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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.
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''.
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