I have a question about tv shows?

How come on some shows the main character use their real name?

Like on That's so Raven and Hannah Montana. The main characters (Miley and Raven) use their first real name with a fake last name. The other show "George Lopez" they use his real first and last name o.O

So my question here is. Why do some shows like those three I've mentioned, use their real name and the other shows like Wizards of Waverly Place and Lizzie Mcguire use fake names? Any idea? Thanks in advance.

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  • Dusty
    Lv 4
    7 years ago
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    Shows like George Lopez or Bill Cosby use the real name to attract the viewer. The main character has already a good reputation and a fan base and they want to draw those viewers in immediately.

    The same would go for Raven, as she was known before and I guess they just wanted her to be easier to be identified (since obviously she didn't look like little Olivia anymore, but has recognizable face)

    As for Miley Cyrus, I am sure they cut a deal that "Miley" was used for the character, as originally the name would have been "Chloe Steward", so Miley would be more in the spotlight and if someone would talk about the show, they would immediately talk about Miley - thus keeping her name in everyone mouth and not the characters one...

    As for Lizzie McGuire and Wizards oWP, Selena Gomez and Hilary Duff were not famous beforehand and did not have a name that was "worth something" at that time (e.g. Billy Ray Cyrus would be a name you wouldn't mind to be connected with your teeny show...)

    So I hope that helped you...

  • 3 years ago

    modern-day exhibits - South Park, Simpsons, relatives guy, My call Is Earl, The place of work, The King Of Queens, American Dad, American Idol auditions (quite the unbelieveably undesirable ones) and any authentic worldwide/highway regulations project coach.

  • 7 years ago

    The crators probably liked the actrizes name...

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