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4th May '17 11:22:11 AM BabyM
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel%27s_Fire Gabriel's Fire]]'' (1990) was a serious drama starring Creator/JamesEarlJones as a former police officer, wrongly convicted of murder, who becomes a private detective after his release from prison. In its first season, it won three Emmys (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Jones), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Madge Sinclair), and Outstanding Guest Actor (David Opatoshu)) and an NAACP Image Award. Going into its second season, the show was [[ReTool re-tooled]] into a LighterAndSofter {{Dramedy}} called ''Pros and Cons.'' The new version was cancelled after 12 episodes.
** It could have been worse: the original WorkingTitle for season 2 was ''Bird and Katt.''
12th Mar '17 8:17:20 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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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, 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 ABC series.)

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* Music/FrankSinatra appeared on two different variety series, both titled ''The ''[[Music/FrankSinatra The Frank Sinatra Show'', in TheFifties: the first Show]]'' was a straight musical variety series, the second an unusual variety/drama format. The latter, which aired in the FridayNightDeathSlot show broadcast on ABC, only lasted one season (1957-58)...but the first, airing on CBS at the dawn of commercial television, lasted two: Creator/{{CBS}} for two seasons from 1950 to 1952. While the first (1950-51) season did well on Saturday Saturdays at 9 against ''Your Show of Shows'', and Shows'' on Creator/{{NBC}}, the second (1951-52) one faltered on Tuesday Tuesdays at 8 against Milton Berle. Not only was Sinatra host in ''Texaco Star Theater'' (Milton Berle's show) on NBC and the second season, he surprise hit ''Life is Worth Living'' on Creator/DuMont, which debuted in mid-season. The show's popularity was also ''its only regular''. (He hurt by the scandals surrounding Sinatra's affair with Ava Gardner and his musical career being at a low point commercially and artistically (his late Creator/{{Columbia|Records}}-era output being notorious for gimmicky novelty tunes). [[note]](The name was also the only regular of the ABC series.)reused for an unusual variety/drama format which aired on Creator/{{ABC}} for one season in 1957-58; that one failed due to Sinatra attempting to tape ''eleven shows in fifteen days'' (he hated rehearsing), which showed in his performances and earned him a critical mauling.)[[/note]]
3rd Feb '17 7:46:41 PM Scifimaster92
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* Most diehard fans of ''Series/WarOfTheWorlds'' tend to hold the opinion that the changes from the first to second season (which included the deaths of several major and supporting characters - including the villains of the first season, the world flipping over TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture and most of the first-season plot threads dropped in favor of standalone episodes) caused the show's death.
29th Dec '16 11:20:31 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks''. DavidLynch explicitly stated that he never wanted to bring the Laura Palmer story to a close, preferring to use it as a frame for the sub-plots and span it over several seasons, but Creator/{{ABC}} [[ExecutiveMeddling didn't think the audience would stick around]]. As a result, her killer was revealed halfway through Season 2 and the show became nothing ''but'' sub-plots. Lynch justifiably backed mostly out of its production to continue with his film career, directing only a few episodes with others directed by filmmakers of various skill levels.

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks''. DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch explicitly stated that he never wanted to bring the Laura Palmer story to a close, preferring to use it as a frame for the sub-plots and span it over several seasons, but Creator/{{ABC}} [[ExecutiveMeddling didn't think the audience would stick around]]. As a result, her killer was revealed halfway through Season 2 and the show became nothing ''but'' sub-plots. Lynch justifiably backed mostly out of its production to continue with his film career, directing only a few episodes with others directed by filmmakers of various skill levels.
31st Oct '16 11:10:55 PM Scifimaster92
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* Although the first season of ''Series/Space1999''faced some criticism for the [[ArtisticLicensePhysics physical improbability of its setup]], it was still well-received for the most part and often compared to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. The second season, on the other hand, was an entirely different story, seen by many as one of the most egregious examples of this trope in sci-fi. For its second half, the series was {{retool}}ed into a LighterAndSofter action series with ''much'' less cerebral [[IdiotPlot plots]] and several characters removed [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome without explanation]]. These changes went over very poorly with the established fandom and even some of the cast members (especially Martin Landau) and the series was swiftly cancelled soon after.

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* Although the first season of ''Series/Space1999''faced ''Series/Space1999'' faced some criticism for the [[ArtisticLicensePhysics physical improbability of its setup]], it was still well-received for the most part and often compared to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. The second season, on the other hand, was an entirely different story, seen by many as one of the most egregious examples of this trope in sci-fi. For its second half, the series was {{retool}}ed into a LighterAndSofter action series with ''much'' less cerebral [[IdiotPlot plots]] and several characters removed [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome without explanation]]. These changes went over very poorly with the established fandom and even some of the cast members (especially Martin Landau) and the series was swiftly cancelled soon after.
31st Oct '16 11:10:31 PM Scifimaster92
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* ''Series/{{Space1999}}'', already wrecked by its first season, hoped to save itself in its second from being marred further. It didn't help.

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* ''Series/{{Space1999}}'', already wrecked by its Although the first season of ''Series/Space1999''faced some criticism for the [[ArtisticLicensePhysics physical improbability of its setup]], it was still well-received for the most part and often compared to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. The second season, hoped to save itself on the other hand, was an entirely different story, seen by many as one of the most egregious examples of this trope in sci-fi. For its second from being marred further. It didn't help.half, the series was {{retool}}ed into a LighterAndSofter action series with ''much'' less cerebral [[IdiotPlot plots]] and several characters removed [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome without explanation]]. These changes went over very poorly with the established fandom and even some of the cast members (especially Martin Landau) and the series was swiftly cancelled soon after.
16th Aug '16 5:48:40 PM WarioBarker
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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.)

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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 series, the second an unusual variety/drama format. The latter, which aired in the FridayNightDeathSlot on ABC, only lasted one season (1957-58), (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 ABC series.)
29th May '16 3:23:02 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* CBS originally aired ''The Good Guys'', Bob Denver's first series following ''Series/GilligansIsland'', on Wednesdays during the 1968-1969 season. The fall of 1969 saw the series moved to the FridayNightDeathSlot against ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', and ''The Good Guys'' disappeared in January 1970.

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* CBS originally aired ''The Good Guys'', Bob Denver's first series following ''Series/GilligansIsland'', on Wednesdays during the 1968-1969 season. The fall of 1969 saw the series moved to the FridayNightDeathSlot against ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', ''Series/TheBradyBunch''[[labelnote:]](ironically, that show also happened to be Creator/SherwoodSchwartz's first post-''Gilligan's Island'' project as well)[[/labelnote]], and ''The Good Guys'' disappeared in January 1970.
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.
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