Scrapped TV Show Storylines That Would Have Changed Everything
Creating a successful television series is anything but easy and as a show progresses, there is a lot of pressure on creators, producers and writers to keep giving fans what they want while keeping the series interesting. Naturally, long-running television shows go through many storylines with some that last and some that don’t, but fans would be shocked at some crazy storylines that almost happened. Some of these plot lines could have made the show better, others could have made it worse, but there is no denying that it would have changed everything including the show’s popularity. Here are scrapped storylines from popular TV shows that would have been crazy if they had happened:
16. 24 – Teri Surviving
Fans of Fox’s hit series 24 know that the catalyst for Jack Bauer for everything following season one was the death of his wife Teri, but it almost didn’t happen! Teri’s death wasn’t decided upon until very late in season one and producers had even filmed two other endings, one where she gets shot and survives and another where she never gets shot at all. Fox executives were worried that the tragic ending would dissuade viewers from returning for season two, but ultimately the decision was made to go ahead with her death. There is no telling how the show would have played out, but since her death created the Jack Bauer fans knew and loved, it is safe to say 24 wouldn’t have been the same at all.
15. Smallville – Batman
For 10 seasons, Smallville was an incredibly popular superhero series detailing the early life of Clark Kent/Superman. Towards the end of the series, a Justice League of sorts began to be formed and the series introduced superheroes like Green Arrow, The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman, but what fans don’t know is that the series was actually supposed to feature Batman as well. When Ian Somerhalder showed up as Adam Knight in season three his character was actually supposed to be Bruce Wayne/Batman, but the network couldn’t clear the rights for the character. If things had gone through, the course of the series would definitely have been changed with Clark Kent meeting Bruce Wayne so early on. Since there is no telling how much the character of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow would have then been developed had Batman been in the picture, the effects could have extended to there now being no Arrow series which was inspired by Smallville bringing the character to the small screen.