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When TV Shows 'Jumped the Shark'

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3. 'Dallas' - Pam's Bad Dream

In the final episode of "Dallas" season eight, Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) is struck and killed by a car after pushing his wife Pam (Victoria Principal) out of harm's way. The character's death — sparked by Duffy's desire to pursue other projects — created a ratings nightmare for "Dallas" the following season. In an effort to save the series, producers talked Duffy into returning for season 10, but they had one little problem...

In the final moments of season nine, Pam awakens in her bed to the sounds of someone showering in the bathroom. When she throws open the shower door, she discovers Bobby Ewing alive and well.

Yes, Bobby's death — in fact, all of season nine — never happened. It was all a part of Pam's bad dream. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo: CBS)

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