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30th Jan '16 11:21:38 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Major League Baseball's Saturday afternoon ''Game of the Week'' went on a two year hiatus (1994-95) after Creator/{{CBS}}, who took over from {{long runner}}, Creator/{{NBC}} in 1990 lost half a billion dollars off of their contract. During the CBS period (1990-93), they didn't air a Saturday afternoon game for all 26 weeks of the regular season (instead covering about 18 on an inconsistent or sporadic basis). On the weeks that they didn't cover a baseball game, they would air other sports programming like golf. Even when {{FOX}} received an MLB package beginning in 1996 (following the failure of a joint venture between Major League Baseball,Creator/ Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/{{NBC}} called The Baseball Network), they didn't start their baseball coverage until Memorial Day weekend. It wasn't until 2007 (18 years after NBC aired their final ''GOTW''), that the ''Game of the Week'' was once again broadcast for each week of the regular season.
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* Major League Baseball's Saturday afternoon ''Game of the Week'' went on a two year hiatus (1994-95) after Creator/{{CBS}}, who took over from {{long runner}}, Creator/{{NBC}} in 1990 lost half a billion dollars off of their contract. During the CBS period (1990-93), they didn't air a Saturday afternoon game for all 26 weeks of the regular season (instead covering about 18 on an inconsistent or sporadic basis). On the weeks that they didn't cover a baseball game, they would air other sports programming like golf. Even when {{FOX}} received an MLB package beginning in 1996 (following the failure of a joint venture between Major League Baseball,Creator/ Baseball, Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/{{NBC}} called The Baseball Network), they didn't start their baseball coverage until Memorial Day weekend. It wasn't until 2007 (18 years after NBC aired their final ''GOTW''), that the ''Game of the Week'' was once again broadcast for each week of the regular season.
30th Jan '16 11:19:38 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Life With Lucy'' is a short lived live action sitcom comedy TV filmed in 1986 part of the ''I Love Lucy'' franchise. Lucille Ball was given creative control to write the script for the ABC TV company. Lucille Ball acted with Gale Gordon in the TV show as Lucy is running a hardware store with Curtis McGibbon. Lucy also lives with her daughter and grandchildren. When the show aired on TV it was a critical flop due to Lucille Ball being too old to perform her trademark comedy stunts. Only 13 episodes were produced and only 8 aired on TV. Gale Gordon did not tell Lucille Ball until the 13 episodes were finished. After Lucille Ball heard the news she was devastated and sad that her TV show flopped and was convinced she was no longer wanted on TV. Three years later in 1989 she died and was cremated ending her ''I Love Lucy'' TV franchise.
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* ''Life With Lucy'' is a short lived live action sitcom comedy TV filmed in 1986 part of the ''I Love Lucy'' franchise. Lucille Ball was given creative control to write the script for the ABC TV company. Lucille Ball acted with Gale Gordon in the TV show as Lucy is running a hardware store with Curtis McGibbon. Lucy also lives with her daughter and grandchildren. When the show aired on TV it was a critical flop due to Lucille Ball being too old to perform her trademark comedy stunts. Only 13 episodes were produced and only 8 aired on TV. Gale Gordon did not tell Lucille Ball until the 13 episodes were finished. After Lucille Ball heard the news she was devastated and sad that her TV show flopped and was convinced she was no longer wanted on TV. Three Her death three years later in 1989 she died and only confirmed that the ''Lucy'' franchise was cremated ending her ''I Love Lucy'' TV franchise.done for.
29th Jan '16 7:27:55 PM CrosswalkX
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* ''Life With Lucy'' is a short lived live action sitcom comedy TV filmed in 1986 part of the ''I Love Lucy'' franchise. Lucille Ball was given creative control to write the script for the ABC TV company. Lucille Ball acted with Gale Gordon in the TV show as Lucy is running a hardware store with Curtis McGibbon. Lucy also lives with her daughter and grandchildren. When the show aired on TV it was a critical flop due to Lucille Ball being too old to perform her trademark comedy stunts. Only 13 episodes were produced and only 8 aired on TV. Gale Gordon did not tell Lucille Ball until the 13 episodes were finished. After Lucille Ball heard the news she was devastated and sad that her TV show flopped and was convinced she was no longer wanted on TV. Three years later in 1989 she died and was cremated ending her ''I Love Lucy'' TV franchise.
19th Jan '16 11:01:04 AM nombretomado
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* Major League Baseball's Saturday afternoon ''Game of the Week'' went on a two year hiatus (1994-95) after Creator/{{CBS}}, who took over from {{long runner}}, Creator/{{NBC}} in 1990 lost half a billion dollars off of their contract. During the CBS period (1990-93), they didn't air a Saturday afternoon game for all 26 weeks of the regular season (instead covering about 18 on an inconsistent or sporadic basis). On the weeks that they didn't cover a baseball game, they would air other sports programming like golf. Even when {{FOX}} received an MLB package beginning in 1996 (following the failure of a joint venture between Major League Baseball,Creator/ {{ABC}} and Creator/{{NBC}} called The Baseball Network), they didn't start their baseball coverage until Memorial Day weekend. It wasn't until 2007 (18 years after NBC aired their final ''GOTW''), that the ''Game of the Week'' was once again broadcast for each week of the regular season.
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* Major League Baseball's Saturday afternoon ''Game of the Week'' went on a two year hiatus (1994-95) after Creator/{{CBS}}, who took over from {{long runner}}, Creator/{{NBC}} in 1990 lost half a billion dollars off of their contract. During the CBS period (1990-93), they didn't air a Saturday afternoon game for all 26 weeks of the regular season (instead covering about 18 on an inconsistent or sporadic basis). On the weeks that they didn't cover a baseball game, they would air other sports programming like golf. Even when {{FOX}} received an MLB package beginning in 1996 (following the failure of a joint venture between Major League Baseball,Creator/ {{ABC}} Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/{{NBC}} called The Baseball Network), they didn't start their baseball coverage until Memorial Day weekend. It wasn't until 2007 (18 years after NBC aired their final ''GOTW''), that the ''Game of the Week'' was once again broadcast for each week of the regular season.
19th Jan '16 11:00:37 AM nombretomado
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* Major League Baseball's Saturday afternoon ''Game of the Week'' went on a two year hiatus (1994-95) after Creator/{{CBS}}, who took over from {{long runner}}, Creator/{{NBC}} in 1990 lost half a billion dollars off of their contract. During the CBS period (1990-93), they didn't air a Saturday afternoon game for all 26 weeks of the regular season (instead covering about 18 on an inconsistent or sporadic basis). On the weeks that they didn't cover a baseball game, they would air other sports programming like golf. Even when {{FOX}} received an MLB package beginning in 1996 (following the failure of a joint venture between Major League Baseball, {{ABC}} and NBC called The Baseball Network), they didn't start their baseball coverage until Memorial Day weekend. It wasn't until 2007 (18 years after NBC aired their final ''GOTW''), that the ''Game of the Week'' was once again broadcast for each week of the regular season.
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* Major League Baseball's Saturday afternoon ''Game of the Week'' went on a two year hiatus (1994-95) after Creator/{{CBS}}, who took over from {{long runner}}, Creator/{{NBC}} in 1990 lost half a billion dollars off of their contract. During the CBS period (1990-93), they didn't air a Saturday afternoon game for all 26 weeks of the regular season (instead covering about 18 on an inconsistent or sporadic basis). On the weeks that they didn't cover a baseball game, they would air other sports programming like golf. Even when {{FOX}} received an MLB package beginning in 1996 (following the failure of a joint venture between Major League Baseball, Baseball,Creator/ {{ABC}} and NBC Creator/{{NBC}} called The Baseball Network), they didn't start their baseball coverage until Memorial Day weekend. It wasn't until 2007 (18 years after NBC aired their final ''GOTW''), that the ''Game of the Week'' was once again broadcast for each week of the regular season.
18th Jan '16 6:16:20 AM SenseiLeRoof
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* The failure of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' ([[InvisibleAdvertising not helped by being]] [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over]]), along with the [[AdoredByTheNetwork network's obsession]] with ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', lead 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 helped by being]] [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over]]), along with the [[AdoredByTheNetwork network's obsession]] with ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', lead 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.
16th Jan '16 3:27:41 PM themisterfree
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** 1996: An "edgier" remake called ''Big Deal'' (hosted by Mark [=DeCarlo=]) lasted a whopping six episodes on FOX in 1996 (although it was slated to be UnCancelled in March 1997), and it went down quickly due to phony attempts at being "hip" and "modern". ** 1998: A {{pilot}} hosted by Gordon Elliott was proposed but also fell through.
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** 1996: An "edgier" remake called ''Big Deal'' (hosted by Mark [=DeCarlo=]) lasted a whopping six episodes on FOX in 1996 (although it was slated to be UnCancelled in March 1997), and it went down quickly due to phony attempts at being "hip" and "modern". "modern" (and constantly being preempted for NFL doubleheaders). ** 1998: A {{pilot}} hosted by Gordon Elliott was proposed by Buena Vista TV (Disney) but also fell through.
14th Jan '16 4:11:26 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', another Anime International Company franchise, barely escaped this fate one year earlier with ''Tenchi in Tokyo''. Despite being in most regards worse than ''El-Hazard: The Alternative World'', ''Tenchi in Tokyo'' managed to last for a full 26 episodes, and only set back the franchise by 5 years instead of killing it altogether. In the same timeframe, attempts to adapt ''Tenchi Universe'' to the big screen were financial and critical failures, and the release of numerous alternate-timeline Tenchi media created a massive ContinuitySnarl [[note]]''Tenchi in Tokyo'' was revealed halfway in its run to be a separate universe from ''Tenchi Universe''; at the same time, a third movie was released based on a series of novels that diverged from the first six OVA episodes, ignoring the late ones, with the film itself taking place in the Tenchi Universe timeline.[[/note]]. The poor critical and fan reception of ''Tenchi Muyo GXP'' and OVA 3 (both of which went back to Kajishima's original OVA timeline) put a nail in the coffin for the traditional Tenchi lineup, and ''Anime/SasamiMagicalGirlsClub'' killed the ''Pretty Sammy'' stuff. What would come after (''[[Anime/TenchiMuyoWarOnGeminar War on Geminar]]'') didn't feature ''any'' returning characters from the franchise, and was only vaguely connected with any other part of ''Tenchi''. The only thing the franchise has going for it now are shorts to promote tourism. This seems to have lead to a second aversion as a fourth Tenchi Muyo OVA series was announced on October 16, 2015.
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* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', another Anime International Company franchise, barely escaped this fate one year earlier with ''Tenchi in Tokyo''. Despite being in most regards worse than ''El-Hazard: The Alternative World'', ''Tenchi in Tokyo'' managed to last for a full 26 episodes, and only set back the franchise by 5 years instead of killing it altogether. In the same timeframe, attempts to adapt ''Tenchi Universe'' to the big screen were financial and critical failures, and the release of numerous alternate-timeline Tenchi media created a massive ContinuitySnarl [[note]]''Tenchi in Tokyo'' was revealed halfway in its run to be a separate universe from ''Tenchi Universe''; at the same time, a third movie was released based on a series of novels that diverged from the first six OVA episodes, ignoring the late ones, with the film itself taking place in the Tenchi Universe timeline.[[/note]]. The poor critical and fan reception of ''Tenchi Muyo GXP'' and OVA 3 (both of which went back to Kajishima's original OVA timeline) put a nail in the coffin for the traditional Tenchi lineup, and ''Anime/SasamiMagicalGirlsClub'' killed the ''Pretty Sammy'' stuff. What would come after (''[[Anime/TenchiMuyoWarOnGeminar War on Geminar]]'') didn't feature ''any'' returning characters from the franchise, and was only vaguely connected with any other part of ''Tenchi''. The only thing the franchise has going for it now are shorts to promote tourism. This seems to have lead to a second aversion as a fourth Tenchi Muyo ''Tenchi Muyo'' OVA series was announced on October 16, 2015.

* While the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series has always been airing consistently since it first appeared, there have been ''aspects'' have had been killed off during its 11+ year run. ** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' ended the original ''Anime/DirtyPair'' duo that the original made popular, leading to series starting with ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' to go with the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' multi-man teams. ** ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'' ended up ending the idea of sequel series, something that would only happen with the ''Anime/PrettyCureAllStars'' series from then on. ** ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' ended up forcing a ''massive'' revamp of the series starting with ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' as well as [[CreatorKiller causing the franchise management to get shaken up]] because of it. This was due to the fact that both ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' and ''[=HaCha=]'' had suffered from a very weak second half, turning public opinion against those series[[note]]Both entries had moments that turned people off, including ''Doki-Doki'''s StrangerBehindTheMask moment and ''[=HaCha=]'' getting caught in a RomanticPlotTumor[[/note]] * Anime no Chikara, Creator/A1Pictures and TV Tokyo's joint original anime project in 2010 which is inspired by Fuji TV's Creator/{{Noitamina}} timeslot, went dead after the mediocre ratings and BD/DVD sales of its three original anime (''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'', ''Anime/NightRaid1931'', ''Anime/OccultAcademy''). Regardless that the project and the timeslot failed, it did inspire creators to release more original anime in 2011 where some of them (''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', ''Anime/AnoHana'', ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', ''Anime/HanasakuIroha''...) became very successful. * The mixed-to-negative reception and low BD/DVD sales of ''Anime/BloodC'' nearly killed the ''Blood'' franchise. The movie, ''Anime/BloodCTheLastDark'', attempted to fix the damage. The reception is still [[SoOkayItsAverage mixed]] though many agreed that it's better than the TV series and it got a modest BD/DVD sales. However, it flopped in the Japanese box office which seemed to be unfortunate that it got funded by the Japanese government. Five years later, an {{Interquel}} entitled ''Blood-C: The Last Mind'' was released in a form of theater play written by Junichi Fujisaku who is co-writer of the ''Blood-C'' and ''Anime/BloodPlus''. However, Production IG doesn't have plans for any new anime adaptation of ''Blood'' in the future.
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* While the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series has always been airing aired consistently since it first appeared, there have been ''aspects'' that have had been killed off during its 11+ year run. run: ** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' ended the original ''Anime/DirtyPair'' duo that the original made popular, leading to series starting with ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' to go with the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai''-style multi-man teams. ** ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'' ended up ending the idea of sequel series, something that would only happen with the ''Anime/PrettyCureAllStars'' series from then on. ** ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' ended up forcing forced a ''massive'' revamp of the series starting with ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' as well as [[CreatorKiller causing shaking up the franchise management to get shaken up]] management]] because of it. This was due to the fact that both ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' and ''[=HaCha=]'' had each suffered from a very weak second half, turning public opinion against those series[[note]]Both entries had moments that turned people off, including ''Doki-Doki'''s StrangerBehindTheMask moment and ''[=HaCha=]'' getting caught in a RomanticPlotTumor[[/note]] * Anime no Chikara, Creator/A1Pictures and TV Tokyo's joint original anime project in 2010 which is inspired (inspired by Fuji TV's Creator/{{Noitamina}} timeslot, timeslot), went dead after the mediocre ratings and BD/DVD sales of its three original anime (''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'', ''Anime/NightRaid1931'', and ''Anime/OccultAcademy''). Regardless that of the project and the timeslot failed, timeslot's failure, it did inspire creators to release more original anime in 2011 where some of them (''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', ''Anime/AnoHana'', ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', ''Anime/HanasakuIroha''...''Anime/HanasakuIroha'', etc.) became very successful. * The mixed-to-negative reception and low BD/DVD sales of ''Anime/BloodC'' nearly killed the ''Blood'' franchise. The movie, ''Anime/BloodCTheLastDark'', attempted to fix the damage. The reception is still [[SoOkayItsAverage mixed]] though many agreed that it's better than the TV series and While it got a modest BD/DVD sales. However, performed modestly with home viewers, it flopped in at the Japanese box office which seemed to be unfortunate that it got funded by the Japanese government. office. Five years later, an {{Interquel}} entitled ''Blood-C: The Last Mind'' was released in as a form of theater play written by Junichi Fujisaku who is Fujisaku, co-writer of the ''Blood-C'' and ''Anime/BloodPlus''. However, Production IG doesn't have plans for any new anime adaptation of ''Blood'' in the future.

* The CrisisCrossover ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' is one of the reasons why ComicBook/UltimateMarvel ended up being cancelled. It was poorly recieved, and ended up [[CreatorKiller killing]] writer Creator/JephLoeb's career as a comic book writer as well. Several characters had died, including much of the [[ComicBook/UltimateXMen X-Men]], and many others such as the Ultimate version of Doctor Doom and ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} also deceased. With so many characters dead, many titles, such as ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour and ComicBook/UltimateXMen were cancelled. The UltimateUniverse would finally end in ComicBook/SecretWars2015, with ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' the only remaining title at the time.
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* The CrisisCrossover ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' is one of the reasons why ComicBook/UltimateMarvel ended up being cancelled. It was poorly recieved, received, and ended up [[CreatorKiller killing]] writer Creator/JephLoeb's career as a comic book writer as well. Several characters had died, including much of the [[ComicBook/UltimateXMen X-Men]], and many others such as the Ultimate version of Doctor Doom and ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} also deceased. With so many characters dead, many titles, such as ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour and ComicBook/UltimateXMen were cancelled. The UltimateUniverse would finally end in ComicBook/SecretWars2015, with ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' the only remaining title at the time.

* ''Series/DoctorWho'' was technically canceled three times: First, a break during the summer of '85 while the network deliberated over bringing it back; a six-month "hiatus" while fans badgered the BBC to restore the series to air; and finally a 16-year cooldown period before the 2005 revival. For this reason, it's debatable which serial is the one that put the original ''Doctor Who'' out of business for good. ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]'' is a strong candidate, since it's the embodiment of ''everything'' the show's critics hated. The ''Trial of a Timelord'' arc, conceived as a last saving throw for ''Doctor Who'', impressed no one and ended in the hiatus; the trial was comprised of four hastily-written, convoluted serials, the most baffling of which would have to be ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]''. This series managed to stagger on for an additional three seasons, and through it was beginning to win critics back over, the BBC decided ''Doctor Who'' wasn't worth the bother. An American reboot was attempted in 1996, which resulted in the maligned ''Doctor Who'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie TV Movie]].
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' was technically canceled three times: First, a break during the summer of '85 while the network deliberated over bringing it back; a six-month "hiatus" while fans badgered the BBC to restore the series to air; and finally a 16-year cooldown period before the 2005 revival. For this reason, it's debatable which serial is the one that put the original ''Doctor Who'' out of business for good. ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]'' is a strong candidate, since it's the embodiment of ''everything'' the show's critics hated. The ''Trial of a Timelord'' arc, conceived as a last saving throw for ''Doctor Who'', impressed no one and ended in the hiatus; the trial was comprised of four hastily-written, convoluted serials, the most baffling of which would have to be ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]''. This series managed to stagger on for an additional three seasons, and through though it was beginning to win critics back over, the BBC decided ''Doctor Who'' wasn't worth the bother. An American reboot was attempted in 1996, which resulted in the maligned ''Doctor Who'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie TV Movie]].

* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' Volumes 3 and 4 (both making up season 3) qualify as such. The second season was a major letdown compared to the strong premier season, but people forgave it because half the season had been [[WhatCouldHaveBeen derailed]] by the [[TVStrikes 2008 WGA strike]] and ThePowersThatBe did the best they could. When season three came along, they expected a return to form; what they got was a RandomEventsPlot with characters acting wildly OutOfCharacter as the writers seemed to change their minds on key plot points three times per episode. The best-known example is Sylar's HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, but it was like that with ''everything.'' By the end of that season, most of the fans had given up on it. There was a fourth season (Volume 5), and while it still had problems many of the remaining fans felt it to be something of a return to form, but by that point few people cared about the show anymore. Not only was the TV series [[CutShort cancelled at the end of that season]], but the graphic novels were also scrapped as well, and the writers and producers couldn't even get a greenlight for a miniseries to give ''Heroes'' a proper last hurrah. NBC rebooted it in 2015 as ''Series/HeroesReborn'', which is set several years later and features Noah Bennett as nominally the main character alongside a mostly new cast.
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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' Volumes 3 and 4 (both making up season 3) qualify as such. The second season was a major letdown compared to the strong premier season, but people forgave it because half the season had been [[WhatCouldHaveBeen derailed]] by the [[TVStrikes 2008 WGA strike]] and ThePowersThatBe did the best they could. When season three came along, they expected a return to form; what they got was a RandomEventsPlot with characters acting wildly OutOfCharacter as the writers seemed to change their minds on key plot points three times per episode. The best-known example is Sylar's HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, but it was like that with ''everything.'' By the end of that season, most of the fans had given up on it. There was a fourth season (Volume 5), and while it still had problems many of the remaining fans felt it to be something of a return to form, but by that point few people cared about the show anymore. Not only was the TV series [[CutShort cancelled at the end of that season]], but the graphic novels were also scrapped as well, and the writers and producers couldn't even get a greenlight for a miniseries to give ''Heroes'' a proper last hurrah. NBC rebooted it in 2015 as ''Series/HeroesReborn'', which is set several years later and features Noah Bennett as nominally the nominal main character alongside a mostly new cast.

* The downfall of {{NBC}}'s Thursday night "Must See TV" block, can be attributed to the combination of oversaturation of sitcoms all across NBC's line-up (to put things into proper perspective, during the 1997-98 season, NBC had about 18 sitcom slots on Mondays-Thursdays and Sunday), which for the most part seemed nearly identical from one another (i.e. multi-camera shows about young, affluent white people living in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity), the mismanagement of Jeff Zucker (which on its own, can be considered a {{Dork Age}} of NBC), who because of his "super-sizing" concept for ''Series/{{Friends}}'', made it much harder to nurture another show right after it, the lack of strong shows to replace staples like ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' and ''Friends'' (which in the meantime, were usually sandwiched in-between otherwise mediocre or forgettable shows like ''The Single Guy'', ''Series/SuddenlySusan'', ''Series/CarolineInTheCity'' and ''Veronica's Closet'') such as the disastrous American adaptation of ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', other networks' (i.e. {{CBS}} and {{ABC}}) Thursday night line-ups becoming increasingly stronger by around 2004, and ''Series/TheApprentice'' moving into the 9 p.m. timeslot.
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* The downfall of {{NBC}}'s Thursday night "Must See TV" block, can be attributed to the combination of oversaturation of sitcoms all across NBC's line-up (to put things into proper perspective, during the 1997-98 season, NBC had about 18 sitcom slots on Mondays-Thursdays and Sunday), which for the most part seemed nearly identical from one another (i.e. multi-camera shows about young, affluent white people living in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity), the mismanagement of Jeff Zucker (which on its own, can be considered a {{Dork Age}} of NBC), who because of his "super-sizing" concept for ''Series/{{Friends}}'', made it much harder to nurture another show right after it, the lack of strong shows to replace staples like ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' and ''Friends'' (which in the meantime, were usually sandwiched in-between otherwise mediocre or forgettable shows like ''The Single Guy'', ''Series/SuddenlySusan'', ''Series/CarolineInTheCity'' and ''Veronica's Closet'') such as the disastrous American adaptation of ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', other networks' (i.e. {{CBS}} Creator/{{CBS}} and {{ABC}}) Creator/{{ABC}}) Thursday night line-ups becoming increasingly stronger by around 2004, and ''Series/TheApprentice'' moving into the 9 p.m. timeslot.

* Universal released an animated ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' feature film in 1990, complete with ConspicuousCG, a GreenAesop played out with a GangOfCritters that was essentially a rewrite of an old episode of ''Star Trek'', and reuniting nearly all of the surviving original cast members[[note]] Daws Butler, the voice of Elroy Jetson, had died in 1988; the role was re-cast with a young Patric Zimmerman, nearly a decade before he voiced Revolver Ocelot in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series.[[/note]] save for Judy Jetson being voiced not by Janet Waldo but by '80s pop starlet Tiffany thanks to ExecutiveMeddling. The film also marked the last performance ever of noted voice artist MelBlanc (Mr. Spacely), who was still recording while in the hospital (as he had years before then) and died before the film was completed, as well as George O'Hanlon (George), who by that point had to have the lines read and acted to him before recording, who also passed away before he could quite finish the film. Both Blanc and O'Hanlon's remaining lines had to be completed by a sound-alike. Penny Singleton did not die during production like Blanc and O'Hanlon, but the movie remained her last acting role until her death thirteen years later. Coming on the heels of the 1980s ''Jetsons'' revival (the new syndicated episodes and two TV movies), this film's disappointing box office and harsh critical reviews were apparently enough to send the franchise back into hibernation. It has stayed there ever since, a potential live-action film being stuck in DevelopmentHell for years notwithstanding.
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* Universal released an animated ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' feature film in 1990, complete with ConspicuousCG, a GreenAesop played out with a GangOfCritters that was essentially a rewrite of an old episode of ''Star Trek'', and reuniting nearly all of the surviving original cast members[[note]] Daws Butler, the voice of Elroy Jetson, had died in 1988; the role was re-cast with a young Patric Zimmerman, nearly a decade before he voiced Revolver Ocelot in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series.[[/note]] save for Judy Jetson being voiced not by Janet Waldo but by '80s pop starlet Tiffany thanks to ExecutiveMeddling. The film also marked the last performance ever of noted voice artist MelBlanc Creator/MelBlanc (Mr. Spacely), who was still recording while in the hospital (as he had years before then) and died before the film was completed, as well as George O'Hanlon (George), who by that point had to have the lines read and acted to him before recording, who also passed away before he could quite finish the film. Both Blanc and O'Hanlon's remaining lines had to be completed by a sound-alike. Penny Singleton did not die during production like Blanc and O'Hanlon, but the movie remained her last acting role until her death thirteen years later. Coming on the heels of the 1980s ''Jetsons'' revival (the new syndicated episodes and two TV movies), this film's disappointing box office and harsh critical reviews were apparently enough to send the franchise back into hibernation. It has stayed there ever since, a potential live-action film being stuck in DevelopmentHell for years notwithstanding.
10th Jan '16 8:00:24 PM MiracleChange
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* The poor reception and behind-the-scenes issues plaguing ''Anime/JewelpetMagicalChange'' forced it to become the final ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' anime. (It was also CutShort to only 39 episodes.)
1st Jan '16 8:18:10 AM Blazer
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* An odd case concerning ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} - the BoxOfficeBomb that was [[Film/{{Supergirl}} her movie]] ended up souring DC so badly that they allowed Marv Wolfman to kill her during ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. While ''a'' Supergirl would show up a few years later, the concept of a Kara Zor-El Supergirl would not happen for 18 years afterwards.
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