8 Shows That Netflix And Hulu Saved
A&E decided to cancel the popular mystery series Longmire in 2014 which confused and frustrated fans of the show’s three-season run. The decision for the network to not renew for a fourth season was unexpected because the series was the channel’s most-watched original drama. After hearing the outcry from fans to continue the series, the Longmire producer began searching for a new home for the series. Netflix took advantage of the opportunity and announced they would be picking up the series for season four in a 10 episode release to save it from cancellation, and on November 17, 2017, it released the show’s sixth and final season.
5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
NBC originally intended for Tiny Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to air as a 13 episode release but stalled on releasing an air date. After a year of broken promises and indications of a mid-season cancellation, Netflix swept up the show and aired it immediately alongside the announcement of a second season. Additionally, a full three months before the second season dropped, Netflix shared news of a third season in the works. NBC eventually released a statement claiming that this decision was best for everyone, but Netflix definitely won with this show and the high viewer count that came along with it.