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28th Oct '17 1:38:31 AM DaibhidC
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The types of hybrid shows that are shown in the UK on Saturday mornings -- effectively a VarietyShow aimed at kids. Broadcast US television used to have a milder variety of this kind of program -- and some were actually run five times a week, on weekdays -- but they have almost entirely been phased out in favor of shows that are cheaper to produce and which have higher profit margins. (And most US networks have actually phased out ''all'' Saturday-morning children's fare entirely.) The genre is probably now dead in the UK, ''Toonattik'' was the last real example and it dumped its presenters and become just a cartoon block before being axed at the end of 2010.

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The types of hybrid shows that are shown in the UK on Saturday mornings -- effectively a VarietyShow aimed at kids. Broadcast US television used to have a milder variety of this kind of program -- and some were actually run five times a week, on weekdays -- but they have almost entirely been phased out in favor of shows that are cheaper to produce and which have higher profit margins. (And most US networks have actually phased out ''all'' Saturday-morning children's fare entirely.) The genre is probably now seemed to be dead in the UK, ''Toonattik'' was the last real example and it dumped its presenters and become just a cartoon block before being axed at the end of 2010.
2010. However, TheBBC brought back the format as ''Saturday Mash-Up!'' in 2017.



** During the summer months the regular Saturday morning show took a break. Replacements included ''8:15 from Manchester'', ''Parallel 9'' (set on a alien planet of the same name), and ''Fully Booked'' (set in a fictional Scottish hotel).

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** During the summer months the regular Saturday morning show took a break. Replacements (usually from the BBC Regions, unlike the London-based main show) included ''8:15 from Manchester'', ''Parallel 9'' (set on a alien planet of the same name), and ''Fully Booked'' (set in a fictional Scottish hotel).hotel).
** 2017's ''Saturday Mash-Up!'' saw the format return over a decade after ''Dick and Dom''.
8th Oct '17 9:53:09 AM Jteka9870
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* In 2003, Cartoon Network turned their all animated Cartoon Cartoon Fridays block into a block hosted by Tommy and Nzinga (later replaced by Tara) called "Fridays". In addition to cartoons, there were two puppet characters, celebrity interviews, and musical guest performances. It ended in 2007, and was replaced by Friday Night Premiere Thunder.
8th Jul '17 9:50:26 AM nombretomado
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* On Creator/TheBBC: ''(Multi Coloured) Swap Shop'' (1976-1982), ''Saturday Superstore'' (1982-1987), ''Going Live'' (1987-1993), ''Live And Kicking'' (1993-2001) - [[SameCharacterButDifferent which were all essentially variations of the same format]].[[note]]Well, mostly. ''Swap Shop'' was perhaps memorable as, like the name suggests, kids of the era could literally bring items such as toys they didn't want to a live swap event and exchange it for others they did, proving to be one of the most popular aspects of the show according to TheOtherWiki. These days, of course, we have eBay, Freecycle and such...[[/note]]

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* On Creator/TheBBC: ''(Multi Coloured) Swap Shop'' (1976-1982), ''Saturday Superstore'' (1982-1987), ''Going Live'' (1987-1993), ''Live And Kicking'' (1993-2001) - [[SameCharacterButDifferent which were all essentially variations of the same format]].[[note]]Well, mostly. ''Swap Shop'' was perhaps memorable as, like the name suggests, kids of the era could literally bring items such as toys they didn't want to a live swap event and exchange it for others they did, proving to be one of the most popular aspects of the show according to TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki. These days, of course, we have eBay, Freecycle and such...[[/note]]
6th Mar '17 1:59:31 PM mimitchi33
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* ''Series/GetSetForLife'', an [[Edutainment edutainment]] block for preschoolers on Creator/{{CBC}}, It featured two hosts named Michael and Allison who would play pretend, do crafts, and tell stories.

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* ''Series/GetSetForLife'', an [[Edutainment [[EdutainmentShow edutainment]] block for preschoolers on Creator/{{CBC}}, It featured two hosts named Michael and Allison who would play pretend, do crafts, and tell stories.
6th Mar '17 1:58:34 PM mimitchi33
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* ''Series/GetSetForLife'', an [[Edutainment edutainment]] block for preschoolers on Creator/{{CBC}}, It featured two hosts named Michael and Allison who would play pretend, do crafts, and tell stories.
28th Jan '17 1:07:13 PM PuffyTreat
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The types of hybrid shows that are shown in the UK on Saturday mornings -- effectively a VarietyShow aimed at kids. Broadcast US television used to have a milder variety of this kind of program -- and some were actually run five times a week, on weekdays -- but they have almost entirely been phased out in favor of shows that are cheaper to produce and which have higher profit margins. (And one US network has actually phased out ''all'' Saturday-morning children's fare entirely.) The genre is probably now dead in the UK, ''Toonattik'' was the last real example and it dumped its presenters and become just a cartoon block before being axed at the end of 2010.

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The types of hybrid shows that are shown in the UK on Saturday mornings -- effectively a VarietyShow aimed at kids. Broadcast US television used to have a milder variety of this kind of program -- and some were actually run five times a week, on weekdays -- but they have almost entirely been phased out in favor of shows that are cheaper to produce and which have higher profit margins. (And one most US network has networks have actually phased out ''all'' Saturday-morning children's fare entirely.) The genre is probably now dead in the UK, ''Toonattik'' was the last real example and it dumped its presenters and become just a cartoon block before being axed at the end of 2010.
3rd Jul '16 3:02:35 AM Adept
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* Late lamented examples include ''{{Wonderama}}'', ''GeneLondon'', and ''Series/CaptainKangaroo''. (None of which were literally speaking ''Saturday'' fare, but it's the format, not the broadcast time that counts.) Also, ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'' was equal parts straight and subvertive of the genre. And then there's all the regional variations of ''TheBozoShow''.

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* Late lamented examples include ''{{Wonderama}}'', ''GeneLondon'', ''Series/{{Wonderama}}'', ''Series/GeneLondon'', and ''Series/CaptainKangaroo''. (None of which were literally speaking ''Saturday'' fare, but it's the format, not the broadcast time that counts.) Also, ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'' was equal parts straight and subvertive of the genre. And then there's all the regional variations of ''TheBozoShow''.''Series/TheBozoShow''.



* Jim Varney, as his ErnestPWorrell character, briefly revived the genre with ''Hey Vern, It's Ernest!'' in 1988.

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* Jim Varney, as his ErnestPWorrell Film/ErnestPWorrell character, briefly revived the genre with ''Hey Vern, It's Ernest!'' in 1988.
30th Jun '16 9:03:01 AM MsChibi
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* Celebrities being interviewed and/or singing.

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* [[CelebrityStar Celebrities being interviewed and/or singing.singing]].
28th May '15 7:51:54 AM Medinoc
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* Phone in competitions (often involving things that require you to watch the cartoons)

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* Phone in Phone-in competitions (often involving things that require you to watch the cartoons)
28th May '15 7:50:51 AM Medinoc
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* ''Televisator [[NumberedTVStations 2]]'' (1993-1994) was a show about video games and cartoons (''TinyToons'', etc.)

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* ''Televisator [[NumberedTVStations 2]]'' (1993-1994) was a show about video games and cartoons (''TinyToons'', (''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', etc.)


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** In fact, France had a quite bunch of such shows which alternate cartoons and inane jokes involving live-action hosts. This may have had some legal causes (laws requiring homeland-produced original content, etc.)
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