11 Shows That Would Have Worked Better On Cable

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There are some TV shows that are wasted on broadcast TV. 

Broadcast television is notorious for having more episodes of shows, therefore it results in a more diluted experience. 

With people waiting longer for reveals, they lose interest. 

There's also the fact that some shows on broadcast just can't go as graphic as they want to and it sucks. 

We've compiled a list of 11 shows that would have been better suited to cable.

1. Revenge

ABC's sudsy drama struggled to fill full seasons. It would have benefited from a much more concise story by moving over to a cable network like TNT and having a limit of 10 episodes per season. It could have served as a solid companion for Dallas and would probably have resulted in both shows still being on the air today. They also could have went more dark with the psychological elements of Amanda's character. A few swear words from Madelaine Stowe's Victoria Grayson would have fit the bill.

2. Hannibal

NBC's Hannibal really wouldn't need many creative changes. The reason it failed on broadcast was that it was a show built for a niche audience. The subject matter was always something that should have been on cable and had it started there, it would probably thriving on right now.

3. Quantico

Quantico tried too hard to be like other ABC hits. It so desperately wanted to be part of TGIT, but ABC left it to heat up their Sunday night schedule. It was originally envisioned as a 13 part limited series, with the option of continuing for further seasons. Had it been on the likes of USA network, the pointless relationship drama would have been trimmed out and made the series infinitely more intriguing. Who really cares about who the recruits are sleeping with?

4. The 100

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Producers of The 100 confirmed that they had to make The 100 fit in with The CW brand and that meant throwing in contrived relationship plots. There was a time when people associated The CW with teen dramas, but now it's becoming the superhero network. The 100 is a rare gem that is unlike anything else on television. It could thrive on like the likes of Syfy for several more years and the show could be paired with shows that actually fit into the genre.

5. Containment

The CW's Containment just seemed so off brand for the network. It was only picked up to keep Julie Plec happy, but could you imagine if it went to Showtime? It would have had a much better cast, darker plot and the chance of continuing on for another few years. I'm not saying all of the cast were bad. A select few were fantastic, but they just didn't do the show much justice. It probably didn't help that the show was super expensive.

6. Reign

Reign is just all over the place on The CW. The White Queen looked visually stunning on Starz. Would it have killed The CW to throw some money Mary Queen Of Scot's way? I'm pretty sure I witnessed someone wearing a hoodie on Reign. The show just comes across as cheap. No wonder the leads are dropping like flies.

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