Monday, May 27, 2024

Netflix Picks Up NBC-Cancelled “Manifest” for 20 New Episodes and a Resolution of Cliffhanger


Where is flight 828? On Netflix! The deal is done. “Manifest” will have a fourth season on the streaming platform. The cliffhanger will be resolved. NBC looks pretty lame for cancelling the show in the first place.

I’m proud to say this column had the original scoop that “Manifest” was not dead and would return in some form. What a mess! NBC cancelled “Manifest” because Dick Wolf promised them another hour of “Law & Order” branded TV. Then Wolf forgot to develop a show. By that time, “Manifest” was already a hit n Netflix. And that’s where the deal was made.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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