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11th Dec '17 6:14:27 PM Saurubiker
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* ''Series/PowerRangers'' (live-action): The first season had 40 initial episodes that loosely adapted the ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' storyline, plus 20 additional episodes made up of leftover ''Zyuranger'' footage, as well as all-new battle footage commissioned to Toei that became known among fan communities as [[FanNickname Zyu2]] footage. Saban's initial plan was for the series to last the conventional 65-episode run for syndication purposes, but the surprise success of the show led to it being renewed for two more seasons in its original incarnation, and then the yearly new versions, each adapting the subsequent ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows that followed ''Zyuranger''. The franchise now spans over 800 episodes.



* ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'': Perhaps one of the most infamous examples, and how many people first heard of the practice. Harmony Gold originally secured the US license to ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' for broadcast and syndication and originally intended to air it alone (even producing a few [=VHS=] releases of the standalone show), but the series was only 36 episodes long. The producers felt they ''had'' to have the minimum 65 episodes for syndication (or else the whole project risked financial oblivion), so they also licensed ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' (23 episodes) and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' (25 episodes). 36 + 23 + 25 + 1 extra clip episode (cobbled together to help bridge the narrative gap between the first two sagas) brought the episode total to 85, well exceeding the minimum goal of 65. It also created one of the worst legal snarls in animation history, but, well, [[NoExportForYou/AnimeAndManga that's a tale for another day...]]

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* ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'': Perhaps one of the most infamous examples, and how many people first heard of the practice. Harmony Gold originally secured the US license to ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' for broadcast and syndication and originally intended to air it alone (even producing a few [=VHS=] releases of the standalone show), but the series was only 36 episodes long. The producers felt they ''had'' to have the minimum 65 episodes for syndication (or else the whole project risked financial oblivion), so they also licensed ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' (23 episodes) and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' (25 episodes). 36 + 23 + 25 + 1 extra clip episode (cobbled together to help bridge the narrative gap between the first two sagas) brought the episode total to 85, well exceeding the minimum goal of 65. It also created one of the worst legal snarls in animation history, but, well, [[NoExportForYou/AnimeAndManga that's a tale for another day...]]



* '' WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' had a daily 65-episode syndicated series that aired in the Fall of 1987. However, this was averted due to the fact that it aired concurrently with the ABC saturday morning episodes.

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* '' WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' had a daily 65-episode syndicated series season that aired on weekdays in syndication alongside the Fall second season of 1987. However, this was averted due to the fact that it aired concurrently with the ABC saturday Saturday morning episodes.episodes on ABC.


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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (a live-action show) was initially intended to run for only 40 episodes, with these episodes loosely adapting the entire ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' storyline. However, the unexpected success of the show led to the first season being extended to 20 additional episodes, just 5 episodes short of the 65-episode quota. These additional episodes consisted primarily of all new battle footage filmed by Creator/{{Toei}} specifically for ''Power Rangers'' after Creator/{{Saban}} exhausted most of the usable ''Zyuranger'' footage. This was followed by two more seasons in its original ''Mighty Morphin'' incarnation (ultimately comprising 155 episodes), and then yearly new ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' shows, each adapting the subsequent Super Sentai shows that followed ''Zyuranger''. The franchise now spans over 800 episodes.
9th Dec '17 12:14:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' also had episodes that ran independent of its TheDisneyAfternoon syndication.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' also had episodes that ran independent of its TheDisneyAfternoon WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon syndication.
9th Dec '17 12:14:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries'': 65 episodes with one short first season (the OneSaturdayMorning episodes), and one ''long'' second season (TheDisneyAfternoon episodes)

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* ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries'': 65 episodes with one short first season (the OneSaturdayMorning episodes), and one ''long'' second season (TheDisneyAfternoon (WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon episodes)
25th Nov '17 9:35:39 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes'': The series had a segment for one of five Creator/MarvelComics superheroes (the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/IronMan, the ComicBook/SubMariner, and ComicBook/TheMightyThor). The five heroes had 13 episodes apiece, making 65 altogether.
9th Nov '17 2:06:40 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'': 65 episodes over one season.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'': The original 1993 series lasted 65 episodes over one season.three seasons.
1st Nov '17 9:08:45 PM RAMChYLD
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** And now there's word that Disney will reboot the show in 2017. How long this one will last remains anyone's guess.

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** And now there's word that Disney will has [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017 reboot the show in 2017.show]]. How long this one will last remains anyone's guess.
29th Oct '17 4:05:05 PM elenaisabel722
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' - The show had 26 episodes in its first two seasons, and 13 for its third season in order to meet syndication. The show became so popular and profitable that it was renewed each year for an additional 26 episode season. As of October 2017, season 7 has finished, with season 8 being slated to air in 2018, bringing the total to at least 195 episodes.



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' Ended at 138 episodes,[[note]]140 if you included the ''OWCA Files'' special that was produced as part of the series, but billed as a standalone[[/note]] making it Disney's longest-running animated series. The opening theme's references to "104 days of summer vacation" is actually a references to how they only expected the show to have 52 episodes (and thus 104 shorts). Interestingly, the first two seasons together make 65 episodes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' Ended at 138 episodes,[[note]]140 if you included the ''OWCA Files'' special that was produced as part of the series, but billed as a standalone[[/note]] making it Disney's second longest-running animated series.series after ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse''. The opening theme's references to "104 days of summer vacation" is actually a references to how they only expected the show to have 52 episodes (and thus 104 shorts). Interestingly, the first two seasons together make 65 episodes.
29th Oct '17 2:53:55 AM Vukdrazic
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' was going to last 65 episodes. However, it was canceled after 26 episodes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' was going to last 65 episodes. However, episodes, but it was canceled axed after 26 episodes.
29th Oct '17 2:52:59 AM Vukdrazic
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' was going to last 65 episodes. However, it was canceled after 26 episodes.
21st Oct '17 4:34:20 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the late 1990s, the minimum amount of episodes a syndicated show could have was now 40. Usually after those 40 episodes, the show would be cancelled. Examples of this include ''[[CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''[[note]]which technically was syndicated to Creator/{{UPN}} stations- Disney and UPN having made a deal in 1999 to carry a spinoff of ''Disney's Main/OneSaturdayMorning'' called ''Disney's One Too'', which lasted until 2003[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/LibertysKids'', ''WesternAnimation/TheThreeFriendsAndJerry'' and the original syndicated version of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Britt Allcroft had intended to sell ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' and ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' into syndication with 40 episodes each,[[note]]although the former had 75 and the latter had 39, but would have 40 counting ''[[ChristmasEpisode Mumfie's White Christmas,]]''[[/note]] but after a meeting with Haim Saban, the shows wound up airing on the then-new [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family Channel]].

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* In the late 1990s, the minimum amount of episodes a syndicated show could have was now 40. Usually after those 40 episodes, the show would be cancelled. Examples of this include ''[[CaptainKangaroo ''[[Series/CaptainKangaroo The All-New Captain Kangaroo]]'', ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''[[note]]which technically was syndicated to Creator/{{UPN}} stations- Disney and UPN having made a deal in 1999 to carry a spinoff of ''Disney's Main/OneSaturdayMorning'' called ''Disney's One Too'', which lasted until 2003[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/LibertysKids'', ''WesternAnimation/TheThreeFriendsAndJerry'' and the original syndicated version of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Britt Allcroft had intended to sell ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' and ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' into syndication with 40 episodes each,[[note]]although the former had 75 and the latter had 39, but would have 40 counting ''[[ChristmasEpisode Mumfie's White Christmas,]]''[[/note]] but after a meeting with Haim Saban, the shows wound up airing on the then-new [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family Channel]].
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