Which Network Should Pick Up 'Underground?' These Fans Have Some Thoughts

Immediately after news of the show ending, fans were vying for a new home for the hit show.

The news of Underground coming to an end shocked fans on Tuesday, as the program was one of the highest rated on television.

Now, the discussion has gone from upset of its ending, to what other networks could potentially pick the show up.

“Feel free to drop some hints to the networks/streaming services you want to pick up #Underground,” co-creator John Legend tweeted. “Show them who will be watching!”

Fans had their own suggestions from BET and OWN to AMC— even starting the hashtags #RenewUnderground and #PickupUnderground to persuade networks to make an offer.

 

 

 

 

 

After two successful seasons on WGN America, the period drama is coming to an end because the network was acquired by the Sinclair Group in a $3.9 billion deal. The right-leaning owners want more conservative programming, which apparently doesn’t include slave stories from the Underground Railroad— an integral part of American history.

Nonetheless, the networks it could land are endless. OWN with Greenleaf and Queen Sugar? AMC with The Walking Dead and Preacher? TNT with Major Crimes and The Last Ship?

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[BLANK_AUDIO] Is there a lot of similarities [UNKNOWN] as you often talk about how Underground has a lot of similarities to kinda the climate that we're going through now. Tell us about those similarities, [LAUGH] And how we can learn to kinda push through by watching the season. I had to take my head off that Bastard [LAUGH]. Well. Mm-hm. No, no. I mean for me it's just a wonderful experience because this is the first time that I've actually really been exposed to this true history. And it gives me a different appreciation for my heritage which is American history, not just a question to being Black American history. This is something we all benefit from and it shows that these are issues we still deal with today and things that we still need to confront in a very open and honest, and to a degree, almost in an aggressive way, non violent, but aggressive and it means not beating around the bush. Threatened. A lot of people say, why another show like this? That's because it didn't want to deal with it or see what we had seen before. But now they get to see heroes and people fight for their values and their own self worth because they know it. [BLANK_AUDIO]