here are some actors who came close to lead roles on shows that went on to become Emmy favorites.
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