SWAT and 5 canceled shows Netflix probably isn't going to save in 2024

Don't keep your hopes up for Netflix to rescue these canceled shows.

“Peace Talks” – Hondo and Hicks desperately search for Powell, who’s gone missing in Mexico City along with a thermobaric bomb capable of killing thousands. And while Deacon and Tan assist from L.A., Deacon’s pride gets injured in a boxing match with Rocker, in Part Two of the season seven premiere of S.W.A.T., Friday, February 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for
“Peace Talks” – Hondo and Hicks desperately search for Powell, who’s gone missing in Mexico City along with a thermobaric bomb capable of killing thousands. And while Deacon and Tan assist from L.A., Deacon’s pride gets injured in a boxing match with Rocker, in Part Two of the season seven premiere of S.W.A.T., Friday, February 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for /
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Another year, another opportunity fans to hope Netflix will swoop in and save their favorite shows from cancellation. The streaming service has stepped up to the plate to save shows that had been canceled, such as Lucifer, Manifest, Designated Survivor, and most recently Girls5eva. Unfortunately, being the TV savior isn't something Netflix does very often anymore.

In the wake of the strikes in 2023 and even into 2024, a handful of series have been canceled, inspiring various fandoms to press Netflix (or any streaming service really) to save the day and un-cancel these shows. After ABC axed Station 19 after seven seasons, the fandom has been vocal about trying to bring the show back. Even S.W.A.T. fans have been aiming for a revival post-final season renewal.

Netflix also acquired both Tacoma FD and Warrior, two shows that have been canceled but found great success on the streamer after these cancellations. But what's the likelihood that Netflix saves any of these shows in 2024? You never know, because stranger things have certainly happened. However, Netflix probably won't save these six canceled but beloved shows.

S.W.A.T.

Back in 2023, Netflix began streaming the first six seasons of the CBS procedural series S.W.A.T., and the already popular series gained new fans who couldn't stop binge-watching. But following the ending of season 6, CBS announced that the show had been canceled. Ire from both fans and cast members alike prompted the network to reverse that decision and order a seventh and final season just a couple days later. The final season premiered in February 2024 to great ratings, which was cause for celebration for star Shemar Moore. Still, that doesn't necessarily mean that Netflix will have the incentive to save a series that has already been renewed for a final season.

Station 19

Similarly to S.W.A.T., the ABC procedural firefighter series and Grey's Anatomy spinoff Station 19 was canceled after seven seasons. The network had ordered season 7 in April 2023 and then announced that December that the season would be its last. Admittedly, the news came as a shock to fans as the series still performs well and there seemed to be more story tell in future seasons. Following the cancellation and leading into the March premiere of season 7, fans have been mobilizing to save the show. Sadly, Station 19 doesn't have the added bonus of streaming on Netflix like its sire series, which has helped Grey's stay on top. You never know, but Netflix doesn't seem like its savior.

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STATION 19 - ÒNever Gonna Give You UpÓ - A call from a social media starÕs livestream sends the team on an unusual rescue. TravisÕ mayoral campaign takes off, much to his chagrin. Back at the station, Ben treats a patient with a surprising diagnosis. THURSDAY, MARCH 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/James Clark) CARLOS MIRANDA, BARRETT DOSS, JASON GEORGE, JAINA LEE ORTIZ, MERLE DANDRIDGE /

Tacoma FD

The truTV firehouse comedy Tacoma FD began streaming on Netflix in 2024 and became a hit, taking up residence in the top 10 for an extended period of time. During that period, its fate still hadn't been decided. There were four seasons, but season 5 was still up in the air. Well, the news finally broke that Tacoma FD season 5 would not be happening. Even after becoming a hit and finding a new audience on Netflix, truTV opted against a renewal. While the series did indeed find success on Netflix, it's unclear just how lucrative it would be for the streamer to pick up the show for season 5. A statement from the creators suggests that the show will not be shopped to other platforms.

Superman & Lois

For fans of The CW, for fans of the Arrowverse, and for fans of superhero television in general, the cancellation of Superman & Lois has been a bitter pill to swallow. After being one of the four remaining original shows from The CW past to make it into the network's new era, the show will now end with its upcoming fourth and final season. The cancellation, it seems, came directly from Warner Bros. rather than The CW because the company doesn't want the series to interfere with the new Superman movie coming out in 2025. It's a true bummer given that Superman & Lois never seemed to get the praise or spotlight it deserved, and it won't have the chance to be saved.

What Kills You Only Makes You Stronger
Superman & Lois -- “What Kills You Only Makes You Stronger” -- Image Number: SML313_0012r -- Pictured: Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane and Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent -- Photo: The CW -- © 2023 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

Warrior

The Bruce Lee-inspired martial arts drama Warrior arrived on Netflix in February 2024 and parked itself in the top 10 as old fans resdiscover the series and new fans discover the series. After just a few days with all three seasons streaming on Netflix, chatter already began about the streamer reviving the series for a fourth season. Out of all the shows featured on this list, Warrior might have the best shot at nabbing the highly coveted Netflix rescue, though there would likely be some interesting hoops to jump through for Netflix to buy it. In the event Netflix does manage to get its hands on Warrior season 4, the series would have one of the most chaotic runs, having begun on Cinemax with its first two seasons and ending up on Max for season 3.

Evil

The supernatural drama series Evil premiered on CBS back in September 2019 before later being moved to Paramount+ for its second, third, and fourth seasons. Although Evil was renewed for a fourth season back in 2022, it wasn't announced until February 2024 that the fourth season would be its last and premiere in May. The streaming service ordered four additional episodes to wrap up the series. Once upon a time, the series was available to stream on Netflix, but was later removed. Following the cancellation announcement, one of the show's stars poked Netflix for a season 5 pickup, though with these four extra episodes, a last minute revival doesn't seem like it's in the cards.

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