9 Shows That Were Cancelled Then Saved
When it comes to renewing shows, television networks are all about ratings. If the ratings aren’t there, the show in question will typically get cancelled. It really doesn’t matter how critically acclaimed the show is. Time and time again, we’ve all watched our favorite shows get cancelled, but what about the few times they are cancelled only to receive a reprieve? Here are 9 shows that were cancelled and then saved:
Nashville aired on ABC for four seasons until it was cancelled because of inconsistent ratings during its fourth season. After its cancellation, fans started a petition #BringBackNashville, which received more than 174,000 signatures. On June 10, 2016, CMT released a press statement that it had picked the show up for a fifth season and would air a full season of 22 episodes that would be available on Hulu. Nashville has since been picked up for a 16-episode sixth season.
Community aired on NBC for its first five seasons, but then was cancelled in May 2014 due to low ratings. It didn’t take long for Yahoo to step in and save the series. The network agreed to fund and distribute a sixth season that included 13 episodes, which debuted on Yahoo Screen on March 17, 2015, and concluded on June 2. The show was cancelled a second time because Yahoo couldn’t gather enough of an audience or long-term commitments from advertisers to make their investment back.