TV shows come and go quickly. Every year, fans hold their breath, waiting to hear if their favorite TV shows will get the ax. Eventually though, all TV shows must come to an end … or do they? These shows have done something that not many have accomplished. Despite getting canceled, they somehow all managed to find their way back to TV. Here are 11 TV shows that have been un-canceled.
TNT saved Southland from being a one-season wonder. After debuting the series in 2009, NBC dropped the show after one short season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show was deemed too dark and gritty for broadcast TV, particularly for its 9 p.m. time slot. “I’m disappointed that NBC no longer has the time periods available to support the kind of critically-acclaimed series that was for so many years, a hallmark of their success,” John Wells, the show’s producer, told The Hollywood Reporter when the cancellation occurred. “We remain extremely proud of Southland and are actively looking for another home for the series.”
Luckily, Wells was able to find the show another home. TNT swooped in to save the day, and relaunched the show, which ended up running for another four seasons. The network decided not to renew the show for a sixth season, and it was re-canceled in 2013, according to zap2it. Southland is a police drama that focused on the officers of the Los Angeles Police Department.