16 TV Shows With Totally Different Unaired Pilots

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A television show's pilot is what sets the tone for the series so it's critical that the show gets it right. Sometimes, there are successful TV shows that survive terrible pilots. There are also some popular TV shows that have unaired pilots that you may not know about. What's even more surprising is that the original pilots are totally different than the one that aired.

It's a bit hard to imagine that some of our favorite programs could have potentially gone in completely different directions. We'll never know how successful they would have been, but execs clearly knew that there was something up with the OG pilots so they switched them around. The result was the shows we know today. Some of the unaired pilots have been released — or parts of them have — while others remain mysteries of the universe…