Some of our most favoured characters from the best TV shows are often not credited enough within the writing. They are given a lot of appeal on the surface - such as through hilarious one-liners - though lack the depth that they deserve. This can result in the characters often being overlooked as they appear to only exist to be a crutch for the lead characters to fall back on. Or worse, just to solely fulfil certain comedic effects that support the other characters. When an awesome TV character gets sidelined in such a way, it's often a matter of whether the writers actually intend for them to always have an implicit storyline, or if they just can't think of what to do with them. Either way, many of TV's most awesome characters have been unfairly sidelined over the course of television history, and to give you a taste of who and how, here are 11 of them who definitely do not deserve to be written this way.