20 Times Fans Actually Saved TV Shows From Cancellation
After four seasons on the air, ABC canceled the series, which came as a huge surprise to fans. Before the cancellation, the network’s former president, Paul Lee, noted that there was “a lot more story to tell.” Plus, they had recently announced the addition of new showrunners. But apparently, that didn’t stop ABC from suddenly pulling the plug.
The fans not only spoke out on social media, but they also started a petition to bring back the show, which got thousands of signatures. In the end, they got what they wanted because CMT picked up the show for a fifth season. Brian Philips, president of the network, said: “CMT heard the fans. The wave of love and appreciation they have unleashed for Nashville has been overwhelming. We see our fans and ourselves in this show and we will treasure it like no other network.”