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A thread for shows that were piloted / developed / announced under a different title that was used when they actually aired.

To begin

 

Dynasty - Oil

Falcon Crest - The Vintage Years

Lost in Space - Space Family Robinson

The Man From Uncle - Solo

Mad About You - Loved By You

 

Please add to the list and comment if there is an original title you preferred.

 

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Friends-Six of One

Ellen-Friends of Mine(S1 Title)

Seinfeld-The Seinfeld Chronicles

This Us-36

New Girl-Chicks & Dicks

Grey's Anatomy-Surgeons

Stranger Things-Montauk

Big Bang Theory-Lenny, Kenny & Penny

Buffy the Vampire Slayer-Slayer

That 70's Show-Teenage Wasteland & Dazed & Confused

Charmed (1998)-House of Sisters

One Tree Hill-Ravens

Lost-Nowhere

Full House-House of Comics

 

 

 

 

 

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"Upstairs Downstairs"  -  "Behind the Green Baize Door", "Below Stairs", "Two Little Maids in Town", "The Servant's Hall", "That House in Eaton Square", "165 Eaton Place"

(They obviously had difficulties coming up with a final name. But I think they got it right in the end.   ^_^)

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The Flinstones - The Flagstones

 

Beauty and the Beast - The Beast

 

Green Acres - Country Cousins

 

Miami Vice - Dade County

 

Peyton Place - Eden Hill

 

 

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All in the Family - "And Justice for All," "Those Were the Days"
Diff'rent Strokes - "Fifteen Minutes from Harlem"

Three's Company - "A Man About the House"
Married with Children - "Not the Cosbys"
The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Head of the Family"
Coronation Street - "Florizel Street"

The Secret Storm - "The Storm Within"

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Maude - Cousin Maude

The Waltons - Spencer's Mountain

Barnaby Jones - Barnaby Cobb

Good Times - Florida, Great Day

 

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On 6/21/2019 at 1:27 PM, John said:

Grey's Anatomy-Surgeons

 

Another name for Grey's Anatomy was Complications. Which I think is frankly better but GA has worked out pretty well for them so what do I know?

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On 6/28/2019 at 9:28 PM, dragonflies said:

Port Charles was originally going to be GH2

 

 

 

The Colby's did originally have Dynasty II: The Colby's in the title. 

 

Apparently one of the suggestions was originally to have Dynasty air two times a week with focus on different sets of characters (at least I'd assume that Joan, John and Linda wouldn't have agreed to a schedule forcing them to film twice as much). It might've  worked considering how many amazing characters they had that went underused like Dominique and Caress.

 

The original suggested title for Beverly Hills 90210 was Class of Beverly Hills (which ended up being the pilot title). In hindsight, nothing having the word "class" probably helped them transition out of school eventually.

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On 5/25/2020 at 11:28 PM, te. said:

 

The original suggested title for Beverly Hills 90210 was Class of Beverly Hills (which ended up being the pilot title). In hindsight, nothing having the word "class" probably helped them transition out of school eventually.

 

Came here to post this. Ah yes, but there's a double entendre with the word class when dealing with the upper echelon of Beverly Hills. 

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