10 Cancelled TV Shows That Came Back With A Vengeance
Like Family Guy, FOX had a difficult time finding a time slot for Matt Groening’s futuristic comedy series. Despite widespread critical acclaim, the show was cancelled in 2003. High ratings in syndication and a successful movie series led to a series revival in 2008. The show officially ended in 2013, but the cast and crew have expressed interest in reviving the series again in the future.
Star Trek is one of the earliest examples of a franchise being revived by strong ratings in syndication. Although The Original Series never returned to television, Star Trek lived on through a number of highly successful movies and spin-off series. It is now regarded as one of the most important cultural icons of the 20th century.