LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Canadians actor Kiefer Sutherland, left, and Paulo Costanzo in Designated Survivor. The Toronto-shot series could be the next TV show saved from cancellation. (ABC) Advertisement Cancellation isn’t quite the automatic execution it used to be for TV shows.This month, NBC picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine just a day after Fox laid it to rest. Fox resuscitated Last Man Standing a year after ABC killed the six-season Tim Allen comedy.And on Monday came news that Amazon Studios was in talks to save The Expanse after it was cancelled by Syfy. Advertisement Twitter Those first two shows were brought back by companies that own the series, which remains the most important factor in a network’s decision to save a show.Since program-ownership rules were relaxed in the 1990s, “We saw the networks gravitate toward content produced by their own studios,” says Stacey Schulman, chief marketing officer for ad firm Katz Media Group. “So it’s not surprising if shows in danger of being cancelled go to other networks” that own them and profit from selling reruns to other outlets.