NetflixNetflix was once a sore spot or afterthought for traditional TV providers, but as its position has solidified, it’s also become a way for threatened shows to get enough funding to stay on the air. The Wall Street Journal reports that network executives have become more accepting of serialized dramas that would have been considered risky before Netflix’s binge-watching system was established. Sometimes, that means taking a leap of faith on a new series, but Netflix can also resuscitate existing shows. Perhaps the most prominent example is The Killing, which network AMC cancelled after two seasons. In early 2013, however, the show was renewed. The Killing producer Fox Television Studios had signed an exclusive deal with Netflix for the third season, giving it enough funding to offer a lower rate to AMC.

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