It's little surprise that so many TV shows end up going off the rails creatively at one point or another, considering the sheer hours of content which must be produced, and the huge number of creative collaborators who typically work on a given series.
And while there are countless stories of once-great TV shows dive-bombing in their later years, there are also those series which sidestepped some potentially fanbase-annihilating subplots and storylines that nobody actually wanted to see.
These 10 TV series, while hardly perfect in of themselves, all at least had the good sense to throw out these extremely risky, unwanted, and downright wrong storylines, whether for practical reasons or because it just didn't suit the type of story the showrunners were trying to tell.
Each of these subplots would've undeniably cast a dark cloud over their respective series, rather than allowing fans to simply soak in the escapism, be it comedic or dramatic.
Had these stories been allowed to play out, all of these TV shows would've been forever changed for the worse...
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