16 TV Shows That Showed What Could Have Been

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Have you ever wondered what could have been? It's a pretty loaded question. Woulda, coulda, shoulda can fill up our brains. It's not the best thought cyclone you want to get into about your own life, but it actually makes for some great TV.

TV shows sometimes end up being very different from their pilots. If you've ever wondered what a show could have been like if it had a different pilot… if different actors played certain parts… or what would have happened if that plot twist never happened, you're probably a fan of alternate reality episodes.

Quite a few TV shows have looked at what things could have been like in an alternative universe. Sometimes, the results are totally different than the show we ended up with. Intrigued? These 16 television shows gave us alternate reality episodes to highlight what could have happened.