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17th Feb '18 12:21:02 PM darkchiefy
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* One of the most notorious and tragic musical examples was Music/BigStar. They might have actually been big stars if their albums hadn't been distributed by the crumbling Stax label.

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* One of the most notorious and tragic musical examples was Music/BigStar. They might have actually been big stars if their albums hadn't been distributed by the crumbling [[Creator/StaxRecords Stax label.label]].
15th Feb '18 12:53:41 PM TheMountainKing
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7th Feb '18 10:28:10 AM Mario1995
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** They ultimately wound up screwing them anyway, but it took a few years; when it came time to renew contracts, CBS wasn't interested despite the high ratings. ''[=SmackDown=]'' moved to the much-less-notable Creator/MyNetworkTV, and started beating The CW in ratings by a good margin.
*** Then it got screwed by Memphis and Des Moines when those cities decided to dump Creator/MyNetworkTV after they went to a syndicated model in September 2009, however in both cases the CW affiliate picked ''[=SmackDown=]'' up for Saturday nights and pretty much got station upgrades otherwise. The rest of the Creator/MyNetworkTV schedule was blissfully ignored by both of them.

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** They ultimately wound up screwing them anyway, but it took a few years; when it came time to renew contracts, CBS The CW wasn't interested despite the high ratings. ratings, primarily because the series didn't fit with the network's more teen-oriented output that UPN didn't have. ''[=SmackDown=]'' moved to the much-less-notable Creator/MyNetworkTV, Creator/MyNetworkTV in late September 2008, and started beating The CW in ratings by a good margin.
*** Then it got screwed by Memphis and Des Moines when those cities decided to dump Creator/MyNetworkTV after they went to a syndicated model in September 2009, however in both cases the CW affiliate picked ''[=SmackDown=]'' up for Saturday nights and pretty much got station upgrades otherwise. The rest of the Creator/MyNetworkTV schedule was blissfully ignored by both of them. ''[=SmackDown=]'' would then move to Creator/{{Syfy}} (after the ''ECW'' reboot was canceled) and remain there for almost six years before it finally joined ''Raw'' on USA Network.
7th Feb '18 10:19:32 AM Mario1995
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* Wrestling/{{ECW}}'s relationship with [[Creator/SpikeTV TNN]], as exemplified in a now-infamous [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuq6i5 shoot]] by then-chairman Wrestling/PaulHeyman on a September 2000 program in which TNN refused to air (it ended up airing on ECW's syndicated program, ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Hardcore TV''), was turbulent: "You have to be an ECW fan to watch this show, because, God knows, the network has never put out one freaking commercial or one press release to let you know that we're here!" Heyman would go on to explain in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}-produced documentary ''The Rise and Fall of ECW'' that he blamed TNN's double-dealing for the demise of ECW; TNN rather publicly negotiated with, and subsequently signed, WWE to their network while marginalizing ECW further and further by the week, but refused to pull the trigger and actually cancel ECW, which prevented him from shopping the show around to other networks. In the last few months of the TNN run, Heyman was in open WriterRevolt, ramping up the show's offensive content and brazenly insulting TNN and its execs in an attempt to incite TNN to finally cancel the show in hopes of finding greener pastures elsewhere. The plan ultimately backfired on ECW when TNN finally did cancel the program...and ECW found themselves to be completely dried out of funds, sending the promotion into bankruptcy a year later.

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* Wrestling/{{ECW}}'s relationship with [[Creator/SpikeTV TNN]], as exemplified in a now-infamous [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuq6i5 shoot]] by then-chairman Wrestling/PaulHeyman on a September 2000 program in which TNN refused to air (it ended up airing on ECW's syndicated program, ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Hardcore TV''), was turbulent: "You have to be an ECW fan to watch this show, because, God knows, the network has never put out one freaking commercial or one press release to let you know that we're here!" Heyman would go on to explain in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}-produced documentary ''The Rise and Fall of ECW'' that he blamed TNN's double-dealing for the demise of ECW; TNN rather publicly negotiated with, and subsequently signed, WWE to their network while marginalizing ECW further and further by the week, but refused to pull the trigger and actually cancel ECW, which prevented him from shopping the show around to other networks. In the last few months of the TNN run, Heyman was in open WriterRevolt, ramping up the show's offensive content and brazenly insulting TNN and its execs in an attempt to incite TNN to finally cancel the show in hopes of finding greener pastures elsewhere. The plan ultimately backfired on ECW when TNN finally did cancel the program...and ECW found themselves to be completely dried out of funds, sending the promotion into bankruptcy a year later. Ironically, Heyman would later sign with WWE after the bankruptcy and the latter would end up buying ECW's assets from bankruptcy court two years later.
7th Feb '18 9:58:46 AM Mario1995
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* How about an entire company screwed by the network? In 2001, AOL Time Warner was openly looking to sell Wrestling/{{WCW}}, producer of the highest-rated shows for TNT (''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro'') and TBS (''WCW Thunder''), fretting over sagging ratings[[note]]In part thanks to the infamous FingerpokeOfDoom incident during a 1999 broadcast of ''Monday Nitro''[[/note]] and growing executive hostility over the industry of professional wrestling. A group of investors, lead by WCW head booker Wrestling/EricBischoff, had a deal in principle to take over the company and absorb the production costs that the network had been covering. However, with WCW eating up two hours of prime-time and the company millions of dollars in the red with no evidence things were going to get any better, Jamie Kellner, then the Turner Networks CEO, decided to cancel all WCW programming from Turner networks, torpedoing the deal. Wrestling/VinceMcMahon (head of WCW's longtime rival World Wrestling Federation) then swooped in and bought out WCW's remaining assets (mostly wrestler contracts and its deep tape library) for pennies on the dollar. That said, Kellner had wanted to cancel the unprofitable company for a quite a while, and the only reason WCW stayed on TV for as long as it did was the intervention of Ted Turner, who had a soft spot for wrestling. Once Turner was out of power at the network, Kellner was supported by just about everyone at the company.[[note]]Wrestling fans note - with a good bit of schadenfreude - that TNT's replacements for Nitro, the Wall Street drama ''Bull'' and a live-action adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}'' both ended up being quickly cancelled (though for different reasons: ''Bull'' simply bombed in the ratings, while ''Witchblade'' was sunk by star Yancey Butler's substance abuse issues) and it would be years before TNT found a Monday Night winner with ''Series/TheCloser.''[[/note]]

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* How about an entire company screwed by the network? In 2001, AOL Time Warner was openly looking to sell Wrestling/{{WCW}}, producer of the highest-rated shows for TNT (''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro'') and TBS (''WCW Thunder''), fretting over sagging ratings[[note]]In part thanks to a number of [[ExecutiveMeddling poor decisions by WCW executives]], convoluted storylines and GimmickMatches arranged by head writer Wrestling/VinceRusso, and the infamous FingerpokeOfDoom incident during a 1999 broadcast of ''Monday Nitro''[[/note]] and growing executive hostility over the industry of professional wrestling. A group of investors, lead by WCW head booker Wrestling/EricBischoff, had a deal in principle to take over the company and absorb the production costs that the network had been covering. However, with WCW eating up two hours of prime-time and the company millions of dollars in the red with no evidence things were going to get any better, Jamie Kellner, then the Turner Networks CEO, decided to cancel all WCW programming from Turner networks, torpedoing the deal. Wrestling/VinceMcMahon (head of WCW's longtime rival World Wrestling Federation) then swooped in and bought out WCW's remaining assets (mostly wrestler contracts and its deep tape library) for pennies on the dollar. That said, Kellner had wanted to cancel the unprofitable company for a quite a while, and the only reason WCW stayed on TV for as long as it did was the intervention of Ted Turner, who had a soft spot for wrestling. Once Turner was out of power at the network, Kellner was supported by just about everyone at the company.[[note]]Wrestling fans note - with a good bit of schadenfreude - that TNT's replacements for Nitro, the Wall Street drama ''Bull'' and a live-action adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}'' both ended up being quickly cancelled (though for different reasons: ''Bull'' simply bombed in the ratings, while ''Witchblade'' was sunk by star Yancey Butler's substance abuse issues) and it would be years before TNT found a Monday Night winner with ''Series/TheCloser.''[[/note]]
7th Feb '18 9:54:00 AM Mario1995
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* Wrestling/{{ECW}}'s relationship with [[Creator/SpikeTV TNN]], as exemplified in a now-infamous quote by then-chairman Wrestling/PaulHeyman on a September 2000 program in which TNN refused to air (it ended up airing on ECW's syndicated program, ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Hardcore TV''), was turbulent: "You have to be an ECW fan to watch this show, because, God knows, the network has never put out one freaking commercial or one press release to let you know that we're here!" Heyman would go on to explain in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}-produced documentary ''The Rise and Fall of ECW'' that he blamed TNN's double-dealing for the demise of ECW; TNN rather publicly negotiated with, and subsequently signed, WWE to their network while marginalizing ECW further and further by the week, but refused to pull the trigger and actually cancel ECW, which prevented him from shopping the show around to other networks. In the last few months of the TNN run, Heyman was in open WriterRevolt, ramping up the show's offensive content and brazenly insulting TNN and its execs in an attempt to incite TNN to finally cancel the show in hopes of finding greener pastures elsewhere. The plan ultimately backfired on ECW when TNN finally did cancel the program...and ECW found themselves to be completely dried out of funds, sending the promotion into bankruptcy a year later.

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* Wrestling/{{ECW}}'s relationship with [[Creator/SpikeTV TNN]], as exemplified in a now-infamous quote [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xuq6i5 shoot]] by then-chairman Wrestling/PaulHeyman on a September 2000 program in which TNN refused to air (it ended up airing on ECW's syndicated program, ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Hardcore TV''), was turbulent: "You have to be an ECW fan to watch this show, because, God knows, the network has never put out one freaking commercial or one press release to let you know that we're here!" Heyman would go on to explain in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}-produced documentary ''The Rise and Fall of ECW'' that he blamed TNN's double-dealing for the demise of ECW; TNN rather publicly negotiated with, and subsequently signed, WWE to their network while marginalizing ECW further and further by the week, but refused to pull the trigger and actually cancel ECW, which prevented him from shopping the show around to other networks. In the last few months of the TNN run, Heyman was in open WriterRevolt, ramping up the show's offensive content and brazenly insulting TNN and its execs in an attempt to incite TNN to finally cancel the show in hopes of finding greener pastures elsewhere. The plan ultimately backfired on ECW when TNN finally did cancel the program...and ECW found themselves to be completely dried out of funds, sending the promotion into bankruptcy a year later.
30th Jan '18 4:01:19 AM Willbyr
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27th Jan '18 2:19:09 PM Mario1995
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* Wrestling/{{ECW}}'s relationship with [[Creator/SpikeTV TNN]], as exemplified in a now-infamous quote on a program in which TNN refused to air (it ended up airing on ECW's syndicated program, ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Hardcore TV''), was turbulent: "You have to be an ECW fan to watch this show, because, God knows, the network has never put out one freaking commercial or one press release to let you know that we're here!" Wrestling/PaulHeyman would go on to explain in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}-produced documentary ''The Rise and Fall of ECW'' that he blamed TNN's double-dealing for the demise of ECW; TNN rather publicly negotiated with, and subsequently signed, WWE to their network while marginalizing ECW further and further by the week, but refused to pull the trigger and actually cancel ECW, which prevented him from shopping the show around to other networks. In the last few months of the TNN run, Heyman was in open WriterRevolt, ramping up the show's offensive content and brazenly insulting TNN and its execs in an attempt to incite TNN to finally cancel the show in hopes of finding greener pastures elsewhere. The plan ultimately backfired on ECW when they found out they had virtually no money left, and they were driven to bankruptcy less than a year later. ECW's assets were purchased in bankruptcy court by WWE in 2003.

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* Wrestling/{{ECW}}'s relationship with [[Creator/SpikeTV TNN]], as exemplified in a now-infamous quote by then-chairman Wrestling/PaulHeyman on a September 2000 program in which TNN refused to air (it ended up airing on ECW's syndicated program, ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Hardcore TV''), was turbulent: "You have to be an ECW fan to watch this show, because, God knows, the network has never put out one freaking commercial or one press release to let you know that we're here!" Wrestling/PaulHeyman Heyman would go on to explain in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}-produced documentary ''The Rise and Fall of ECW'' that he blamed TNN's double-dealing for the demise of ECW; TNN rather publicly negotiated with, and subsequently signed, WWE to their network while marginalizing ECW further and further by the week, but refused to pull the trigger and actually cancel ECW, which prevented him from shopping the show around to other networks. In the last few months of the TNN run, Heyman was in open WriterRevolt, ramping up the show's offensive content and brazenly insulting TNN and its execs in an attempt to incite TNN to finally cancel the show in hopes of finding greener pastures elsewhere. The plan ultimately backfired on ECW when they TNN finally did cancel the program...and ECW found themselves to be completely dried out they had virtually no money left, and they were driven to of funds, sending the promotion into bankruptcy less than a year later. ECW's assets were purchased in bankruptcy court by WWE in 2003.later.
10th Jan '18 4:22:07 AM Cryoclaste
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* Vee Entertainment has a tendency to do this to shows that aren't [[Series/SesameStreet Sesame Street Live]]. [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney Live in Concert]] only toured in select parts of the United States (along with Toronto, Canada), while [[CuriousGeorge Curious George Live!]] and [[KidsBop Kids Bop Live!]] had their tours cancelled without notice. A touring Hello Kitty convention produced by the company was also cancelled after only three stops. The only aversions that VEE has done were ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 My Little Pony: The World's Biggest Tea Party!]]'' and ''[[Series/TheMuppetShow The Muppet Show Live!]]'', where both tours' last stop was Madison Square Garden, as well as producing DVD releases of the ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'' and ''My Little Pony'' shows.

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* Vee Entertainment has a tendency to do this to shows that aren't [[Series/SesameStreet Sesame Street Live]]. [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney Live in Concert]] only toured in select parts of the United States (along with Toronto, Canada), while [[CuriousGeorge [[WesternAnimation/CuriousGeorge Curious George Live!]] and [[KidsBop Kids Bop Live!]] had their tours cancelled without notice. A touring Hello Kitty convention produced by the company was also cancelled after only three stops. The only aversions that VEE has done were ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 My Little Pony: The World's Biggest Tea Party!]]'' and ''[[Series/TheMuppetShow The Muppet Show Live!]]'', where both tours' last stop was Madison Square Garden, as well as producing DVD releases of the ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'' and ''My Little Pony'' shows.
7th Jan '18 11:23:43 AM nombretomado
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* {{Jojo}} wasn't able to release an album for nine years between 2006 and 2015 due to her label Blackground being massively mismanaged and keeping her in a contract even as the company fell apart; she had to sue to finally end her deal and could only record single songs and [=EPs=] in the interim.

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* {{Jojo}} Music/{{Jojo}} wasn't able to release an album for nine years between 2006 and 2015 due to her label Blackground being massively mismanaged and keeping her in a contract even as the company fell apart; she had to sue to finally end her deal and could only record single songs and [=EPs=] in the interim.
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