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29th May '17 9:32:30 PM Twentington
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* Inversion: Bigger Picture Music Group closed while Craig Campbell's "Keep Them Kisses Comin'" was in the high teens on the country music charts, so Craig spent the next several weeks calling up stations by himself to request that they keep playing the song, in order to help get it into the Top 10 -- which it did.
25th May '17 5:43:34 PM Twentington
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* BNA Records closed while Casey James' "Crying on a Suitcase" was on the charts, so he was seamlessly moved to sister label Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the middle of the song's chart run.
3rd May '17 8:09:46 PM LinTaylor
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* Happens InUniverse in ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', where the manga anthology ''Shonen Blood'', was saved by an alien publishing company after its original cancellation. Making this slightly odd, ''Shonen Blood'' '''did''' exist in the real world, and '''did''' get cancelled after six issues; no word on its being rescued by aliens, however.

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* Happens InUniverse in ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', where the title character explains in one episode that sometimes alien publishing companies will rescue anime and manga anthology titles that got cancelled on Earth but were popular in space. The specific example cited is ''Shonen Blood'', which was saved by an alien publishing company after its original cancellation. Making this slightly odd, ''Shonen Blood'' '''did''' exist in the a real world, and '''did''' get cancelled manga anthology that folded after six issues; no word on its being rescued by aliens, however.
20th Feb '17 4:51:42 PM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was the only real option for roleplayers for years. With the guiding hands of Creator/GaryGygax and Creator/DaveArneson, the granddaddy of all {{RPG}}s inspired ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', and gave rise to popular novels featuring characters such as [[EnsembleDarkhorse Drizz't Do'urden]]. However, the good times weren't meant to last -- things started falling apart after Gygax sold the company to [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Lorraine Williams]], who proceeded to milk the franchise dry by oversaturating the market with new settings (such as ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'', which has become a CultClassic), and launched disastrous [[FollowTheLeader rip-offs]] of their biggest competitor, ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Eventually, this and her terrible attitude towards fans, where she would have TSR [[KickTheDog sue fans]] for ''even talking about D&D on dedicated forums'' caught up with the company, killing TSR. Suddenly, the makers of ''[=MtG=]'', Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast, decided to rescue ''D&D'' by buying it out. Why? Not only would it give Wizards something to fall back on if ''Magic'' ever stopped selling, but Peter Adkison [[BigNameFan was a big fan]] of ''D&D'', and wanted to ensure its survival. More of the story can be found [[http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/539/539628p1.html here]]. It's perfect for bringing up around [[FanDumb grognards]] who are complaining about how Wizards is ruining ''D&D'' through 4E.
** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PyrrhicVictory PhyrricVictory]]: The grogs do have a point though; Wizards bought ''D&D'' but then were promptly bought by Creator/{{Hasbro}}. Now, with a corporation breathing down their neck, they turn out 4th Edition, probably one of the most divisive editions in ''D&D's'' history.
* Creator/GamesWorkshop has been producing ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' for thirty years at this point, but aside from a relatively brief run with ''Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay'' and a few "unofficial supplements" that would allow for 40k runs, little to nothing was done for decades. Then, to great acclaim, GW announced the opening of Black Industries, an imprint of their Black Library branch focused entirely on creating {{tabletop RPG}}s. The second edition of the ''Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay'' system was finally released, and shortly afterwards they released ''Dark Heresy'', the first official 40k RPG. Then... [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Black Industries was unceremoniously closed]] as GW decided to focus on miniatures. Within months, however, GW announced a new partnership with Creator/FantasyFlightGames, who have increased the library for the 40K [=RPGs=] to 5 main lines with numerous supplements each, as well as produced almost two dozen supplements for Fantasy.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was the only real option for roleplayers for years. With the guiding hands of Creator/GaryGygax and Creator/DaveArneson, the granddaddy of all {{RPG}}s inspired ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', and gave rise to popular novels featuring characters such as [[EnsembleDarkhorse Drizz't Do'urden]]. However, the good times weren't meant to last -- things started falling apart after Gygax sold the company to [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Lorraine Williams]], who proceeded to milk the franchise dry by oversaturating the market with new settings (such as ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'', which has become a CultClassic), and launched disastrous [[FollowTheLeader rip-offs]] of their biggest competitor, ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Eventually, this and her terrible attitude towards fans, where she would have TSR Creator/{{TSR}} [[KickTheDog sue fans]] for ''even talking about D&D on dedicated forums'' caught up with the company, killing TSR.Creator/{{TSR}}. Suddenly, the makers of ''[=MtG=]'', Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast, decided to rescue ''D&D'' by buying it out. Why? Not only would it give Wizards something to fall back on if ''Magic'' ever stopped selling, but Peter Adkison [[BigNameFan was a big fan]] of ''D&D'', and wanted to ensure its survival. More of the story can be found [[http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/539/539628p1.html here]]. It's perfect for bringing up around [[FanDumb grognards]] who are complaining about how Wizards is ruining ''D&D'' through 4E.
** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PyrrhicVictory PhyrricVictory]]: PhyrricVictory: The grogs do have a point though; Wizards bought ''D&D'' but then were promptly bought by Creator/{{Hasbro}}. Now, with a corporation breathing down their neck, they turn out 4th Edition, probably one of the most divisive editions in ''D&D's'' history.
* Creator/GamesWorkshop has been producing ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' for thirty years at this point, but aside from a relatively brief run with ''Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' and a few "unofficial supplements" that would allow for 40k runs, little to nothing was done for decades. Then, to great acclaim, GW announced the opening of Black Industries, an imprint of their Black Library branch focused entirely on creating {{tabletop RPG}}s. The second edition of the ''Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay'' system was finally released, and shortly afterwards they released ''Dark Heresy'', ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'', the first official 40k RPG. Then... [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Black Industries was unceremoniously closed]] as GW decided to focus on miniatures. Within months, however, GW announced a new partnership with Creator/FantasyFlightGames, who have increased the library for the 40K [=RPGs=] to 5 main lines with numerous supplements each, as well as produced almost two dozen supplements for Fantasy.
21st Jan '17 8:49:31 PM jtoonsanimation
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' was originally going to be on Creator/CartoonNetwork, but it was rejected and Creator/DisneyXD picked it up instead.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' was originally going to be on Creator/CartoonNetwork, but it was rejected and Creator/DisneyXD Creator/DisneyChannel picked it up instead.instead, who later moved the series to Creator/DisneyXD
16th Jan '17 11:41:33 AM BoyNinja
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** The eventual purchase of Creator/HudsonSoft from Creator/{{Konami}} would heavily decrease any chances for ''Franchise/{{Bomberman}}'' to appear on a console. Once more, Nintendo stepped in to help its creator create ''Super Bomberman R'' for a UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch launch title.
15th Jan '17 10:10:26 PM Twentington
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* Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's 1999 album ''Bang Bang Bang'' was originally going to be released on Rising Tide Records, which closed before the album could get out. It was then moved over to Decca, which ''also'' closed without releasing the album. [=DreamWorks=] Records finally released it.

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* Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's 1999 album ''Bang Bang Bang'' was originally going to be released on Rising Tide Records, which Records in 1998. Rising Tide also promoted the title track as the lead single, but that label closed before the album could get out. It was then moved over to Decca, which ''also'' closed without releasing before they could release the album. [=DreamWorks=] Records finally released it.it in 1999, and re-released the title track.
15th Jan '17 4:15:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]'' was first to be published by Vivendi, but then they merged with Sierra, so Double Fine went to Creator/{{Activision}}, who dropped it too, so then it was picked up by ElectronicArts. Disappointed by the game's sales, EA [[ScrewedByTheNetwork killed the sequel]], which nearly drove Double Fine to bankruptcy.

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* ''[[BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]'' ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' was first to be published by Vivendi, but then they merged with Sierra, so Double Fine went to Creator/{{Activision}}, who dropped it too, so then it was picked up by ElectronicArts. Disappointed by the game's sales, EA [[ScrewedByTheNetwork killed the sequel]], which nearly drove Double Fine to bankruptcy.
14th Jan '17 12:27:24 PM KeithM
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Where TV is concerned, sometimes Network to the Rescue can result in, or be the result of, an [[UnCanceled un-canceling]], as was the case with ''Series/{{JAG}}'s'' move from Creator/{{NBC}} after its first season (1995-96) to {{CBS}}, where it stayed on the air for ''nine more seasons'' and [[Series/{{NCIS}} spun off a popular show which in its tenth season (2013) became the highest-rated prime-time drama]]. Not to mention that the spin-off has a [[Series/NCISLosAngeles successful spin-off of its own]].

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Where TV is concerned, sometimes Network to the Rescue can result in, or be the result of, an [[UnCanceled un-canceling]], as was the case with ''Series/{{JAG}}'s'' move from Creator/{{NBC}} after its first season (1995-96) to {{CBS}}, where it stayed on the air for ''nine more seasons'' and [[Series/{{NCIS}} spun off a popular show which in its tenth season (2013) became the highest-rated prime-time drama]]. Not to mention that the spin-off has a ''two'' [[Series/NCISLosAngeles successful spin-off spin-offs]] [[Series/NCISNewOrleans of its own]].
14th Jan '17 12:23:45 PM nombretomado
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* After the 3D ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' title was cancelled by Creator/LucasArts in 2004, LucasArts fired a great majority of their "creative division", and most of them went on to form Telltale Games. Telltale picked up the cancelled 3D game and completely remade it into the episodic ''Sam & Max: Season 1'' (or ''Sam & Max Save the World!'' as the console versions are called), with excellent results.

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* After the 3D ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' title was cancelled by Creator/LucasArts in 2004, LucasArts [=LucasArts=] fired a great majority of their "creative division", and most of them went on to form Telltale Games. Telltale picked up the cancelled 3D game and completely remade it into the episodic ''Sam & Max: Season 1'' (or ''Sam & Max Save the World!'' as the console versions are called), with excellent results.
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