Netflix is a champion for the underdog. The streaming service has resurrected a number of TV shows that were canceled for one reason or another by major networks like Fox and A&E and less successful ones too, such as the now-defunct WB. While some of the revivals only lasted an additional season on Netflix, others have withstood the test of time. One show gained such a massive following after airing on Netflix that the streaming service added five additional seasons to the program’s lineup and a spin-off! But we’ll get to that later…
Check out our favorite canceled shows that Netflix brought back to life.
Full House originally aired on ABC from 1987 through 1995. The premise was simple: a widower named Danny Tanner, played by Bob Saget, raises his three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and best friend Joey Gladstone (David Coulier). Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, and twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen played his daughters.
The series was massively popular among fans and did so well in the ratings that it stayed on the air for eight seasons. It also gained viewers when it aired in syndication. Even though it was still popular, execs canceled the beloved show because production costs kept rising.