15 Eyebrow-Arching Reasons Shows Changed

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You're probably tired of hearing us complain about how movie series and shows get successively worse, over time. Well, be prepared to get even tireder, because we asked our plasticians to track down the behind-the-scenes reasons franchises suddenly changed.

The good news is, not all of these changes were for the worse. So there's that.

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CRACKEDCON CW'S SUPERGIRL had to change the Girl of Steel's iconic suit because of Vancouver's frigid temperatures. Every time a writer from the show

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CRACKED.COM MARRIED WITH CHILDREN The 6th season revolved around the pregnancy of Peggy Bundy (Katey Sagal, who was actually pregnant at the time) but

The golden age of The Simpsons is generally considered to be seasons 2 through 7, and there's a reason for that. Season 8 It changed showrunners and d

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MADMEN CRACKED COM The death of Lane Pryce was due to AMC'S demand that Mad Men cut back on the cast after their fourth season hiatus in 2010. The net

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In Alien 3, Ripley was killed off despite the huge popularity of the character. ame ALIEN 3EDATOB This was at the request of actress Sigourney Weaver,

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The fourth season Of Arrested Development focuses too much on individual characters, due to scheduling conflicts. It was hard to shoot the cast at the

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Over time, the quality of Psych episodes fluctuated -the most notable episode probably being A Nightmare on State Street. James Roday (Shawn) admitt

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Archer went off the deep end because of ISIS (the SECRET terrorist KTERNAT'ONAL ISIS group). we Turns out having your fictional spy agency share names

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CRACKEDC COM PRISON BREAK Sara Tancredi's death was a huge shock to many fans of the show. But she was abruptly brought back (turns out the head wasn'

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The writer's strike came as a blessing for Parks and Recreation. Audiences thought Leslie Knope was too similar to Michael Scott. After taking a break

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After the magnificent first season, The Walking Dead suffered a huge quality drop. During the production of season two, AMC and Frank Darabont, the cr

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CRACKED MERV THE GRIFIN SHoW The final two seasons of Seinfeld were more silly and cartoonish than the previous seasons. That's because co-creator Lar

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Did you find the second season of Heroes hugely disappointing? That's because the 2007 writers' strike cut the show by more than half. Out of its inte

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INato. Why did The Office's Michael Scott change from an unlikable jerk into a big silly goofball? Season 1, Episode 2 Season 2, Episode 1 Because of

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BROOKLYN NINE-NINE POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS The sixth season of the show has more swearing and nudit