Even if a show doesn't drive huge ratings, it can live on long after its initial run thanks to a devoted fan following. Here we look back on some shows that have remained popular even decades after they first aired.
"Mystery Science Theater 3000" Aired: 1988-1999
This quirky comedy series followed a man and his two robot sidekicks as they riffed on an endless supply of terrible B-movies. Series creator Joel Hodgson recently held a successful Kickstarter campaign to create a new 14-episode season, now airing on Netflix.
Kristen Bell played a street-smart young crime solver who assisted her father at his private detective agency. The series was revived for a one-off movie in 2014 after a Kickstarter campaign.
"Pushing Daisies" Aired: 2007-2009
Bryan Fuller created this colorful comedy series starring Lee Pace as a pie maker with the ability to bring people back from the dead.
"Trailer Park Boys" Aired: 2001-2007, 2014-present
Three friends who loved to curse, drink, and smoke dope tried to get by as petty criminals in a Nova Scotia trailer park. Netflix revived the show in 2014 and has aired three new seasons to date, with more to come.
"Simpsons" creator Matt Groening led this futuristic sci-fi comedy. It folded after just four seasons, but was revived on Comedy Central for three more almost 10 years later.
"Battlestar Galactica" On the Air: 2004-2009
Edward James Olmos played the commander of an old but tough starship filled with the last remaining human beings searching for a new home. They are pursued across the galaxy by the evil robotic Cylons.
"Firefly" Aired: 2002-2003
Joss Whedon pops up again as the creator of this sci-fi series about a ragtag group of outlaws aboard a rundown ship on the edge of the galaxy. The cast reunited for the 2005 movie "Serenity."
"Mr. Show" Aired: 1995-1998
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross starred in this HBO sketch series. The duo and many of their former co-stars recently reunited for the Netflix show "W/ Bob & David."