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10th Apr '17 6:12:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' announced that after the 2013-2014 season (season nine), the show will end so the channel can renovate its Sunday night line-up (which may or may not be the end for ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', since that show got a syndication deal to air on cable TV). TBS picked ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' up (just like Cartoon Network and Comedy Central did with ''Futurama'') and SethMacFarlane is looking to either finish out the show on another channel or continue it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' announced that after the 2013-2014 season (season nine), the show will end so the channel can renovate its Sunday night line-up (which may or may not be the end for ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', since that show got a syndication deal to air on cable TV). TBS picked ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' up (just like Cartoon Network and Comedy Central did with ''Futurama'') and SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane is looking to either finish out the show on another channel or continue it.
8th Apr '17 5:50:50 PM Onlythrice
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* Briefly, the idea of bringing back ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' was thrown around for a while, but in the end, it didn't stick because there wasn't enough money. So they settled with bringing old episodes of the show back onto NicktoonsNetwork instead.
** Though they did eventually bring the series back in comicbook form in 2015.

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* Briefly, the idea of bringing back ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' was thrown around for a while, but in the end, initially it didn't stick because there wasn't enough money. So they settled with bringing old episodes of the show back onto NicktoonsNetwork instead.
** Though they did eventually bring
instead and creating a comic book continuation in 2015. However, in April 2017 a GrandFinale in the series back in comicbook form in 2015.of a 90-minute movie was announced.
5th Apr '17 8:20:54 PM KoopaKid17
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* This happened twice to ''Series/ShopTilYouDrop''. After it was canceled Lifetime, the Family Channel picked it up and ran it until Rupert Murdoch bought the network. It was later picked up by PAX.
5th Apr '17 8:16:51 PM KoopaKid17
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* This appened twice to ''Series/ShopTilYouDrop''. After it was canceled Lifetime, the Family Channel picked it up and ran it until Rupert Murdoch bought the network. It was later picked up by PAX.

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* This appened happened twice to ''Series/ShopTilYouDrop''. After it was canceled Lifetime, the Family Channel picked it up and ran it until Rupert Murdoch bought the network. It was later picked up by PAX.
24th Mar '17 7:00:54 PM Vir
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* ''Series/WillAndGrace'' originally ended in 2006, until it was revived for 10 more episodes in 2017.
23rd Mar '17 3:19:00 PM Vir
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If the show got enough of a notice to have a GrandFinale, being {{Uncanceled}} transforms it into a SeriesFauxnale, followed by PostscriptSeason.

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If the show got enough of a notice to have a GrandFinale, being {{Uncanceled}} Un-Canceled transforms it into a SeriesFauxnale, followed by PostscriptSeason.



* ''PantheonHigh'' was one of Tokyopop's Original English Language (OEL) manga series, and like most of their OEL, it was canceled when the US economy dipped and Tokyopop restructured. After about two years, the third and final volume was released on the Tokyopop website.

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* ''PantheonHigh'' ''Anime/PantheonHigh'' was one of Tokyopop's Original English Language (OEL) manga series, and like most of their OEL, it was canceled when the US economy dipped and Tokyopop restructured. After about two years, the third and final volume was released on the Tokyopop website.



* ''Series/SledgeHammer'' was canceled after the 1st season, only to be renewed for a second season after the last episode got higher than expected ratings, which created something of a dilemma for the writers. Expecting to be cancelled after the first season, the season finale featured Los Angeles as well as the titular character being vaporized by an nuclear bomb. They got around this by claiming at the start of the second season that the first-season finale was five years in the future, giving themselves room to run the series for another five seasons. Naturally, the show was cancelled soon thereafter.

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* ''Series/SledgeHammer'' was canceled after the 1st season, only to be renewed for a second season after the last episode got higher than expected ratings, which created something of a dilemma for the writers. Expecting to be cancelled after the first season, the season finale featured Los Angeles as well as the titular character being vaporized by an nuclear bomb. They got around this by claiming at the start of the second season that the first-season finale was five years in the future, giving themselves room to run the series for another five seasons. Naturally, the show was cancelled canceled soon thereafter.



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' was initially canceled after it's third season. The show meant to replace it in the CBS lineup didn't last, and the show was brought back for a shorter season of hour-long episodes. Creator/RodSerling had taken a college teaching position by this time, which is why he doesn't appear on the same set as the actors during season four. Ratings were good enough to justify a fifth season, which brought the running time back to half an hour.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' was initially canceled after it's its third season. The show meant to replace it in the CBS lineup didn't last, and the show was brought back for a shorter season of hour-long episodes. Creator/RodSerling had taken a college teaching position by this time, which is why he doesn't appear on the same set as the actors during season four. Ratings were good enough to justify a fifth season, which brought the running time back to half an hour.



* Series/ReadingRainbow is a triumphant example of this trope, up there with WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} and WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy. Commissions for new episodes of the show stopped in 2006, and in 2009 PBS pulled the funding and broadcast completely, and a day just before the Emmy for which the show won no less. Showrunner Creator/LeVarBurton, however, won't take no for an answer and immediately seeked out to buy the rights to the name and past episodes, and seeing the potential of tablet computers, started a project to put videos and books featured on the show on the iPad. The project was met with critical acclaim when it launched in 2012, and requests started pouring in for the app to be ported to other platforms, resulting in a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project further and hitting an astonishing record of US$6.5 million, the highest funded project at the time, at the end of the campaign. The app has now been ported to Android and it's derivatives, and there is also a version accessible from web browsers, with support for more platforms coming soon. And the additional money is used to fund access to the app for underfunded classrooms in the US. Additionally, new segments are now being shot for the app and for the youtube channel. It's a glorious comeback for the franchise, and for [=LeVar=].

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* Series/ReadingRainbow ''Series/ReadingRainbow'' is a triumphant example of this trope, up there with WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} and WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy. Commissions for new episodes of the show stopped in 2006, and in 2009 PBS pulled the funding and broadcast completely, and a day just before the Emmy for which the show won no less. Showrunner Creator/LeVarBurton, however, won't take no for an answer and immediately seeked out to buy the rights to the name and past episodes, and seeing the potential of tablet computers, started a project to put videos and books featured on the show on the iPad. The project was met with critical acclaim when it launched in 2012, and requests started pouring in for the app to be ported to other platforms, resulting in a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project further and hitting an astonishing record of US$6.5 million, the highest funded project at the time, at the end of the campaign. The app has now been ported to Android and it's derivatives, and there is also a version accessible from web browsers, with support for more platforms coming soon. And the additional money is used to fund access to the app for underfunded classrooms in the US. Additionally, new segments are now being shot for the app and for the youtube channel. It's a glorious comeback for the franchise, and for [=LeVar=]. [=LeVar=].
* ''Series/WillAndGrace'' originally ended in 2006, until it was revived for 10 more episodes in 2017.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' managed to crank even this trope (like every other trope it involves) UpToEleven: the ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' spinoff game was released, canceled and Un Canceled ''within the space of a month.'' The game, which fans had been looking forward to for ''decades'', comes out. The entire print run sells out in ''two days''. A few days after that, Creator/GamesWorkshop says it's getting out of roleplaying games, because literature is easier to publish for profit. Once the gnashing of teeth ties down, Creator/FantasyFlightGames picks up the license. This had the secondary effect of visiting LaserGuidedKarma upon the profiteers who had, on announcement of the cancellation, bought up every copy they could in the hope of selling them for silly money on [=eBay=]. This also had something of a longer-term effect, where several veteran designers and writers at Games Workshop left the company in the late oughts, only to contribute to Fantasy Flight Games, who currently publish all of the Games Workshop-licensed Tabletop [=RPGs=].
* Creator/WhiteWolf, having cancelled the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' in 2004, began creating new material for it again in 2011 with the 20th anniversary editions.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' managed to crank even this trope (like every other trope it involves) UpToEleven: the ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' spinoff game was released, canceled and Un Canceled Un-Canceled ''within the space of a month.'' The game, which fans had been looking forward to for ''decades'', comes out. The entire print run sells out in ''two days''. A few days after that, Creator/GamesWorkshop says it's getting out of roleplaying games, games because literature is easier to publish for profit. Once the gnashing of teeth ties down, Creator/FantasyFlightGames picks up the license. This had the secondary effect of visiting LaserGuidedKarma upon the profiteers who had, on announcement of the cancellation, bought up every copy they could in the hope of selling them for silly money on [=eBay=]. This also had something of a longer-term effect, where several veteran designers and writers at Games Workshop left the company in the late oughts, only to contribute to Fantasy Flight Games, who currently publish all of the Games Workshop-licensed Tabletop [=RPGs=].
* Creator/WhiteWolf, having cancelled canceled the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' in 2004, began creating new material for it again in 2011 with the 20th anniversary editions.
15th Mar '17 6:42:43 AM Hanz
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* After 11 years off the air, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', one of Cartoon Network's most famous shows and a staple of Creator/{{Toonami}} during its days on Cartoon Network, was renewed for a fifth season, announced in late 2015 and set to air in 2017, this time on the revived Toonami block on Creator/AdultSwim.

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* After 11 years off the air, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', one of Cartoon Network's most famous shows and a staple of Creator/{{Toonami}} during its days on Cartoon Network, was renewed for [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack2017 a fifth season, season]], announced in late 2015 and set to air aired in 2017, this time on the revived Toonami block on Creator/AdultSwim.
11th Mar '17 8:20:42 AM nombretomado
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** CBS canceled ''The $25,000 Pyramid'' in December 1987 and replaced it with a game show called ''Series/{{Blackout}}''. When that show tanked, ''$25,000'' came back from April to July 1988 but only as a stop-gap measure until the revival of FamilyFeud was ready.

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** CBS canceled ''The $25,000 Pyramid'' in December 1987 and replaced it with a game show called ''Series/{{Blackout}}''. When that show tanked, ''$25,000'' came back from April to July 1988 but only as a stop-gap measure until the revival of FamilyFeud ''Series/FamilyFeud'' was ready.
11th Mar '17 4:40:49 AM bwburke94
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'''Peter''': Well unfortunately, Lois, there's just no more room on the schedule. We've just got to accept the fact that Creator/{{Fox}} has to make room for terrific shows like ''Series/DarkAngel'', ''Series/{{Titus}}'', ''Series/{{Undeclared}}'', ''Series/{{Action}}'', ''Series/That80sShow'', ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'', ''Series/FastLane'', ''Series/AndyRichterControlsTheUniverse'', ''Series/{{Skin}}'', ''Girls Club'', ''Cracking Up'', ''The Pitts'', ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Get Real'', ''Series/FreakyLinks'', ''Wanda At Large'', ''Costello'', ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'', ''A Minute With Stan Hooper'', ''Normal, Ohio'', ''Pasadena'', ''Series/HarshRealm'', ''Series/KeenEddie'', ''Series/TheStreet'', ''American Embassy'', ''Cedric The Entertainer'', ''Series/TheTick'', ''Series/{{Louie}}'', and ''Series/GregTheBunny''. ''[glances at Creator/SethGreen Chris]''\\

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'''Peter''': Well unfortunately, Lois, there's just no more room on the schedule. We've just got to accept the fact that Creator/{{Fox}} has to make room for terrific shows like ''Series/DarkAngel'', ''Series/{{Titus}}'', ''Series/{{Undeclared}}'', ''Series/{{Action}}'', ''Series/That80sShow'', ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'', ''Series/FastLane'', ''Series/AndyRichterControlsTheUniverse'', ''Series/{{Skin}}'', ''Girls Club'', ''Cracking Up'', ''The Pitts'', ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', ''Get Real'', ''Series/FreakyLinks'', ''Wanda At Large'', ''Costello'', ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'', ''A Minute With Stan Hooper'', ''Normal, Ohio'', ''Pasadena'', ''Series/HarshRealm'', ''Series/KeenEddie'', ''Series/TheStreet'', ''American Embassy'', ''Cedric The Entertainer'', ''Series/TheTick'', ''Series/{{Louie}}'', and ''Series/GregTheBunny''. ''[glances at Creator/SethGreen Chris]''\\
7th Mar '17 5:29:39 PM ZimFan89
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** Though they did eventually bring the series back in comicbook form in 2015.
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