Of course, the future of Unforgettable wasn't always so certain - for a little while, it looked like the show might not be coming back at all, until CBS reversed its decision and ordered 13 new episodes for summer 2013.
"I did not want to let it go," said CBS president Nina Tassler - and neither do we! To celebrate the DVD release and the show's miraculous resurrection, this week's Friday Fiver counts a quintet of shows that defied the odds to come back in a big way!
Adored by fans and critics, but never a big ratings-puller, this quirky comedy got the chop from Fox after three seasons, but has been brought back from the dead by Netflix. New episodes will be released online in 2013 and there *might* even be a movie in the works too...
It's difficult to believe, but this wildly popular animated comedy was cancelled not once, but twice - at the end of its second season and again at the end of its third! Thankfully, Fox ultimately decided to give the Griffin clan one last shot and Family Guy became the TV smash we all know and love! "I like to equate the show with the second coming of Christ! We keep coming back. It's incredible!" star Alex Borstein (Lois) told DS.
Fox also decided to call time on Matt Groening's sci-fi sitcom, but this time it was Comedy Central who swooped in and brought Fry, Bender, Leela and co. back for new adventures. Futurama is now in its seventh season and still going strong...
This intense and thrilling legal drama was dropped by FX after three seasons, leaving it to DirecTV to continue the story of ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and her protégé/nemesis Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne). Damages draws to a close on September 12 after five seasons, but this time it's ending on its own terms.
Of course, it'd be remiss of us not to get Doctor Who in here - the biggest relaunch on UK television in recent memory happened in 2005 when the sci-fi drama returned to our screens in magnificent style, 16 years after it ceased regular transmission on Saturday nights. Now in its seventh series and continuing to delight fans new and old, Doctor Who is here to stay!
Unforgettable: The Complete First Season is available on DVD from Monday, September 10 and is rated 12.