History Main / NetworkRedHeadedStepChild

26th Jun '16 11:47:37 PM Lirodon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** As of 2015, ''Lip Sync Battle''--a program in which celebrities compete against each other with increasingly elaborate lip-sync acts to popular music, has become the new redheaded stepchild of Spike as the first major product of a plan to begin downplaying its male skew. That didn't prevent the series from becoming Spike's biggest premiere ever.
26th Jun '16 11:33:54 PM Lirodon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The NHRA (the National Hot Rod Association), the sanctioning body for drag racing in the United States, is supposed to see their events air on [[{{Creator/ESPN}} ESPN2]] every weekend. That's not really the case though; whenever there's a delayed event on the main channel and something else like a baseball or basketball game is scheduled, the NHRA is shoved off and viewers have to cross their fingers that ESPN moves it over to [=ESPNEWS=] to air in full, the delayed event is only a few minutes on [=ESPN2=], or that the later replay isn't pre-empted itself.
* ''Series/The700Club'' is this for Creator/ABCFamily (and Fox 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 Robetson a full-hour {{infomercial}} block.

to:

* The NHRA (the National Hot Rod Association), the sanctioning body for drag racing in the United States, is was supposed to see their events air on [[{{Creator/ESPN}} ESPN2]] every weekend. That's not wasn't really the case though; whenever there's a delayed event on the main channel and something else like a baseball or basketball game is scheduled, the NHRA is was shoved off and viewers have to cross their fingers that ESPN moves it over to [=ESPNEWS=] to air in full, the delayed event [=ESPN2=] broadcast is only a few minutes on [=ESPN2=], late, or that the later replay isn't pre-empted itself.
itself. In 2016, the NHRA began a new contract with Fox Sports 1 and 2; Fox announced plans to be a bit more consistent in its broadcasting of NHRA events, stating that it would broadcast live Sunday coverage from most of the events in its flagship series.
* ''Series/The700Club'' is this for Creator/ABCFamily Creator/{{Freeform}} (and Fox 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 Robetson a full-hour {{infomercial}} block.
22nd Jun '16 1:19:54 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In Cartoon Network's earliest days, ''TheBananaSplits'' was aired despite being mostly live action, just with a few animated segments.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''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.

to:

** ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''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.

to:

** ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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]].

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 122. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.NetworkRedHeadedStepChild