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Canceled FX Series May Live Again as Movie TBI

It’s becoming a trend in television: Cancellation doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the line for a TV series. The latest example is “Terriers,” a canceled FX series from “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan, which may come back to life as a two-hour movie via the crowd-funding site Kickstarter, reports Television Business International.

Ryan, an executive producer on "Terriers," is in talks to produce the movie and would be the highest-profile TV producer to turn to Kickstarter to fund a project, the story notes.

“I’ve had friends who’ve raised money for indie movies through Kickstarter and I started to think that if you wanted to make a two-hour movie that capped off that series, how [much] would it cost to make it -- and would there be a way to raise the money via a combination of Netflix and Kickstarter," he said.

Ryan added he doesn’t think the stories "have been wrung out" of the show, and said he was encouraged by high viewing figures from Netflix, according to the report. He said he's talking with show creator Ted Griffin about the idea, and will discuss the project with Fox 21 if Griffin approves, the piece adds.

“I don’t own the rights -- Fox 21 does -- but maybe there’d be some upside for them if they didn’t have to chip in a dime but all of a sudden had a two-hour movie as an asset that they could add to what they have on Netflix, maybe they’d go for it,” Ryan said.