20 Times Fans Actually Saved TV Shows From Cancellation
Though it wasn’t exactly blowing up at the time, Designing Women was doing fairly well on CBS. It had decent ratings and viewership when it aired on Mondays, but when the show’s time slot was moved to Thursday, the ratings dropped drastically because of the competition.
As a result, the show was taken off the air and put on hiatus. But before the network decided to nix the show for good, they were met with over 50,000 fan letters. And judging by CBS’s swift decision to bring back the show, most of those letters were not pretty. After the show’s return, the production manager, Tommy Thompson, said: “Believe me, the network doesn’t want to incur the wrath of these women again.” It’s no wonder why the sitcom ran for a solid seven seasons!