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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SPEECHLESS – “D-I-DING” – After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car. Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos, on “Speechless,” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Richard Cartwright)MASON COOK, MICAH FOWLER, JOHN ROSS BOWIE, MINNIE DRIVER /

4. Speechless

When it was canceled: May 10, 2019

Number of seasons aired: 3

What it’s about: Speechless focuses on the DiMeo family, with British mother, Maya, in charge and American father, Jimmy, who doesn’t care what others think. They have three children, one of whom has cerebral palsy and is unable to communicate through words. He uses headgear and a laser pointer, allowing others to share what he “says,” usually with hilarious outcomes because of JJ’s sense of humor.

When they think they’ve found the perfect school for JJ, the family moves into the most rundown, cheapest house in a nice neighborhood. Now if only everything was as it originally seemed.

Why it should be saved: Speechless is one of the most groundbreaking and heartfelt comedies on TV right now. It needs a home to go to after ABC chose to cancel it. Like an upcoming show, Speechless‘ cancellation was a surprise to me. That was especially the case when ABC followed up with the renewal of Fresh Off the Boat (a show that was lower-rated in the live ratings).

While it was a comedy about a family with a disabled son, he was never the butt of the jokes. The comedy was in some of the situations the family found themselves in, focusing on finding the humor in situations, which made it more progressive and loveable than many other comedies out there.

Considering Netflix has Atypical, adding Speechless would make a lot of sense. There’s heart in these types of comedies that shows viewers just what they can expect, that life can still be fun, and that there are people on their side.