Lifetime, TNT could save canceled CBS show ‘Unforgettable’

It's worth considering.

When “Unforgettable” was canceled over last weekend, it became one of the most-watched series to get the ax during the 2011-12 season. What happened? The show was ultimately a victim of two things — being a show on CBS (which had very few spots open for new drama pilots, and a strong slate to consider), and it was losing a chunk of its “NCIS: Los Angeles” lead-in in adults 18-49.

However, the news coming out now is that the Poppy Montgomery series may still end up being another network’s treasure. According to Deadline, both TNT and Lifetime have had preliminary talks with CBS about taking on the series and keeping it alive.

Ultimately, the move would make sense for either network. In the case of TNT, it parent company Turner has a history of picking up canceled shows in the past including “Southland” and “Cougar Town” — and it has had success with female-led cop shows already. Meanwhile, Lifetime is reportedly interested in upping their scripted programming, and this is a series that would be a success even if it kept just a fraction of the audience it has on broadcast TV.

As for what could be the key factor when it comes to the decision that is ultimately made here, it has to be whether or not the series has enough devoted fans yet — or if people who tune in for new episodes due so just because it comes on after another popular police show. Nonetheless, we love to see shows get a second chance — and this could be a big hit if it pans out.

Do you think it makes sense for “Unforgettable” to move to a new network?

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