An Oral History of ‘Reno 911!’

The creators, cast and guest stars of ‘Reno 911!’ talk about the show’s origins on Fox, its run on Comedy Central, the trio of movies, its Quibi rebirth and whether or not Dangle really killed his ex-wife

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First Episode Vs. Last Episode: 15 Plot Lines TV Shows Simply Abandoned

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First Episode Vs. Last Episode: 15 Plot Lines TV Shows Simply Abandoned

We get it. Writing TV shows can be a complex and difficult job. There are tons of different storylines happening at the same time and not all of them can always turn out great. However, pretending a storyline never even happened because you don't know how to resolve it is another thing entirely. We're not talking about deliberate mysteries here, like “what's in the briefcase” in Pulp Fiction. No, these are whole storylines introduced, slightly explored, and then dropped like a grocery store receipt in a parking lot on a rainy day.

The frustrating thing is that TV shows should theoretically have enough time to address these issues. Would it be that hard to simply put one throwaway line that would explain why a certain plot line was abandoned? Or is it that easy to just forget first season plotlines by the time you get to the last season? Well, the answer is yes, according to these 15 TV shows:

CRACKEDO SCHITT'S CREEK THE ROSES OWN THE TOWN. FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE The first season of the As the show went on, show largely focuses this plan slowly on the Rose family started to go away. trying to sell their last The fact that they still piece of property- own

CRACKEDco MODERN FAMILY PHIL'S MAGIC SHOP. FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE ZOLTIN R NCe In season nine, In season ten, Phil is Claire makes unemployed before Phil's dream come getting a job at Luke's true by buying college. His magic shop is him never seen or a magic shop. brought up

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CRACKED.c FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS LANDRY KILLED A GUY. FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE In season two, Landry Due to negative fan kills a man who was reaction, the whole trying to rape Tyra, subplot is of never and much the mentioned season revolves again around them trying in subsequent to cover

CRACKED.c BREAKING BAD MARIE'S KLEPTOMANIA. FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE The first three seasons It didn't. After the focus a lot of time on third season, Marie's Marie's shoplifting problem suddenly issues, making it went like the subplot away and seems would eventually lead wasn't referenced to something. ever again.

CRACKED.CO DEXTER DEXTER AND DEB'S WEIRD ROMANCE. FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE In six, After fan backlash, season season seven quickly Deb starts having pulled an Uno reverse romantic feelings card on the storyline by having Deb find out for Dexter, her Dexter is a serial killer adoptive brother. and never
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