Good Luck, Good Wife: 13 TV Shows That Survived Killing off Major Characters

Killing off a main character in a television show is a risky move: You’re upending the show’s world (and putting a coworker out of a job) in the hope that the shake-up will lead to something greater down the line. And guess what? Despite the ministrations of fans, who claim that they will never watch their favorite show without [insert character name here], it often works!

Below, 13 shows that did the same thing The Good Wife did Sunday night, and not only survived, but thrived.

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MTV's Teen Wolf Creates Memorial Site for Fans to Mourn Major Character's Death

SPOILER ALERT: The text below reveals major plot points to the Monday, March 17, episode of MTV’s Teen Wolf

MTV is launching a special website for angst-ridden fans of its Teen Wolf series to collectively mourn the sudden death of one of the show’s main characters in Monday night’s episode.