History AdoredByTheNetwork / LiveActionTV

1st May '16 9:34:41 PM Adept
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* ITV and its reality programming, specifically, ''TheXFactor'' and ''BritainsGotTalent''. Both shows are repeated frequently, have their own spin-off shows (The Xtra Factor and Britain's Got More Talent) aired on the sister channel, ITV2, and have so much advertising and promotional material it's hard not to go anywhere in the UK without seeing something to do with The X Factor. Not to mention the numerous specials and reality shows based on prominent faces of either program (Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue, and Piers Morgan in particular). No new episodes being broadcast yet? No problem, they have plenty of hour-long highlights shows to air during the rest of the year.

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* ITV and its reality programming, specifically, ''TheXFactor'' ''Series/TheXFactor'' and ''BritainsGotTalent''.''Series/BritainsGotTalent''. Both shows are repeated frequently, have their own spin-off shows (The Xtra Factor and Britain's Got More Talent) aired on the sister channel, ITV2, and have so much advertising and promotional material it's hard not to go anywhere in the UK without seeing something to do with The X Factor. Not to mention the numerous specials and reality shows based on prominent faces of either program (Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue, and Piers Morgan in particular). No new episodes being broadcast yet? No problem, they have plenty of hour-long highlights shows to air during the rest of the year.
22nd Apr '16 10:22:06 PM aye_amber
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* [=TruTV=] was more or less obsessed with ''OperationRepo'' and many of its non-Operation Repo shows either seem to be "[[DieHardonanX ''Operation Repo'' in a X]]" or "People Just As Trashy As The ''Operation Repo'' Cast Doing Similar Things".

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* [=TruTV=] [=Tru=]TV was more or less obsessed with ''OperationRepo'' ''Series/OperationRepo'' and many of its non-Operation Repo non ''Operation Repo'' shows either seem to be "[[DieHardonanX ''Operation Repo'' in a X]]" or "People Just As as Trashy As The as the ''Operation Repo'' Cast Doing Similar Things".Things."
21st Apr '16 12:02:15 PM Furienna
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** Before reality shows came to dominate the channel, from about 1991-93 MTV would truck out the bulk of Music/MichaelJackson's videos, ''The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller'', and the movie ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'' for a "Michael Jackson Weekend" every few months. They did some similar marathons in 1995 when ''[=HIStory=]'' was releaed. VH1 took up the gauntlet at the TurnOfTheMillennium.

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** Before reality shows came to dominate the channel, from about 1991-93 MTV would truck out the bulk of Music/MichaelJackson's videos, ''The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller'', and the movie ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'' for a "Michael Jackson Weekend" every few months. They did some similar marathons in 1995 when ''[=HIStory=]'' was releaed.released. VH1 took up the gauntlet at the TurnOfTheMillennium.
21st Apr '16 11:59:56 AM Furienna
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** Before reality shows came to dominate the channel, from about 1991-93 MTV would truck out the bulk of Music/MichaelJackson's videos, ''The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller'', and the movie ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'' for a "Michael Jackson Weekend" every few months. They did some similar marathons in 1995 when ''[=HIStory=]'' was release. VH1 took up the gauntlet at the TurnOfTheMillennium.

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** Before reality shows came to dominate the channel, from about 1991-93 MTV would truck out the bulk of Music/MichaelJackson's videos, ''The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller'', and the movie ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'' for a "Michael Jackson Weekend" every few months. They did some similar marathons in 1995 when ''[=HIStory=]'' was release.releaed. VH1 took up the gauntlet at the TurnOfTheMillennium.
20th Apr '16 11:05:17 PM Lirodon
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* GSN previously did this with ''Series/DealOrNoDeal''; on any given day, it likely filled every third time slot. Nowadays, it's ''Series/FamilyFeud'' reruns, ''especially'' the Steve Harvey version. So much so that GSN barely airs any of the previous eras of the show anymore.

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* GSN previously did this with ''Series/DealOrNoDeal''; on any given day, it likely filled every third time slot. Nowadays, it's ''Series/FamilyFeud'' reruns, and ''especially'' the Steve Harvey version. So much so that GSN barely airs any of the previous eras of the show anymore. In fact, many successful, recent GSN originals still get more airtime than actual classic shows nowadays.
20th Apr '16 10:44:16 PM Lirodon
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* Tru TV is more or less obsessed with ''OperationRepo'' and many of its non-Operation Repo shows either seem to be "[[DieHardonanX ''Operation Repo'' in a X]]" or "People Just As Trashy As The ''Operation Repo'' Cast Doing Similar Things".

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* Tru TV is [=TruTV=] was more or less obsessed with ''OperationRepo'' and many of its non-Operation Repo shows either seem to be "[[DieHardonanX ''Operation Repo'' in a X]]" or "People Just As Trashy As The ''Operation Repo'' Cast Doing Similar Things".



** ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' seems to have become the darling of Tru TV. Not only did they start running marathons of this show ''while the first season was still running'', but entire night blocks of Tru TV seem devoted to this show. And the promos constantly remind us that with "60 million people watching" that we ''all'' need to be watching too.

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** ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' seems to have become quickly became the new darling of Tru TV. [=TruTV=]. Not only did they start running marathons of this show ''while the first season was still running'', but entire night blocks of Tru TV seem seemed devoted to this show. And show, and the promos constantly remind us that with "60 million people watching" that we ''all'' need to be watching too.too. The show was such a success that the network just threw the entire "actuality" idea in the trash and just shifted to comedic reality shows in general.
20th Apr '16 10:38:00 PM Lirodon
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* When the Canadian {{Expy}} of Creator/ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network, wants to fill Canadian Content quotas, they mainly air episodes of their ''Just For Laughs''-related programs (mainly the eponymous series and the more recent ''Just For Laughs: All Access'', which are compilations of highlights from the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as it is a major event that attracts big names in stand-up, so it's a logical thing to adore) and its version of ''Series/MatchGame''. In the past, they just aired a bunch of old episodes of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' (the "classic" programs have since moved to sister network Comedy Gold, formerly TV Land Canada). Anything else that gets aired excessively can be assumed to be this trope.

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* When the Canadian {{Expy}} of Creator/ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network, wants to fill Canadian Content quotas, they mainly air episodes of their ''Just For Laughs''-related programs (mainly the eponymous series and the more recent ''Just For Laughs: All Access'', which are compilations of highlights from the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as it is a major event that attracts big names in stand-up, so it's a logical thing to adore) and its version of ''Series/MatchGame''. In the past, they just aired a bunch of old episodes of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' and ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' among others (the "classic" programs have since moved to sister network Comedy Gold, formerly TV Land Canada). Anything else that gets aired excessively can be assumed to be this trope.
20th Apr '16 10:37:20 PM Lirodon
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* When the Canadian {{Expy}} of Creator/ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network, wants to fill Canadian Content quotas, they mainly air episodes of their ''Just For Laughs''-related programs (mainly the eponymous series and the more recent ''Just For Laughs: All Access'', which are compilations of highlights from the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal) and its version of ''Series/MatchGame''. In the past, they just aired a bunch of old episodes of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' (the "classic" programs have since moved to sister network Comedy Gold, formerly TV Land Canada). Anything else that gets aired excessively can be assumed to be this trope.

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* When the Canadian {{Expy}} of Creator/ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network, wants to fill Canadian Content quotas, they mainly air episodes of their ''Just For Laughs''-related programs (mainly the eponymous series and the more recent ''Just For Laughs: All Access'', which are compilations of highlights from the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal) Montreal. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as it is a major event that attracts big names in stand-up, so it's a logical thing to adore) and its version of ''Series/MatchGame''. In the past, they just aired a bunch of old episodes of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' (the "classic" programs have since moved to sister network Comedy Gold, formerly TV Land Canada). Anything else that gets aired excessively can be assumed to be this trope.
20th Apr '16 10:35:48 PM Lirodon
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* When the Canadian {{Expy}} of Creator/ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network, wants to fill Canadian Content quotas, they mainly air episodes of their ''Just For Laughs''-related programs (mainly the eponymous series and the more recent ''Just For Laughs: All Access'', which are mainly highlights of performances from what is Canada's most prominent comedy event to begin with so it makes sense) and its version of ''Series/MatchGame''. In the past, they just aired a bunch of old episodes of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' (the "classic" programs have since moved to sister network Comedy Gold, formerly TV Land Canada). Anything else that gets aired excessively can be assumed to be this trope.
** ''Series/CornerGas'', as one of their sister broadcast network's most prominent originals, also had some prominence on Comedy. After its series finale, they promoted ''Hiccups'' and ''Series/DanForMayor'' -- which featured their cast members, quite hard. Only one managed to make it to a second season, though.

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* When the Canadian {{Expy}} of Creator/ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network, wants to fill Canadian Content quotas, they mainly air episodes of their ''Just For Laughs''-related programs (mainly the eponymous series and the more recent ''Just For Laughs: All Access'', which are mainly compilations of highlights of performances from what is Canada's most prominent the Just for Laughs comedy event to begin with so it makes sense) festival in Montreal) and its version of ''Series/MatchGame''. In the past, they just aired a bunch of old episodes of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' (the "classic" programs have since moved to sister network Comedy Gold, formerly TV Land Canada). Anything else that gets aired excessively can be assumed to be this trope.
** ''Series/CornerGas'', as one of their sister broadcast network's most prominent originals, was also had some prominence on adored by Comedy. After its series finale, they promoted ''Hiccups'' and ''Series/DanForMayor'' -- which featured their cast members, quite hard. Only one managed to make it to a second season, though.



** When they're ''not'' fufilling their [=CanCon=] quotas, ''The Big Bang Theory'', and for a time, ''Series/{{Community}}'', were their standbys. Then, they ''moved WesternAnimation/SouthPark, WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, Series/{{Conan}}, and several other low-brow Comedy Central shows to [[NetworkDecay/{{Slipped}} MuchMusic]]'' just to free up more timeslots for reruns of said shows in primetime (although, this also came after the CRTC rejected a request by Bell to allow it to air more animated programming; the restriction is meant to protect Teletoon)

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** When they're ''not'' fufilling their [=CanCon=] quotas, ''The Big Bang Theory'', and for a time, ''Series/{{Community}}'', were their standbys. Then, they ''moved WesternAnimation/SouthPark, WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, Series/{{Conan}}, and several other low-brow Comedy Central shows to [[NetworkDecay/{{Slipped}} MuchMusic]]'' just to free up more timeslots for reruns of said shows in primetime (although, this also came after the CRTC rejected a request by Bell to allow it to air more animated programming; the restriction is meant to protect Teletoon)Teletoon). ''The Simpsons'' did return to a traditional weeknight slot on Comedy, however.
* On a related note, Comedy's sister broadcast network Creator/{{CTV}} promoted ''Hiccups'' and ''Series/DanForMayor'' -- two new sitcoms featuring alumni from ''Corner Gas'', quite hard. Only one managed to make it to a second season, though.
18th Apr '16 9:24:34 AM Furienna
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** Before reality shows came to dominate the channel, from about 1991-93 MTV would truck out the bulk of Music/MichaelJackson's videos, ''The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller'', and the movie ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'' for a "Michael Jackson Weekend" every few months. In the oral history ''I Want My MTV'', one VJ recalls that that one of the weekends in '93 was mounted simply because he'd made a joke about Jackson's paling skin on the air; it turned out that Jackson was offended, and [[EnforcedTrope running a marathon of his work was the only way to placate him]], lest they lose the chance to run new videos of his, etc. They did some similar marathons in 1995 when ''[=HIStory=]'' was released, but their love affair with him faded after that proved a commercial disappointment in relation to its hype. VH1 took up the gauntlet at the TurnOfTheMillennium, but by the end of 2003 (when he was formally charged with child molestation for the second time in his career) that was over too, until his death in 2009 encouraged a raft of Jackson-based marathons on multiple cable outlets.

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** Before reality shows came to dominate the channel, from about 1991-93 MTV would truck out the bulk of Music/MichaelJackson's videos, ''The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller'', and the movie ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'' for a "Michael Jackson Weekend" every few months. In the oral history ''I Want My MTV'', one VJ recalls that that one of the weekends in '93 was mounted simply because he'd made a joke about Jackson's paling skin on the air; it turned out that Jackson was offended, and [[EnforcedTrope running a marathon of his work was the only way to placate him]], lest they lose the chance to run new videos of his, etc. They did some similar marathons in 1995 when ''[=HIStory=]'' was released, but their love affair with him faded after that proved a commercial disappointment in relation to its hype. release. VH1 took up the gauntlet at the TurnOfTheMillennium, but by the end of 2003 (when he was formally charged with child molestation for the second time in his career) that was over too, until his death in 2009 encouraged a raft of Jackson-based marathons on multiple cable outlets.TurnOfTheMillennium.



* VH-1 is fond of showing the 1992 TV miniseries ''The Jacksons: An American Dream'' any time they have a gap in their schedule (with commercials, it fills five hours of airtime). Naturally, any time Michael was in legal trouble, this got worse -- don't even think about how much it was shown after he passed away! A similar thing used to happen during the holidays with ''A Diva's Christmas Carol'', which was an in-house production.

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* VH-1 is fond of showing the 1992 TV miniseries ''The Jacksons: An American Dream'' any time they have a gap in their schedule (with commercials, it fills five hours of airtime). Naturally, any time Michael was in legal trouble, this got worse -- don't even think about how much it was shown after he passed away! A similar thing used to happen during the holidays with ''A Diva's Christmas Carol'', which was an in-house production.
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