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6th Dec '15 5:39:25 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Belgian children channel [[UsefulNotes/FlemishTVStations ''Ketnet'']] used to have a lot of programming for adults as left-over from their past as the general entertainment network BRTN TV2 (such as Series/MarritedWithChildren and WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill ). For [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the obvious reasons]] they stuck out like a sore thumb. Eventually the people behind the network used up a few of the national budget to create the network ''OP12'' as a separate entity in 2011. It however had so low ratings that the thing was dropped entirely from the network.
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* Belgian children channel [[UsefulNotes/FlemishTVStations ''Ketnet'']] ''[[UsefulNotes/FlemishTVStations Ketnet]]'' used to have a lot of programming for adults as left-over from their past as the general entertainment network BRTN TV2 (such as Series/MarritedWithChildren and WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill ). For [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the obvious reasons]] they stuck out like a sore thumb. Eventually the people behind the network used up a few of the national budget to create the network ''OP12'' as a separate entity in 2011. It however had so low ratings that the thing was dropped entirely from the network.
6th Dec '15 2:02:38 PM hydrix
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* Belgian children channel [[UsefulNotes/FlemishTVStations ''Ketnet'']] used to have a lot of live-action programming for adults as left-over from their past as the general entertainment network BRTN TV2 (such as Series/MarritedWithChildren and WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill ). For [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the obvious reasons]] they stuck out like a sore thumb.
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* Belgian children channel [[UsefulNotes/FlemishTVStations ''Ketnet'']] used to have a lot of live-action programming for adults as left-over from their past as the general entertainment network BRTN TV2 (such as Series/MarritedWithChildren and WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill ). For [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the obvious reasons]] they stuck out like a sore thumb. Eventually the people behind the network used up a few of the national budget to create the network ''OP12'' as a separate entity in 2011. It however had so low ratings that the thing was dropped entirely from the network.
6th Dec '15 1:59:41 PM hydrix
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* ''Nieuws 2'' (literally: ''News 2'') was a Belgian news commentary program on [[UsefulNotes/FlemishTVStations 2BE]], a network mostly known for American imports. * Belgian children channel [[UsefulNotes/FlemishTVStations ''Ketnet'']] used to have a lot of live-action programming for adults as left-over from their past as the general entertainment network BRTN TV2 (such as Series/MarritedWithChildren and WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill ). For [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the obvious reasons]] they stuck out like a sore thumb.
11th Oct '15 3:26:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Series/FlashForward'' effectively revolved around the marketing hook "if you like ''Lost'', watch this!" ABC even made a concentrated effort to cast ''Lost'' alumni on the show and hoped the show would replace ''Lost'' once it ended in 2010. It didn't work, and speculative fiction essentially disappeared from the network until the arrival of the MarvelCinematicUniverse.
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** ''Series/FlashForward'' ''Series/FlashForward2009'' effectively revolved around the marketing hook "if you like ''Lost'', watch this!" ABC even made a concentrated effort to cast ''Lost'' alumni on the show and hoped the show would replace ''Lost'' once it ended in 2010. It didn't work, and speculative fiction essentially disappeared from the network until the arrival of the MarvelCinematicUniverse.
28th Sep '15 8:57:21 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' seems like an OldShame for the network. Though it eventually achieved CultClassic status, attracted a decent PeripheryDemographic, and became heavily merchandised at ''certain subculture retail chains''. ** In fairness, the show was commissioned with this in mind, and was deliberately aiming for a slightly older demographic. Nickelodeon, however, somehow didn't realize that with no other shows in a similar vein there was simply nowhere to put ''Zim'' where it wouldn't feel horribly out of place.
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* Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} examples: ** ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' seems like an OldShame for the network. Though it eventually achieved CultClassic status, attracted a decent PeripheryDemographic, and became heavily merchandised at ''certain subculture retail chains''. ** In fairness, the show was commissioned with this in mind, and was deliberately aiming for a slightly older demographic. Nickelodeon, however, somehow didn't realize that with no other shows in a similar vein there was simply nowhere to put ''Zim'' where it wouldn't feel horribly out of place. chains''.

** Going earlier than both of the above shows, we have ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''. Even during its airtime this anthology show was thrown around the schedule with little promotion or was put [[FridayNightDeathSlot in unfavorable timeslots]]. Once the show was cancelled, Nickelodeon acted as though it had never existed, neglecting to even mention or feature the show in a Thanksgiving promotion showcasing every Nicktoon, the ContinuityCavalcade-laden ''[[VideoGame/NicktoonsUnite Nicktoons Unite: Attack Of The Toybots]]'', or even The90sAreAllThat before the block was rebranded as The Splat. This is all the more glaring as ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' is one of the network's biggest [[CultClassic Cult Classics]].
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** Going earlier than both of the above shows, we have ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''. Even during its airtime this anthology show was thrown around the schedule with little promotion or was put [[FridayNightDeathSlot in unfavorable timeslots]]. Once the show was cancelled, Nickelodeon acted as though it had never existed, neglecting to even mention or feature the show in a Thanksgiving promotion showcasing every Nicktoon, the ContinuityCavalcade-laden ''[[VideoGame/NicktoonsUnite Nicktoons Unite: Attack Of The Toybots]]'', or even The90sAreAllThat before the block was rebranded as The Splat. This is all the more glaring as ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' is one of the network's biggest [[CultClassic Cult Classics]].
28th Sep '15 7:49:14 PM kablammin45
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** Going earlier than both of the above shows, we have ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''. Even during its airtime this anthology show was thrown around the schedule with little promotion or was put [[FridayNightDeathSlot in unfavorable timeslots]]. Once the show was cancelled, Nickelodeon acted as though it had never existed, neglecting to even mention or feature the show in a Thanksgiving promotion showcasing every Nicktoon, the ContinuityCavalcade-laden ''[[VideoGame/NicktoonsUnite Nicktoons Unite: Attack Of The Toybots]]'', or even The90sAreAllThat before the block was rebranded as The Splat. This is all the more glaring as ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' is one of the network's biggest [[CultClassic Cult Classics]].
13th Aug '15 2:43:45 PM wuggles
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* ''Series/MrRobot'' on Creator/USANetwork. Most of the other shows on USA are either {{prime time soap}}s or procedurals (whether medical, legal/police or otherwise), and thus are episodic shows. ''Mr. Robot'' is a heavily serialized, borderline PsychologicalThriller about hacking with an UnreliableNarrator.
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* ''Series/MrRobot'' on Creator/USANetwork. Most of the other shows on USA are either {{prime time soap}}s or procedurals (whether medical, legal/police or otherwise), and thus are episodic shows. ''Mr. Robot'' is a heavily serialized, borderline PsychologicalThriller about hacking with an UnreliableNarrator. The show almost seems like it would be more in line with the type of shows on AMC or HBO.
13th Aug '15 2:42:16 PM wuggles
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* ''Series/MrRobot'' on Creator/USANetwork. Most of the other shows on USA are either {{prime time soap}}s or procedurals (whether medical, legal/police or otherwise), and thus are episodic shows. ''Mr. Robot'' is a heavily serialized, borderline PsychologicalThriller about hacking with an UnreliableNarrator.
11th Aug '15 12:04:00 PM BriannaFaxMachine
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* Long before the days of ''Series/MadMen'' and ''Series/BreakingBad'', AMC ran ''Remember WENN'', a half-hour LaughTrack-less {{dramedy}} about life at a 1930s radio station, filmed on 16mm and processed to look like Technicolor, so as to "fit in" with its classic movies programming. Ironically, the same executives who pushed AMC in its [[NetworkDecay current direction]] were also responsible for the cancellation of ''WENN'', [[ScrewedByTheNetwork under controversial circumstances]].
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* Long before the days of ''Series/MadMen'' and ''Series/BreakingBad'', AMC ran ''Remember WENN'', ''Series/RememberWENN'', a half-hour LaughTrack-less {{dramedy}} about life at a 1930s radio station, filmed on 16mm and processed to look like Technicolor, so as to "fit in" with its classic movies programming. Ironically, the same executives who pushed AMC in its [[NetworkDecay current direction]] were also responsible for the cancellation of ''WENN'', [[ScrewedByTheNetwork under controversial circumstances]].
15th May '15 11:50:01 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Creator/{{CBS}} generally makes at least one attempt a year to break out of the Police Procedural mode that has dominated its drama schedule since the rise of ''CSI''. The only one of this type of show that's even remotely succeeded is semi-serialized legal drama ''Series/TheGoodWife'', and even then, its ratings lag far behind just about anything else that's lasted more than a year on their schedule. The fact that the network has kept it on the schedule for three seasons and counting is quite commendable, even if its scheduling (currently Sundays @ 9, against Sunday Night Football and the likes of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones'', and that's only if the show starts on time because of football delays from the afternoon) is less so. ** ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' also stick out, as since ''1993'', they have been the only two network-based, daytime game shows on ''anyone's'' lineup. * For TheCW, and to a lesser extent the WB, ''Series/{{Reba}}'' (starring Music/RebaMcEntire) fit this role during its run. While the network was lasering in on the young, hip, and urban demographic, ''Reba'' stood out as a much more traditional, conservative sitcom. The show almost didn't make the WB-to-CW jump, but when they realized the show was already renewed through season six and that the "kill fee" for cancelling the show early would have been more expensive than making a season six, they ordered a shorted 13-episode half season to fill contractual obligations and quietly ignored it as much as they could. Even some [[http://variety.com/2007/scene/news/tv-success-depends-on-quality-network-1117965959/ industry professionals]] said the show would have been a sure hit on another network.
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* Creator/{{CBS}} generally makes at least one attempt a year to break out of the Police Procedural mode that has dominated its drama schedule since the rise of ''CSI''. The only one of this type of show that's even remotely succeeded is semi-serialized legal drama ''Series/TheGoodWife'', and even then, its ratings lag far behind just about anything else that's lasted more than a year on their schedule. The fact that the network has kept it on the schedule for three seasons and counting is quite commendable, even if its scheduling (currently Sundays @ 9, against Sunday Night Football and the likes of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones'', and that's only if the show starts on time because of football delays from the afternoon) is less so. ** so. ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' also stick out, as since ''1993'', they have been the only two network-based, daytime game shows on ''anyone's'' lineup. * For TheCW, and to a lesser extent the WB, WB: ** ''Series/{{Reba}}'' (starring Music/RebaMcEntire) fit this role during its run. While the network was lasering in on the young, hip, and urban demographic, ''Reba'' stood out as a much more traditional, conservative sitcom. The show almost didn't make the WB-to-CW jump, but when they realized the show was already renewed through season six and that the "kill fee" for cancelling the show early would have been more expensive than making a season six, they ordered a shorted 13-episode half season to fill contractual obligations and quietly ignored it as much as they could. Even some [[http://variety.com/2007/scene/news/tv-success-depends-on-quality-network-1117965959/ industry professionals]] said the show would have been a sure hit on another network.
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