Among the slaughtering of shows that Fox revealed last week were getting the executioner's ax, "Lucifer," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Girls," and "The Exorcist" provoked outcries from their loyal fans. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was saved by NBC, which originally held the rights to the show before selling it to Fox, but "Lucifer" has yet to be picked up. Fans and the cast are using the hashtag #SaveLucifer and taking to social media to urge a network to pick it up.

The premise

The show was based on the comic book of the same name by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith, and Mike Dringenberg.

"Lucifer" is about fallen angel Lucifer Morningstar, the actual devil that broke out of hell to live a life on earth. The show follows his adventures as a nightclub owner turned homicide consultant detective in Los Angeles, his budding relationship with Detective Chloe Decker, her ex-husband Detective Dan Espinoza, his divine family drama, and more. It explores Lucifer as a complex individual with a knack for punishment and rather good detective skills. It premiered on Fox in 2016 and has an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.2/10 on IMDb.

The cancellation

Upon the news of Fox's cancelation of the DC comic adaption, fans immediately took to social media and started up the campaign #SaveLucifer.

When the announcement of NBC saving "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" arrived, supporters rallied even harder for Lucifer to receive mercy, hoping for a similar network-ex-machina. The cast of the show joined the campaign tweeting out their support. Showrunner Joe Henderson, tweeted out a photo of himself with English actor Tom Ellis, who plays the role of Lucifer, yesterday showing fans they still held out hope and were not giving up the fight either.

Tom Ellis retweeted it with his message for fans. Both of them have been active on their social media with the #SaveLucifer campaign.

The bonus episodes

Fox seems to have taken pity on the fans and are releasing two new episodes of the show to soften the blow. "Boo Normal" and "Once Upon a Time" will air Monday, May 28 on Fox at 8 p.m.

EST. The episodes are supposed to help bring fans closure after the Season 3 cliffhanger that they were left with before news of the cancellation. "Boo Normal" will be a stand-alone episode about the investigating of the murder of a child psychiatrist, while also following Ella's struggle with a childhood secret she’s been hiding for years. "Once Upon a Time" is another stand-alone episode about what happens when Lucifer is granted a choice about his freedom when his mother creates an alternate dimension where Lucifer and Chloe never met. The episode is directed by Kevin Alejandro, who plays Detective Dan Espinoza in the series.

As of right now, these bonus episodes will be the last of the show, but with #SaveLucifer going strong, that might not always be the case.

Tom Ellis has stated that "talks are happening" and that if the show does get picked up, it would most likely be by a streaming service. With such a loyal fan base and high popularity, Ellis said the ratings never "really reflected the actual popularity of the show" anyway. There just might be salvation for "Lucifer" after all.