14 Times Fans Rescued A TV Show From Being Scrapped By Execs
Sometimes, it's up to fans to save television executives from themselves. A charitable explanation is that these execs get so in-the-weeds with the business side of the equation, that they lose track of what makes for good TV. It's more likely, though, that they're just idiots who failed their way to the top.
How else can you explain a show like Arrested Development getting cut by the likes of Fox? Thankfully, diehard fans spent years mailing a bunch of protest letters – oh, and bananas – to Fox, who hopefully watched enough of their own show to get the reference. Then there's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, also given the axe by Fox, but quickly picked up by NBC, who saw the ratings potential of the rabid fan base. Unfortunately, the last season was filmed during a pandemic, and amidst a near-historic level of criticism of the American police state. Be careful what you wish for!