7 Shows That Remained On-Air Despite Low Ratings

Tuesday, November 15 by

Get a Life

I love that I live in a world where Get A Life was able to produce 35 episodes. The comedy was over the top bizarre but also hilarious. Thankfully it aired back in the halcyon days before reality television when networks were still willing to get weird. If it were to air on Fox nowadays, they’d switch over to a Family Guy repeat before the first episode’s third act.

Homicide: Life on the Street

David Simon‘s precursor to The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, was at risk of cancellation through the entirety of its seven seasons. The only thing that kept it afloat were Emmy wins and the success of cop shows on other networks. Despite the accolades and award caliber performances, the show was never able to beat its main competitor — Nash Bridges. Perhaps they should have signed “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as a recurring guest.

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