11 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 canceled. It really doesn’t matter how critically acclaimed the show is. Time and time again, we’ve all watched our favorite shows get canceled, but what about the few times they are canceled only to receive a reprieve? Here are 11 shows that were canceled and then saved:
11. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
One day after Fox canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine after five seasons because of scheduling conflicts, NBC quickly snapped it up. Following its cancellation, legions of fans had immediately taken to Twitter to voice their disappointment as did some Hollywood heavyweights including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill, and Guillermo Del. NBC had wanted Brooklyn Nine-Nine back in 2012 when it first hit the marketplace but had been outbid by Fox. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt has said that if he knew Any Samberg was going to be cast in the show he never would have let it be sold to Fox to begin with.
10. Last Man Standing
When ABC declined to renew Last Man Standing after its six-season run in May 2017, the decision was met with outrage from the show’s loyal fans. They claimed that the show’s conservative political views played a part in the network’s decision to cancel it, but ABC maintained that it was a scheduling issue. A year later, in May 2018, the show got a second shot, as Fox picked it up for a seventh season, which is to begin in the fall of 2018.