When a TV show survives beyond a couple of seasons, it will often deviate from the arc laid out in the pilot. It's only natural: child actors grow up, audiences fall in love with unexpected characters, Roseanne Barr gets bored and wants to piss the world off. Good shows learn to adapt.

Ultimately, it's hard to keep the attention of the television-consuming public for 30 minutes, let alone a decade. This list is a celebration of how drastically some of your favorite shows changed from pilot to finale:

DOCTOR who 1963-1989 FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Odd couple Odd couple must travel defeat an ancient planet that is through kidnapping space and humans

Family Matters FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Chicago cop After subjecting tries to cop to a decade balance the of sci-fi torture, needs of his quirky nei

Saved by the Bell FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE A Disney show Quirky kids called Good marry in Vegas, Morning, Miss having become Bliss, about a super ho

feiity /icitr FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE 0 OTR Girl follows Girl time-travels, boy creates the of alternate her dreams realities in order to test-driv

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TV Shows That Went Completely Off The Rails By The Final Episode

ROSEANNE SEANNE 1988-1997 FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE Bossy wife Grieving wife struggles reveals goofball to husband actually manage her died a year ag

TV Shows That Went Completely Off The Rails By The Final Episode

Battlestar Galactica 2004-2009 FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE The human Angels race is on the exist and run from a Bob Dylan space army of Al run might be

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