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    19 Facts About Your Favorite TV Couples That'll Make You Say, "OMG, What?!"

    Can you imagine a world where Leslie and Ben don't end up together?

    🚨Warning: Spoilers ahead🚨

    1. While Ross and Rachel were clearly always meant to be, the creators almost ended Friends without the two of them getting together.

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    2. And in Friends, Monica and Chandler almost never happened because the creators originally wanted Monica and Joey together.

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    3. Parks and Rec's original idea was to have Leslie date several different men over the course of the show — Ben was supposed to be just one of many boyfriends and not her husband.

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    4. In Gilmore Girls, Luke and Lorelai were almost never a couple because Luke was originally supposed to be a woman named Daisy — Luke and Lorelai's relationship was based on Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson's chemistry.

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    5. While George and Callie were briefly married on Grey's Anatomy, George was originally supposed to be with Dr. Bailey.

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    6. Also in Grey's Anatomy, Preston Burke was originally supposed to be married, so his romantic relationship with Cristina would've never happened.

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    7. Dawson's Creek's iconic love triangle almost ended with Joey choosing Dawson over Pacey.

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    Kevin Williamson changed his mind and had Joey end up with Pacey at the last minute.

    8. Originally, Jim Parsons auditioned for the role of Barney on How I Met Your Mother. If he had been cast, Robin and Barney probably would've never been a couple because Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulder's chemistry was the only reason they were.

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    9. While Buffy and Spike became a highly talked about couple in the later seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the creators almost added another love interest for Buffy: Xander.

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    10. Another idea the creators had for Buffy the Vampire Slayer was to have Xander come out as gay, and Tara and Willow would've never been a couple.

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    11. Although Carrie and Mr. Big end up together at the end of Sex and the City, originally they weren't going to have a happy ending.

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    Creator Darren Star said he didn't envision Carrie ending up with anybody. He said, "I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don't ultimately find happiness from marriage."

    12. If the creators of The Walking Dead had followed the comic books, Rick and Michonne would've never been together — Rick's love interest in the comics is Andrea.

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    In the TV series, the creators have known since the Season 3 episode "Clear" that Rick and Michonne would eventually evolve into a couple.

    13. In The Vampire Diaires, although Caroline ends up with Stefan, an early idea was to have her end up with Klaus.

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    Creator Julie Plec said that she always had this image of Klaus and Caroline ending up together in Paris. But, once The Vampire Diaries put Caroline and Stefan together, it felt wrong to break that couple up.

    14. While Seth and Summer were a beloved couple on The O.C., originally Fox wanted the creators to get rid of Seth, so the couple would've never existed.

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    Creator Josh Schwartz told TV Guide that Fox was skeptical about having a nerdy boy be the other main character.

    15. In The 100, Raven was originally supposed to be Finn's mother, so their romantic relationship would've never been a thing.

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    16. In Pretty Little Liars, Brant Daugherty originally auditioned for Ezra and Toby, meaning Ezria or Spoby would've been very different — Brant went on to play Noel Kahn.

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    17. In fact, the creators of Pretty Little Liars only made Spencer and Toby a couple because of Troian Bellisario and Keegan Allen's chemistry IRL.

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    18. In Teen Wolf, while Allison and Scott ended with a final "I love you" before her death, that moment almost didn't happen and their relationship would've been very different.

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    Crystal Reed said at PaleyFest, "I kept insisting on saying it...The moment I felt the most grief was when she said that."

    19. Finally, in Gossip Girl, having Chuck and Blair end up together was a debate up until writing the final episodes of the series.

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    While Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage always knew Chuck and Blair were endgame, it was a discussion in the writers during the final season whether or not to actually make it happen.