Can you imagine if Grey's Anatomy or This is Us had been given different titles?
Would Buffy the Vampire Slayer have been received any differently as simply Slayer?
Those shows, and several others, were almost given some pretty bad titles. Check them out below!
This is Us
It's hard to imagine NBC's smash hit going by any other name, but before the title This is Us was chosen, the working title for the show was actually 36, -- the ages Jack, Kate, Randall, and Kevin all turn on the pilot episode.
There were apparently several titles that were considered before landing on the title Friends. Other possibilities for the popular comedy included Six of One and Across the Hall.
The Good Wife
The CBS drama The Good Wife had a few other possibilities as well. Among the titles condiered were The Whole Truth, In the Spotlight, and Leave the Bastard. I don't know about you, but I'm a fan of that last one.
Here's a fun one. Before it was New Girl, a title that was seriously considered for the Zooey Deschanel led comedy was Chicks and Dicks. Under that title, the show was more about the sex lives of the roommates, but as the plot was developed, it changed focus, and the title was changed along with it.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Would Buffy the Vampire Slayer have been received differently with another title? The series was nearly titled something a bit simpler: Slayer. That just doesn't have the same ring to it.
While it's hard to imagine the Shondaland favorite with any other name, Grey's Anatomy was nearly called Surgeons and was also changed briefly to Complications while the show was in development.