As Pivot targeted a socially conscious millennial audience, Please Like Me fit into the channel’s brand. Please Like Me had already found its way to an American audience before it aired on Pivot, however: fans distributed it on Tumblr. (…) Episode downloads that circulated via Tumblr enabled American viewers to watch Please Like Me and further spread the word.
When Pivot went off the air in October 2016, the continued formal distribution of Please Like Me in the United States remained in limbo for a few months. Season 4 was in postproduction and set to air on ABC1 in November 2016. Once again, American fans turned to Tumblr as their main point of access to the program. (…) While Pivot ceased to exist, fans continue to participate in circulating TV programs beyond national borders.
Kohnen, Melanie E. S. 2018. “Please Like Me and Global TV Flows.” In “Social TV Fandom and the Media Industries,” edited by Myles McNutt, special issue, Transformative Works and Cultures,no. 26.