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The Mindy Project
Saved by: Hulu
The Mindy Kaling-led comedy was canceled after three seasons at Fox, but Hulu picked it up for three more. The series finale was released on November 14, 2017.
Saved by: TBS
Ratings: The series saw a steady decrease in both viewers and its rating over its six seasons, and it ended its run with 1.24 million tuning in and a 0.5 rating.
ABC canceled the Courteney Cox-led comedy after Season 3. TBS then saved it, and three more seasons aired. It ended on March 31, 2015.
Last Man Standing
Saved by: Fox
Ratings: When the series was renewed, it was averaging a 1.1 rating in the key demo and 5.89 million viewers and considered a success, especially for a Friday night series.
Status: Renewed for an eighth season
ABC canceled the Tim Allen-led comedy after six seasons, despite doing well on Friday nights. Fox saved it, picking up for a seventh season and renewing it for an eighth to air in the 2019-2020 season.
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Saved by: NBC
Ratings: After six episodes on NBC, the comedy was up an average of 8 percent in its rating (1.4) and 34 percent in viewers (3.918 million) from its previous season on Fox. However, that number slipped by its Season 6 finale (0.5 rating, 1.63 million viewers).
Status: Renewed for Season 7
Fox canceled the comedy after five seasons, but NBC picked it up for its sixth. Furthermore, it ordered five additional episodes (bringing the total up to 18) and renewed it for a seventh season for the 2019-2020 season.
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Saved by: Netflix
Status: Renewed for a fifth and final season
After Fox canceled the drama at the end of Season 3, fans campaigned for it to be saved, and it was, by the streaming service. Season 4 was released on May 8, and Netflix ordered a fifth and final season on June 6.
Saved by: NBC (twice)
Ratings: Despite a passionate fanbase, the series didn’t draw in too many viewers. Season 2 averaged 2.5 million with a 0.6 rating, and the series finale nearly matched those numbers (3.22 million viewers and a 0.6 rating).
NBC canceled Timeless after one season, only to reverse that decision two days later. Then, fans campaigned when the series was canceled (again) after its second season, and the network brought it back for a two-hour movie to wrap things up.
Saved by: CMT
Ratings: Its ratings steadily decreased in its time on ABC, and only 876,000 tuned in for the series finale on CMT.
The country music series originally aired on ABC, but the network canceled it after four seasons. CMT then saved it for two more, and its series finale aired on July 26, 2018.
Saved by: Netflix
Netflix saved the drama when ABC canceled it after two seasons. The 10-episode third season was released on June 7, and the streaming service has yet to announce if there will be a fourth.
Saved by: Amazon
Status: Season 4 to premiere in 2019
Syfy canceled the drama after three seasons, but fans campaigned and Amazon picked it up for a fourth season. A premiere date has yet to be announced.
Most of the time, when a network cancels a show, that's it. But a few times, another network or a streaming service swoops in and resurrects it.
Such has been the case with popular series in recent years, to varying degrees of success. Some have only returned in order to wrap up storylines. Others have gone to air multiple seasons at a new home.