History AdoredByTheNetwork / LiveActionTV

26th Mar '17 1:10:17 PM mimitchi33
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* From the late 90's to the early 2000's, Canadians couldn't turn on a TV during the morning without seeing ''[[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures The Noddy Shop]]'' on more than one channel. It was shown on multiple networks for the sole purpose of filling [=CanCon=] requirements, including CBC and TV Ontario.

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* From the late 90's to the early 2000's, Canadians couldn't turn on a TV during the morning without seeing ''[[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures The Noddy Shop]]'' ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' on more than one channel. It channel, since the series was shown five times a day on multiple networks three different channels for the sole purpose of filling [=CanCon=] requirements, including CBC and TV Ontario.requirements.
13th Mar '17 9:45:24 AM JamesAustin
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* Fictional example: in ''{{Network}}'', the network president (Ned Beatty) refuses to cancel ''The Howard Beale Show'' despite tanking ratings, because Beale is basically acting as his mouthpiece.
12th Mar '17 2:29:40 PM mimitchi33
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* From the late 90's to the early 2000's, Canadians couldn't turn on a TV during the morning without seeing ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' on more than one channel. It was shown on multiple networks for the sole purpose of filling [=CanCon=] requirements, including CBC and TV Ontario.

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* From the late 90's to the early 2000's, Canadians couldn't turn on a TV during the morning without seeing ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' ''[[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures The Noddy Shop]]'' on more than one channel. It was shown on multiple networks for the sole purpose of filling [=CanCon=] requirements, including CBC and TV Ontario.
12th Mar '17 2:20:54 PM mimitchi33
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* From the late 90's to the early 2000's, Canadians couldn't turn on a TV during the morning without seeing ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' on more than one channel. It was shown on multiple networks for the sole purpose of filling [=CanCon=] requirements, including CBC and TV Ontario.
11th Mar '17 1:09:16 PM kensu
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* NBC has a nasty habit of doing this, keeping low-rated shows in prime timeslots in the hope that they will build an audience. Almost certainly done because this worked with {{Series/Cheers}}. Good Morning Miami held a slot in the Must See TV lineup on Thursdays despite dismal ratings. It isn't even mentioned in Warren Littlefield's book ''Top of The Rock'', and is so unpopular that it doesn't even have a page in this wiki.
8th Mar '17 12:27:21 PM mlsmithca
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** Recently, ''Series/RiverMonsters'' is adored by the network. Fortunately, much like ''Series/MythBusters'' and ''[[Series/CrocodileHunter The Crocodile Hunter]]'', it's one of those shows that [[SoCoolItsAwesome deserves]] to be adored.

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** Recently, ''Series/RiverMonsters'' is adored by the network. Fortunately, much like ''Series/MythBusters'' and ''[[Series/CrocodileHunter The Crocodile Hunter]]'', it's one of those shows that [[SoCoolItsAwesome [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome deserves]] to be adored.
18th Feb '17 6:21:43 PM faunas
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* Portuguese channel TVI has been airing Inspector Max on weekend mornings for years, to the extent that you already know what happened in an episode of the show.

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* Portuguese channel TVI has been airing Inspector Max ''Inspector Max'' on weekend mornings for years, to the extent that you already know what happened in an episode of the show.show. TropesAreNotBad, as it is the most popular show in the time period, although it has had to live with some audience fatigue for the last couple of years. Even so, this fatigue was not enough to avoid TVI bring back the show for a new, updated, 3rd season, on weekend afternoons.
8th Feb '17 8:27:25 AM mimitchi33
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* Discovery Family loves ''Series/CakeBoss''. Aside from airing three hours of reruns a day, they will show all-afternoon long marathons when a holiday occurs or a special event is on another channel.
7th Feb '17 9:23:49 AM Sapphirea2
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* RealityTV has quickly become this for pretty much every network out there. Every entertainment or lifestyle network has a low-cost, high-profit reality show to function as the reliable network tentpole. In fact, the really successful U.S networks have ''two'', with CBS and Creator/{{FOX}} having a "summer series" (''Big Brother'' and ''So You Think You Can Dance,'' alongside ''Survivor'' and ''American Idol,'' respectively) to hold viewers during the lean summer months. (In fact, one industry professional has said part of NBC's troubles might be not having one, with ''The Voice'' still being fairly new. ''Series/ThirtyRock'', being a critically-acclaimed low-rating scripted NBC series with a penchant for BitingTheHandHumor, frequently made jokes about how reality shows were just awful but also big moneymakers and yet and how NBC ''still'' couldn't find a winning one).

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* RealityTV has quickly become became this for pretty much every network out there. Every entertainment or lifestyle network has a low-cost, high-profit reality show to function as the reliable network tentpole. In fact, the really successful U.S networks have ''two'', with CBS and Creator/{{FOX}} having a "summer series" (''Big Brother'' and ''So You Think You Can Dance,'' alongside ''Survivor'' and ''American Idol,'' respectively) to hold viewers during the lean summer months. (In fact, one industry professional has said part of NBC's troubles at the turn of TheNewTens might be their not having one, with ''The Voice'' still being fairly new.new at the time. ''Series/ThirtyRock'', being a critically-acclaimed low-rating scripted NBC series with a penchant for BitingTheHandHumor, frequently made jokes about how reality shows were just awful but also big moneymakers and yet and how NBC ''still'' couldn't find a winning one).



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

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** ''Top Gear'' on BBC America had ''nine-hour marathons'' every Monday for a while; five-or-more-hour-long marathons on Saturday mornings/afternoons are were not uncommon either.either. This dropped off significantly from 2016 onward, however.



** ''Series/DoctorWho'' is '''the''' flagship import, getting new episodes day-and-date with the BBC premieres across the pond -- in extended time slots if need be so they can run uncut (though trims made later for reruns are common). The only other show that warrants this treatment is the aforementioned ''Top Gear''. At least two episodes were rerun every weekday for years. The weeks before/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. They ''were'' temporarily discontinued for a few months in 2016, possibly because 1) there was a longer than usual gap between new seasons going on (Series 10 didn't launch until Spring 2017), and 2) by then it was ''over''run. ''Who'' has far fewer episodes available to rerun than the above-mentioned shows; each season has 12-13 episodes plus a Christmas special, and just a handful of additional specials have turned up on top of those. Moreover, Series 1 is ''never'' rerun, and some of the extra-length episodes/specials past Creator/DavidTennant's tenure as lead are skipped rather than edited to 45 minutes (leaving huge plot gaps in later seasons). When the show came back, it reran four days a week instead of five -- with Fridays given over to all things ''Star Trek'' instead -- and then in January 2017 the daily block of ''Who'' was extended from two hours to SIX. As on average one-and-a-half seasons' worth of episodes/specials air each week.

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** ''Series/DoctorWho'' is '''the''' flagship import, getting new episodes day-and-date with the BBC premieres across the pond -- in extended time slots if need be so they can run uncut (though trims made later for reruns are common).often trimmed). The only other show that warrants this treatment is the aforementioned ''Top Gear''. At least two ''Who'' episodes were rerun every weekday for years. The weeks before/while before and during the premiere run of Series 9 was airing in Fall/Winter 2015 (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. They ''were'' temporarily discontinued for a few months in 2016, possibly because 1) there was a longer than usual gap between new seasons going on (Series 10 didn't launch until Spring 2017), and 2) by then it was ''over''run. needed a rest: ''Who'' has far fewer episodes available to rerun than the above-mentioned shows; each season has 12-13 episodes plus a Christmas special, and just a handful of additional specials have turned up on top of those. Moreover, Series 1 is ''never'' rerun, and some of the extra-length episodes/specials past Creator/DavidTennant's tenure as lead are skipped rather than edited to 45 minutes (leaving (often leaving huge plot gaps in later seasons). gaps). When the show came back, it reran ran four days a week instead of five -- with Fridays Friday given over to all things ''Star Trek'' instead -- and but then in January 2017 the daily block of ''Who'' was extended from two hours to SIX. As on average one-and-a-half seasons' worth That's 24 hours of episodes/specials air episodes/specials, about a season-a-half's worth, airing each week.week!
4th Feb '17 11:22:40 PM Majextic
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***Rumor is this is why ''Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace'' got cancelled. Creator Sam Hyde has said it got good ratings, but Tim didn't like it and complained to Adult Swim.
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