Saving Our Favorite Shows
Unfortunately, it happens too often … our favorite TV shows are unexpectedly cancelled. Some series don’t even finish their current season before the axe comes down; others get cut after a short lifespan. Thankfully, streaming services have started saving shows, like Don’t Trust the B—— in Apt 23, as well as soap operas, and the widely popular Arrested Development.
Hulu released the eight unaired Don’t Trust the B— episodes after the show was cancelled in the middle of its season. Don’t be left wondering “What happened inside Apartment 23?” and start watching Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker and James Van Der Beek finish their season as roommates and friends. But don’t wait too long to tune in! The episodes will only be online through June 3.
In 2006, the cult classic Arrested Development faced a premature death after only three seasons. Throughout its seven-year hiatus, the show grew in popularity and was named among Time Magazine‘s “All-TIME 100 TV Shows.” Then, Netflix bought the rights to the show and quickly brought the entire cast back together for a fourth season, which became available in full on May 26. Many fans have already watched the whole new season. Are you one of them?
Long-standing soap One Life to Live, which was cancelled in 2011 after 43 years on ABC, has also been restored with a full cast. Similarly, All My Children, cancelled in 2011 after 41 years, is back in action. The long-time classics returned on April 29, 2013, as web series on Hulu and The Online Network, a website dedicated to airing the web series. The drama on these soap operas is too much to contain!
What show were you sad to see cancelled? If you could pick one show to bring back, which series would you choose?