Keeping things fresh on a long-running television series is hard. With that idea in mind, have you ever thought about how many TV shows completely changed at some point during their final season? We're not talking about shows that falter from the jump and retool on the fly to become a success. No, these are hit shows that switch things up in the final act. After all, endings are hard to get right.
Like when Parks and Recreation jumped forward three years for the final season. Or how almost the entirety of How I Met Your Mother's last season takes place over a long weekend. Or how Scrubs is basically a wholly different show in a different location with a mostly different cast during its ill-fated “med school” season. Sometimes these final seasons are great… sometimes they are terrible. Whatever the case, vote up the shows you felt really changed things up during the home stretch.