12 TV Shows From the '90s That Fans Fought to Keep on Air (PHOTOS)

Margeaux Baulch Klein | Jan 19, 2016 TV
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  • 'Twin Peaks'

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    David Lynch's Twin Peaks is now considered by some to be one of the best TV shows of all time, but after two seasons, ABC pulled the plug on the mystery drama in 1991. Fans started a letter-writing campaign and even held a rally to try to save Twin Peaks. As a result, ABC agreed to air the final episodes of the second season, but, ultimately, it wasn't enough to keep the show going. In 2014, a Twin Peaks reboot was announced; it is expected to air sometime in 2017.

  • 'Beavis and Butt-head'

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    MTV had a hit on their hands when Beavis and Butt-head, an animated cartoon about two dim-witted teenagers, premiered in 1993. The show, which was aimed at adults, ran for five seasons before being canceled. However, due to its lingering popularity with fans, MTV revived the show and aired new episodes in 2011.

  • 'Roswell'

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    A much-beloved soap opera about teen aliens, Roswell was canceled after two seasons by the WB. However, fans of the show started a campaign to send thousands of bottles of hot sauce (a favorite of the Roswell characters) to the network in protest. The campaign worked, and the WB ordered one more season of the show, allowing the show's writers to give fans an ending they deserved.

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  • 'Futurama'

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    Created by The Simpsons's Matt Groening, Futurama told the story of a pizza delivery guy from 1999 who is frozen and thawed a thousand years later in the future. The animated show was canceled by FOX after four seasons, but due to fan demand and high DVD sales, the series was relaunched in 2009 by Comedy Central. Alas, it was canceled again in 2013.

  • 'The X-Files'

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    If there is one show with a truly loyal fan base, it's The X-Files. After the series was canceled after nine seasons, fans lobbied for a movie and bought the DVDs of the series in droves. Not only did they get two movies, but in 2015, it was announced that the show would return for a 10th season in 2016 on its original network, FOX.

  • 'For Your Love'

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    While For Your Love only lasted six episodes on NBC, it was picked up by the WB thanks to the enthusiastic response from fans. It lasted for four more seasons before being canceled in 2002.

  • 'JAG'

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    After one season at NBC, JAG fans were relieved when the military law drama moved to CBS. There, it lasted nine more seasons and even spun off another successful series, NCIS.

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