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6th Jan '17 11:45:01 PM skidoo23
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* By 1985, British sci-fi institution ''Series/DoctorWho'' had weathered MoralGuardians, inflation, and lackluster scripts... but when a new BBC controller [[ExecutiveMeddling who had never liked the show]] came in, its number was up. The resultant outcry made the newspapers and talk shows, and 18 months later, it returned; unfortunately, the ratings started to slip after it was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork put in a time slot against popular]] SoapOpera ''Series/CoronationStreet'', and in 1989, it was cancelled once again. It wouldn't return [[{{Revival}} as an ongoing TV series]] until 2005. It has since become one of the most successful works of fiction on British television.

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* By 1985, British sci-fi institution ''Series/DoctorWho'' had weathered MoralGuardians, inflation, and lackluster scripts... but when a new BBC controller [[ExecutiveMeddling who had never liked the show]] came in, its number was up. up, with the series being cancelled at the end of its 22nd season in 1985. The resultant outcry made the newspapers and talk shows, shows (and even spawned a "We Are the World"-style charity record that has become an OldShame for all involved), and 18 months later, it returned; unfortunately, the ratings started to slip after it was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork put in a time slot against popular]] SoapOpera ''Series/CoronationStreet'', and in 1989, it was cancelled once again. It A failed pilot TV movie in 1996 notwithstanding, it wouldn't return [[{{Revival}} as an ongoing TV series]] until 2005. It has since become one of the most successful works of fiction on British television.


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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' is perhaps the most famous example of this trope, even though technically it was not actually cancelled. The story goes that, as the end of the second season approached, the producers caught wind that NBC was considering cancelling the series and reached out to the sci-fi fan community, generating hundreds of thousands (Wikipedia says a million) pieces of mail in support, leading to NBC announcing on-air the show's renewal for one final season.
26th Dec '16 1:33:38 AM goldengardengal
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* ''Series/PartyOfFive'' initially lasted only one season, before being brought back by a small-but-zealous fan campaign. The threat of cancellation still loomed over its' early second season, until viewership spiked after a surprise upset Golden Globe win for best drama in 1995, beating out then-primetime favorites like ''{{Series/ER}}'' and ''Series/NYPDBlue''.
25th Dec '16 12:44:05 PM Xtifr
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' lasted two seasons until 1998, and three years later returned. But [[SeasonalRot the two seasons that followed are often hated]] because they lacked input from series creator Genndy Tartakovsky (who was busy with ''Samurai Jack'' and ''Star Wars: Clone Wars''), had a change in artwork, had different writers, and [[TheOtherDarrin had replacement voice actors]] (especially with Dexter. Christine Cavanaugh retired from voice acting after a custody battle with her husband and CandiMilo was called in as her replacement).

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' lasted two seasons until 1998, and three years later returned. But [[SeasonalRot the two seasons that followed are often hated]] because they lacked input from series creator Genndy Tartakovsky (who was busy with ''Samurai Jack'' and ''Star Wars: Clone Wars''), had a change in artwork, had different writers, and [[TheOtherDarrin had replacement voice actors]] (especially with Dexter. Christine Cavanaugh retired from voice acting after a custody battle with her husband and CandiMilo Creator/CandiMilo was called in as her replacement).
11th Dec '16 12:54:52 AM GoldenKeyblade
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* After several years of complete inactivity, ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has been confirmed to be getting a third season after what most people took to be a definitive conclusion.
24th Nov '16 2:38:47 PM Cavery210
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* ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'', Creator/CartoonNetwork's sensational {{anime}} block launched in 1997, hit a speed bump thanks to an aggressive [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]-imposed ReTool that left it in a more lighthearted territory- and pigeonholed the fanbase. Eventually, incompetent scheduling and poor variety of shows led to its end late 2008. However, just like with WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy and WesternAnimation/RobotChicken, Creator/AdultSwim struck again! On AprilFoolsDay 2012, they aired a loving joke broadcast of Toonami, suspiciously aimed toward an ulterior motive: test the waters to see if the block was really that cherished. A Twitter feed for viewers was added for viewers to express their interest in a possible return and the fandom proceeded to ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome flood the feed]]'' with pleas to revive the block. Rumors the return was a hoax were dispelled when SteveBlum, voice of Toonami host TOM himself, and Creator/KyleHebert, a fellow voice actor with equal stature got involved. One month later, licensing deals were struck, and just like what the tagline said, "[[{{Tagline}} Toonami is Back]] [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Bitches]]."

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* ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'', Creator/CartoonNetwork's sensational {{anime}} block launched in 1997, hit a speed bump thanks to an aggressive [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]]-imposed ReTool that left it in a more lighthearted territory- and pigeonholed the fanbase. Eventually, incompetent scheduling and scheduling, poor variety of shows and Naruto filler led to its end late 2008. However, just like with WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy and WesternAnimation/RobotChicken, Creator/AdultSwim struck again! On AprilFoolsDay 2012, they aired a loving joke broadcast of Toonami, suspiciously aimed toward an ulterior motive: test the waters to see if the block was really that cherished. A Twitter feed for viewers was added for viewers to express their interest in a possible return and the fandom proceeded to ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome flood the feed]]'' with pleas to revive the block. Rumors the return was a hoax were dispelled when SteveBlum, voice of Toonami host TOM himself, and Creator/KyleHebert, a fellow voice actor with equal stature got involved. One month later, licensing deals were struck, and just like what the tagline said, "[[{{Tagline}} Toonami is Back]] [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Bitches]]."
24th Nov '16 11:41:01 AM MarcoPolo250
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* ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' was originally stated to be released on the NES, but due to the console being at the end of its life cycle and the SNES taking off in popularity, Nintendo canceled the game after it was finished since they wanted to focus more on the SNES. Nearly 30 years later, the game was finally released on the Wii U's Virtual Console as ''[=EarthBound Beginnings=] in order differentiate itself from the SNES title since the NES version originally did not have "beginnings" in the title.

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* ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' ''MOTHER'' was originally stated to be released on the NES, in North America, but due to the console NES being at the end of its life cycle cycle, and the SNES taking off in popularity, Nintendo canceled the game English release after it was finished since they wanted to focus more on the SNES. finished. Nearly 30 years later, the game was finally released on the Wii U's Virtual Console as ''[=EarthBound Beginnings=] ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'' in order to differentiate itself from the SNES title since the NES version originally did not have "beginnings" in the title.''VideoGame/EarthBound'', [[SequelFirst which was released first]].
11th Nov '16 10:49:26 AM Silverblade2
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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 2016, 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 a fifth season, announced in late 2015 and set to air in 2016, 2017, this time on the revived Toonami block on Creator/AdultSwim.
7th Nov '16 9:22:33 PM skategate
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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' was technically cancelled in 2013 on a cliffhanger, despite a passionate campaign from fans. On November 7th, 2016, it has officially been resurrected and a third season will be coming soon.
5th Nov '16 1:03:09 PM Mario1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}'' was originally canceled after Season 4 in 1998, due to the network's disappointing results from the ratings. Three years after HIT Entertainment bought the rights to the series, it was revived for two additional seasons before being canceled again in 2005.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}'' was originally canceled after Season 4 in 1998, due to the network's disappointing results from declining popularity of the ratings.series. Three years after HIT Entertainment bought the rights to the series, it was revived for two additional seasons before being canceled again in 2005.



* After three successful seasons, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} canceled ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' in 1994, citing that it could not afford to keep the series running even though they had initially planned to order [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon sixty-five episodes]]. Creators Jim Jinkins and Joe Aaron were ''pissed'' at their actions and immediately cut all ties they had with the network. Soon after, Jinkins and Aaron were approached by Creator/{{Disney}}, who had then just purchased Creator/{{ABC}}, and that gave the series another chance, running for two seasons before it was canceled again due to ''another'' dispute.

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* After three successful seasons, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} abruptly canceled ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' in 1994, citing that it could not afford 1994 due to keep the series running even though they had initially planned to order contractual issues, despite having originally ordered [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon sixty-five episodes]]. Creators Jim Jinkins and Joe Aaron were ''pissed'' furious at their actions and immediately cut all ties they had refused to work with the network. them ever again. Soon after, Jinkins and Aaron were approached by Creator/{{Disney}}, who had then just purchased Creator/{{ABC}}, and that gave the series another chance, running for two seasons before it was canceled again due to ''another'' dispute.when [[HistoryRepeats said network got into a similar contractual dispute]].
3rd Nov '16 9:20:25 PM nombretomado
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* Very poor ratings on its series premiere caused UPN to axe ''HomeMovies'' before it was able to even finish its first season. In 2001, one Creator/AdultSwim executive said he liked ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', and Creator/AdultSwim later revived the series, airing the unaired UPN episodes and ordering three more seasons.

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* Very poor ratings on its series premiere caused UPN to axe ''HomeMovies'' ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' before it was able to even finish its first season. In 2001, one Creator/AdultSwim executive said he liked ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', and Creator/AdultSwim later revived the series, airing the unaired UPN episodes and ordering three more seasons.
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