In an age of television and film where nostalgia plays a prominent role, the online streaming service Netflix has been at the forefront of reviving popular shows with a cult following. Most of these shows ended due to a decline in viewership and often weren’t given the send off that they deserved. The internet has given vocal fans a platform to voice their desires for shows to be revived and it’s often Netflix that answers their prayers. Netflix also poses a wide array of viewership data and are able to identify programming that may see a successful revival. While some revivals have been more successful than others, the streaming giant continues to bring back shows that were discarded by traditional networks. Here’s a list of shows that were revived by Netflix and saw various degress of success.
10. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The Tina Fey-produced comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt seemed like a lock for her home turf of NBC after the studio ordered a 13 episode run before a pilot was even created. After NBC placed the show on the back burner Netflix swooped in and announced that the show would be exclusive to their streaming service. Netflix immediately aired the show and also picked up a second season of the show about a woman who attempts to reclaim her life after spending 15 years in a cult.
The show would see great success on Netflix being renewed for a third and fourth season as well as earning several Emmy nominations during its time. Fast forward to 2018 and Netflix just announced that the show will end after its fourth season, that’s a pretty good run for a show that was put out to the pasture by NBC.