8 Canceled Shows Most Likely to Be Saved, Based on Ratings (PHOTOS)

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Whiskey Cavalier (ABC)

This globe-trotting fan favorite did well among viewers and critics despite a midseason premiere. Sadly, ABC opted out of a second season, but recent activity suggests they may be rethinking that decision. Right now this title is the most likely to be saved from death.

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Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)

This quirky horror comedy got the boot after three hilarious seasons, and fans aren’t pleased. Perhaps the series — featuring Hollywood A-listers Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant among a slew of high profile guest stars — could find life elsewhere? Ratings remained consistent among fans, with the Season 3 finale being the highest rated episode of its “last” season.

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Life In Pieces (CBS)

This fan favorite comedy following the Short family continued to be a crowdpleaser into its current fourth season, so it was shocking to learn CBS wouldn’t be renewing it. Considering its standing with viewers, perhaps another network or streamer will breathe new life into this witty comedy.

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One Day at a Time (Netflix)

This modern version of Norman Lear’s classic series was a favorite among critics and viewers and kept consistent ratings throughout. Sadly, after a third season, the streamer cut the cord, but its family-friendly subject matter could make the show a good fit for network television. We can hope, right?

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The Kids Are Alright (ABC)

This freshman comedy held strong in its first and only season. ABC canned the show despite its popularity among viewers and good ratings from critics and fans alike. Perhaps the fan interest surrounding its cancellation could be enough to save it from a “too-soon” death.

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Angie Tribeca (TBS)

This cult favorite made it four seasons before TBS showed it the door. With a strong fan base and overall good viewer ratings, hopefully there’s potential for Angie Tribeca to find new life elsewhere. May we suggest a streamer like Hulu or Netflix?

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The Passage (Fox)

The sci-fi thriller caused a large outcry from distraught fans over its cancellation after just one season. Considering the source material for the show consists of a multi-book series, there’s plenty of story to carry on for more seasons elsewhere.

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Friends From College (Netflix)

This comedy received high praise for its second season, and with a strong cast to support the serious and comedic moments, it was surprising to learn Netflix wouldn’t renew it for Season 3. Considering the subject matter addressed in the show, we could easily see this series finding a new home with a premium cable service like HBO or Showtime.

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So many fan-favorite shows get cut every year — this season was no exception as many titles were axed from the coming season's lineup.

Whether you loved network newbies like Whiskey Cavalier or The Passage or thought streaming series like Santa Clarita Diet were more deserving of extra seasons, then this gallery is for you. With good ratings and supportive viewers, we've gathered a few titles that could be saved from TV death.

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