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3 Favorite Shows Back from the Dead and a Book

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Any TV addict will tell you: there’s nothing worse than our favorite show getting canceled. We spend hours watching and obsessing, becoming devoted to characters and storylines. So when they’re suddenly ripped away from us, it feels like an open wound that never totally heals. But thanks to new networks, new media, and crazy fan interest, canceled shows are suddenly seeing the light again. Just look at the buzz around Veronica Mars when creator Rob Thomas used Kickstarter to help fund a movie—and prove to executives that fans cared enough to pay up. Since then, it seems like a flood of long-dead shows are coming back: from Lisa Kudrow’s cult classic, The Comeback, to an X-Files six-episode miniseries set to…

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Save our show! Fans unite to save our favorite TV programs

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I’ll admit it: I donated to the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign. My $30 bought me a digital copy of the movie, a T-shirt and the satisfaction of seeing my favorite TV show brought back to life. Which, as far as I’m concerned, is basically priceless. I realize I might be in the minority for thinking this way. Plenty of my friends and family have no idea what it’s like to fall in love with a show, to be consumed by it, to care so much you’re willing to spend your hard-earned money to keep it alive. I don’t simply watch my favorite shows, I scour the Internet for spoilers, I watch endless YouTube fan videos, I dream about them. And…

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