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20th Apr '17 8:55:12 AM CosmicFerret
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** The short-lived ''Series/LawAndOrderLA'' did this ''twice'' in their only season: first adding TerranceHoward as a the lead on a second "Order" team, then later dropping Skeet Ulrich, moving Alfred Molina into his slot (and into the show's top billing) and bringing in Alana de la Garza from [[LawAndOrder The Mothership]] to take Molina's place. It didn't work.

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** The short-lived ''Series/LawAndOrderLA'' did this ''twice'' in their only season: first adding TerranceHoward as a the lead on a second "Order" team, then later dropping Skeet Ulrich, moving Alfred Molina into his slot (and into the show's top billing) and bringing in Alana de la Garza from [[LawAndOrder [[Series/LawAndOrder The Mothership]] to take Molina's place. It didn't work.
25th Feb '17 12:59:01 PM mimitchi33
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* An example crossing this trope over with PreviewPiggybacking: During the commercial breaks of the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as during one commercial break of ''Film/{{Hairspray}} Live!'', trailers for the season finale of ''Series/TheVoice'' were shown claiming that viewers could catch a sneak peak of the then-upcoming [[Creator/IlluminationEntertainment Illumination]] film ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'' during it. The ads turned out to be a lie, since the preview shown during the episode had no new clips in it, comprised entirely of footage and that had been shown in previous trailers, with slight alterations.

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* An example crossing this trope over with PreviewPiggybacking: During the commercial breaks of the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as during one commercial break of ''Film/{{Hairspray}} Live!'', trailers for the season finale of ''Series/TheVoice'' were shown claiming that viewers could catch a sneak peak of the then-upcoming [[Creator/IlluminationEntertainment Illumination]] film ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'' during it. The ads turned out to be a lie, since the preview shown during the episode had no new clips in it, being comprised entirely of footage and that had been shown in previous trailers, trailers with slight alterations.
25th Feb '17 12:58:11 PM mimitchi33
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* An example crossing this trope over with PreviewPiggybacking: During the commercial breaks of the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as during one commercial break of ''Musical/Hairspray Live!'', trailers for the season finale of ''Series/TheVoice'' were shown claiming that viewers could catch a sneak peak of the then-upcoming Creator/IlluminationEntertainment
film ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'' during it. The ads turned out to be a lie, since the preview shown during the episode had no new clips in it, comprised entirely of footage and that had been shown in previous trailers, with slight alterations.

to:

* An example crossing this trope over with PreviewPiggybacking: During the commercial breaks of the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as during one commercial break of ''Musical/Hairspray ''Film/{{Hairspray}} Live!'', trailers for the season finale of ''Series/TheVoice'' were shown claiming that viewers could catch a sneak peak of the then-upcoming Creator/IlluminationEntertainment
[[Creator/IlluminationEntertainment Illumination]] film ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'' during it. The ads turned out to be a lie, since the preview shown during the episode had no new clips in it, comprised entirely of footage and that had been shown in previous trailers, with slight alterations.
25th Feb '17 12:56:15 PM mimitchi33
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An example crossing this trope over with PreviewPiggybacking: During the commercial breaks of the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as during one commercial break of ''Musical/Hairspray Live!'', trailers for the season finale of ''Series/TheVoice'' were shown claiming that viewers could catch a sneak peak of the then-upcoming Creator/IlluminationEntertainment

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* An example crossing this trope over with PreviewPiggybacking: During the commercial breaks of the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as during one commercial break of ''Musical/Hairspray Live!'', trailers for the season finale of ''Series/TheVoice'' were shown claiming that viewers could catch a sneak peak of the then-upcoming Creator/IlluminationEntertainment
25th Feb '17 12:55:33 PM mimitchi33
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An example crossing this trope over with PreviewPiggybacking: During the commercial breaks of the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as during one commercial break of ''Musical/Hairspray Live!'', trailers for the season finale of ''Series/TheVoice'' were shown claiming that viewers could catch a sneak peak of the then-upcoming Creator/IlluminationEntertainment
film ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'' during it. The ads turned out to be a lie, since the preview shown during the episode had no new clips in it, comprised entirely of footage and that had been shown in previous trailers, with slight alterations.
21st Feb '17 12:27:54 PM mimitchi33
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** There was also the 200th episode, "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?", which was advertised like it was the finale of the series. Even rival children's channels thought it was going to be like this, [[NoHoperRepeat scheduling marathons of their shows]] against the episode. However, this was not the case, as the problem in the episode was resolved rather quickly. Fans of the show considered it pretty good and said it was the best episode of the show that was a ratings stunt. The fact Jon Hamm of appeared in it and played a similar role to his one on ''Series/MadMen'' probably helped.

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** There was also the 200th episode, "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?", which was advertised like it was the finale of the series. Even rival children's channels thought it was going to be like this, [[NoHoperRepeat scheduling marathons of their shows]] against the episode. However, this was not the case, as the problem in the episode was resolved rather quickly. Fans of the show considered it pretty good and said it was the best episode of the any TV show that was done as a ratings stunt. The fact that Jon Hamm of appeared in it and [[InkSuitActor played a similar role role]] to his one on ''Series/MadMen'' probably helped.
21st Feb '17 12:26:35 PM mimitchi33
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** There was also the 200th episode, "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?", which was advertised like it was the finale of the series. Even rival children's channels thought it was going to be like this, [[NoHoperRepeat scheduling marathons of their shows]] against the episode. However, this was not the case, as the problem in the episode was resolved rather quickly. Fans of the show considered it pretty good and said it was the best episode of the show that was a ratings stunt. The fact that the episode featured a ''Series/MadMen'' parody probably helped.

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** There was also the 200th episode, "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?", which was advertised like it was the finale of the series. Even rival children's channels thought it was going to be like this, [[NoHoperRepeat scheduling marathons of their shows]] against the episode. However, this was not the case, as the problem in the episode was resolved rather quickly. Fans of the show considered it pretty good and said it was the best episode of the show that was a ratings stunt. The fact that the episode featured Jon Hamm of appeared in it and played a similar role to his one on ''Series/MadMen'' parody probably helped.
21st Feb '17 6:23:07 AM mimitchi33
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** There was also the 200th episode, "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?", which was advertised like it was the finale of the series. Even rival children's channels thought it was going to be like this, [[NoHoperRepeat scheduling marathons of their shows]] against the episode. However, this was not the case, as the problem in the episode was resolved rather quickly. Fans of the show considered it pretty good and said it was the best episode of the show that was a ratings stunt. The fact that the episode featured a ''Series/MadMen'' parody probably helped.
21st Dec '16 5:52:30 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/KellyKelly, the "vixen exhibitionist" who had promised to remove her clothing on the first episode on the derided SYFY Wrestling/{{ECW}} {{revival}} in a desperate attempt to attract a fan base adverse to the show's very idea around. When Kelly, predictably, failed to go all the way through and failed get over they kept trying by partnering her with [[Wrestling/Layla two]] [[Wrestling/BrookeAdams more]] exhibitionists, [[CreatorsPet who together became the least popular part]] of an unpopular show.

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* Wrestling/KellyKelly, the "vixen exhibitionist" who had promised to remove her clothing on the first episode on the derided SYFY Wrestling/{{ECW}} {{revival}} in a desperate attempt to attract a fan base adverse to the show's very idea around. When Kelly, predictably, failed to go all the way through and failed get over they kept trying by partnering her with [[Wrestling/Layla [[Wrestling/{{Layla}} two]] [[Wrestling/BrookeAdams more]] exhibitionists, [[CreatorsPet who together became the least popular part]] of an unpopular show.
21st Dec '16 5:51:41 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/KellyKelly, the "vixen exhibitionist" who had promised to remove her clothing on the first episode on the derided SYFY Wrestling/{{ECW}} {{revival}} in a desperate attempt to attract a fan base adverse to the show's very idea around. When Kelly, predictably, failed to go all the way through and failed get over they kept trying by partnering her with [[Wrestling/LaylaEl two]] [[Wrestling/BrookeAdams more]] exhibitionists, [[CreatorsPet who together became the least popular part]] of an unpopular show.

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* Wrestling/KellyKelly, the "vixen exhibitionist" who had promised to remove her clothing on the first episode on the derided SYFY Wrestling/{{ECW}} {{revival}} in a desperate attempt to attract a fan base adverse to the show's very idea around. When Kelly, predictably, failed to go all the way through and failed get over they kept trying by partnering her with [[Wrestling/LaylaEl [[Wrestling/Layla two]] [[Wrestling/BrookeAdams more]] exhibitionists, [[CreatorsPet who together became the least popular part]] of an unpopular show.
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