It's always exciting when our favorite shows receive a renewal, but things don't always work out the way we'd like.
TV shows are renewed and canceled all the time, that's television for you. Which ones make the cut depend on a variety of factors, and a network's decision to not renew a series is seldom an easy one.
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But sometimes when one network loses hope in a show another one finds potential and ends up saving a series from certain death, giving it a brand new lease on life.
As yet another amazing year of television draws to a close, let's take a look back at the most exciting renewals and saves of 2018!
Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing's cancellation at NBC last year came as a huge shock, especially considering its following and that it was a strong ratings performer for the network. Thankfully, FOX flew in to save the day and brought the Baxter family back to our screens for its seventh season without missing a beat.
One month following the series' surprise cancellation after three seasons at FOX, Lucifer fans rejoiced as Netflix saved the series from being sent to the depths of hell. Season four will consist of ten episodes and is slated for a 2019 return. Thank the Lord (of darkness?) for streaming services.
The Good Place
Since its debut in 2016, The Good Place has consistently pulled in solid numbers for NBC, but the same could have been said about Last Man Standing's stint on the network and we know how that turned out. ABC knows they have a clear winner on their hands and it's exciting to know that it will be receiving a fourth season.
The number one NBC comedy series has definitely found itself in a good place.
If Law & Order and The Office had a love child, you'd get Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The NBC series found a winning formula by mixing a police procedural with single camera comedy. There hasn't been anything else quite like it on television, which is what made FOX's decision to cancel the series after five seasons so dissapointing. Fortunately, NBC pounced on FOX's mistake and gave Brooklyn Nine-Nine a second chance at life. The series returns for its sixth season on January 10, 2019.
The Batman origin series returning for a fifth season was up in the air, but luckily, it received a final season order at FOX. While it's unfortunate that Gotham will be coming to an end after hitting its stride in seasons three and four, it's comforting to know that the series will be given a proper ending.
The Resident has quickly found a following and FOX's medical drama has seemingly left a positive impression on the network. FOX has since ordered a full-season pickup, giving the series a full 22-episode second season.