Fans bring shows back from the brink, social media has the power to resurrect shows

Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis (above) Veronica Mars, starring Kristen Bell (far left); and Sense8 (left) Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring (from far left) Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher; and Timeless, starring Matt Lanter and Abigail Spencer
Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis (above) PHOTOS: WARNER BROS, UPN, NETFLIX, NBCUNIVERSAL, MIDDKIDD PRODUCTIONS
Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis (above) Veronica Mars, starring Kristen Bell (far left); and Sense8 (left) Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring (from far left) Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher; and Timeless, starring Matt Lanter and Abigail Spencer
Veronica Mars, starring Kristen BellPHOTOS: WARNER BROS, UPN, NETFLIX, NBCUNIVERSAL, MIDDKIDD PRODUCTIONS
Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis (above) Veronica Mars, starring Kristen Bell (far left); and Sense8 (left) Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring (from far left) Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher; and Timeless, starring Matt Lanter and Abigail Spencer
Sense8 PHOTOS: WARNER BROS, UPN, NETFLIX, NBCUNIVERSAL, MIDDKIDD PRODUCTIONS
Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis (above) Veronica Mars, starring Kristen Bell (far left); and Sense8 (left) Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring (from far left) Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher; and Timeless, starring Matt Lanter and Abigail Spencer
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring (from left) Andy Samberg and Andre BraugherPHOTOS: WARNER BROS, UPN, NETFLIX, NBCUNIVERSAL, MIDDKIDD PRODUCTIONS
Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis (above) Veronica Mars, starring Kristen Bell (far left); and Sense8 (left) Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring (from far left) Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher; and Timeless, starring Matt Lanter and Abigail Spencer
Timeless, starring Matt Lanter and Abigail SpencerPHOTOS: WARNER BROS, UPN, NETFLIX, NBCUNIVERSAL, MIDDKIDD PRODUCTIONS

Social media has the power to resurrect popular television shows which have ended their run

Such is the power of social media that an impassioned online outcry can bring a television show back from the dead - sometimes in a matter of hours.

A prime example is the award-winning police sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013 to present), which airs on Diva (Singtel TV Channel 303 and StarHub TV Channel 513) on Fridays at 9pm.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2019, with the headline 'Fans bring shows back from the brink'. Print Edition | Subscribe