(CNN)"Lucifer" is coming to an end, representing conscionable the latest bid (although possibly the astir appropriate) that Netflix rescued from TV's fiery pits and gave a 2nd life.
Network-hopping has go much communal successful caller years, with established shows that faltered successful the ratings connected broadcast and cablegram networks receiving stays of execution chiefly acknowledgment to streaming. A little past besides includes "The Expanse" (which went from Syfy to Amazon) and "The Mindy Project" (Fox to Hulu).
Still, Netflix has been peculiarly assertive successful reviving aged concepts ("Arrested Development," "Gilmore Girls," "Full House") and extending the runs of newer ones, sometimes turning programs that flew nether the radar elsewhere into amazingly buzzworthy contributors to its subscription efforts.
Being connected Netflix -- with its more than 200 cardinal worldwide subscribers -- tin foster serendipitous viewing, allowing radical to stumble onto shows oregon determine to spell backmost and revisit them.
How galore people? Because those numbers aren't regularly shared, who knows? But the social-media cues (what's trending, etc.) and dollops of information strategically made disposable bespeak that playing connected Netflix tin elevate titles successful unexpected ways.
"Manifest," cancelled by NBC, represents the latest amusement to person a reprieve from the executioner's axe, having been granted a last play connected Netflix aft the reruns gathered involvement there. That amusement follows respective others, including "Lucifer" (which Fox dropped successful 2018), ABC's "Designated Survivor," A&E's "Longmire" and "You," which didn't rather acceptable successful connected Lifetime.
"You" -- the quirky stalker play that returns for its 3rd play successful October -- nicely illustrates however a conception that garnered captious attraction but didn't resonate loudly connected cablegram took disconnected erstwhile Netflix stepped into the void. As the Washington Post noted back successful 2019, "Season 1 started streaming and sparked an Internet frenzy. Mentions connected societal media skyrocketed. The stars gained hundreds of thousands of caller Instagram followers."
A akin signifier occurred with "Cobra Kai," the "Karate Kid" sequel series, which started retired connected YouTube Red earlier that work opted retired of the scripted-series business. On Netflix the programme has since go a media sensation, adjacent garnering an Emmy information this twelvemonth arsenic outstanding comedy.
In the lawsuit of "Lucifer" -- which fundamentally turned Tom Ellis' rubric quality into an unorthodox crimefighter connected Fox -- the displacement to streaming moderately altered the series, which produced less episodes per play and showed disconnected "a spot much flesh," arsenic Ellis enactment it successful an interrogation astatine the time.
The bottommost line, though, is that Netflix and others person opportunistically taken what appeared to beryllium the TV equivalent of lemons and made lemonade. As the Wrap noted successful a roundup of programs that recovered 2nd chances connected different platforms, "One man's trash is different man's treasure."
Not each of the aforementioned shows are gems, but erstwhile it comes to recycling and reclamation projects, Netflix does much than conscionable observe discarded items; rather, by putting them connected its shelves, the work tin occasionally instrumentality what look similar damaged goods and someway marque them shiny and new.
"Lucifer" begins its sixth and last play Sept. 10 connected Netflix.