History Creator / TBS

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* '''WesternAnimation/FinalSpace'''
11th Jan '18 1:45:49 PM RichardX1
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Its secret weapon was "Turner Time", scheduling programs 5 minutes after the top of the (half) hour in order to make sure viewers would miss the beginnings of other channels' fare and thus be resigned to stay with TBS for another show[[note]]HilariousInHindsight now that ''Series/{{Conan}} is the only late-night talk show to ''not'' regularly air 5 minutes after the (half) hour[[/note]]. It would also get its own listings in TV Guide back when that was still a big thing, hence attracting more attention. Up until the 2004 format change, it was, befitting the genesis of the network, a grab bag of older movies, off-network reruns, Turner-owned cartoons from Creator/HannaBarbera, Creator/{{MGM}} and WB, the occasional Creator/{{CNN}}-produced news update in between programs, Atlanta sportscasts, and the ''National Geographic Explorer'' series. Starting in the mid-80s, some low-budget original sitcoms, movies, and game shows like ''Series/{{Starcade}}'' began creeping their way in. Also during this time, the national feed carried one of the few American {{Teletext}} services, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electra_(teletext) Electra]]'', which was a joint venture between TBS, Zenith Electronics (who made Teletext-capable TV sets) and Taft Broadcasting (who programmed the service).

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Its secret weapon was "Turner Time", scheduling programs 5 minutes after the top of the (half) hour in order to make sure viewers would miss the beginnings of other channels' fare and thus be resigned to stay with TBS for another show[[note]]HilariousInHindsight now that ''Series/{{Conan}} ''Series/{{Conan}}'' is the only late-night talk show to ''not'' regularly air 5 minutes after the (half) hour[[/note]]. It would also get its own listings in TV Guide back when that was still a big thing, hence attracting more attention. Up until the 2004 format change, it was, befitting the genesis of the network, a grab bag of older movies, off-network reruns, Turner-owned cartoons from Creator/HannaBarbera, Creator/{{MGM}} and WB, the occasional Creator/{{CNN}}-produced news update in between programs, Atlanta sportscasts, and the ''National Geographic Explorer'' series. Starting in the mid-80s, some low-budget original sitcoms, movies, and game shows like ''Series/{{Starcade}}'' began creeping their way in. Also during this time, the national feed carried one of the few American {{Teletext}} services, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electra_(teletext) Electra]]'', which was a joint venture between TBS, Zenith Electronics (who made Teletext-capable TV sets) and Taft Broadcasting (who programmed the service).
11th Jan '18 1:45:35 PM RichardX1
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Its secret weapon was "Turner Time", scheduling programs 5 minutes after the top of the (half) hour in order to make sure viewers would miss the beginnings of other channels' fare and thus be resigned to stay with TBS for another show. It would also get its own listings in TV Guide back when that was still a big thing, hence attracting more attention. Up until the 2004 format change, it was, befitting the genesis of the network, a grab bag of older movies, off-network reruns, Turner-owned cartoons from Creator/HannaBarbera, Creator/{{MGM}} and WB, the occasional Creator/{{CNN}}-produced news update in between programs, Atlanta sportscasts, and the ''National Geographic Explorer'' series. Starting in the mid-80s, some low-budget original sitcoms, movies, and game shows like ''Series/{{Starcade}}'' began creeping their way in. Also during this time, the national feed carried one of the few American {{Teletext}} services, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electra_(teletext) Electra]]'', which was a joint venture between TBS, Zenith Electronics (who made Teletext-capable TV sets) and Taft Broadcasting (who programmed the service).

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Its secret weapon was "Turner Time", scheduling programs 5 minutes after the top of the (half) hour in order to make sure viewers would miss the beginnings of other channels' fare and thus be resigned to stay with TBS for another show.show[[note]]HilariousInHindsight now that ''Series/{{Conan}} is the only late-night talk show to ''not'' regularly air 5 minutes after the (half) hour[[/note]]. It would also get its own listings in TV Guide back when that was still a big thing, hence attracting more attention. Up until the 2004 format change, it was, befitting the genesis of the network, a grab bag of older movies, off-network reruns, Turner-owned cartoons from Creator/HannaBarbera, Creator/{{MGM}} and WB, the occasional Creator/{{CNN}}-produced news update in between programs, Atlanta sportscasts, and the ''National Geographic Explorer'' series. Starting in the mid-80s, some low-budget original sitcoms, movies, and game shows like ''Series/{{Starcade}}'' began creeping their way in. Also during this time, the national feed carried one of the few American {{Teletext}} services, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electra_(teletext) Electra]]'', which was a joint venture between TBS, Zenith Electronics (who made Teletext-capable TV sets) and Taft Broadcasting (who programmed the service).
26th Dec '17 4:13:46 PM nombretomado
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By the mid-90s, original programming had increased, with TV movies and new Hanna-Barbera output (specifically Ted Turner's own ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' (though the first couple of seasons were produced by DiC), as well as ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'' and ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'') constituting the majority of the new stuff, alongside sportscasts, movie wraparounds (some of which lasted until 2011), and WCW wrestling (see below). 1998 saw the removal of kids' programming, as sister station Creator/CartoonNetwork took over that demographic.

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By the mid-90s, original programming had increased, with TV movies and new Hanna-Barbera output (specifically Ted Turner's own ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' (though the first couple of seasons were produced by DiC), [=DiC=]), as well as ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'' and ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'') constituting the majority of the new stuff, alongside sportscasts, movie wraparounds (some of which lasted until 2011), and WCW wrestling (see below). 1998 saw the removal of kids' programming, as sister station Creator/CartoonNetwork took over that demographic.
8th Dec '17 3:48:44 PM TroperBeDoper
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15th Nov '17 8:23:18 PM MarkLungo
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* '''Series/TheJokersWild''' (2017 revival, [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/snoop-dogg-jokers-wild-1202429961/ set to be produced and hosted by]] Music/SnoopDogg. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, this is real.]])



* '''Series/TheJokersWild''' (2017 revival, [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/snoop-dogg-jokers-wild-1202429961/ set to be produced and hosted by]] Music/SnoopDogg. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, this is real.]])




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Its secret weapon was "Turner Time", scheduling programs 5 minutes after the top of the (half) hour in order to make sure viewers would miss the beginnings of other channels' fare and thus be resigned to stay with TBS for another show. It would also get its own listings in TV Guide back when that was still a big thing, hence attracting more attention. Up until the 2004 format change, it was, befitting the genesis of the network, a grab bag of older movies, off-network reruns, Turner-owned cartoons from Creator/HannaBarbera, MGM and WB, the occasional Creator/{{CNN}}-produced news update in between programs, Atlanta sportscasts, and the ''National Geographic Explorer'' series. Starting in the mid-80s, some low-budget original sitcoms, movies, and game shows like ''Series/{{Starcade}}'' began creeping their way in. Also during this time, the national feed carried one of the few American {{Teletext}} services, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electra_(teletext) Electra]]'', which was a joint venture between TBS, Zenith Electronics (who made Teletext-capable TV sets) and Taft Broadcasting (who programmed the service).

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Its secret weapon was "Turner Time", scheduling programs 5 minutes after the top of the (half) hour in order to make sure viewers would miss the beginnings of other channels' fare and thus be resigned to stay with TBS for another show. It would also get its own listings in TV Guide back when that was still a big thing, hence attracting more attention. Up until the 2004 format change, it was, befitting the genesis of the network, a grab bag of older movies, off-network reruns, Turner-owned cartoons from Creator/HannaBarbera, MGM Creator/{{MGM}} and WB, the occasional Creator/{{CNN}}-produced news update in between programs, Atlanta sportscasts, and the ''National Geographic Explorer'' series. Starting in the mid-80s, some low-budget original sitcoms, movies, and game shows like ''Series/{{Starcade}}'' began creeping their way in. Also during this time, the national feed carried one of the few American {{Teletext}} services, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electra_(teletext) Electra]]'', which was a joint venture between TBS, Zenith Electronics (who made Teletext-capable TV sets) and Taft Broadcasting (who programmed the service).
25th Oct '17 6:52:52 AM themisterfree
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This UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}-based cable channel began as WTCG, (for '''T'''urner '''C'''ommunications '''G'''roup), an independent station owned by Ted Turner. It then changed its call sign to WTBS (for '''T'''urner '''B'''roadcasting '''S'''ystem) as its U.S. cable coverage increased, mainly due to satellite coverage (hence why it used to be called ''TBS Superstation'', as a superstation was a term for a broadcast TV station carried in many markets; from the late 90s until the 2004 format change, it was branded mainly as "the Superstation"). Now known as TBS, and separate from the Atlanta station [[note]]now known as WPCH, "Peachtree TV", which split in 2007 to allow TBS to carry Major League Baseball games involving teams other than the Braves. TBS doesn't even run it anymore, having leased its operations to Atlanta's Creator/{{CBS}} station WGCL 46; Turner finally sold it to them in 2017, breaking the final link to the superstation era[[/note]] it and the other Turner properties currently belong to Time Warner (also the owner of Creator/WarnerBros).

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This UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}-based cable channel began as WTCG, (for '''T'''urner '''C'''ommunications '''G'''roup), an independent station owned by Ted Turner.UsefulNotes/TedTurner. It then changed its call sign to WTBS (for '''T'''urner '''B'''roadcasting '''S'''ystem) as its U.S. cable coverage increased, mainly due to satellite coverage (hence why it used to be called ''TBS Superstation'', as a superstation was a term for a broadcast TV station carried in many markets; from the late 90s until the 2004 format change, it was branded mainly as "the Superstation"). Now known as TBS, and separate from the Atlanta station [[note]]now known as WPCH, "Peachtree TV", which split in 2007 to allow TBS to carry Major League Baseball games involving teams other than the Braves. TBS doesn't even run it anymore, having leased its operations to Atlanta's Creator/{{CBS}} station WGCL 46; Turner finally sold it to them in 2017, breaking the final link to the superstation era[[/note]] it and the other Turner properties currently belong to Time Warner (also the owner of Creator/WarnerBros).
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