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10 series brought back from the dead, and whether it gave them new lifeBy Kenny HerzogSpecial to MSN TVWhen "The Killing" returns for a third season this Sunday, June 2, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on AMC, it will serve as a reminder to never declare any series dead and buried. The controversial Veena Sud procedural enraged audiences with the convoluted wormhole that was Rosie Larsen's murder investigation. The network swiftly axed its once-promising drama once her case was closed, but as interest developed from competitors in its revival, AMC stepped in and rebooted the franchise.This was a particularly quick turnaround, making "The Killing" something of an anomaly among resuscitated programs. But it's not alone. For years, one network's black sheep has become another's golden goose. Or in cases like "The Killing," a show's been retooled in-house under new leadership. What's never quite predictable is how a revived drama or comedy will fare upon its return.Below are 10 instances of this small-screen phenomenon that should help illustrate the hows, whys, highs and lows of what happens when the television gods offer a second chance.Bing: More on 'The Killing' | More on Joel KinnamanWhat show would you like to see brought back? Tell us at MSN TV on Facebook and Twitter.Season 3 of "The Killing" premieres Sunday, June 2, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.(AMC)
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