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.