Top 10 TV Shows That Totally Abandoned Past Storylines
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These TV shows completely forgot about these plots and storylines. For this list, we’re looking at storylines, characters and plot arcs that seemed like they were going somewhere interesting… but then the shows shifted focus or ended up ignoring these elements. Our list includes TV shows such as Gilmore Girls, Heroes, Lost, The Simpsons, 24, Seinfeld, and more. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 TV Shows That Totally Abandoned Past Storylines.

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List rank and entries:
#10. Lister’s Pregnancy
#9. Jess Reunites with His Father
#8. Caitlin Left in the Future
#7. Limits on Warp Speed
#6. Several Characters Disappear
#5. The GS Ball
#4. Jerry & Elaine Getting Back Together
#3, 2, 1: ???

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  1. However, the Simpsons wrapped up the Real Seymour Skinner Arc perfectly at the end of the episode.

  2. FINALLY, someone has talked about Peter doing his girlfriend dirty lol. I don’t care what anybody says…he left her in the future and bounced.

  3. Here’s a storyline they dropped and never brought up again: Supergirl season one, they introduced a just as strong as Kara Bizarro Supergirl, who was actually stronger when exposed to Green Kryptonite. They put her to sleep until they could fix her, but then seemingly forgot all about her. Two years later they come across a Kryptonian worldkiller, Reign. Well gee, if only we had someone who could go blow for blow with Reign to match her own strength, keeping her bogged down with Kryptonine while it ALSO made that Kryptonian level powerhouse who used it against Reign stronger. If. Frakin’. ONLY!

    But then again that’s probably why I don’t write for the CW; all their seasons would last as long as the original FLCL.

  4. they didn’t forget the real seymour, at the end all the city decided not to mention it anymore… but there was 1-2 exceptions (Bart once called Seymour “Armin” as a threat/leverage)

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