Still, picking up a cancelled show is not an easy sell. DirecTV rescued NBC’s Friday Night Lights and FX’s Damages but it is moving on to launching its own series — just today the satcaster announced that start of principal photography of its first original scripted series, drama Rogue. Netflix resurrected a cancelled series, Fox’s Arrested Development, but that is a cult series that had stood the test of time, still enjoying a fan following a decade after its run. Earlier this year, the streaming giant had a chance to pick up Fox’s canceled drama Terra Nova and engaged in conversations with its producers but ultimately passed. Ditto on Amazon and ABC’s Pan Am. The company most active in picking up cancelled series recently has actually been Turner, with Southland on TNT and Cougar Town on TBS, but a series migration from one basic cable network to another is considered highly unlikely.
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