TV Shows That Found New Homes After Cancellation (Photos)

TheWrap rounds up more crews who have been saved

Jennifer Maas

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. OK, no show wants to be called “trash,” but if it means you’re getting picked up by another network or platform after cancellation at your original home, you probably won’t mind it too much.

“One Day at a Time” — The sitcom revival ran for three seasons on Netflix from 2017 to 2019 before being canceled in March 2019. Pop TV then picked up “One Day at a Time” for a fourth season, which began airing last year. The cable channel canceled the series in November. 

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” —  The Andy Samberg comedy ran from 2013 to 2018 on Fox and was picked up for a sixth season by NBC one day after being canceled by its original network. The show’s seventh season aired in 2020 and the eighth and final season will premiere this summer.

“Designated Survivor” — The Kiefer Sutherland drama ran for two seasons from 2016 to 2018 on ABC. The series was picked up by Netflix for a third season, which ran in 2019. The show then got canceled again.

“Lucifer” — The drama ran for three seasons on Fox, from 2015 to 2018, and was picked up by Netflix for a fourth season in June 2018. Season 4 launched on the streaming service in 2019, the first half of its fifth season premiered last August and the second half at the end of May. Netflix still has the sixth and final season left to debut.

“Nashville” —  The country-music-world drama aired from 2012 to 2016 on ABC, then got picked up by CMT for two more seasons from 2016 to 2018.

“Cougar Town” —  Ran on ABC from 2009 to 2012, then on TBS from 2013 to 2015.

“Arrested Development” —   The comedy aired on Fox from 2003 to 2006 and then moved to Netflix in 2013 for a fourth season. A fifth season rolled out in 2019.

“The Expanse” —  The sci-fi series aired from 2015 to 2018 on Syfy and was canceled before being picked up by Amazon Prime Video for two more seasons. Ahead of the fifth season’s December 2020 premiere, the streaming service ordered a sixth and final season.

“Futurama” —  The animated comedy ran on Fox from 1999 to 2003, then moved to Comedy Central from 2008 to 2013.

“Gilmore Girls” —  The dramedy aired from 2000 to 2007 on The WB, which became The CW in the show’s final season. It was revived by Netflix in 2016 for a special four-episode miniseries, “Year in the Life.”

“Community” —  The sitcom ran on NBC from 2009 to 2014 and aired its sixth and final season on Yahoo! Screen in 2015.

“Scrubs” — The hospital-set sitcom aired seven seasons on NBC from 2001 to 2008, then moved to ABC for two more seasons.

“The Mindy Project” —   Mindy Kaling’s comedy ran on Fox from 2012 to 2015, then moved to Hulu from 2015 to 2017.

“Diff’rent Strokes” —   The classic comedy started its long run on NBC from 1978 to 1985, then moved to ABC from 1985 to 1986.

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” —  The cult classic aired from 1997 to 2001 on The WB before moving to UPN for its final two seasons, which aired from 2001 to 2003.

“Roswell” —   The sci-fi teen drama first ran on the WB from 1999 to 2001, then moved to UPN from 2001 to 2002. (A reboot, titled “Roswell, New Mexico,” premiered on The CW in 2018.)

“Veronica Mars” —  The Kristen Bell show ran on UPN from 2004 to 2006, then moved to The CW for a final season from 2006 to 2007. And then Hulu released a revival in 2019.

“Stargate SG-1” —  The sci-fi series started on Showtime from 1997 to 2002, then moved to Sci Fi (later Syfy) from 2002 to 2007.

“Project Runway” —   The fashion competition series first ran on Bravo from 2004 to 2008, then moved to Lifetime from 2009 to 2018, and then came back to Bravo in 2019 for a new season with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn replaced by Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano.

“JAG” —   The procedural ran for one season from 1995 to 1996 on NBC, before CBS picked it up from 1997 to 2005.

“Last Man Standing” —  The Tim Allen sitcom ran for six seasons from 2011-2017 on ABC, then got picked up by Fox in 2018 and aired Seasons 7 and 8 on its new network. The show’s ninth and final season recently concluded on Fox.
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