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6th Apr '13 12:28:23 PM JIKTV
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American Movie Classics, or AMC, is an American cable TV {{network|s}} that was established in 1984, [[NetworkDecay originally]] as a movie channel. Most of the movies it showed in its first twenty years came from the GoldenAgeOfHollywood and [[FallOfTheStudioSystem the years immediately after]], such as Creator/MarxBrothers comedies and {{film noir}}s. Starting in 1993, it began running the annual Film Preservation Festival, a multi-day marathon of rare, restored films that were [[MissingEpisode previously lost]], in order to raise money for film preservation. In 1997, AMC also started running Monsterfest, a weeklong marathon of {{horror}} movies that ran before [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]]; this was replaced in 2008 with Fearfest.

Starting in the late '90s, AMC began to undergo a famous case of NetworkDecay. In 1996, the network debuted its first scripted series, the {{dramedy}} ''Remember WENN'', about [[WorkCom people working at a 1930s-'40s radio station]], and in 1999 it premiered the series ''The Lot''. Around the same time, the network ended its long-standing policy of showing movies uninterrupted and began running commercials during movies. AMC also had a short-lived PanelGame, ''The Movie Masters'', moderated by Gene Rayburn. The biggest change came in 2002, when AMC became a general movie channel, adding films from the last 30-40 years to its lineup and pushing pre-1970 films to late night, morning and late afternoon. It's been suggested that rival network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) was responsible for this shift, as that network's establishment cut deeply into AMC's selection of classic films (the vast Turner library was now inaccessible), but the main reason for the shift was an effort to appeal to a younger demographic.

The final sign of AMC's decay and perhaps proof that [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]] was the network's investment in original series late in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the Oughts]]. In 2007, AMC debuted ''Series/MadMen'', a critically acclaimed drama that entered the public consciousness and established the movie network as a purveyor of high-quality television shows. AMC followed this up with ''Series/BreakingBad'' in 2008 and ''{{Rubicon}}'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' in 2010. In 2011, it premiered the shows ''TheKilling'' and ''Series/HellOnWheels'', the former about the investigation of a girl's murder and the latter a period drama about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. AMC has also crafted two {{mini series}}: the 2006 [[TheWestern Western]] ''BrokenTrail'', and the 2009 remake of ''Series/ThePrisoner''. At this point, it's more or less accurate to say that AMC has become {{HBO}} on basic cable [[DisSimile with commercials]]: forgettable movies during the daytime, awesome original series in prime time.

Not to be confused with movie theatre chain AMC Theatres.
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!!List of AMC shows and {{mini series}}:
* ''The Movie Masters''
* ''Remember WENN'' (1996-1998)
* ''The Lot'' (1999-2001)
* ''Series/MadMen'' (2007-present)
* ''BrokenTrail'' (2006 mini series)
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' (2008-present)
* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' (2009 mini series)
* ''{{Rubicon}}'' (2010)
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' (2010-present)
* ''{{The Killing}}'' (2011-present)
* ''Series/HellOnWheels'' (2011-present)

!!Tropes Associated with AMC as a whole
* AdoredByTheNetwork: AMC's favorite movie must be ''{{Film/Unforgiven}}''.
* NetworkDecay: A case of a Shift That Fits as the channel transitioned from a movie of old time movies to a large variety movie channel with some original programming. However, this did bring some good shows on the table, so perhaps [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]].
* TakeThat: If the network airs an advertisement for one of their shows, chances are it'll be followed by a short blurb highlighting the fact that AMC is not available on Dish Network.
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American Movie Classics, or AMC, is an American cable TV {{network|s}} that was established in 1984, [[NetworkDecay originally]] as a movie channel. Most of the movies it showed in its first twenty years came from the GoldenAgeOfHollywood and [[FallOfTheStudioSystem the years immediately after]], such as Creator/MarxBrothers comedies and {{film noir}}s. Starting in 1993, it began running the annual Film Preservation Festival, a multi-day marathon of rare, restored films that were [[MissingEpisode previously lost]], in order to raise money for film preservation. In 1997, AMC also started running Monsterfest, a weeklong marathon of {{horror}} movies that ran before [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]]; this was replaced in 2008 with Fearfest.

Starting in the late '90s, AMC began to undergo a famous case of NetworkDecay. In 1996, the network debuted its first scripted series, the {{dramedy}} ''Remember WENN'', about [[WorkCom people working at a 1930s-'40s radio station]], and in 1999 it premiered the series ''The Lot''. Around the same time, the network ended its long-standing policy of showing movies uninterrupted and began running commercials during movies. AMC also had a short-lived PanelGame, ''The Movie Masters'', moderated by Gene Rayburn. The biggest change came in 2002, when AMC became a general movie channel, adding films from the last 30-40 years to its lineup and pushing pre-1970 films to late night, morning and late afternoon. It's been suggested that rival network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) was responsible for this shift, as that network's establishment cut deeply into AMC's selection of classic films (the vast Turner library was now inaccessible), but the main reason for the shift was an effort to appeal to a younger demographic.

The final sign of AMC's decay and perhaps proof that [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]] was the network's investment in original series late in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the Oughts]]. In 2007, AMC debuted ''Series/MadMen'', a critically acclaimed drama that entered the public consciousness and established the movie network as a purveyor of high-quality television shows. AMC followed this up with ''Series/BreakingBad'' in 2008 and ''{{Rubicon}}'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' in 2010. In 2011, it premiered the shows ''TheKilling'' and ''Series/HellOnWheels'', the former about the investigation of a girl's murder and the latter a period drama about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. AMC has also crafted two {{mini series}}: the 2006 [[TheWestern Western]] ''BrokenTrail'', and the 2009 remake of ''Series/ThePrisoner''. At this point, it's more or less accurate to say that AMC has become {{HBO}} on basic cable [[DisSimile with commercials]]: forgettable movies during the daytime, awesome original series in prime time.

Not to be confused with movie theatre chain AMC Theatres.
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!!List of AMC shows and {{mini series}}:
* ''The Movie Masters''
* ''Remember WENN'' (1996-1998)
* ''The Lot'' (1999-2001)
* ''Series/MadMen'' (2007-present)
* ''BrokenTrail'' (2006 mini series)
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' (2008-present)
* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' (2009 mini series)
* ''{{Rubicon}}'' (2010)
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' (2010-present)
* ''{{The Killing}}'' (2011-present)
* ''Series/HellOnWheels'' (2011-present)

!!Tropes Associated with AMC as a whole
* AdoredByTheNetwork: AMC's favorite movie must be ''{{Film/Unforgiven}}''.
* NetworkDecay: A case of a Shift That Fits as the channel transitioned from a movie of old time movies to a large variety movie channel with some original programming. However, this did bring some good shows on the table, so perhaps [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]].
* TakeThat: If the network airs an advertisement for one of their shows, chances are it'll be followed by a short blurb highlighting the fact that AMC is not available on Dish Network.
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6th Apr '13 11:42:13 AM JIKTV
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American Movie Classics, or AMC, is an American cable TV {{network|s}} that was established in 1984, [[NetworkDecay originally]] as a movie channel. Most of the movies it showed in its first twenty years came from the GoldenAgeOfHollywood and [[FallOfTheStudioSystem the years immediately after]], such as MarxBrothers comedies and {{film noir}}s. Starting in 1993, it began running the annual Film Preservation Festival, a multi-day marathon of rare, restored films that were [[MissingEpisode previously lost]], in order to raise money for film preservation. In 1997, AMC also started running Monsterfest, a weeklong marathon of {{horror}} movies that ran before [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]]; this was replaced in 2008 with Fearfest.

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American Movie Classics, or AMC, is an American cable TV {{network|s}} that was established in 1984, [[NetworkDecay originally]] as a movie channel. Most of the movies it showed in its first twenty years came from the GoldenAgeOfHollywood and [[FallOfTheStudioSystem the years immediately after]], such as MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers comedies and {{film noir}}s. Starting in 1993, it began running the annual Film Preservation Festival, a multi-day marathon of rare, restored films that were [[MissingEpisode previously lost]], in order to raise money for film preservation. In 1997, AMC also started running Monsterfest, a weeklong marathon of {{horror}} movies that ran before [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]]; this was replaced in 2008 with Fearfest.



The final sign of AMC's decay and perhaps proof that TropesAreNotBad was the network's investment in original series late in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the Oughts]]. In 2007, AMC debuted ''Series/MadMen'', a critically acclaimed drama that entered the public consciousness and established the movie network as a purveyor of high-quality television shows. AMC followed this up with ''Series/BreakingBad'' in 2008 and ''{{Rubicon}}'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' in 2010. In 2011, it premiered the shows ''TheKilling'' and ''Series/HellOnWheels'', the former about the investigation of a girl's murder and the latter a period drama about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. AMC has also crafted two {{mini series}}: the 2006 [[TheWestern Western]] ''BrokenTrail'', and the 2009 remake of ''Series/ThePrisoner''. At this point, it's more or less accurate to say that AMC has become {{HBO}} on basic cable [[DisSimile with commercials]]: forgettable movies during the daytime, awesome original series in prime time.

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The final sign of AMC's decay and perhaps proof that TropesAreNotBad [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]] was the network's investment in original series late in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the Oughts]]. In 2007, AMC debuted ''Series/MadMen'', a critically acclaimed drama that entered the public consciousness and established the movie network as a purveyor of high-quality television shows. AMC followed this up with ''Series/BreakingBad'' in 2008 and ''{{Rubicon}}'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' in 2010. In 2011, it premiered the shows ''TheKilling'' and ''Series/HellOnWheels'', the former about the investigation of a girl's murder and the latter a period drama about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. AMC has also crafted two {{mini series}}: the 2006 [[TheWestern Western]] ''BrokenTrail'', and the 2009 remake of ''Series/ThePrisoner''. At this point, it's more or less accurate to say that AMC has become {{HBO}} on basic cable [[DisSimile with commercials]]: forgettable movies during the daytime, awesome original series in prime time.



* NetworkDecay: A case of a Shift That Fits as the channel transitioned from a movie of old time movies to a large variety movie channel with some original programming. However, this did bring some good shows on the table, so perhaps TropesAreNotBad.

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* NetworkDecay: A case of a Shift That Fits as the channel transitioned from a movie of old time movies to a large variety movie channel with some original programming. However, this did bring some good shows on the table, so perhaps TropesAreNotBad.[[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]].
16th Dec '12 3:12:32 PM MattFisherNL
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Not to be confused with movie theatre chain AMC Theatres.
13th Nov '12 9:28:43 PM karstovich2
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The final sign of AMC's decay and perhaps proof that TropesAreNotBad was the network's investment in original series late in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the Oughts]]. In 2007, AMC debuted ''Series/MadMen'', a critically acclaimed drama that entered the public consciousness and established the movie network as a purveyor of high-quality television shows. AMC followed this up with ''Series/BreakingBad'' in 2008 and ''{{Rubicon}}'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' in 2010. In 2011, it premiered the shows ''TheKilling'' and ''Series/HellOnWheels'', the former about the investigation of a girl's murder and the latter a period drama about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. AMC has also crafted two {{mini series}}: the 2006 [[TheWestern Western]] ''BrokenTrail'', and the 2009 remake of ''Series/ThePrisoner''.

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The final sign of AMC's decay and perhaps proof that TropesAreNotBad was the network's investment in original series late in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the Oughts]]. In 2007, AMC debuted ''Series/MadMen'', a critically acclaimed drama that entered the public consciousness and established the movie network as a purveyor of high-quality television shows. AMC followed this up with ''Series/BreakingBad'' in 2008 and ''{{Rubicon}}'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' in 2010. In 2011, it premiered the shows ''TheKilling'' and ''Series/HellOnWheels'', the former about the investigation of a girl's murder and the latter a period drama about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. AMC has also crafted two {{mini series}}: the 2006 [[TheWestern Western]] ''BrokenTrail'', and the 2009 remake of ''Series/ThePrisoner''. At this point, it's more or less accurate to say that AMC has become {{HBO}} on basic cable [[DisSimile with commercials]]: forgettable movies during the daytime, awesome original series in prime time.
3rd Oct '12 10:50:56 PM AnandaQ
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* TakeThat: If the network airs an advertisement for one of their shows, chances are it'll be followed by a short blurb highlighting the fact that AMC is not available on DishNetwork.

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* TakeThat: If the network airs an advertisement for one of their shows, chances are it'll be followed by a short blurb highlighting the fact that AMC is not available on DishNetwork.Dish Network.
17th Sep '12 11:25:47 PM Antwan
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The final sign of AMC's decay and perhaps proof that TropesAreNotBad was the network's investment in original series late in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the Oughts]]. In 2007, AMC debuted ''Series/MadMen'', a critically acclaimed drama that entered the public consciousness and established the movie network as a purveyor of high-quality television shows. AMC followed this up with ''BreakingBad'' in 2008 and ''{{Rubicon}}'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' in 2010. In 2011, it premiered the shows ''TheKilling'' and ''Series/HellOnWheels'', the former about the investigation of a girl's murder and the latter a period drama about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. AMC has also crafted two {{mini series}}: the 2006 [[TheWestern Western]] ''BrokenTrail'', and the 2009 remake of ''ThePrisoner''.

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The final sign of AMC's decay and perhaps proof that TropesAreNotBad was the network's investment in original series late in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the Oughts]]. In 2007, AMC debuted ''Series/MadMen'', a critically acclaimed drama that entered the public consciousness and established the movie network as a purveyor of high-quality television shows. AMC followed this up with ''BreakingBad'' ''Series/BreakingBad'' in 2008 and ''{{Rubicon}}'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' in 2010. In 2011, it premiered the shows ''TheKilling'' and ''Series/HellOnWheels'', the former about the investigation of a girl's murder and the latter a period drama about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. AMC has also crafted two {{mini series}}: the 2006 [[TheWestern Western]] ''BrokenTrail'', and the 2009 remake of ''ThePrisoner''.''Series/ThePrisoner''.



* ''BreakingBad'' (2008-present)
* ''ThePrisoner'' (2009 mini series)

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* ''BreakingBad'' ''Series/BreakingBad'' (2008-present)
* ''ThePrisoner'' ''Series/ThePrisoner'' (2009 mini series)


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23rd Aug '12 11:32:39 AM KevinW
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* TakeThat: If the network airs an advertisement for one of their shows, chances are it'll be followed by a short blurb highlighting the fact that AMC is not available on DishNetwork.
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: AMC's favorite movie must be ''{{Film/Unforgiven}}''.
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!!Tropes Associated with AMC as a whole
* NetworkDecay: A case of a Shift That Fits as the channel transitioned from a movie of old time movies to a large variety movie channel with some original programming. However, this did bring some good shows on the table, so perhaps TropesAreNotBad.
25th Apr '12 3:54:49 PM Treblain
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The final sign of AMC's decay and perhaps proof that TropesAreNotBad was the network's investment in original series late in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the Oughts]]. In 2007, AMC debuted ''MadMen'', a critically acclaimed drama that entered the public consciousness and established the movie network as a purveyor of high-quality television shows. AMC followed this up with ''BreakingBad'' in 2008 and ''{{Rubicon}}'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' in 2010. In 2011, it is also slated to premiere the shows ''The Killing'' and ''Hell on Wheels'', the former about the investigation of a girl's murder and the latter a period drama about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. AMC has also crafted two {{mini series}}: the 2006 [[TheWestern Western]] ''BrokenTrail'', and the 2009 remake of ''ThePrisoner''.

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The final sign of AMC's decay and perhaps proof that TropesAreNotBad was the network's investment in original series late in [[TurnOfTheMillennium the Oughts]]. In 2007, AMC debuted ''MadMen'', ''Series/MadMen'', a critically acclaimed drama that entered the public consciousness and established the movie network as a purveyor of high-quality television shows. AMC followed this up with ''BreakingBad'' in 2008 and ''{{Rubicon}}'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' in 2010. In 2011, it is also slated to premiere premiered the shows ''The Killing'' ''TheKilling'' and ''Hell on Wheels'', ''Series/HellOnWheels'', the former about the investigation of a girl's murder and the latter a period drama about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. AMC has also crafted two {{mini series}}: the 2006 [[TheWestern Western]] ''BrokenTrail'', and the 2009 remake of ''ThePrisoner''.



* ''MadMen'' (2007-present)

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* ''MadMen'' ''Series/MadMen'' (2007-present)
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