What makes a TV show great? Well, the content is there of course. But there is always that one actor who takes the lead and makes the show great. But what happens once that star leaves the show? Over the years, there have been many instances where the TV shows have let go of their heart and soul. Even though they managed to continue, the ratings have plummeted down like anything. So, let’s talk about the 5 TV shows that were literally doomed as soon as they let go of their main actors. Check it out!
1. That ’70s Show
That ’70s Show was doing just fine with their evolving storylines and off-the-hook sense humour. However, things quickly changed when the star of the show, Topher Grace, who played Eric Foreman in the series, decided to leave the show and chase bigger things. The exit was soon followed by Ashton Kutcher and the show just couldn’t keep up. Josh Meyers was brought in as a replacement but he couldn’t cope up.
2. The Office
To this date, the American sitcom The Office is regarded as one of the best television shows. The show managed to go on for nine seasons but the last two seasons were without Steve Carrell who played Michael Scott. When the ‘Greatest Boss’ left the show, the fate of the show wasn’t the same. Actors like James Spader and Michael DeAngelo managed to deliver a strong performance, but the absence of Michael Scott was always felt.
3. Two And A Half Men
The critically acclaimed show to And A Half Men seemed like a show that would deliver on the promise of being a good show throughout. As soon as Charlie Sheen was kicked out and started a life full of controversies, the fans of the show just couldn’t cope up with the mandatory absence of the star. Ashton Kutcher was then brought in to replace the actor but the heart wants what it wants, right?
4. Vampire Diaries
The popular CW supernatural series called Vampire Diaries was doing just fine until Nina Dobreva, aka Elena and Katrina left the show to pursue other roles. After her exit in season 6, the show somehow limped through season 7 and the quality just didn’t remain the same. The character who made the show was no more there and the show instantly became a victim of extreme scrutiny.
At first, Glee seemed like a record-breaking show simply because how well the audience responded to it. However, all the moments of fun were instantly ruined after the death of Cory Monteith (one of show’s leads). While fans were dealing with this particular loss, they weren’t happy with the loss of other Glee members who went on and went to college. The show basically rocketed down after the demise and fans were somewhat done with it. Which show do you think took the worst fall? Let us know in the comments below!