8 Shows That Netflix And Hulu Saved
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.
7. Degrassi: Next Class
The teen drama Degrassi: Next Class announced that they would be shifting their home to Netflix in January of 2016. The change came after a fourteen-season run with Bell Media in the United States and MTV in Canada with the hopes that this change in platform would boost viewership and allow for more freedom when it comes to writing content and creating plot lines. The series co-creator Linda Schuyler has revealed that she hopes the shift feels like a fresh reboot but also stays true to the core principles of the show from its 35-year run. The fourth season was released on Netflix on July 7, 2017.