I was wondering, when they cancel tv shows, can they ever be brought back to life and start doing new episodes again? This all stems from receiving Family Guy season 3 and hoping that the sales are great enough to make some Fox executive think about what a horrible decision it was to cancel this show. Anyways, has a tv show ever been cancelled, gone off the air for some time, and then come back? Kinda like when a sports figure retires and then starts to play again after a few years in retirement. I assume it would be hard to get all of the people involved with the original show back together again, so it's easier to just do a spin-off, but is there some legal issue with bringing back a show? Is there something that states that when the series is over and can't be brought back under the same name? ?????