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5th Nov '16 1:57:55 PM Mario1995
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* The closure of Disneyland's iconic ''[=PeopleMover=]'' in 1995 was part of an attempt to revamp Tomorrowland (which, in reality, was more or less a replication of their Paris park's "Discoveryland"), the attraction's residing area. Its replacement, ''Rocket Rods'', was marred with mechanical issues, and park-goers ravaged the ride for its constant breakdowns and potential damage to the [=PeopleMover=] structure it utilized. The ride closed just two years in operation, from 1998 to 2000. It is today regarded as one of Disney's biggest failures in amusement park history, and it's telling by Disney's [[UnPerson refusal to acknowledge its existence]].


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* Universal Studios Florida closed ''Ride/TheFuntasticWorldOfHannaBarbera'' and ''Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies'' in 2002 and 2003 respectively, citing lower attendance for both attractions despite being the most popular with Universal enthusiasts. Their respective replacements? ''Ride/JimmyNeutronsNicktoonBlast'' and ''Ride/ShrekFourD'', two of the most polarizing rides the park had ever opened (not helped by the fact that Universal had little to no involvement in either ride's development), and ended up laying the groundwork for the park's drive toward intellectual property-driven attractions. While ''Neutron'' was eventually shuttered to make way for ''Ride/DespicableMeMinionMayhem'' in 2012, to the rejoice of many, the ''Shrek 4-D'' ride remains to this day. The attractions ended up serving as examples of everything wrong with Universal during its decade-long DorkAge.
28th Oct '16 5:06:05 PM Mario1995
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* Wrestling/{{ECW}}'s relationship with [[Creator/SpikeTV TNN]], as exemplified in a now-infamous quote one situation which TNN refused to air on their program (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 one situation on a program in which TNN refused to air on their program 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.
28th Oct '16 5:05:12 PM Mario1995
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* Wrestling/{{ECW}}'s relationship with [[Creator/SpikeTV TNN]], as explained in the following clip which TNN refused to air on their program (it ended up airing on ECW's syndicated program, ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Hardcore TV''), was turbulent. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6jGyAjWqW0 "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 explained exemplified in the following clip a now-infamous quote one situation which TNN refused to air on their program (it ended up airing on ECW's syndicated program, ''Wrestling/{{ECW}} Hardcore TV''), was turbulent. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6jGyAjWqW0 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!"]]. 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.
19th Oct '16 2:52:11 PM Berrenta
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Okay, okay -- not ''all'' network executives are like this. There exist the individuals who intentionally seek out creative people to make shows that don't just [[FollowTheLeader copy one or another]], and as they get promoted, they may become the very predecessors these shows are inherited from. However, screwing a show happens more often than you may wish to believe, and typically it's because [[TheyJustDidntCare they just didn't care]].

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Okay, okay -- not ''all'' network executives are like this. There exist the individuals who intentionally seek out creative people to make shows that don't just [[FollowTheLeader copy one or another]], and as they get promoted, they may become the very predecessors these shows are inherited from. However, screwing a show happens more often than you may wish to believe, and typically it's because [[TheyJustDidntCare [[CreatorsApathy they just didn't care]].
were apathetic]].
15th Oct '16 6:45:26 AM KoopaKid17
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** ScrewedByTheNetwork/GameShow
5th Oct '16 4:24:54 PM nombretomado
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* CCP's financial troubles in 2011, largely clustered around expensive microtransactions and an incomplete ''Incarna'' expansion to ''EVEOnline'', resulted in nearly 20% of the company's staff being laid off, including a number of people working at Creator/WhiteWolf, who they'd entered a business partnership with in 2006. Close to the same time, the general market for tabletop games and traditionally published works hit a major downturn, and WW made the transition from traditional print to PDF and publish-on-demand in order to stay afloat. One of the WW staffers, Rich Thomas, set up his own tabletop RPG company, Onyx Path, and licensed or bought most of WW's properties from CCP.

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* CCP's financial troubles in 2011, largely clustered around expensive microtransactions and an incomplete ''Incarna'' expansion to ''EVEOnline'', ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'', resulted in nearly 20% of the company's staff being laid off, including a number of people working at Creator/WhiteWolf, who they'd entered a business partnership with in 2006. Close to the same time, the general market for tabletop games and traditionally published works hit a major downturn, and WW made the transition from traditional print to PDF and publish-on-demand in order to stay afloat. One of the WW staffers, Rich Thomas, set up his own tabletop RPG company, Onyx Path, and licensed or bought most of WW's properties from CCP.
23rd Sep '16 4:35:21 AM MovieLord101
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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' was pulled from Website/YouTube due to numerous copyright claims where the show continued on Blip.tv and Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. It's (officially) [[http://www.youtube.com/user/LeagueOfSuperCritics back on YouTube though.]]

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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' was pulled from Website/YouTube due to numerous copyright claims where the show continued on Blip.tv and Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. It's (officially) [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/user/LeagueOfSuperCritics com/user/achannelthatsawesome back on YouTube though.]]
19th Sep '16 8:36:56 PM nombretomado
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** And DC has ended the Red Circle deal, and the rights are reverting back to ArchieComics!

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** And DC has ended the Red Circle deal, and the rights are reverting back to ArchieComics!Franchise/ArchieComics!
14th Sep '16 11:55:12 PM AmourMitts
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* The {{Fan Nickname}}d Heidi Bowl where, in November 1968, NBC broke away from the final minutes of a much-anticipated American Football League match up between the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets to air Literature/{{Heidi}}, causing most fans to miss The MiracleRally. Ever since, it's been network policy not to break away from a live sporting event. At least until 2007 (see the NHL entry above).

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* The {{Fan Nickname}}d Heidi Bowl where, in November 1968, NBC broke away from the final minutes of a much-anticipated American Football League match up between the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets to air Literature/{{Heidi}}, causing most fans to miss The the Raiders' MiracleRally. Ever since, it's been network policy not to break away from a live sporting event. At least until 2007 (see the NHL entry above).



* Creator/{{NBC}} shot down ''Poker After Dark,'' a late-night broadcast of poker games sponsored by online casino company Full Tilt Poker, without any warning or hints. While some pin the show's cancellation on declining ratings, fueled in part by affiliates refusing to broadcast the program over their anti-gambling policies, the real culprit was when sponsors Full Tilt were caught in a federal criminal investigation over charges of money laundering and setting up Ponzi schemes on its customers. NBC, desperate to clean their hands of the matter, promptly replaced ''Poker After Dark'' with a repeat of the fourth hour of ''Series/{{Today}}'', not telling the press about the matter or ''anyone who worked on the telecasts'' that they would be dropped by the network. Sister cable network NBC Sports Network began airing reruns of ''Poker After Dark'' following its re-branding from Versus in 2012, eventually broadcast the unaired episodes of the show's final season, and continued airing repeats of the series on midnights for a couple of years before it disappeared forever.

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* Not a sports example technically, but Creator/{{NBC}} shot down ''Poker After Dark,'' a late-night broadcast of poker games sponsored by online casino company Full Tilt Poker, without any warning or hints. While some pin the show's cancellation on declining ratings, fueled in part by affiliates refusing to broadcast the program over their anti-gambling policies, the real culprit was when sponsors Full Tilt were caught in a federal criminal investigation over charges of money laundering and setting up Ponzi schemes on its customers. NBC, desperate to clean their hands of off the matter, promptly replaced ''Poker After Dark'' with a repeat of the fourth hour of ''Series/{{Today}}'', not telling the press about the matter or ''anyone who worked on the telecasts'' that they would be dropped by the network. Sister cable network NBC Sports Network began airing reruns of ''Poker After Dark'' following its re-branding from Versus in 2012, eventually broadcast the unaired episodes of the show's final season, and continued airing repeats of the series on midnights for a couple of years before it disappeared forever.
13th Sep '16 9:43:23 AM N8han11
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