The core cast of characters in a television series can make or break a show, but adding to that cast after the show has already seen success is an even trickier situation. Although some new characters have almost ruined a series, others have saved them and added something to the show that fans didn’t even know was missing. Here are new character additions to popular TV shows that ended up saving the series!
16. The Kahana Crew – Lost
From 2004 to 2010, Lost was one of the most talked about shows on television, but by season three producers could see the end of the show was near if they didn’t find a way to make things more interesting. Luckily, they gave new life to the series with the arrival of the Kahana freighter crew, which with new characters such as Jeff Fahey’s Frank Lapidus and Jeremy Davies’ Daniel Faraday helped to open up storylines and push the show in a different direction which was much needed.