Online streaming services have revolutionized the way we watch television. Network television has plummeted and struggled significantly since Netflix and Hulu became prominent which has left fans disappointed with the excess of television show cancellations. Lucky for us, streaming services have stepped in and given viewers new hope by giving cancelled shows another chance. In a world where series that got pulled from a network were seemingly gone forever, Netflix and Hulu stepped in and proved that this doesn’t always have to be the case. Follow along for eight shows that lived on after cancellation thanks to these booming streaming services:
8. Arrested Development
Arrested Development aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2003 to February 2006 and quickly became a critically acclaimed and Emmy-award winning hit. The show’s ratings began to drop during the second season and Fox decided to cut the intended 22 episodes to a meager 18. By the time the third season rolled around the entire show was axed which left loyal fans disappointed. Netflix took the cancellation as an opportunity and announced it had picked up the show and stars Michael Cera, Jason Bateman and Portia De Rossi returned to their roles for a fourth season. Netflix has also announced a fifth season is in the works that will premiere in 2018.