13 TV Shows That Hit a Sophomore Slump: Who's To Blame?

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We've all been there, haven't we?

We've all had that one show in which we were invested... that stuck with for a terrific opening season season... and which we then shook our head over as the quality waned in Season 2.

It has got to be one of the most frustrating things about being a TV Fanatic. Some of us find it difficult to admit to the flaws in our favorite programs, but deep down we know they are there.

Here's a look at our gallery of 13 programs that bottomed out creatively during their sophomore runs:

Remember when Revenge was a glorious soap during the first season, but then Revenge Season 2 introduced us to The Initiative and it was like a completely different series?

Some shows never recover from a sophomore slump and are swiftly canceled, but some manage to defy the odds against it and pick up the pace for future seasons.

What do you think fanatics? Any other shows that would fit the bill? Let us know in the comments.

Paul Dailly was an Associate Editor for TV Fanatic.Follow him on X.

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