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29th Jul '17 9:09:26 PM SunriseWarrior
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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''’ second season was also cut from 24 episodes to ''11'' (more than half a season's worth of episodes), with the final episode of what was supposed to be the first arc hastily altered to wrap up the season. The planned spinoff ''Heroes: Origins'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was never produced]]. The idea that Volume 2 went "slow" (when it was being planned out for a 24-episode season) likely resulted in the rapid pacing and constant plot shifts of Volume 3.

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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''’ The second season of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' was also cut from 24 episodes to ''11'' (more than half a season's worth of episodes), with the final episode of what was supposed to be the first arc hastily altered to wrap up the season. The planned spinoff ''Heroes: Origins'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was never produced]]. The idea that Volume 2 went "slow" (when it was being planned out for a 24-episode season) likely resulted in the rapid pacing and constant plot shifts of Volume 3.
29th Jul '17 9:08:18 PM SunriseWarrior
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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''' second season was also cut from 24 episodes to ''11'' (more than half a season's worth of episodes), with the final episode of what was supposed to be the first arc hastily altered to wrap up the season. The planned spinoff ''Heroes: Origins'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was never produced]]. The idea that Volume 2 went "slow" (when it was being planned out for a 24-episode season) likely resulted in the rapid pacing and constant plot shifts of Volume 3.

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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''' ''Series/{{Heroes}}''’ second season was also cut from 24 episodes to ''11'' (more than half a season's worth of episodes), with the final episode of what was supposed to be the first arc hastily altered to wrap up the season. The planned spinoff ''Heroes: Origins'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was never produced]]. The idea that Volume 2 went "slow" (when it was being planned out for a 24-episode season) likely resulted in the rapid pacing and constant plot shifts of Volume 3.
6th Jul '17 4:50:41 PM SunriseWarrior
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* When the producers of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' set an end date for the show, the final three seasons were originally planned to have 16 episodes each. The fourth season was supposed to have the episodes all aired in a row, but the strike cut it down to 13 episodes with a month-long break between episodes 8 and 9, although the script for the finale was long enough that the season was later extended to 14 episodes. As well, to make up for the [[IncrediblyLamePun lost]] episodes, Seasons 5 and 6 were extended to 17 and 18 episodes respectively.

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* When the producers of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' set an end date for the show, the final three seasons were originally planned to have 16 episodes each. The fourth season was supposed to have the episodes all aired in a row, but the strike cut it down to 13 episodes with a month-long break between episodes 8 and 9, although the script for the finale was long enough that the season was later extended to 14 episodes. As well, to make up for the [[IncrediblyLamePun lost]] episodes, Seasons 5 and 6 were extended to 17 and 18 episodes respectively.each (with Season 6 later being pushed up to 18).
7th Jun '17 10:12:47 PM SunriseWarrior
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* The fourth season of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' was supposed to have 16 episodes, all aired in a row. The strike cut it down to 13 episodes, with a month-long break between episodes 8 and 9.

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* The fourth season When the producers of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' set an end date for the show, the final three seasons were originally planned to have 16 episodes each. The fourth season was supposed to have 16 episodes, the episodes all aired in a row. The row, but the strike cut it down to 13 episodes, episodes with a month-long break between episodes 8 and 9.9, although the script for the finale was long enough that the season was later extended to 14 episodes. As well, to make up for the [[IncrediblyLamePun lost]] episodes, Seasons 5 and 6 were extended to 17 and 18 episodes respectively.
7th Jun '17 10:03:50 PM SunriseWarrior
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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''' second season was also cut from 24 episodes to ''11'' (that’s more than half a season’s worth of episodes), with the final episode of what was supposed to be the first arc hastily altered to wrap up the season. The planned spinoff ''Heroes: Origins'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was never produced]]. The idea that Volume 2 went “slow” (when it was being planned out for a 24-episode season) likely resulted in the rapid pacing and constant plot shifts of Volume 3.

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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''' second season was also cut from 24 episodes to ''11'' (that’s more (more than half a season’s season's worth of episodes), with the final episode of what was supposed to be the first arc hastily altered to wrap up the season. The planned spinoff ''Heroes: Origins'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was never produced]]. The idea that Volume 2 went “slow” "slow" (when it was being planned out for a 24-episode season) likely resulted in the rapid pacing and constant plot shifts of Volume 3.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had its normal 22 episodes cut down to sixteen, the last few of which time-jumped through how much time Dean had left.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had its normal 22 episodes cut down to sixteen, 16 for the third season, with the last few of which time-jumped episodes time-jumping through how much time long Dean had left.
8th Apr '17 10:39:56 AM nombretomado
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** For UK viewers, this resulted in a) sudden gaps of a couple of weeks to avoid catching up on the first and third (''Series/CSIMiami'' airs after the other two) and b) the situation where UK viewers ended up mere days behind their US counterparts, resulting in PreviewTapesNotAvailable being stated because the actual episodes ''had yet to even air'' when the ''RadioTimes'' went to press.

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** For UK viewers, this resulted in a) sudden gaps of a couple of weeks to avoid catching up on the first and third (''Series/CSIMiami'' airs after the other two) and b) the situation where UK viewers ended up mere days behind their US counterparts, resulting in PreviewTapesNotAvailable being stated because the actual episodes ''had yet to even air'' when the ''RadioTimes'' ''Magazine/RadioTimes'' went to press.
30th Oct '16 10:22:22 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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A month later, the strike ended, all sides claiming victory. The bitterness would continue, though …

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A month later, the strike ended, all sides claiming victory. The bitterness would continue, though …
though...

'''1970 "Colour Strike"'''

Technicians at all Creator/{{ITV}} companies had a pay dispute with the management. In retaliation, they refused to use colour equipment and only recorded shows in monochrome, which meant ITV couldn't sell airtime to advertisers at the higher rates they requested for colour and couldn't make full use of the colour equipment they had just heavily invested into.

To create a monochrome image with the colour equipment, the technicians simply switched off the colour tubes on their cameras[[labelnote:†]]Colour cameras of the time used four tubes to relay the picture: three tubes for the chrominance signal which provided the colours and one tube for the luminance signal which produced a monochrome picture.[[/labelnote]] and switched off the color signal on their telecine machines (used for [[VideoInsideFilmOutside filmed location footage]]).

The strike lasted from 13 November 1970 to 8 February 1971 and affected such programs as ''Series/CoronationStreet'', ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'', ''Series/TheGoldenShot'', ''Series/PleaseSir'', ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'', ''Series/OnTheBuses'' and ''Series/{{Crossroads}}''.
18th Jun '16 12:17:42 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' had its first season cut off after seven episodes, with no chance to rework the last one into season finale material. Though this ended up working out for the best, as BreakoutCharacter Jesse would have been killed had it gone a full season, and instead Vince Gilligan had time to rework his plans for the show after it became clear how popular he was.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' had its first season cut off after seven episodes, with no chance to rework the last one into season finale material. Though this ended up working out for the best, as BreakoutCharacter Jesse [[BreakoutCharacter Jesse]] [[Creator/AaronPaul Pinkman]] would have been killed had it gone a full season, and instead Vince Gilligan had time to rework his plans for the show after it became clear how popular he was.
11th May '16 10:44:28 AM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ended abruptly without really ending the season; on the other hand, since it was used as a midseason replacement, the absence of competitors may have helped it gain an audience. It was renewed for another season.

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' ended abruptly without really ending the season; on the other hand, since it was used as a midseason replacement, the absence of competitors may have helped it gain an audience. It was renewed for another season.
28th Apr '16 11:24:33 AM bwburke94
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** And aren't we all happy about that?



* ''OutOfJimmysHead'' was cancelled, but considering this was the first series to mark the NetworkDecay of CartoonNetwork, that may have been considered [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing a good thing...]]
* Speaking of CN, this was one of the contributing factors (others being going over-budget and a lawsuit) that led to the premature end of ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000'' as most of the writers were with the WGA. To add insult to injury 2007 was the year the show had premiered, pretty much dooming it right out the gate.

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* ''OutOfJimmysHead'' ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead'' was cancelled, but considering this was the first series to mark the NetworkDecay of CartoonNetwork, Creator/CartoonNetwork, that may have been considered [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing a good thing...]]
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Speaking of CN, this was one of the contributing factors (others being going over-budget and a lawsuit) that led to the premature end of ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000'' shortly after it premiered, as most of the writers were with the WGA. To add insult to injury 2007 was the year the show had premiered, pretty much dooming it right out the gate. WGA.
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