In 2014, Richard Linklater’s film, Boyhood, was hailed for its unique method. Filmed over 12 years, the crew got together once a year to shoot scenes that were eventually edited into a two-hour movie about a Texas kid growing up with his family. No feature film had done this before. The thing is — it happens on TV all the time.Long-running television series, like Boyhood, are shot once a year, over a number of years, and part of what makes people love them is getting to know the characters. TV is a character-driven medium and people get sentimental. You spend years with some actors and, if they’re young enough, you get to see them grow up. They become part of the family, in a small way. Here are some of our favorites over the years — the child actors who grew up on TV.