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19th May '16 10:24:01 PM Furian1996
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* Many fans of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' feel that the show took a huge drop in Season 2, as nearly the entire cast got heavily hit with {{Flanderization}} (Chowder going from a cheerful but naïve boy to a FatIdiot; Truffles becoming more grumpy and shrill; Panini's crush on Chowder going from precocious to crazed stalker; etc.), while [[NoFourthWall what little remained of the fourth wall was completely demolished]]. A very short third season ensued, ending on "Chowder Grows Up", a finale episode showing the title character as an adult.
22nd Apr '16 5:09:50 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Series/BreakingIn'' had a well-received but extremely short (only seven episodes) first season. Viewing numbers were low but enough fans caused a loud-enough ruckus for Fox to un-cancel it for a second season. Unfortunately, the second season dropped the [[EnsembleDarkhorse two of more intriguing characters]], brought in [[ReplacementScrappy two hated replacement characters]], had to write out the primary love interest (her actress had been cast in ''Series/{{House}}'' after the original cancellation), changed the concept from a weekly heist show to office comedy, and neutered the MagnificentBastard into an ineffectual afterthought. The show couldn't even finish its miraculous second season.



* ''Series/BreakingIn'' had a well-received but extremely short (only seven episodes) first season. Viewing numbers were low but enough fans caused a loud-enough ruckus for Fox to un-cancel it for a second season. Unfortunately, the second season dropped the [[EnsembleDarkhorse two of more intriguing characters]], brought in [[ReplacementScrappy two hated replacement characters]], had to write out the primary love interest (her actress had been cast in ''Series/{{House}}'' after the original cancellation), changed the concept from a weekly heist show to office comedy, and neutered the MagnificentBastard into an ineffectual afterthought. The show couldn't even finish its miraculous second season.
5th Mar '16 9:28:22 AM AlanPalgut
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' was pulled from ABC after its first season, then made a ChannelHop to Fox for its second. However, this season only lasted three months and proved to be the show's last.



* ''[=AfterM*A*S*H=]'' was cancelled in the middle of its second season

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* ''[=AfterM*A*S*H=]'' was cancelled in the middle of its second seasonseason.
28th Feb '16 5:52:03 PM AlanPalgut
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* ''[=AfterM*A*S*H=]'' was cancelled in the middle of its second season



* Music/FrankSinatra appeared on two different variety series, both titled ''The Frank Sinatra Show'', in TheFifties: the first a straight musical variety series and the second an unusual variety/drama format. The latter, which aired in the FridayNightDeathSlot on ABC, only lasted one season (1957-58), but the first, airing on CBS at the dawn of commercial television, lasted two: the first (1950-51) on Saturday against ''Your Show of Shows'', and the second (1951-52) on Tuesday against Milton Berle. Not only was Sinatra host in the second season, he was also ''its only regular''.

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* Music/FrankSinatra appeared on two different variety series, both titled ''The Frank Sinatra Show'', in TheFifties: the first a straight musical variety series and the second an unusual variety/drama format. The latter, which aired in the FridayNightDeathSlot on ABC, only lasted one season (1957-58), but the first, airing on CBS at the dawn of commercial television, lasted two: the first (1950-51) on Saturday against ''Your Show of Shows'', and the second (1951-52) on Tuesday against Milton Berle. Not only was Sinatra host in the second season, he was also ''its only regular''. (He was also the only regular of the 57-58 series.)
13th Feb '16 2:30:40 PM AlanPalgut
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* ''Car 54, Where are You?'' went directly up against the second half of ''The Ed Sullivan Show'' (Sundays at 8:30) in both of its two seasons.



* ''Series/BreakingIn'' had a well-received but extremely short (only seven episodes) first season. Viewing numbers were low but enough fans caused a loud-enough ruckus for Fox to un-cancel it for a second season. Unfortunately, the second season dropped the [[EnsembleDarkhorse two of more intriguing characters]], brought in [[ReplacementScrappy two hated replacement characters]], had to write out the primary love interest (her actress had been cast in ''Series/{{House}} after the original cancellation), changed the concept from a weekly heist show to office comedy, and neutered the MagnificentBastard into an ineffectual afterthought. The show couldn't even finish its miraculous second season.

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* ''Series/BreakingIn'' had a well-received but extremely short (only seven episodes) first season. Viewing numbers were low but enough fans caused a loud-enough ruckus for Fox to un-cancel it for a second season. Unfortunately, the second season dropped the [[EnsembleDarkhorse two of more intriguing characters]], brought in [[ReplacementScrappy two hated replacement characters]], had to write out the primary love interest (her actress had been cast in ''Series/{{House}} ''Series/{{House}}'' after the original cancellation), changed the concept from a weekly heist show to office comedy, and neutered the MagnificentBastard into an ineffectual afterthought. The show couldn't even finish its miraculous second season.


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* The American version of ''That Was the Week That Was'' was hit hard with this in its second season, especially because it conflicted with the 1964 Presidential election, and until the election was over it was shown only on a monthly basis. By the time it went back to a weekly program, most of its viewers had switched to its competition, ''Series/PetticoatJunction'' and ''Peyton Place''.
7th Feb '16 6:15:07 PM AlanPalgut
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* Music/FrankSinatra appeared on two different variety series, both titled ''The Frank Sinatra Show'', in TheFifties: the first a straight musical variety series and the second an unusual variety/drama format. The latter, which aired in the FridayNightDeathSlot on ABC, only lasted one season (1957-58), but the first, airing on CBS at the dawn of commercial television, lasted two: the first (1950-51) on Saturday against ''Your Show of Shows'', and the second (1951-52) on Tuesday against Milton Berle. Not only was Sinatra host in the second season, he was also ''its only regular''.
28th Jan '16 10:44:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TimeGentlemenPlease'', Al Murray's sitcom, got a second season, and was so poorly received that neither full series was released on DVD until 2009.

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* ''TimeGentlemenPlease'', ''Series/TimeGentlemenPlease'', Al Murray's sitcom, got a second season, and was so poorly received that neither full series was released on DVD until 2009.
18th Jan '16 10:10:50 PM bombadil211
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* ''Series/BreakingIn'' had a well-received but extremely short (only seven episodes) first season. Viewing numbers were low but enough fans caused a loud-enough ruckus for Fox to un-cancel it for a second season. Unfortunately, the second season dropped the [[EnsembleDarkhorse two of more intriguing characters]], brought in [[ReplacementScrappy two hated replacement characters]], had to write out the primary love interest (her actress had been cast in ''Series/{{House}} after the original cancellation), changed the concept from a weekly heist show to office comedy, and neutered the MagnificentBastard into an ineffectual afterthought. The show couldn't even finish its miraculous second season.
11th Jan '16 2:23:37 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has a first season bearing arguably some of the greatest pieces of Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}-adapted animation. In contrast, the second season suffers from having more filler than the first, especially after Creator/JephLoeb and Creator/ManOfActionStudios came on as executive producer and creative consultants, respectively. They created so much filler, that subplots the original writers set up earlier went unresolved and/or unexplored by the time the show ended. Their run also saw most of the Avengers get pushed OutOfFocus, and {{Out of Character Moment}}s become more frequent. Plus, the animation in this season sometimes seems cheaper, and the awesome theme song permanently got ditched in favor of recaps of old episodes and a promo for the ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' [[Film/TheAvengers movie]]. The show's low ratings among the target demographic, at least compared to the PeripheryDemographic, prevented the green-lighting of a third season.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has a first season bearing arguably some of the greatest pieces of Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}-adapted animation. In contrast, the second season suffers from having more filler than the first, especially after Creator/JephLoeb and Creator/ManOfActionStudios came on as executive producer and creative consultants, respectively. They created so much filler, that subplots the original writers set up earlier went unresolved and/or unexplored by the time the show ended. Their run also saw most of the Avengers get pushed OutOfFocus, and {{Out of Character Moment}}s become more frequent. Plus, the animation in this season sometimes seems cheaper, and the awesome theme song permanently got ditched in favor of recaps of old episodes and a promo for the ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avengers]]'' [[Film/TheAvengers movie]].movie. The show's low ratings among the target demographic, at least compared to the PeripheryDemographic, prevented the green-lighting of a third season.
15th Nov '15 7:22:50 AM SpideyTerry
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk: The Animated Series]]'' was a dark cartoon -- its protagonist was a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, always on the run, attacked from all sides by hero and villain alike. The Hulk is alone. This trope comes along in season 2, and the earlier introduced character of [[DistaffCounterpart She-Hulk]] is now in ''every'' episode, making it far more LighterAndSofter. Regular teamups with other heroes became a thing, and Hulk wasn't an outcast. This sudden shift in the series' tone led to a swift cancellation.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk: The Animated Series]]'' was a dark cartoon -- its protagonist was a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, always on the run, attacked from all sides by hero and villain alike. The Hulk is alone. This trope comes along in season 2, and the earlier introduced character of [[DistaffCounterpart She-Hulk]] is now in ''every'' episode, making it far more LighterAndSofter. Regular teamups with other heroes became a thing, and Hulk wasn't even an outcast. This sudden shift in the series' tone led to a swift cancellation.



* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', though this was more due to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the simultaneous cancellation of all of ABC's then-current lineup in favor of Disney programming (as they had just acquired ABC)]] than the actual quality of the writing.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', though this was more due to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the simultaneous cancellation of all of ABC's then-current lineup in favor of Disney programming (as they had just acquired ABC)]] than the actual quality of the writing. It has been observed that was an increase in comedy episodes, but the season also delivered a well-received StoryArc.
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