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18th Aug '16 6:24:53 PM Tre
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* In America, it was ''Gundam SEED'' that killed the franchise. In this case, one can blame [[{{Bowdlerise}} the heavy edits Toonami made.]] Desperate to air the show in a daytime slot, Creator/CartoonNetwork's cuts turned the show into a complete mess, most notably by forcing the series to NeverSayDie, drastically changing battle scenes, and featuring the use of [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms the notorious "Disco Guns."]] In spite of the show's serious nature, the bizarre and drastic edits caused the fanbase to not take the show seriously and it showed in the ratings. By episode 26, the series could only be seen at [[FridayNightDeathSlot Friday at midnight]]. After its shaky run, ''Gundam'' would go back to being only seen on DVD until [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy]] revived the franchise by airing ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', and Toonami didn't air ANY new Gundam series until 2016, when they ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans''[[note]]While the network did air an episode of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' as part of it's April Fools broadcast in 2012, SEED was the last full TV series the network aired until IBO[[/note]].
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' managed to kill Sunrise's official English-language Gundam message board (the centerpiece of the English language website), despite not even airing outside of Japan until years later (and even then it only aired in Canada). Numerous American fans were watching fansubs of the ''SEED Destiny'' episodes within days of their air dates (or even sooner in the case of American fans who speak Japanese, which in the Gundam fandom turns out to be a surprisingly large number) and thus it was the biggest topic of discussion the message board (without, of course, the fansub aspect being mentioned; it was the ''official'' message board after all). The [[BrokenBase extremely divided fan opinion]] about ''SEED Destiny'' is well known, but the disagreements were kept mostly civil. And then the final episode aired, and the opinions voiced on the message board were almost universally (and often quite vehemently) negative, even among those who'd generally approved of the way the story had gone in the second half. Shortly afterward (and without advance notice), Sunrise pulled the plug on the message board entirely, leaving [=GundamOfficial.com=] little more than an empty shell that to this day no longer gets updated (when ''Gundam 00'' aired on SyFy, it was given its own separate English-language website).[[note]]Particularly tragic in that [[BigNameFan Mark Simmons]]' excellent fansite "Gundam Project" was shut down after he was hired by Sunrise to run [=GundamOfficial.com=].[[/note]] In fact, given that the ''SEED Destiny'' finale aired in Japan less than six months after the ''SEED'' finale aired in North America (many Gundam fans, especially those newly-introduced to the franchise, went straight from watching ''SEED'' in English to watching fansubs of ''SEED Destiny''), this incident may have even played a role in Gundam's long disappearance from American TV broadcasts, with Sunrise drawing the (ridiculously false) conclusion that negative reaction to the ''SEED Destiny'' finale meant that Americans just didn't like ''Gundam''. A movie meant to tie up the Cosmic Era timeline has been stuck in DevelopmentHell for years (due to the declining health and in 2016, [[AuthorExistenceFailure eventual death]] of head writer Chiaki Morosawa, [[CreatorCouple the wife of]] ''SEED'' and ''SEED Destiny'' director Mitsuo Fukuda), and its fate is uncertain.

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* In America, it was ''Gundam SEED'' that killed the franchise. In this case, one can blame [[{{Bowdlerise}} the heavy edits Toonami made.]] Desperate to air the show in a daytime slot, Creator/CartoonNetwork's cuts turned the show into a complete mess, most notably by forcing the series to NeverSayDie, drastically changing battle scenes, and featuring the use of [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms the notorious "Disco Guns."]] In spite of the show's serious nature, the bizarre and drastic edits caused the fanbase to not take the show seriously and it showed in the ratings. By episode 26, the series could only be seen at [[FridayNightDeathSlot Friday at midnight]]. After its shaky run, ''Gundam'' would go back to being only seen on DVD until [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy]] [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] revived the franchise by airing ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', and Toonami didn't air ANY new Gundam series until 2016, when they ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans''[[note]]While the network did air an episode of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' as part of it's April Fools broadcast in 2012, SEED was the last full TV series the network aired until IBO[[/note]].
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' managed to kill Sunrise's official English-language Gundam message board (the centerpiece of the English language website), despite not even airing outside of Japan until years later (and even then it only aired in Canada). Numerous American fans were watching fansubs of the ''SEED Destiny'' episodes within days of their air dates (or even sooner in the case of American fans who speak Japanese, which in the Gundam fandom turns out to be a surprisingly large number) and thus it was the biggest topic of discussion the message board (without, of course, the fansub aspect being mentioned; it was the ''official'' message board after all). The [[BrokenBase extremely divided fan opinion]] about ''SEED Destiny'' is well known, but the disagreements were kept mostly civil. And then the final episode aired, and the opinions voiced on the message board were almost universally (and often quite vehemently) negative, even among those who'd generally approved of the way the story had gone in the second half. Shortly afterward (and without advance notice), Sunrise pulled the plug on the message board entirely, leaving [=GundamOfficial.com=] little more than an empty shell that to this day no longer gets updated (when ''Gundam 00'' aired on SyFy, Sci Fi, it was given its own separate English-language website).[[note]]Particularly tragic in that [[BigNameFan Mark Simmons]]' excellent fansite "Gundam Project" was shut down after he was hired by Sunrise to run [=GundamOfficial.com=].[[/note]] In fact, given that the ''SEED Destiny'' finale aired in Japan less than six months after the ''SEED'' finale aired in North America (many Gundam fans, especially those newly-introduced to the franchise, went straight from watching ''SEED'' in English to watching fansubs of ''SEED Destiny''), this incident may have even played a role in Gundam's long disappearance from American TV broadcasts, with Sunrise drawing the (ridiculously false) conclusion that negative reaction to the ''SEED Destiny'' finale meant that Americans just didn't like ''Gundam''. A movie meant to tie up the Cosmic Era timeline has been stuck in DevelopmentHell for years (due to the declining health and in 2016, [[AuthorExistenceFailure eventual death]] of head writer Chiaki Morosawa, [[CreatorCouple the wife of]] ''SEED'' and ''SEED Destiny'' director Mitsuo Fukuda), and its fate is uncertain.
15th Aug '16 9:08:45 PM JudasZala
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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' managed to kill Sunrise's official English-language Gundam message board (the centerpiece of the English language website), despite not even airing outside of Japan until years later (and even then it only aired in Canada). Numerous American fans were watching fansubs of the ''SEED Destiny'' episodes within days of their air dates (or even sooner in the case of American fans who speak Japanese, which in the Gundam fandom turns out to be a surprisingly large number) and thus it was the biggest topic of discussion the message board (without, of course, the fansub aspect being mentioned; it was the ''official'' message board after all). The [[BrokenBase extremely divided fan opinion]] about ''SEED Destiny'' is well known, but the disagreements were kept mostly civil. And then the final episode aired, and the opinions voiced on the message board were almost universally (and often quite vehemently) negative, even among those who'd generally approved of the way the story had gone in the second half. Shortly afterward (and without advance notice), Sunrise pulled the plug on the message board entirely, leaving [=GundamOfficial.com=] little more than an empty shell that to this day no longer gets updated (when ''Gundam 00'' aired on SyFy, it was given its own separate English-language website).[[note]]Particularly tragic in that [[BigNameFan Mark Simmons]]' excellent fansite "Gundam Project" was shut down after he was hired by Sunrise to run [=GundamOfficial.com=].[[/note]] In fact, given that the ''SEED Destiny'' finale aired in Japan less than six months after the ''SEED'' finale aired in North America (many Gundam fans, especially those newly-introduced to the franchise, went straight from watching ''SEED'' in English to watching fansubs of ''SEED Destiny''), this incident may have even played a role in Gundam's long disappearance from American TV broadcasts, with Sunrise drawing the (ridiculously false) conclusion that negative reaction to the ''SEED Destiny'' finale meant that Americans just didn't like ''Gundam''. A movie meant to tie up the Cosmic Era timeline has been stuck in DevelopmentHell for years (due to the declining health and [[AuthorExistenceFailure ultimate death]] of the head writers), and its fate is uncertain.

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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' managed to kill Sunrise's official English-language Gundam message board (the centerpiece of the English language website), despite not even airing outside of Japan until years later (and even then it only aired in Canada). Numerous American fans were watching fansubs of the ''SEED Destiny'' episodes within days of their air dates (or even sooner in the case of American fans who speak Japanese, which in the Gundam fandom turns out to be a surprisingly large number) and thus it was the biggest topic of discussion the message board (without, of course, the fansub aspect being mentioned; it was the ''official'' message board after all). The [[BrokenBase extremely divided fan opinion]] about ''SEED Destiny'' is well known, but the disagreements were kept mostly civil. And then the final episode aired, and the opinions voiced on the message board were almost universally (and often quite vehemently) negative, even among those who'd generally approved of the way the story had gone in the second half. Shortly afterward (and without advance notice), Sunrise pulled the plug on the message board entirely, leaving [=GundamOfficial.com=] little more than an empty shell that to this day no longer gets updated (when ''Gundam 00'' aired on SyFy, it was given its own separate English-language website).[[note]]Particularly tragic in that [[BigNameFan Mark Simmons]]' excellent fansite "Gundam Project" was shut down after he was hired by Sunrise to run [=GundamOfficial.com=].[[/note]] In fact, given that the ''SEED Destiny'' finale aired in Japan less than six months after the ''SEED'' finale aired in North America (many Gundam fans, especially those newly-introduced to the franchise, went straight from watching ''SEED'' in English to watching fansubs of ''SEED Destiny''), this incident may have even played a role in Gundam's long disappearance from American TV broadcasts, with Sunrise drawing the (ridiculously false) conclusion that negative reaction to the ''SEED Destiny'' finale meant that Americans just didn't like ''Gundam''. A movie meant to tie up the Cosmic Era timeline has been stuck in DevelopmentHell for years (due to the declining health and in 2016, [[AuthorExistenceFailure ultimate eventual death]] of the head writers), writer Chiaki Morosawa, [[CreatorCouple the wife of]] ''SEED'' and ''SEED Destiny'' director Mitsuo Fukuda), and its fate is uncertain.
12th Aug '16 12:34:23 PM RacattackForce
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* The failure of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' ([[InvisibleAdvertising not helped by being]] [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over to a degree seldom seen before or since]]), along with the [[AdoredByTheNetwork network's obsession]] with ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', led to the killing of ''WesternAnimation/DCNation''. Though putting the block on hiatus previously for more ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' ([[AdoredByTheNetwork which was the previous network favourite]], and unlike ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' didn't even have the fan-base or ratings) didn't help either.

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* The failure of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' ([[InvisibleAdvertising not (not helped by being]] [[InvisibleAdvertising lack of advertising]] and [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over to a degree seldom seen before or since]]), few reruns]]), along with the [[AdoredByTheNetwork network's obsession]] with success of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', led to the killing death of ''WesternAnimation/DCNation''. Though putting ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' as well as action-adventure series on the block on hiatus previously for more ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' ([[AdoredByTheNetwork which was the previous network favourite]], and unlike ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' didn't even have in general for the fan-base or ratings) didn't help either.next three years.
9th Aug '16 10:14:02 AM Prinzenick
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* Ever wondered why you don't hear much about ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' anymore outside of merchandising or that 2004 direct-to-video film? You can pin the blame on the failure of ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie''. LullDestruction, poor animation and lip-syncing, a RandomEventsPlot (and a poorly executed one at that) and numerous {{plot hole}}s can make this movie painful to watch for even the most avid Felix fan. The 90's cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' attempted to revive the franchise, but an unsuccessful retool in the second season quickly brought Felix to an early grave yet again.

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* Ever wondered why you don't hear much about ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' anymore outside of merchandising or that 2004 direct-to-video film? You can pin the blame on the failure of ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie''. LullDestruction, poor animation and lip-syncing, a RandomEventsPlot (and a poorly executed one at that) and numerous {{plot hole}}s can make this movie painful to watch for even the most avid Felix fan. The 90's cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' attempted to revive the franchise, but poor ratings for the first season, prompting an unsuccessful retool {{retool}} in the second season ([[GoneHorriblyWrong which did even]] ''[[GoneHorriblyWrong worse]]'' [[GoneHorriblyWrong in ratings]]), quickly brought Felix to an early grave yet again.
8th Aug '16 10:49:40 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* In America, it was ''Gundam SEED'' that killed the franchise. In this case, one can blame [[{{Bowdlerise}} the heavy edits Toonami made.]] Desperate to air the show in a daytime slot, Creator/CartoonNetwork's cuts turned the show into a complete mess, most notably by forcing the series to NeverSayDie, drastically changing battle scenes, and featuring the use of [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms the notorious "Disco Guns."]] In spite of the show's serious nature, the bizarre and drastic edits caused the fanbase to not take the show seriously and it showed in the ratings. By episode 26, the series could only be seen at [[FridayNightDeathSlot Friday at midnight]]. After its shaky run, ''Gundam'' would go back to being only seen on DVD until [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy]] revived the franchise by airing ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00.''

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* In America, it was ''Gundam SEED'' that killed the franchise. In this case, one can blame [[{{Bowdlerise}} the heavy edits Toonami made.]] Desperate to air the show in a daytime slot, Creator/CartoonNetwork's cuts turned the show into a complete mess, most notably by forcing the series to NeverSayDie, drastically changing battle scenes, and featuring the use of [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms the notorious "Disco Guns."]] In spite of the show's serious nature, the bizarre and drastic edits caused the fanbase to not take the show seriously and it showed in the ratings. By episode 26, the series could only be seen at [[FridayNightDeathSlot Friday at midnight]]. After its shaky run, ''Gundam'' would go back to being only seen on DVD until [[Creator/SciFiChannel SyFy]] revived the franchise by airing ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00.''''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', and Toonami didn't air ANY new Gundam series until 2016, when they ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans''[[note]]While the network did air an episode of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' as part of it's April Fools broadcast in 2012, SEED was the last full TV series the network aired until IBO[[/note]].
6th Aug '16 8:49:57 AM KoopaKid17
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* ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' had a respectable seven year run and even continued for a few years afterward in re-runs. Then came ''Double Dare 2000'' which was cancelled after two half-seasons, and panned for having an overly loud overbearing host who paled in comparison to the iconic Marc Summers. Since then, there have been no plans to revive the franchise.
* Double subverted then played straight with ''Series/TheMuppets''. Its poor performance early on didn't doom it, let alone the entire ''Muppets'' franchise, as it at least managed to weaken the curse of ABC's Tuesday night death slot (which had already claimed ''Selfie'' and ''Manhattan Love Story'' the season before), but it was enough to [[CreatorKiller shake up the show's staff]] and force a rethink of the concept for the second half of its premiere season. The six episodes that resulted received a better critical reception, but the ratings were '''worse''' than before (blamed most likely on ABC [[InvisibleAdvertising choosing not to promote the episodes]] [[ScrewedByTheNetwork at all]]), no more episodes were ordered, and it was axed after just one season, putting the franchise on ice once again. Given that Disney had many more popular and profitable franchises to focus on in TheNewTens, it doesn't seem likely the ''Muppets'' will be getting another film or show anytime soon.

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* ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' had a respectable seven year run and even continued for a few years afterward in re-runs. Then came ''Double Dare 2000'' which was cancelled after two half-seasons, and panned for having an overly loud overbearing host host/announcer team who paled in comparison to the iconic Marc Summers.Summers/Harvey. Since then, there have been no plans to revive the franchise.
* Double Triple subverted then played straight with ''Series/TheMuppets''. Its poor performance early on didn't doom it, let alone the entire ''Muppets'' franchise, as it at least managed to weaken the curse of ABC's Tuesday night death slot (which had already claimed ''Selfie'' and ''Manhattan Love Story'' the season before), but it was enough to [[CreatorKiller shake up the show's staff]] and force a rethink of the concept for the second half of its premiere season. The six episodes that resulted received a better critical reception, but the ratings were '''worse''' than before (blamed most likely on ABC [[InvisibleAdvertising choosing not to promote the episodes]] [[ScrewedByTheNetwork at all]]), no more episodes were ordered, and it was axed after just one season, putting the franchise on ice once again. Given that Disney had many more popular and profitable franchises to focus on in TheNewTens, it doesn't seem likely the ''Muppets'' will be getting another film or show anytime soon.
29th Jul '16 7:12:30 PM BleuStar365
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* There was Toonami's broadcast of the original ''Mobile Suit Gundam'', a series that was made in 1979 and had yet to receive any sort of modernization. It didn't help that ''Mobile Suit Gundam'' was following on from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', a series that (at the time) was one of the most modern ''Gundam'' series (made in the 90s and all). The result? ''Mobile Suit Gundam'' never finished its initial run, with Cartoon Network using 9/11 as an excuse to pull the show a good chunk of episodes from the end. That being said however, it was briefly revisited during a New Year's Eve special, in which series belonging to favorite Toonami block villains (as voted upon by fans) were broadcast on the Midnight Run. Surprisingly, [[RedBaron Char Aznable]] was voted near the top slot (beating out SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker as he appeared in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', no less), and as a result Toonami ran the final episode of the series in his honor.

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* There was Toonami's {{Toonami}}'s broadcast of the original ''Mobile Suit Gundam'', a series that was made in 1979 and had yet to receive any sort of modernization. It didn't help that ''Mobile Suit Gundam'' was following on from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', a series that (at the time) was one of the most modern ''Gundam'' series (made in the 90s and all). The result? ''Mobile Suit Gundam'' never finished its initial run, with Cartoon Network using 9/11 as an excuse to pull the show a good chunk of episodes from the end. That being said however, it was briefly revisited during a New Year's Eve special, in which series belonging to favorite Toonami block villains (as voted upon by fans) were broadcast on the Midnight Run. Surprisingly, [[RedBaron Char Aznable]] was voted near the top slot (beating out SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker as he appeared in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', no less), and as a result Toonami ran the final episode of the series in his honor.
21st Jul '16 11:05:10 AM gjjones
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* In 1986, Creator/{{ABC}} decided to tap Creator/LucilleBall to star in a third spirtual successor to ''Series/ILoveLucy'', ''Life with Lucy'', in which Ball's character helped run a hardware store she inherited a stake in after her husband died. ABC was so confident that the mere presence of Ball--who was now 75 years old--would make the sitcom a hit, they gave her full creative control, and let the series go to air without any pilots or market research beforehand. With Ball and a slew of ''I Love Lucy'' alumni among the cast and crew, what could possibly go wrong? Firstly, ABC scheduled the series on Saturday nights at 8 p.m., which had recently become a [[FridayNightDeathSlot death slot]] for the network. An executive also insisted on incorporating slapstick comedy, but rather than fuel nostalga for ''I Love Lucy'', the notion of the 75 year-old Ball performing comedic stunts made critics and viewers fear for her life instead. Ratings for the premiere were fairly good, but when ratings began to steadily fall, ABC cancelled the series after 8 episodes; 13 were produced in total, but Ball was not informed about the cancellation until production wrapped. She was emotionally devastated, and was convinced she was no longer wanted on TV. Her death three years later put the nail in the coffin for good.

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* In 1986, Creator/{{ABC}} decided to tap Creator/LucilleBall to star in a third spirtual successor to ''Series/ILoveLucy'', ''Life with Lucy'', in which Ball's character helped run a hardware store she inherited a stake in after her husband died. ABC was so confident that the mere presence of Ball--who was now 75 years old--would make the sitcom a hit, they gave her full creative control, and let the series go to air without any pilots or market research beforehand. With Ball and a slew of ''I Love Lucy'' alumni among the cast and crew, what could possibly go wrong? Firstly, ABC scheduled the series on Saturday nights at 8 p.m., which had recently become a [[FridayNightDeathSlot death slot]] for the network. An executive also insisted on incorporating slapstick comedy, but rather than fuel nostalga nostalgia for ''I Love Lucy'', the notion of the 75 year-old Ball performing comedic stunts made critics and viewers fear for her life instead. Ratings for the premiere were fairly good, but when ratings began to steadily fall, ABC cancelled the series after 8 episodes; 13 were produced in total, but Ball was not informed about the cancellation until production wrapped. She was emotionally devastated, and was convinced she was no longer wanted on TV. Her death three years later put the nail in the coffin for good.
21st Jul '16 11:03:55 AM gjjones
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* In 1986, Creator/{{ABC}} decided to tap Creator/LucilleBall to star in a third spirtual successor to ''Series/ILoveLucy'', ''Life with Lucy'', in which Ball's character helped run a hardware store she inherited a stake in after her husband died. ABC was so confident that the mere presence of Ball--who was now 75 years old--would make the sitcom a hit, they gave her full creative control, and let the series go to air without any pilots or market research beforehand. With Ball and a slew of ''I Love Lucy'' alumni among the cast and crew, what could possibly go wrong? Firstly, ABC scheduled the series on Saturday nights at 8 p.m., which had recently become a [[FridayNightDeathSlot death slot]] for the network. An executive also insisted on incorporating slapstick comedy, but rather than fuel nostalga for ''I Love Lucy'', the notion of the 75 year-old Ball performing comedic stunts made critics and viewers fear for her life instead. Ratings for the premiere were fairly good, but when ratings began to steadily fall, ABC canned the series after 8 episodes; 13 were produced in total, but Ball was not informed about the cancellation until production wrapped. She was emotionally devestated, and was convinced she was no longer wanted on TV. Her death three years later put the nail in the coffin for good.

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* In 1986, Creator/{{ABC}} decided to tap Creator/LucilleBall to star in a third spirtual successor to ''Series/ILoveLucy'', ''Life with Lucy'', in which Ball's character helped run a hardware store she inherited a stake in after her husband died. ABC was so confident that the mere presence of Ball--who was now 75 years old--would make the sitcom a hit, they gave her full creative control, and let the series go to air without any pilots or market research beforehand. With Ball and a slew of ''I Love Lucy'' alumni among the cast and crew, what could possibly go wrong? Firstly, ABC scheduled the series on Saturday nights at 8 p.m., which had recently become a [[FridayNightDeathSlot death slot]] for the network. An executive also insisted on incorporating slapstick comedy, but rather than fuel nostalga for ''I Love Lucy'', the notion of the 75 year-old Ball performing comedic stunts made critics and viewers fear for her life instead. Ratings for the premiere were fairly good, but when ratings began to steadily fall, ABC canned cancelled the series after 8 episodes; 13 were produced in total, but Ball was not informed about the cancellation until production wrapped. She was emotionally devestated, devastated, and was convinced she was no longer wanted on TV. Her death three years later put the nail in the coffin for good.
18th Jul '16 1:23:44 PM Twentington
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* ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' had a respectable seven year run and even continued for a few years afterward in re-runs. Then came ''Double Dare 2000'' which was cancelled after two half-seasons. Since then, there have been no plans to revive the franchise.

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* ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' had a respectable seven year run and even continued for a few years afterward in re-runs. Then came ''Double Dare 2000'' which was cancelled after two half-seasons.half-seasons, and panned for having an overly loud overbearing host who paled in comparison to the iconic Marc Summers. Since then, there have been no plans to revive the franchise.
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