17 TV Shows That Were Saved From Cancellation by Other Networks
Canceled by NBC, picked up by TNT
Southland was almost a one-season wonder. NBC axed the TV show after its first season, but luckily, TNT swooped in quickly to save it. The show was all set to premiere its second season when NBC announced they were pushing it off so they could promote it more fully. And then mere weeks later, they canceled it without airing any of the second season eps. TNT bought the rights to the first season, the second season episodes that were already completed, and the rights to the show as a whole. The cop drama went on for four more seasons on its new home and had a full run it wouldn’t have had otherwise. It also helped establish TNT as more than a place to watch Tom Cruise movie marathons!