My love of TV began during the Friday nights of my childhood. Our family of four would order pizza and watch our favorite shows, which were often found in one place: the TGIF lineup on ABC.
Nowadays, I have numerous ways to watch my favorite stories. You do too, of course. From live to recorded to streaming, viewers have many options. It’s an endless battle for viewers, and through it all, some of our beloved shows get canceled.
What’s one to do when one's favorite characters disappear? That answer is easier than ever: Fight for their return. Whether the original network or another company brought back these TV shows, we have fans to thank. Through their passion, they’ve convinced the producers and networks the economics of the show could work, given the right circumstances.
Here are some of the most popular TV shows that were brought back thanks to fans, their passion and their economic power.