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** In fact, this is downright expected, as every network has a low-cost, high-profit reality show to function as the reliable network tentpole. In fact, the really successful US networks have ''two'', with CBS and 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). And then we have the Bachelor brand on ABC.

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** In fact, this is downright expected, as every network has a low-cost, high-profit reality show to function as the reliable network tentpole. In fact, the really successful US networks have ''two'', with CBS and FOX 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). And then we have the Bachelor brand on ABC.



* Spike seems to feel that there's no such thing as too many all-day ''Series/{{CSI}}'' marathons.

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* Spike Creator/SpikeTV seems to feel that there's no such thing as too many all-day ''Series/{{CSI}}'' marathons.



** Can these stack? Because it seems that if you turn on Spike at any given time, you'll stumble across a UFC fight (well, not anymore, given Fuel-I mean Fox Sports 2 has taken that helm)

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** Can these stack? Because it seems that if you turn on Spike at any given time, you'll stumble across a UFC fight (well, not anymore, given Fuel-I mean Fox Sports 2 has taken that helm)fight.



** Ever since they acquired the rights to ''COPS'' and had the show ChannelHop from Fox, its low production costs, steady ratings, and deep episode library means it seems to be 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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** Ever ''Series/{{Cops}}'' is to Spike what ''Series/TheSimpsons'' is to [[Creator/{{FX}} FXX]], ever since they acquired the rights to ''COPS'' and had the show and had it do a ChannelHop from Fox, its Creator/{{Fox}}. Its low production costs, steady ratings, and deep episode library means it seems to be 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.''



* ''Degrassi'' and MuchMusic. When a new season starts, all day is given over to the runup to the premiere. This makes a little more sense for them - ''Degrassi'' and Epitome's other current production ''Series/TheLAComplex'' are Much's flagship original dramas.
* It seems if [=MTV2=] isn't airing music videos, it's an episode of ''Series/{{Martin}}.

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* ''Degrassi'' and MuchMusic.[=MuchMusic=]. When a new season starts, all day is given over to the runup to the premiere. This makes a little more sense for them - ''Degrassi'' and Epitome's other current production ''Series/TheLAComplex'' are Much's flagship original dramas.
* It seems if [=MTV2=] isn't airing music videos, it's an episode of ''Series/{{Martin}}.''Series/{{Martin}}''.
23rd Aug '16 6:57:44 AM MarcoPolo250
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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). ''The Simpsons'' did return to a traditional weeknight slot on Comedy, however.

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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}}, moved ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''Series/{{Conan}}'', and several other low-brow Comedy Central shows to [[NetworkDecay/{{Slipped}} MuchMusic]]'' 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).Creator/{{Teletoon}}). ''The Simpsons'' did return to a traditional weeknight slot on Comedy, however.



** ''Any'' Disney Channel Original Series that's live action. Whereas ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' gets [[AdoredByTheNetwork lots of love]] from Disney Channels all over the world, the show barely gets shown on Family. Whereas the ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite]]'' ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck Life]]'' series and ''Series/HannahMontana'' have been played many, many times over. It's pretty much [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment hell]] to anyone that hates Disney Channel's live action shows. Oh, and ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' and ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' were still being aired in the dead-hours until circa fall 2012, and began reairing them occasionally in 2015. (Those two shows were never reaired again in the US before 2013, save for 2010, where it aired all its episodes for awhile.)

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** ''Any'' Disney Channel Original Series that's live action. Whereas ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' gets [[AdoredByTheNetwork lots of love]] from Disney Channels all over the world, the show barely gets shown on Family. Family Channel. Whereas the ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite]]'' ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck Life]]'' series and ''Series/HannahMontana'' have been played many, many times over. It's pretty much [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment hell]] to anyone that hates Disney Channel's live action shows. Oh, and ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' and ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' were still being aired in the dead-hours until circa fall 2012, and began reairing them occasionally in 2015. (Those two shows were never reaired again in the US before 2013, save for 2010, where it aired all its episodes for awhile.)



** Disney Channel's former ''de facto'' Canadian outlet, Family Channel, shared many of the same fixations, although joined by Canadian-made [[KidCom KidComs]] of their own (such as ''Series/TheLatestBuzz'' and ''Series/WinginIt'') and continuing reruns of ''Series/LifeWithDerek'' (which actually had a pretty good following to begin with, so justified). ''Series/TheNextStep'' has also gained a lot of prominence, especially after Family's owner lost its rights to Disney Channel programs. Reruns of ''Series/TheXFactor'' also popped up in the 2015-16 season too.

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** As Disney Channel's former ''de facto'' Canadian outlet, Family Channel, shared many of the same fixations, although joined by Canadian-made [[KidCom KidComs]] of their own (such as ''Series/TheLatestBuzz'' and ''Series/WinginIt'') and continuing reruns of ''Series/LifeWithDerek'' (which actually had a pretty good following to begin with, so justified). ''Series/TheNextStep'' has also gained a lot of prominence, especially after Family's owner lost its rights to Disney Channel programs. Reruns of ''Series/TheXFactor'' also popped up in the 2015-16 season too.



* [=MTV2=]'s alternate name might as well be ''Series/{{Martin}} on Television 2 Many Times''; it seems if they aren't airing music videos it's an episode of that mid-'90s sitcom.

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* [=MTV2=]'s alternate name might as well be ''Series/{{Martin}} on Television 2 Many Times''; it It seems if they aren't [=MTV2=] isn't airing music videos videos, it's an episode of that mid-'90s sitcom.''Series/{{Martin}}.



*** This was also why ''Film/TheRoom'' became their go-to AprilFoolsDay broadcast-Tim and Eric are fans of it.

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*** This was also why ''Film/TheRoom'' became their go-to AprilFoolsDay broadcast-Tim broadcast - Tim and Eric are fans of it.



*** And there was also their obsession with Creator/OliviaMunn and whatever stunt she would do on the latest ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'' (which in a way was a slap in the face for the network's video game origins, as Munn wasn't a gamer and was simply brought on for ratings).

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*** And there was also their obsession with Creator/OliviaMunn and whatever stunt she would do on the latest ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'' (which (which, in a way way, was a slap in the face for the network's video game origins, as Munn wasn't a gamer and was simply brought on for ratings).



** They also seem fond of ''Series/{{Wipeout}}'', airing blocks of it constantly. It's a [[NetworkDecay far cry from the network's CourtTV origins]].

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** They also seem fond of ''Series/{{Wipeout}}'', airing blocks of it constantly. It's a [[NetworkDecay far cry from the network's CourtTV origins]].



** Oh, and the cooking competition show virus infected the Cooking Channel too, thus frustrating any attempts by real cooking fans to avoid it. Better hope you have the PBS lifestyle HD channel Create, that airs lots of traditional "stand and stir" cooking shows, or wait until your local PBS channel airs its cooking show programming block. Said cooking shows have returned to the Food Network, albeit in diminished quantity and only during weekday afternoons, however.

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** Oh, and the cooking competition show virus infected the Cooking Channel got in on the fun too, thus frustrating any attempts by real cooking fans to avoid it. Better hope you have the PBS lifestyle HD channel Create, that airs lots of traditional "stand and stir" cooking shows, or wait until your local PBS channel airs its cooking show programming block. Said cooking shows have returned to the Food Network, albeit in diminished quantity and only during weekday afternoons, however.



** YTV's method as of 2012, similar to the case with [[Creator/DisneyChannel Family]] in Canada, is that animated series get all but [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over]], since ''Series/ICarly'', ''Series/{{Victorious}}'', and any original or Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}-produced live-action series gets all the love. Unless the show happens to be ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', or [[WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}} any]] [[WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals of]] [[WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel the]] [[WesternAnimation/ErkyPerky original]] [[WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil Canadian]] [[WesternAnimation/KidVsKat animations]], literally no other Nicktoons have a ghost of a chance of airing on YTV. Happily, this seems to have subsided with the advent of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''.

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** YTV's method as of 2012, similar to the case with [[Creator/DisneyChannel Family]] in Canada, Family Channel, is that animated series get all but [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over]], since ''Series/ICarly'', ''Series/{{Victorious}}'', and any original or Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}-produced live-action series gets all the love. Unless the show happens to be ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', or [[WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}} any]] [[WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals of]] [[WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel the]] [[WesternAnimation/ErkyPerky original]] [[WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil Canadian]] [[WesternAnimation/KidVsKat animations]], cartoons]], literally no other Nicktoons have a ghost of a chance of airing on YTV. Happily, this seems to have subsided with the advent of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''.



* Canadian media company Corus Entertainment ''really'' seems to like ''Just for Laughs: Gags''. Now, you're wondering, that's a whole broadcaster -- not a single channel. What's going on here? This particular program has been on many Canadian channels over the years, such as The Comedy Network in the past, and sometimes on CBC if they need a cheap filler program--because that's essentially what the show is. A half-hour of cheap, fun, harmless filler. But more importantly, it's cheap, fun, ''[[ExecutiveMeddling Cana]][[CulturalCringe dian]]'' filler: all Canadian broadcasters must air specific quotas of Canadian-produced programming. Perhaps that is why they have seemingly spammed it across at least ''six'' different channels including Creator/{{YTV}}, Disney Channel, Disney XD, [[Creator/ABCFamily ABC Spark]], CMT and even W Movies (which is supposed to be a channel airing movies for women, [[NetworkDecay Which]] ''[[NetworkDecay Gags]]'' [[NetworkDecay is neither a movie or aimed at women]].)

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* Canadian media company Corus Entertainment Creator/CorusEntertainment ''really'' seems to like ''Just for Laughs: Gags''. Now, you're wondering, that's a whole broadcaster -- not a single channel. What's going on here? This particular program has been on many Canadian channels over the years, such as The Comedy Network Creator/TheComedyNetwork in the past, and sometimes on CBC - if they need a cheap filler program--because that's essentially what the show is. A half-hour of cheap, fun, harmless filler. But more importantly, it's cheap, fun, ''[[ExecutiveMeddling Cana]][[CulturalCringe dian]]'' filler: all Canadian broadcasters must air specific quotas of Canadian-produced programming. Perhaps that is why they have seemingly spammed it across at least ''six'' different channels including Creator/{{YTV}}, Disney Channel, Disney XD, [[Creator/ABCFamily ABC Spark]], CMT and even W Movies (which is supposed to be a channel airing movies for women, [[NetworkDecay Which]] ''[[NetworkDecay Gags]]'' [[NetworkDecay is neither a movie or aimed at women]].)



* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is this for Esquire Network, to the point where that is the only thing on the network.
** It is this way for FXX too.

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* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is used to be this for Esquire Network. Now its ''Parks And Recreation'', ''Series/{{CSI}}'', ''AND'' ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''.
** When ''Parks'' isn't on Esquire
Network, to the point where that is the only thing it's on the network.
** It is this way for FXX too.
[[Creator/{{FX}} FXX]].
20th Aug '16 9:08:21 AM isrflo62
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* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is this for Esquire Network, to the point where that is the only thing on the network.
** It is this way for FXX too.
18th Aug '16 1:38:03 PM Tre
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* In a cross-over with NetworkDecay, Creator/{{Syfy}} does this a lot. For awhile, the fixation was ''GhostHunters''. No matter the time of day, chances are that 4.5 out of 5 times they'll be airing an episode of either it or its spinoff ''Ghost Hunters International''. Consider that {{Sci Fi|Channel}} has a stable of shows that it shows (the ''Stargate'' franchise, ''Farscape'', etc.), but you have to actually HUNT those down.

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* In a cross-over with NetworkDecay, Creator/{{Syfy}} does this a lot. For awhile, the fixation was ''GhostHunters''. No matter the time of day, chances are that 4.5 out of 5 times they'll be airing an episode of either it or its spinoff ''Ghost Hunters International''. Consider that {{Sci Fi|Channel}} Syfy has a stable of shows that it shows (the ''Stargate'' franchise, ''Farscape'', etc.), but you have to actually HUNT those down.
18th Aug '16 1:36:59 PM Tre
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** In addition to Sky Atlantic, both SyFy and CBS Action have also picked up the rights to various Trek series, meaning that there are now ''three'' channels showing several episodes each every day of the week.

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** In addition to Sky Atlantic, both SyFy Syfy and CBS Action have also picked up the rights to various Trek series, meaning that there are now ''three'' channels showing several episodes each every day of the week.
18th Aug '16 1:36:19 PM Tre
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* In a cross-over with NetworkDecay, the SciFiChannel does this a lot. For awhile, the fixation was ''GhostHunters''. No matter the time of day, chances are that 4.5 out of 5 times they'll be airing an episode of either it or its spinoff ''Ghost Hunters International''. Consider that {{Sci Fi|Channel}} has a stable of shows that it shows (the ''Stargate'' franchise, ''Farscape'', etc.), but you have to actually HUNT those down.
** Which is interesting considering Australia's [=SyFy=] is usually chock-a-block full of i''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' and its spinoffs.

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* In a cross-over with NetworkDecay, the SciFiChannel Creator/{{Syfy}} does this a lot. For awhile, the fixation was ''GhostHunters''. No matter the time of day, chances are that 4.5 out of 5 times they'll be airing an episode of either it or its spinoff ''Ghost Hunters International''. Consider that {{Sci Fi|Channel}} has a stable of shows that it shows (the ''Stargate'' franchise, ''Farscape'', etc.), but you have to actually HUNT those down.
** Which is interesting considering Australia's [=SyFy=] Syfy is usually chock-a-block full of i''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' and its spinoffs.



* When ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' first began, the SciFiChannel showed it nonstop. [[FridgeLogic Think about that]]. Yes, ''multiple marathons per week'' at times of a series that had yet to air ten episodes. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Enjoy it while you can]], ''Caprica.''[[note]]The SciFiChannel will advertise a show to death and even screw other shows in favor of it early in its run, but once the shiny new wears off, it will be killed at the height of its popularity for "not attracting the right demographic," regardless of which demographic that is.[[/note]]

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* When ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' first began, the SciFiChannel Creator/{{Syfy}} showed it nonstop. [[FridgeLogic Think about that]]. Yes, ''multiple marathons per week'' at times of a series that had yet to air ten episodes. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Enjoy it while you can]], ''Caprica.''[[note]]The SciFiChannel ''[[note]]Syfy will advertise a show to death and even screw other shows in favor of it early in its run, but once the shiny new wears off, it will be killed at the height of its popularity for "not attracting the right demographic," regardless of which demographic that is.[[/note]]
31st Jul '16 10:56:47 PM WillBGood
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* WhoseLineIsItAnyway, in a sense, at the time it was first on ABC. It's ratings, especially since it aired against ''{{Friends}}'' at the height of it's popularity, were never all that great (''any'' other show with it's ratings would have been cancelled), but it was so cheap to produce they kept it around to keep the slot filled.

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* WhoseLineIsItAnyway, ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', in a sense, at the time it was first on ABC. It's Its ratings, especially since it aired against ''{{Friends}}'' at the height of it's its popularity, were never all that great (''any'' other show with it's its ratings would have been cancelled), but it was so cheap to produce they kept it around to keep the slot filled.
30th Jul '16 5:23:50 AM Sapphirea2
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** ''Series/DoctorWho'' is '''the''' network's 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''. Most of the time, at least two episodes are rerun every weekday. 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. The reruns ''were'' temporarily discontinued for a few months in 2016 (roughly April through July), possibly because 1) there was a longer than usual gap between new seasons, as Series 10 won't debut until Spring 2016, and 2) by then it was ''over''run -- they only feature Series 2 through 9 on weekdays and skip several of the longer-than-usual episodes/specials, leaving that many fewer installments to show (and huge plot gaps in later seasons). 11 or so weeks and the cycle starts all over!

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** ''Series/DoctorWho'' is '''the''' network's 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''. Most of the time, at least two episodes are rerun every weekday. 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. The reruns ''were'' temporarily discontinued for a few months in 2016 (roughly April through July), possibly because 1) there was a longer than usual gap between new seasons, as Series 10 won't debut until Spring 2016, 2017, and 2) by then it was ''over''run -- they only feature Series 2 through 9 on weekdays and skip several of the longer-than-usual episodes/specials, leaving that many fewer installments to show (and huge plot gaps in later seasons). 11 or so weeks and the cycle starts all over!
30th Jul '16 5:22:52 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 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''. 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 several longer-than-usual episodes and specials in the weekday rotation left that many fewer installments to show (and huge plot 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.
** 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.

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** ''Series/DoctorWho'' is one of the '''the''' network's flagship imports, 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''. For years, Gear''. Most of the time, at least two episodes were are rerun every weekday. The weeks before and while before/while 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. The reruns were ''were'' temporarily discontinued for a few months in Spring 2016, 2016 (roughly April through July), possibly because 1) there was a longer than usual gap between new seasons, as Series 10 won't debut until Spring 2016, and 2) by then it was ''over''run -- they only reran feature Series 2 through 9, 9 on weekdays and the choice to skip several of the longer-than-usual episodes and specials in the weekday rotation left episodes/specials, leaving that many fewer installments to show (and huge plot gaps), especially two at a time. gaps in later seasons). 11 or so weeks and the cycle started starts all over! over!
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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.) also serve as a substitute for the aforementioned ''Who'' reruns.all-purpose daytime/weekend filler.
23rd Jul '16 12:59:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''BigBrother'' on {{Channel 4}}. The last season was showing about 7 hours of footage every day. It remains to be seen if Channel 5 will give it a similar treatment. A mix of MeddlingExecutives and ironically, ScrewedByTheNetwork; Endemol got a "Live Feed Every Year" clause into the contract. So, in the later years at least, C4 put the live feed on between midnight and 6AM. There is no such clause in C5's contract.
** Channel Five is currently (January 2012) showing an entirely reasonable 3 hours a day of coverage of this ''fine educational'' show. However, the trope may now apply more than ever, since C5 owner Richard Desmond mandates ''endless'' coverage of Big Brother in the various newspapers he owns, meaning that it's now a network favourite across multiple media.

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* ''BigBrother'' ''Series/BigBrother'' on {{Channel 4}}. The last season was showing about 7 hours of footage every day. It remains to be seen if Channel 5 will give it a similar treatment. A mix of MeddlingExecutives and ironically, ScrewedByTheNetwork; Endemol got a "Live Feed Every Year" clause into the contract. So, in the later years at least, C4 put the live feed on between midnight and 6AM. There is no such clause in C5's contract.
** In January 2012, Channel Five is currently (January 2012) showing showed an entirely reasonable 3 hours a day of coverage of this ''fine educational'' show. However, the trope may now apply more than ever, since C5 owner Richard Desmond mandates ''endless'' coverage of Big Brother in the various newspapers he owns, meaning that it's now a network favourite across multiple media.



* In Australia, 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.

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* In Australia, 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'' ''Series/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.



* {{Reality Show}}s in general are officially the CreatorsPet in Italy[[note]]there actually ''are'' people who like them, which makes this more of a case of [[BrokenBase Broken Audience]].[[/note]]. Spanish-Italian showgirl Natalia Estrada [[WordOfGod explicitly stated]] that she would return on TV only at the end -- if any[[note]] The latest edition of BigBrother even had {{padding}} and lasted roughly two more ''months'' than previous seasons. Go figure.[[/note]] - of the current reality show craze.

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* {{Reality Show}}s in general are officially the CreatorsPet in Italy[[note]]there actually ''are'' people who like them, which makes this more of a case of [[BrokenBase Broken Audience]].[[/note]]. Spanish-Italian showgirl Natalia Estrada [[WordOfGod explicitly stated]] that she would return on TV only at the end -- if any[[note]] The latest edition of BigBrother ''Series/BigBrother'' even had {{padding}} and lasted roughly two more ''months'' than previous seasons. Go figure.[[/note]] - of the current reality show craze.
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