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Cancelled ‘Pan Am’ to Land on Amazon?

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The landscape of TV may look very different in only a few short years.  We’re used to simply flipping on a box to watch something on one of the major networks if not pay cable, but suddenly it seems like every media outlet on the market is looking to land original programming, be it Hulu, Netflix, or even The History Channel.  Could Amazon be the latest looking to become a network of its very own with the potential acquisition of ‘Pan Am?’

ABC period drama ‘Pan Am’ wasn’t on the network’s slate of programing for the upcoming 2012-2013 season, effectively cancelling it, though it seems the tepidly received series might have a new place to land.  According to Deadline, Amazon is reportedly eying a pickup for the show’s second season, having already provided streaming access to the first.

If successful, Amazon would join the ranks of Hulu, Netflix, Microsoft’s XBox, all of whom have been making plays for original programming.  DirecTV ascended to prominence in a similar way, picking up both ‘Friday Night Lights‘ and ‘Damages‘ after their respective cancellations from NBC and FX.  ‘Pan Am,’ in particular initially opened to solid ratings before quickly floundering, though the series still maintains a strong international following.

Nothing is set in stone just yet, but in a world where Netflix picks up new episodes of ‘Arrested Development‘ and ‘Cougar Town‘ survives by jumping to TBS, we’ll believe just about anything.

What say you?  Would you pay to see a second season of ‘Pan Am’ on Amazon, or was ABC right to drop the series?  Politely hit the call sign, and deliver your comments in the area below!

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