With Breaking Bad, arguably one of the most talked about shows in television history, AMC didn't need to waste its time on low-rated shows.
The cable channel canceled The Killing after season No. 1; revived it for 2012's season No. 2; and canceled it again when its sophomore season didn't come anywhere near Breaking Bad's numbers. And then Netflix stepped in and, along with AMC, brought The Killing back to life earlier this year. But sadly, the third season limped along as well and AMC gave the show the boot once more.
But emotionally damaged Seattle Police Department detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) are apparently better in bulk. The earlier seasons have been popular enough on the streaming site that, according to CNN Money, Netflix announced it will "renew crime drama The Killing for a final, six-episode fourth season."