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22nd Jun '16 1:19:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** In Cartoon Network's earliest days, ''TheBananaSplits'' was aired despite being mostly live action, just with a few animated segments.

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** In Cartoon Network's earliest days, ''TheBananaSplits'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits'' was aired despite being mostly live action, just with a few animated segments.
15th May '16 11:45:29 PM nombretomado
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** ''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.

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** ''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.Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
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:
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''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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** 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.
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