15 TV Shows That Changed Wildly From Pilot To Finale

Pilots and finales have wildly different energies. A pilot is a carefully-constructed introduction to brand new characters, environments, and plots that don't yet exist. A finale is an attempt to say goodbye to an entire world, just as you've finished building it, and it's not always easy to tie that up in a neat little bow. Sometimes the only way out is to literally blow everything up.

Watching a pilot and its finale back-to-back can feel like you're watching two entirely different shows:

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Ellen FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKED COM Ellen, that These Friends of a show cancelled for Mine, a show was being too gay about a definitely jus

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How I Met Your Mother FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKED co After a A dad begins season-long bottle episode, wistfully the entire recounting his premi

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Bojack Horseman FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKED COM Hard-partying Toxic horse/ horse/actor actor man has man navigates ruined his and the pitfalls

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The Sopranos FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKEDcO The entire Tough guy American mafia man experiment is flawed! The goes to system is corrupt! therapy

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Baywatch Nights FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE STARHING CRACKEDcO COM A promising A Scooby spin-off where DoO-saster sexy Pls battle about sea burglars an

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Stargate SG-1 FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKEDcO A reasonably Norse gods kill tech-savvy sci-fi themselves; serial, humans invent somewhat time trav

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Lost FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKED C COM A group of Linear storytelling has been thrown strangers try to out the window in diagnose a bad favor o

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Oz FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKED cO Gritty, violent Loose ends are unceremoniously drama about a snipped, having prison ward long ago killed livi

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Two and a Half Men FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE M CRACKEDO ue COM An unorthodox A top secret spin on the script, an family sitcom, animated anchored by

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Dollhouse FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKEDCO COM Westworld, Being John but with Malkovitch, human but with bodies. Eliza DuShku.

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Family Feud FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE 10 27 CRACKED.cO Steve Richard Dawson Harvey displays sets up sex and a problematic poop jokes, horniness for e

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Friends FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKED.C COM A group of pals Every (with their own conceivable rich, largely pairing has independent already boink

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Community FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKEDCON A tired, An overextended experimental shitshow on a network search engine's sitcom from streaming serv

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Cheers FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKEDO A bar owner After 5 years finds waitress/ a new away, waitress (and love interest love interest) in returns

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Moral Orel FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE CRACKEDC COM A raunchy A surprisingly happy ending to stop-motion an extremely Leave It To dark season of Beaver

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