History AdoredByTheNetwork / LiveActionTV

17th Jun '16 4:11:05 AM Adept
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* In Australia, NetworkTen spares no expense in promoting whichever long-running reality show it has going at the time - over the years, this role has been filled by the likes ''[[Series/AmericanIdol Australian Idol]]'', ''BigBrother'' and currently ''Series/MasterChef''. All of these ran in some form at least once a day for an hour, and in the case of ''Big Brother'' received no end of supplementary programming at all hours. Though ''Big Brother'' eventually died off, the network tried everything they could to keep the audience and heavily promoted it. Not that it worked, but at that point it had enjoyed a solid run for eight or nine years.

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* In Australia, NetworkTen Creator/NetworkTen spares no expense in promoting whichever long-running reality show it has going at the time - over the years, this role has been filled by the likes ''[[Series/AmericanIdol Australian Idol]]'', ''BigBrother'' and currently ''Series/MasterChef''. All of these ran in some form at least once a day for an hour, and in the case of ''Big Brother'' received no end of supplementary programming at all hours. Though ''Big Brother'' eventually died off, the network tried everything they could to keep the audience and heavily promoted it. Not that it worked, but at that point it had enjoyed a solid run for eight or nine years.
17th Jun '16 4:06:07 AM Adept
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* In Australia, the NineNetwork used to have a spectacular case of this for ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. Every weeknight immediately after the news, in the filler timeslot once taken up by many a gameshow, ''Two and a Half Men'' played for years (except in regional areas where it was axed in favour of a half-hour of local news). Following Creator/CharlieSheen's swandive off the deep end, Nine seems to have shifted this treatment and its former daily timeslots to ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''; there is nary a glimpse of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' anywhere on the network anymore. They shifted it over to their secondary channel 'GO!' [[GuiltyPleasure to hide their shame]], and even then it runs comparatively infrequently. Meanwhile, ''TopGear'' also seems to have become a similar object of Nine's affection.

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* In Australia, the NineNetwork Creator/NineNetwork used to have a spectacular case of this for ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. Every weeknight immediately after the news, in the filler timeslot once taken up by many a gameshow, ''Two and a Half Men'' played for years (except in regional areas where it was axed in favour of a half-hour of local news). Following Creator/CharlieSheen's swandive off the deep end, Nine seems to have shifted this treatment and its former daily timeslots to ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''; there is nary a glimpse of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' anywhere on the network anymore. They shifted it over to their secondary channel 'GO!' [[GuiltyPleasure to hide their shame]], and even then it runs comparatively infrequently. Meanwhile, ''TopGear'' also seems to have become a similar object of Nine's affection.
2nd Jun '16 10:39:15 AM Sapphirea2
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** ''Series/DoctorWho'' is one of the network's flagship imports, getting new episodes day-and-date with the BBC premieres, and for years reran at least two episodes every weekday. The weeks before and while Series 9 was airing in Fall/Winter 2015, saw even more reruns (including ''Creator/TomBaker-era'' serials!) and marathons on the schedule, culminating in a "Who Year's Eve" marathon on December 31. The reruns were discontinued in Spring 2016, possibly because by then it was ''over''run -- they only reran Series 2 through 9, and the choice to skip many longer-than-usual episodes and specials in the weekday rotation left that many fewer installments to show (and huge plot gaps as longer installments tend to be finales or otherwise crucial), especially two at a time. The delay of Series 10 to Spring 2017 probably further discouraged reruns for the time being.

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** ''Series/DoctorWho'' is one of the network's flagship imports, getting new episodes day-and-date with the BBC premieres, and premieres across the pond -- in extended time slots if need be so they can run uncut (though trims made later for years reran reruns are common); the only other show that warrants this treatment is the aforementioned ''Top Gear''. For years, at least two episodes were rerun every weekday. The weeks before and while Series 9 was airing in Fall/Winter 2015, saw even more reruns (including ''Creator/TomBaker-era'' serials!) and marathons on the schedule, culminating in a "Who Year's Eve" marathon on December 31. The reruns were discontinued in Spring 2016, possibly because by then it was ''over''run -- they only reran Series 2 through 9, and the choice to skip many several longer-than-usual episodes and specials in the weekday rotation left that many fewer installments to show (and huge plot gaps as longer installments tend to be finales or otherwise crucial), gaps), especially two at a time. 11 weeks and the cycle started all over! The delay of Series 10 to Spring 2017 probably further discouraged reruns for the time being.being.



* BBC America loves ''TopGear'' and the revival of ''Series/DoctorWho''. Years-old reruns of both remain in the network's daily lineup. When new episodes are aired, they're the only two shows broadcast in special, odd timeslots so the episodes can have commercials ''and'' have no time-saving edits made to the episodes (but only for the first few airings, some cuts are made for later reruns).



* The primetime Saturday slots on the BBC - where they put their most treasured and popular shows - are inevitably and unsurprisingly ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', and ''{{Series/Casualty}}'', one after the other (during the autumn months when all three are airing)

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* The Over 2012-2015, primetime Saturday slots on the BBC - -- where they put their most treasured and popular shows - are -- were inevitably and unsurprisingly occupied by ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', and ''{{Series/Casualty}}'', one after the other (during during the autumn months when all three are airing)were airing new episodes at once. As same day ''Doctor Who'' ratings slipped, however, the debut of Series 10 was moved to Spring 2017, partially so it wouldn't have to compete with sporting events, ''The X Factor'', etc. But it's still on Saturdays.
29th May '16 7:45:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Eventually, even ''Series/LabRats'' has gotten the marathon treatment, despite already airing on the Canadian Creator/DisneyXD, even ''PairOfKings'' ([[ChannelHop until moving to Disney XD]]) was given the [[{{Pun}} royal]] treatment on Family, while ''KickButtowski'' didn't air in Canada until Creator/DisneyXD became available. Meanwhile, ''FishHooks'' was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork fully removed]] from Family, to be replaced by another airing of ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', which was already being aired multiple times a week on Family.

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** Eventually, even ''Series/LabRats'' has gotten the marathon treatment, despite already airing on the Canadian Creator/DisneyXD, even ''PairOfKings'' ([[ChannelHop until moving to Disney XD]]) was given the [[{{Pun}} royal]] treatment on Family, while ''KickButtowski'' didn't air in Canada until Creator/DisneyXD became available. Meanwhile, ''FishHooks'' was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork fully removed]] from Family, to be replaced by another airing of ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', which was already being aired multiple times a week on Family.
28th May '16 2:58:04 PM mimitchi33
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** Which is interesting considering Australia's [=SyFy=] is usually chock-a-block full of ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' and its spinoffs.

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** Which is interesting considering Australia's [=SyFy=] is usually chock-a-block full of ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' i''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' and its spinoffs.



* Creator/{{ION}} shows ''Series/GhostWhisperer'', ''Series/WithoutATrace'', and ''Series/CriminalMinds'' on weekdays. That's it. Nothing but those three shows between 3 pm and midnight ET, which is the network's ''entire weekday schedule'', except for ''Wrestling/WWEMainEvent'' on Wednesday - the remaining hours are paid or religious programming. Granted, this likely means they are the only shows they can afford...

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* Creator/{{ION}} shows ''Series/GhostWhisperer'', ''Series/WithoutATrace'', and ''Series/CriminalMinds'' on weekdays. That's it. Nothing but those three shows between 3 pm and midnight ET, which is the network's ''entire weekday schedule'', except for ''Wrestling/WWEMainEvent'' on Wednesday - the remaining hours are paid or paid, religious or children's programming. Granted, this likely means they are the only shows they can afford...



** As of May 2016, TV Land's weekends are entirely comprised of reruns of ''Series/{{Reba}}.

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** As of May 2016, TV Land's weekends are entirely comprised of reruns of ''Series/{{Reba}}.''Series/{{Reba}}''.
28th May '16 2:50:42 PM mimitchi33
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** As of May 2016, TV Land's weekends are entirely comprised of reruns of ''Series/{{Reba}}.
27th May '16 3:01:21 AM MacronNotes
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** USA is getting really bad with their ''SVU'' marathons as well, to the point where marathons are shown for three days ''in a row''. EVERY WEEK. For the most part, they'll have a decent way to tie all the episodes together - for example, episodes showing the relationship between Elliot and Olivia, an "Olivia's Greatest Hits" marathon on Mariska Hargitay's birthday, and more recently the "No More Excuses" marathon concerning domestic and sexual violence. At one point, there was ''a marathon of episodes where [[BlondesAreEvil the criminals were blonde women]].''

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** USA is getting really bad with their ''SVU'' marathons as well, to the point where marathons are shown for three days ''in a row''. EVERY WEEK. For the most part, they'll have a decent way to tie all the episodes together - for example, episodes showing the relationship between Elliot and Olivia, an "Olivia's Greatest Hits" marathon on Mariska Hargitay's birthday, and more recently the "No More Excuses" marathon concerning domestic and sexual violence. At one point, there was ''a marathon of episodes where [[BlondesAreEvil the criminals were blonde women]].women.''
19th May '16 4:33:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Creator/{{NBC}}'s flagging Saturday Morning schedule was propped up by ''SavedByTheBell''. They loved its ratings so much that they had Peter Engel create [[CaliforniaDreams another show]] with the [[FollowTheLeader same basic premise]] [[RecycledInSpace with a twist]]. When that got good ratings, they cancelled every cartoon on the schedule, gave half of Saturday mornings to its ''other'' favorite show (''Series/{{Today}}''), and gave the other half to Engel and friends. And thus was born TNBC, an entire block of nothing but ''Saved by the Bell'' [[FollowTheLeader clones]]. One could have called Teen NBC "[[FunWithAcronyms There's Nothing But Clones]]"!

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* Creator/{{NBC}}'s flagging Saturday Morning schedule was propped up by ''SavedByTheBell''.''Series/SavedByTheBell''. They loved its ratings so much that they had Peter Engel create [[CaliforniaDreams another show]] with the [[FollowTheLeader same basic premise]] [[RecycledInSpace with a twist]]. When that got good ratings, they cancelled every cartoon on the schedule, gave half of Saturday mornings to its ''other'' favorite show (''Series/{{Today}}''), and gave the other half to Engel and friends. And thus was born TNBC, an entire block of nothing but ''Saved by the Bell'' [[FollowTheLeader clones]]. One could have called Teen NBC "[[FunWithAcronyms There's Nothing But Clones]]"!
17th May '16 1:00:57 PM Sapphirea2
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** ''Top Gear'' on BBC America; ''nine hour marathons'' every Monday.
*** And that doesn't count five-or-more-hour-long marathons on Saturday mornings/afternoons.

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** ''Top Gear'' on BBC America; ''nine hour America had ''nine-hour marathons'' every Monday.
*** And that doesn't count
Monday for a while; five-or-more-hour-long marathons on Saturday mornings/afternoons.mornings/afternoons are not uncommon either.



** BBC America seems to be also quite fond of ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', which are played frequently almost every day.
** ''Series/KitchenNightmares'' too, which gets at least two hours per day and as many as eight.

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** * Besides ''Top Gear'', BBC America seems to be also is quite fond of ''Series/DoctorWho'' and multi-hour blocks of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', which are played frequently almost every day.
** ''Series/KitchenNightmares'' too, which gets at least two hours per day every weekday and as many as eight.eight.
** ''Series/DoctorWho'' is one of the network's flagship imports, getting new episodes day-and-date with the BBC premieres, and for years reran at least two episodes every weekday. The weeks before and while Series 9 was airing in Fall/Winter 2015, saw even more reruns (including ''Creator/TomBaker-era'' serials!) and marathons on the schedule, culminating in a "Who Year's Eve" marathon on December 31. The reruns were discontinued in Spring 2016, possibly because by then it was ''over''run -- they only reran Series 2 through 9, and the choice to skip many longer-than-usual episodes and specials in the weekday rotation left that many fewer installments to show (and huge plot gaps as longer installments tend to be finales or otherwise crucial), especially two at a time. The delay of Series 10 to Spring 2017 probably further discouraged reruns for the time being.
** In the meantime, BBC America is currently obsessed with rerunning the Beeb's various nature documentary series (''Planet Earth'', et.al.) as a substitute for the aforementioned ''Who'' reruns.
17th May '16 2:24:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** In Season 3 Spike would air the previous episode of "DeadliestWarrior", the new episode twice, then an episode from season 1 or 2 as a capper.

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** In Season 3 Spike would air the previous episode of "DeadliestWarrior", "Series/DeadliestWarrior", the new episode twice, then an episode from season 1 or 2 as a capper.
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