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17th Jun '17 10:51:35 AM supernintendo128
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* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', Nickelodeon's longest-running pre-school show, got cancelled after it was losing in ratings to ''[[WesternAnimation/DocMcstuffins Doc McStuffins]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''. Nickelodeon got jealous of how popular those shows were, and decided to create ''[[WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls Dora And Friends: Into The City!]]'', an aged-up spin-off where Dora and her friends help others in their city by using magical charm bracelets [[FollowTheLeader to cash in on how both shows had characters who used magical items to help their friends]]. However, it failed for quite a few reasons: First, Dora's animal friends from the older series, as well as Swiper, were replaced by human girls and a boy. Secondly, Nickelodeon made the decision to schedule it against the two aforementioned Disney Junior shows and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' [[note]]which gets its highest ratings with kids aged 2-5 despite it being aimed at a much older demographic[[/note]] repeats. The third reason was that the timeslot of the show was often shuffled around, and many episodes had months-long delays. Another reason was that the toys for the show were poorly made and often broke apart. However, the biggest reason was that their newer program ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol'' was becoming a massive hit amongst preschool aged kids, so Nick started cashing in on that instead. After the failure of the show, Nickelodeon pulled it from their morning schedule and shoved any Dora-related content in early-morning or late-night timeslots to hide their shame on the Nick Jr. channel.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', Nickelodeon's longest-running pre-school show, got cancelled after it was losing in ratings to ''[[WesternAnimation/DocMcstuffins Doc McStuffins]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''. Nickelodeon got jealous of how popular those shows were, and decided to create ''[[WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls Dora And Friends: Into The City!]]'', an aged-up spin-off where Dora and her friends help others in their city by using magical charm bracelets [[FollowTheLeader to cash in on how both shows had characters who used magical items to help their friends]]. However, it failed for quite a few reasons: First, Dora's animal friends from the older series, as well as Swiper, were replaced by human girls and a boy. Secondly, Nickelodeon made the decision to schedule it against the two aforementioned Disney Junior shows and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' [[note]]which [[note]][[PeripheryDemographic which gets its highest ratings with kids aged 2-5 despite it being aimed at a much older demographic[[/note]] demographic]][[/note]] repeats. The third reason was that the timeslot of the show was often shuffled around, and many episodes had months-long delays. Another reason was that the toys for the show were poorly made and often broke apart. However, the biggest reason was that their newer program ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol'' was becoming a massive hit amongst preschool aged kids, so Nick started cashing in on that instead. After the failure of the show, Nickelodeon pulled it from their morning schedule and shoved any Dora-related content in early-morning or late-night timeslots to hide their shame on the Nick Jr. channel.
17th Jun '17 10:44:31 AM supernintendo128
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* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' has several moments that potentially killed the show. Steve Burns leaving in 2002 was the first one. For some reason, some parents and fans of Steve just didn't find Donovan Patton {{Adorkable}} enough. However, the show managed to pull on for another 5 years with Patton as host. The second, much clearer one, was the SpinOff, ''Blue's Room'', in 2006. The many inexplicable changes made to the spinoff- specifically, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome non-appearance of many of the cast from the main show]] and [[SuddenlyVoiced that Blue can now talk]], aside from the [[ArtShift change to puppetry]], gave the franchise one year to live before production of both shows ceased in 2007 and the franchise slowly faded off into obscurity.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' has several moments that potentially killed the show. Steve Burns leaving in 2002 was the first one. For some reason, some parents and fans of Steve just didn't find Donovan Patton {{Adorkable}} enough. However, the show managed to pull on for another 5 years with Patton as host. The second, much clearer one, was the SpinOff, ''Blue's Room'', in 2006. The many inexplicable changes made to the spinoff- specifically, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome non-appearance of many of the cast from the main show]] and [[SuddenlyVoiced that Blue can now talk]], aside from the [[ArtShift change to puppetry]], gave the franchise one year to live before production of both shows ceased in 2007 and the franchise slowly faded off into obscurity.of Nick Jr.
10th May '17 7:28:15 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The failure of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' (not helped by [[InvisibleAdvertising lack of advertising]] and [[ScrewedByTheNetwork few reruns]]), along with the success of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', led to the death of ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' as well as action-adventure series on Cartoon Network in general for the next three years.

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* The failure of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' (not helped by [[InvisibleAdvertising lack of advertising]] and [[ScrewedByTheNetwork few reruns]]), along with the success of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', led to the death of ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' as well as action-adventure series on Cartoon Network (at least, those without heavy comedy elements) in general for the next three years.
6th May '17 8:11:02 AM MasterHero
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* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' will probably never get a third season thanks to its lackluster second season and the light novels were taking too long to be released because of the author's health problems.
3rd May '17 5:52:29 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* Although ''Franchise/KamenRider'' has avoided this fate[[note]]while there was a hiatus for the franchise on TV during the 90s, there were movies released during that time period, and the franchise was on hiatus because Shotaro Ishimori did not have any plans for a new TV series at the time[[/note]], the same cannot be said for the show that used to hold the position of airing alongside ''Sentai'' series, ''Franchise/MetalHeroes''[[note]]The audience demographics for ''Metal Heroes'' resembled that of the one for ''Kamen Rider'' today, with many teen and young adult viewers[[/note]]. ''Series/TetsuwanTanteiRobotack'', which increased the LighterAndSofter elements that had been introduced with ''Series/BRoboKabutack'' and was aimed more towards kids, had such low ratings that Toei ultimately decided to pull the plug. While the series has seen new movies as of late, said movies are revivals of already existing shows, and no new TV series have been made since.
27th Apr '17 4:39:51 AM jormis29
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** 2009-: With Wayne Brady as host, ''Let's Make a Deal'' has finally started thriving again on CBS daytime. Between 1993 and this version's debut, daytime television had ''no game shows at all'' other than ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' (also a CBS property).

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** 2009-: With Wayne Brady Creator/WayneBrady as host, ''Let's Make a Deal'' has finally started thriving again on CBS daytime. Between 1993 and this version's debut, daytime television had ''no game shows at all'' other than ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' (also a CBS property).
20th Apr '17 4:39:48 PM patfan200
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* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', Nickelodeon's longest-running pre-school show, got cancelled after it was losing in ratings to ''[[WesternAnimation/DocMcstuffins Doc McStuffins]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''. Nickelodeon got jealous of how popular those shows were, and decided to create ''[[WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls Dora And Friends: Into The City!]]'', an aged-up spin-off where Dora and her friends help others in their city by using magical charm bracelets [[FollowTheLeader to cash in on how both shows had characters who used magical items to help their friends]]. However, it failed for quite a few reasons: First, Dora's animal friends from the older series, as well as Swiper, were replaced by human girls and a boy. Secondly, Nickelodeon made the decision to schedule it against the two aforementioned Disney Junior shows and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' [[note]]which gets its highest ratings with kids aged 2-5 despite it being aimed at a much older demographic[[/note]] repeats. The third reason was that the timeslot of the show was often shuffled around, and many episodes had months-long delays. The final reason was that the toys for the show were poorly made and often broke apart. After the failure of the show, Nickelodeon pulled it from their morning schedule and shoved any Dora-related content in early-morning or late-night timeslots to hide their shame on the Nick Jr. channel.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', Nickelodeon's longest-running pre-school show, got cancelled after it was losing in ratings to ''[[WesternAnimation/DocMcstuffins Doc McStuffins]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''. Nickelodeon got jealous of how popular those shows were, and decided to create ''[[WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls Dora And Friends: Into The City!]]'', an aged-up spin-off where Dora and her friends help others in their city by using magical charm bracelets [[FollowTheLeader to cash in on how both shows had characters who used magical items to help their friends]]. However, it failed for quite a few reasons: First, Dora's animal friends from the older series, as well as Swiper, were replaced by human girls and a boy. Secondly, Nickelodeon made the decision to schedule it against the two aforementioned Disney Junior shows and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' [[note]]which gets its highest ratings with kids aged 2-5 despite it being aimed at a much older demographic[[/note]] repeats. The third reason was that the timeslot of the show was often shuffled around, and many episodes had months-long delays. The final Another reason was that the toys for the show were poorly made and often broke apart.apart. However, the biggest reason was that their newer program ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol'' was becoming a massive hit amongst preschool aged kids, so Nick started cashing in on that instead. After the failure of the show, Nickelodeon pulled it from their morning schedule and shoved any Dora-related content in early-morning or late-night timeslots to hide their shame on the Nick Jr. channel.
12th Apr '17 6:00:00 PM 64SuperNintendo
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5th Apr '17 10:43:10 AM mimitchi33
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* The [[ScrewedByTheNetwork poor scheduling by networks]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'' lead to the death of any new stories being produced for the Teddy Ruxpin franchise, and also had a hand in making Worlds of Wonder bankrupt.
24th Mar '17 9:31:16 PM Lirodon
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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 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 died three years later believing she was no longer wanted on TV.

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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 Ball's track record--even though she was now 75 years old--would make the sitcom a hit, old--that they gave her full creative control, and let the series go to air greenlit it 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 the slapstick comedy, but comedy that was a trademark of her earlier sitcoms; rather than fuel 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 died three years later believing she was no longer wanted on TV.TV. She died three years later.
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