5 recently canceled TV shows Netflix should save

THE PASSAGE: The special two-hour “Stay in the Light / Last Lesson” season finale episode of THE PASSAGE airing Monday, March 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2019 FOX Broadcasting. CR: Erika Doss / FOX.
THE PASSAGE: The special two-hour “Stay in the Light / Last Lesson” season finale episode of THE PASSAGE airing Monday, March 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2019 FOX Broadcasting. CR: Erika Doss / FOX. /
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“Ocean View” – When Clem and Nick run into Nick’s ex-girlfriend at their hotel during a romantic weekend, Clem is upset to learn that they once lived together – in the same apartment they live in now. Also, Shannon’s friend tries to persuade her to throw a big party while Clem and Nick are away, on FAM, Thursday, March 7 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R): Brian Stokes Mitchell as Walt, Tone Bell as Nick, Nina Dobrev as Clem, Sheryl Lee Ralph as Rose, and Odessa Adlon as Shannon. Photo: Ron P. Jaffe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
“Ocean View” – When Clem and Nick run into Nick’s ex-girlfriend at their hotel during a romantic weekend, Clem is upset to learn that they once lived together – in the same apartment they live in now. Also, Shannon’s friend tries to persuade her to throw a big party while Clem and Nick are away, on FAM, Thursday, March 7 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R): Brian Stokes Mitchell as Walt, Tone Bell as Nick, Nina Dobrev as Clem, Sheryl Lee Ralph as Rose, and Odessa Adlon as Shannon. Photo: Ron P. Jaffe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved /

So many shows were canceled during the May sweeps. Out of the big primetime cancellations, there are some shows Netflix will want to consider saving.

May sweeps is a brutal time for primetime network shows to be on the bubble. More often than not, they’re canceled, opening space for the new shows coming into the next fall lineup. But this doesn’t have to be the end of these shows. Sometimes Netflix can step in to save them.

During May sweeps 2018, we saw a number of shows saved by various networks and streaming services. The biggest for Netflix was Lucifer being saved, which quickly became TV Time’s most binge-watched series during the week season 4 dropped. It’s clear that the international fanbase was loud and clear about their passion for this show and U.S. fans are rewarding Netflix for saving it by binging immediately.

So, what about the primetime shows canceled during May sweeps? On the Friday, 14 shows were canceled. More followed on May 11 and there are still some shows (The VillageThe Enemy Within, The Code) that are still on the bubble. Out of the primetime network shows that were canceled last weekend, which ones should Netflix save?

I’m looking at a mixture here. There was one particularly surprising cancellation in my opinion, which definitely requires a save from Netflix. The others on this list would either be good fun or deserve to have at least one more season to wrap up storylines or I think Netflix should save because they work best as a binge-watch.

Here are the five primetime network shows recently canceled that Netflix should save.