7 Shows That Were Cancelled Not Once But Twice
5. Family Guy
The Emmy Award-winning show Family Guy, which premiered in 1999, had a difficult run on Fox. During the first couple of seasons, the show was moved around a lot with little to no notice, which greatly affected the ratings. The show was first cancelled after season two, but after fans launched a letter writing campaign to persuade the network to renew the show, Fox ordered a 13 episode third season, but cancelled the series shortly after it aired. The show was brought back again in 2005 for a fifth season after the network noticed how many people were tuning into Family Guy reruns on the Cartoon Network and buying copies of the show on DVD. The show is still going strong! It is currently on its fifth season and has already been renewed for a sixteenth season.
4. The Killing
The Killing premiered to favorable reviews in 2010; however, it’s season one finale really upset critics and fans because it failed to resolve who killed Rosie Larsen. As a result, during season two, the show’s ratings dropped and, in July 2012, AMC announced that it would not renewing the show for a third season. This changed, however, once Fox Television Studios (which produced the show), AMC and Netflix struck a deal to share costs and have the third season of air on AMC. Unfortunately, ratings continued to drop during season three and the show was cancelled again in September 2013. Because the season three finale left fans with some pretty big cliffhangers, Netflix gave the show a six episode fourth season so that the characters could get a proper send off.