When a TV show gets canceled, it is not only devastating for the actors but equally disappointing for the fans. In some cases, the impact of this decision is too much that channel executives are forced to take notice of the show’s fan base, and they are brought back from the dead.
Here are the few lucky ones that survived cancelation:
Andy Samberg played the lead role in the popular show
When Fox decided to cancel the beloved comedy series, it caused an uproar at such a level that even The Dalai Lama tweeted about supporting the show. Thankfully, NBC swooped in to save the day, and the sitcom is now continuing on a much bigger scale without missing a beat.
The Mindy Project
Hulu, the Walt Disney company, got on board after Fox Network dropped it
Creator and actor, Mindy Kaling, recalled that being canceled by Fox was a blessing in disguise. The show was later picked up by the streaming service Hulu that allowed the show ‘to continue with as many years and episodes that they wanted.’
Mindy appreciated the freedom in creativeness and content that the change brought as it allowed her to explore a darker and edgier version of her character.
NBC scrapped the TV Show in 2017 but renewed it in just three days after the fans made their disappointment heard. The show witnessed a double cancelation as it suffered the same fate in 2018 after running for just one more season and ending with a two-part finale.
All seasons of the show can now be streamed on Netflix
The thrilling crime show ended its run on Fox after running for three seasons but was picked by Netflix owing to its interesting storyline and characters. Lucifer is still going strong on the streaming service.
After NBC swung its ax on the Community at the end of the fifth season, Yahoo! Screen came in to save the day and give the humorous show its final sixth season.
Last Man Standing
Despite being the second-rated sitcom of its time, Last Man Standing was canceled by ABC after its run of six seasons. The family comedy was just too good to pass up, so Fox renewed it, and the show is still going strong on the network.
One Day at A Time
The comedy show was critically acclaimed, addressing sensitive issues that were missing from other shows. It made history for having been resurrected twice and running on different networks and streaming services.
Originally the show ran on CBS in 1984 before it was picked up for a remake by Netflix. After cancelation from the service, it was again picked up by Pop. This was not surprising as the show has earned many important nominations from awards such as Primetime Emmy and Imagen Foundation.
These inspiring stories only go to show that if you manage to win fans’ support and love, TV shows can reach new heights despite being canceled!