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3rd Jan '18 4:46:13 AM jormis29
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* Early in Creator/SpikeTV's life, they had a block of three cartoons on an otherwise live-action lineup: ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon]]'', and ''WesternAnimation/GaryTheRat''. While all three were "adult" cartoons, they still stuck out like a sore thumb on a network that was already targeted to adult males.

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* Early in Creator/SpikeTV's life, they had a block of three cartoons on an otherwise live-action lineup: ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon]]'', ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpyAdultPartyCartoon'', and ''WesternAnimation/GaryTheRat''. While all three were "adult" cartoons, they still stuck out like a sore thumb on a network that was already targeted to adult males.
29th Dec '17 11:32:26 PM C2
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* ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown'' was this on [[ChannelHop every channel it appeared on]] until its landing at USA Network, though it tends to bring in consistently superb ratings. Despite that, Creator/TheCW eventually dumped the show because of this trope.

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* ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown'' The previously mentioned ''WWE Smackdown'' was this on [[ChannelHop every channel it appeared on]] until Creator/{{Syfy}} as well, along with its landing at USA Network, though it tends to bring in consistently superb ratings. Despite that, Creator/TheCW eventually dumped predecessor programs on that network, the show because Wrestling/{{ECW}} revival and the initial incarnations of this trope.''Wrestling/WWENXT''.



* ''Series/The700Club'' is this for Creator/{{Freeform}} (and Fox[=/=]ABC Family before it), thanks to the network being contractually forbidden to get rid of it. It would be more at home on Creator/{{TBN}} and/or whatever local stations are willing to sell Pat Robertson a full-hour {{infomercial}} block.

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* ''Series/The700Club'' is this for Creator/{{Freeform}} (and Fox[=/=]ABC Family before it), thanks to the network being contractually forbidden to get rid of it. It would be also airs on places that are more at of a home on for it, Creator/{{TBN}} and/or whatever and the local stations that are willing to sell Pat Robertson a full-hour {{infomercial}} block.
29th Dec '17 11:23:12 PM C2
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* ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown'' has been this on [[ChannelHop every channel it's appeared on]], though it tends to bring in consistently superb ratings. Despite that, Creator/TheCW eventually dumped the show because of this trope.

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* ''Wrestling/WWESmackDown'' has been was this on [[ChannelHop every channel it's it appeared on]], on]] until its landing at USA Network, though it tends to bring in consistently superb ratings. Despite that, Creator/TheCW eventually dumped the show because of this trope.
29th Dec '17 2:12:56 PM tacomaster
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** That not enough? It airs ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. Let that sink in.
23rd Dec '17 4:01:24 PM nombretomado
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* For TheCW, and to a lesser extent the WB:

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* For TheCW, Creator/TheCW, and to a lesser extent the WB:
16th Nov '17 6:39:57 AM mimitchi33
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** ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol'' became this for Creator/NickJr when it premiered. While the other shows on the block focused on preparing kids for school, this show was a Canadian import from TV Ontario that focused on social morals. However, unlike most examples of this trope, it went on to be their biggest hit since ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' [[FollowTheLeader and caused them to create MANY other preschool shows that were similar in educational themes, and were extremely toyetic.]] Examples: ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'', ''WesternAnimation/RustyRivets'', ''WesternAnimation/NellaThePrincessKnight'', ''WesternAnimation/SunnyDay'', and ''WesternAnimation/TopWing''. It has gotten to the point where the only educational show left on that channel that is still running is ''WesternAnimation/BlazeAndTheMonsterMachines''.

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** ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol'' became this for Creator/NickJr when it premiered. While the other shows on the block focused on preparing kids for school, this show was a Canadian import from TV Ontario that focused on social morals. However, unlike most examples of this trope, it went on to be their biggest hit since ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' [[FollowTheLeader and caused them to create MANY other preschool shows that were similar in educational themes, and were extremely toyetic.]] Examples: ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'', ''WesternAnimation/RustyRivets'', ''WesternAnimation/NellaThePrincessKnight'', ''WesternAnimation/SunnyDay'', and ''WesternAnimation/TopWing''. It has gotten to the point where the only educational show first-run shows left on that the channel that is still running is ''WesternAnimation/BlazeAndTheMonsterMachines''.are ''WesternAnimation/BlazeAndTheMonsterMachines'' and ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''.
16th Nov '17 4:25:05 AM Excelsior123
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** ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol'' became this for Creator/NickJr when it premiered. While the other shows on the block focused on preparing kids for school, this show was a Canadian import from TV Ontario that focused on social morals. However, unlike most examples of this trope, it went on to be their biggest hit since ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' and caused them to create preschool shows that were similar in educational themes.

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** ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol'' became this for Creator/NickJr when it premiered. While the other shows on the block focused on preparing kids for school, this show was a Canadian import from TV Ontario that focused on social morals. However, unlike most examples of this trope, it went on to be their biggest hit since ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' [[FollowTheLeader and caused them to create MANY other preschool shows that were similar in educational themes.themes, and were extremely toyetic.]] Examples: ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'', ''WesternAnimation/RustyRivets'', ''WesternAnimation/NellaThePrincessKnight'', ''WesternAnimation/SunnyDay'', and ''WesternAnimation/TopWing''. It has gotten to the point where the only educational show left on that channel that is still running is ''WesternAnimation/BlazeAndTheMonsterMachines''.
24th Oct '17 6:50:39 AM cdrood
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*** Its SpiritualSuccessor on the network was ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' which, similarly gave more focus to adults. This is likely because it's a SequelSeries to ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' and made an honest effort to appeal to that show's fans, even within the limitations of TheDisneyChannel.
22nd Oct '17 5:39:42 PM nombretomado
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* ChannelFive's [[AdoredByTheNetwork unquenchable thirst for procedurals]] increasingly means that almost any scripted import which can't fit into that category somehow (or which isn't [[Series/HomeAndAway an Australian]] [[Series/{{Neighbours}} soap opera]]) is living on borrowed time. Just ask British fans of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' (which the channel let go despite it doing well), ''Series/BreakingBad'', ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' or ''Series/ThirtyRock''.

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* ChannelFive's Creator/ChannelFive's [[AdoredByTheNetwork unquenchable thirst for procedurals]] increasingly means that almost any scripted import which can't fit into that category somehow (or which isn't [[Series/HomeAndAway an Australian]] [[Series/{{Neighbours}} soap opera]]) is living on borrowed time. Just ask British fans of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' (which the channel let go despite it doing well), ''Series/BreakingBad'', ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' or ''Series/ThirtyRock''.
4th Oct '17 6:40:23 AM mimitchi33
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** ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol'' became this for Creator/NickJr when it premiered. While the other shows on the block focused on preparing kids for school, this show was a Canadian import from TV Ontario that focused on social morals. However, unlike most examples of this trope, it went on to be their biggest hit since ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' and caused them to create preschool shows that were similar in educational themes.
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