History AdoredByTheNetwork / LiveActionTV

16th Sep '17 6:00:01 PM nombretomado
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** ''Series/{{Cops}}'' is to Spike what ''Series/TheSimpsons'' is to [[Creator/{{FX}} FXX]], ever since they acquired the rights to the show and had it do a ChannelHop from Creator/{{Fox}}. Its low production costs, steady ratings, and deep episode library means its the Spackle they use to fill holes in their schedule. Their overnight schedule seems to frequently be a marathon of alternating episodes of ''COPS'' and ''Jail.''

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** ''Series/{{Cops}}'' is to Spike what ''Series/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is to [[Creator/{{FX}} FXX]], ever since they acquired the rights to the show and had it do a ChannelHop from Creator/{{Fox}}. Its low production costs, steady ratings, and deep episode library means its the Spackle they use to fill holes in their schedule. Their overnight schedule seems to frequently be a marathon of alternating episodes of ''COPS'' and ''Jail.''
16th Sep '17 9:07:02 AM Lirodon
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* Canada's Creator/ShowcaseTelevision shares the same fixation with the [[Series/{{NCIS}} Naval Criminal Investigative Service]], devoting daily blocks to reruns of it.

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* Canada's Creator/ShowcaseTelevision [[Creator/ShowcaseTelevision Showcase]] shares the same fixation with the [[Series/{{NCIS}} Naval Criminal Investigative Service]], devoting daily blocks to reruns of it.Service]] as USA Network.
14th Sep '17 9:56:37 AM mimitchi33
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** The former PBS Kids channel loved airing the episode "Mixed Up Magic" every week.

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** The former PBS Kids channel loved airing the episode "Mixed Up Magic" episodes "To The Rescue" and "The Tooth Fairy" every week.
1st Sep '17 6:22:46 AM jormis29
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* There was a time where if you flipped over to G4 at any given time, you can expect to find reruns of ''Series/{{COPS}}'' or ''Cheaters''. In some cases, they've even played the exact same episode twice in a row. [[WordOfGod According to Kevin Pereira,]] the shows are an easy way for the network to fund its original programming, despite having almost nothing in common demographically.

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* There was a time where if you flipped over to G4 at any given time, you can expect to find reruns of ''Series/{{COPS}}'' or ''Cheaters''. In some cases, they've even played the exact same episode twice in a row. [[WordOfGod According According]] to Kevin Pereira,]] Creator/KevinPereira, the shows are an easy way for the network to fund its original programming, despite having almost nothing in common demographically.
15th Aug '17 8:56:48 AM mimitchi33
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** This treatment is being given to the spin-off ''Young Sheldon'' before it has even aired. CBS tries to use any opportunity they can to hype it up, from promos at the end of ad breaks and Comic Con.
2nd Aug '17 7:03:01 PM MBG
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** In 2010, at least, they were inordinately fond of ''Cake Boss'', as one Website/{{Cracked}} article was stupefied by.
-->"16 full hours of Cake Boss. I checked online, there are only 30 half hour episodes of the show, including the newest episode which aired just last week. Do you know how many hours that is? 15. 15 hours. How the fuck did you run a 16 hour marathon of 15 hours worth of show, The Learning Channel?"
23rd Jul '17 2:15:21 PM mimitchi33
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** During the month of December, they will pre-empt their Chopped block on weekday evenings for holiday episodes of their programming, as well as episodes of ''Cake Wars''.
21st Jul '17 10:36:14 PM TheAwesomeHyperon
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** The Hallmark Channel has a sort of affair with ''The Good Witch'', a MadeForTVMovie starring [[Series/{{JAG}} Catherine]] [[Series/ArmyWives Bell]] in the [[HotWitch title role]]. As one of their most popular original movies, Hallmark has given it three sequels[[note]]''The Good Witch's Garden'', ''The Good Witch's Gift'', and ''The Good Witch's Family''[[/note]] with two more on the way as of this writing, and are constantly playing all the movies in marathons. [[http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/hallmark-channel-good-witch-drama-series-starring-catherine-bell/ It even got picked up as a series.]]
** However none of the above examples even come close to Christmas movies as Hallmark REALLY loves Christmas movies. Not only do air nothing but Christmas movies during the season, but they take take the phrase "Christmas in July" very seriously, meaning that like during Christmas, every show is replaced with Christmas movies, Golden Girls, Fraiser, Cheers and I Love Lucy, being the sole exceptions. It doesn't help the movies have the same plot.



* The Hallmark Channel has a sort of affair with ''The Good Witch'', a MadeForTVMovie starring [[Series/{{JAG}} Catherine]] [[Series/ArmyWives Bell]] in the [[HotWitch title role]]. As one of their most popular original movies, Hallmark has given it three sequels[[note]]''The Good Witch's Garden'', ''The Good Witch's Gift'', and ''The Good Witch's Family''[[/note]] with two more on the way as of this writing, and are constantly playing all the movies in marathons. [[http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/hallmark-channel-good-witch-drama-series-starring-catherine-bell/ It even got picked up as a series.]]



* Hallmark REALLY loves Christmas Movies. Not only do air nothing but Christmas Movies during the season, but they take take the phrase "Christmas in July" very seriously, meaning that like during Christmas, every show is replaced with Christmas movies, Golden Girls, Fraiser, Cheers and I Love Luce being the sole exceptions. It doesn't help the movies have the same plot.
21st Jul '17 10:25:06 PM TheAwesomeHyperon
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* Hallmark REALLY loves Christmas Movies. Not only do air nothing but Christmas Movies during the season, but they take take the phrase "Christmas in July" very seriously, meaning that like during Christmas, every show is replaced with Christmas movies, Golden Girls, Fraiser, Cheers and I Love Luce being the sole exceptions. It doesn't help the movies have the same plot.
10th Jul '17 7:51:39 AM Sapphirea2
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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 reruns are 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 and during the premiere run of Series 9 (2015) saw 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 it needed a rest: ''Who'' has far fewer episodes than the above-mentioned shows; each season has 12-13 episodes plus a Christmas special, and a handful of additional specials on top of those. Moreover, Series 1 is ''never'' rerun, and some extra-length episodes/specials past Creator/DavidTennant's tenure as lead are skipped rather than edited to 45 minutes (often leaving huge plot gaps). When the show came back, it ran four days a week instead of five -- Friday given over to all things ''Star Trek'' instead -- but then in January 2017 the daily block was extended from two hours to SIX. That's 24 hours of episodes/specials, about a season-a-half's worth, airing 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 reruns are 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 and during the premiere run of Series 9 (2015) saw 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 it needed a rest: ''Who'' has far fewer episodes than the above-mentioned shows; each season has 12-13 episodes plus a Christmas special, and a handful of additional specials on top of those. Moreover, Series 1 is ''never'' rerun, and for a long time some extra-length episodes/specials past Creator/DavidTennant's tenure as lead are were skipped rather (rather than edited to 45 minutes (often leaving huge plot gaps). minutes). When the show came back, it ran four days a week instead of five -- Friday Fridays being given over to all things ''Star Trek'' instead -- but then in January 2017 the daily block was extended from two hours to SIX. That's 24 hours of episodes/specials, about a season-a-half's worth, airing each week!
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