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19th Feb '17 10:26:49 AM erforce
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* Creator/StephenSommers' adaptation of the book ''Literature/OddThomas'' was finished in late 2011 (after financing issues briefly halted filming in mid 2011) but had difficulty in finding a distributor. When it finally did find one, the film got tied up in legal lawsuits as a result of the marketing department not promoting the film like they were supposed to, it eventually got a DVD release in 2014.

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* Creator/StephenSommers' adaptation of the book ''Literature/OddThomas'' ''Film/OddThomas'' was finished in late 2011 (after financing issues briefly halted filming in mid 2011) but had difficulty in finding a distributor. When it finally did find one, the film got tied up in legal lawsuits as a result of the marketing department not promoting the film like they were supposed to, it eventually got a DVD release in 2014.
10th Feb '17 9:10:19 AM crazysamaritan
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* ''Franchise/TheMuppets'': A short pilot revival was filmed, but nothing ever came out of it due to the 2007 writers' strike. However, the mockumentary concept of that pilot was reformatted into an ABC show simply titled ''Series/TheMuppets'', which lasted one season.



* The planned ''Franchise/GarbagePailKids'' SaturdayMorningCartoon, 13 episodes of which were actually made, was cancelled by Creator/{{CBS}} before it premiered in 1987. To compensate for this, ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' was expanded into an unprecedented 90-minute block.

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* The planned ''Franchise/GarbagePailKids'' SaturdayMorningCartoon, 13 episodes of which were actually made, was cancelled by Creator/{{CBS}} before it premiered in 1987. To compensate for this, ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' was expanded into an unprecedented 90-minute block.



8th Feb '17 5:16:19 AM Packer
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** ''Kidnap'' was set for an October 9, 2015 release date, which got changed to February 26, 2016 to make room for the aforementioned ''Masterminds'', if it went forward with the release that is. While the film is not off the slate just yet, RKA Film Financing threaten to confiscate the rights to this and three other films from Relativity, only to back out later. The date eventually got pushed back to May 13, only for it to be further delayed to December 2.

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** ''Kidnap'' was set for an October 9, 2015 release date, which got changed to February 26, 2016 to make room for the aforementioned ''Masterminds'', if it went forward with the release that is. While the film is not off the slate just yet, RKA Film Financing threaten to confiscate the rights to this and three other films from Relativity, only to back out later. The date eventually got pushed back to May 13, only for it to be further delayed to December 2. Eventually the now flailing Relativity delayed it to March 10, 2017, provided that they can find another distributor to help with the release which seems unlikely now.



** The British thriller ''Autobahn'', AKA ''Collide'', had an October 30, 2015 release planned, but rights mishaps have screwed the film out of release. Sales agent IM Global successfully worked the issues out, with the film scheduled to open on April 1, 2016 by Creator/OpenRoadFilms, though that was then pushed back to August 19th. That date came without the film showing up Stateside; a [[http://deadline.com/2016/09/collide-felicity-jones-nicholas-hoult-open-road-1201828525/ new date]] of February 2, 2017 is now set.

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** The British thriller ''Autobahn'', AKA ''Collide'', had an October 30, 2015 release planned, but rights mishaps have screwed the film out of release. Sales agent IM Global successfully worked the issues out, with the film scheduled to open on April 1, 2016 by Creator/OpenRoadFilms, though that was then pushed back to August 19th. That date came without the film showing up Stateside; a [[http://deadline.com/2016/09/collide-felicity-jones-nicholas-hoult-open-road-1201828525/ new date]] of February 2, 24, 2017 is now set.



** ''Once I Wake'' got off easy than the rest. The horror film was originally set for May 8, 2015, only to be pushed back to September 25, 2015. Unfortunately, it could not escape Relativity's perturbation and the release was delayed indefinitely. With the issues at the studio being resolved, a new date for April 8, 2016 has been announced only for it to be pushed back until September 9. Suddenly, the studio delayed the film ''again'' to an unspecified date. This cause some [[http://www.thewrap.com/ryan-kavanaugh-before-i-wake-director-spar-over-another-relativity-date-shuffle/ friction]] between Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and director Mike Flanagan.

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** ''Once ''Before I Wake'' got off easy than the rest. The horror film was originally set for May 8, 2015, only to be pushed back to September 25, 2015. Unfortunately, it could not escape Relativity's perturbation and the release was delayed indefinitely. With the issues at the studio being resolved, a new date for April 8, 2016 has been announced only for it to be pushed back until September 9. Suddenly, the studio delayed the film ''again'' to an unspecified date. This cause some [[http://www.thewrap.com/ryan-kavanaugh-before-i-wake-director-spar-over-another-relativity-date-shuffle/ friction]] between Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and director Mike Flanagan. Given that Relativity is now on life support, they can't set a new date.
** Finally, ''Solace'' was picked up by Relativity to be released sometime in 2015. Their bankruptcy ordeal prevented this from happening and once they were released from it they set a September 2, 2016 date for the film. Unfortunately as the year went on, Relativity found themselves unstable again and pulled the release. When their financial issues worsened, they dropped the film completely. Lionsgate/Grindstone [[ChannelHop rescued the film]] and gave it a day-and-date limited theatrical/VOD release in December.
3rd Feb '17 3:22:34 AM jormis29
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** ''The Disappointments Room'' was another victim of Relativity's financial collapse. It was supposed to come out on September 25, 2015, but the release was quietly canned. It was set for March 25, 2016, but that date had to pushed back now that Relativity has emerged from bankruptcy with a sure fire date of November 18 announced. Later on, the film was moved up to September 9th and replaced the following title. Upon release, the film was [[EpicFail nothing short of a disappointment]] [[BoxOfficeBomb at the box office]].

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** ''The Disappointments Room'' ''Film/TheDisappointmentsRoom'' was another victim of Relativity's financial collapse. It was supposed to come out on September 25, 2015, but the release was quietly canned. It was set for March 25, 2016, but that date had to pushed back now that Relativity has emerged from bankruptcy with a sure fire date of November 18 announced. Later on, the film was moved up to September 9th and replaced the following title. Upon release, the film was [[EpicFail nothing short of a disappointment]] [[BoxOfficeBomb at the box office]].
1st Feb '17 5:18:17 PM pokedude10
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* An anime adaptation of the manga ''Manga/AliveTheFinalEvolution'' was announced in 2008, however the project was canceled in 2010 due to Creator/{{GONZO}}'s financial troubles.



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* The ComicBook/AllStarDCComics line had ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' and ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}'' titles announced, that never materialised due to the general loss of momentum for the line associated with the negative responses and severe ScheduleSlip of ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder''.
* Creator/NeilGaiman's run on ''ComicBook/SwampThing'', cancelled after Gaiman withdrew in protest over the controversial censorship of the intended climax of Rick Veitch's previous run.
* ''Going Steady with Peggy'', the first comic drawn by Al Feldstein for Creator/ECComics, was canceled prior to publication because of a sudden plunge in demand for FollowTheLeader imitations of Franchise/ArchieComics.
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* ''Beyond Tomorrow'', the documentary about ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'', was completed in 1997, but didn't see release until ''2005''.


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* ''All My Babies' Mamas'' was set to premiere on Oxygen in early 2013, but was cancelled in the wake of public outcry and a subsequent petition.
* Creator/{{CBS}} ordered ''Arranged Marriage'' in mid-2009, but for unknown reasons, it never aired. Come 2012, and a similar show named ''3'' debuts; that series nonetheless bombed in the ratings and was axed after two airings.
* ''Blonde Charity Mafia'', a docusoap about three charity organizers in Washington, D.C., was originally developed at Creator/{{Lifetime}} before ending up on Creator/TheCW. It was originally scheduled to air in summer 2009, but delayed to early 2010 before being shelved permanently. However, it did air on MTV channels in Australia and New Zealand in its entirety.
* ''Buy It Now'' was originally slated to be part of ABC's summer 2006 lineup; however, Website/EBay pulled out of the series' participation before it debuted, resulting in its cancellation.
* ''Do You Trust Me?'', a Creator/{{CBS}} game show hosted by Tucker Carlson, shot six episodes in 2007, but didn't make it to the air at all.
* Creator/{{ABC}} announced ''Let's Dance'' in 2009, only to cancel it in November due to casting difficulties.
* ''Marie'', a syndicated talk show hosted by Marie Osmond, was scheduled to debut in the fall of 2009. However, despite being cleared in 80% of the country, it was withdrawn by Program Partners over a month before it even debuted, leading to several affiliates dropping the series as well. However, in 2012, it finally made it to air on the Hallmark Channel.
* So far, there have been two versions of ''Series/MatchGame'' that were picked up but not aired:
** In 2004, Fox ordered ''What the Blank!'', which was more faithful to the 1970s version but added a "interview on the street" segments, therefore making it ''Match Game'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Street Smarts''. It was scrapped not long thereafter, and it's unknown how many episodes were actually made.
** Another revival was announced by TBS in 2008, but beyond being mentioning in subsequent press conferences, nothing has been heard of that series ever since.
* ''Series/OurLittleGenius'' was a game show produced by Creator/MarkBurnett and hosted by Kevin Pollak, that was supposed to premiere in January 2010 with ''Series/AmericanIdol'' as a lead-in. However, a week before its debut, it was pulled at Burnett's request due to concerns about integrity; Fox would eventually shelve the series for good.
* ''Surprise with Creator/JennyMcCarthy'' was announced in May 2012, only to be scrapped in January 2013.
* Creator/TheCW ordered the reality game series ''The Frame'' in late 2010, and nothing has been heard of it since.
* After being picked up by Creator/{{Fox}} in 2007, ''When Women Rule the World'' got delayed ''three times''; it was planned to debut that summer, then pushed back to early 2008, then to June 2008, before the network ended up pulling the plug on the series for good. However, the United Kingdom did get their own version of the show on Creator/{{Channel 4}} in September 2008.
* Creator/{{ABC}} axed ''Welcome to the Neighborhood'' before it aired in the summer of 2005, likely due to its inappropriate subject matter.
* ''Who's Your Daddy?'', another Fox reality show that involved an adopted woman trying to identify her biological father among a group of impostors, technically did air once, but was shown as a "special", not a "series premiere". The 90-minute episode tanked in the ratings, causing Fox to shelve the remaining five episodes. Not helping matters was that WRAZ, Raleigh's Fox affiliate, refused to air it at all due to the controversy from adoption rights organizations.
* ''In the Dark'', a game show produced by [[Creator/{{ITV}} Meridian]] and hosted by Julian Clary, was set to run on Creator/TheWB in 1996. Although a promo was aired, the show itself was abruptly replaced by a rerun of ''Series/TheWayansBros'' It was remade for Germany the following year as the one-off ''Zappenduster''.
* ''Beyond Tomorrow'', the documentary about ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'', was completed in 1997, but didn't see release until ''2005''.
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* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' was cancelled by Creator/{{UPN}} a few months before it would have aired in the fall of 1998, due to the box office failure of ''Film/BluesBrothers2000''.
* A ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' cartoon was scheduled to premiere on Creator/FoxKids in the fall of 1998, but the bankruptcy of Creator/MarvelComics meant it was not to be.
* The planned ''Franchise/GarbagePailKids'' SaturdayMorningCartoon, 13 episodes of which were actually made, was cancelled by Creator/{{CBS}} before it premiered in 1987. To compensate for this, ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' was expanded into an unprecedented 90-minute block.
* Creator/{{Fox}} ordered ''Murder Police'' for 2013-2014, before abruptly cancelling it in October 2013.
15th Jan '17 8:32:58 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Season 1 had 26 episodes produced for it, but only 20 were actually used. Out of the remaining six episodes, five aired at the end of season 2, and one aired in late season 3.

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** Season 1 had 26 episodes produced for it, but only 20 were actually used. Out of the remaining six episodes, five aired at the end of season 2, and one aired in late season 3. This created some continuity errors, since Arnold's teacher Miss Slovak was PutOnABus and replaced at the beginning of season 2, meaning Slovak was still appearing after Mr. Simmons stepped in.
14th Jan '17 6:20:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', the 3D ''Sam and Max'' game from LucasArts, was planned for a 2004 release. The game's development was finished and it was even rated by the ESRB, but [[ScrewedByTheNetwork LucasArts chose to cancel it because they didn't think the interest was large enough, and they fired a great majority of their "creative division" as a result.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', the 3D ''Sam and Max'' game from LucasArts, Creator/LucasArts, was planned for a 2004 release. The game's development was finished and it was even rated by the ESRB, but [[ScrewedByTheNetwork LucasArts chose to cancel it because they didn't think the interest was large enough, and they fired a great majority of their "creative division" as a result.]]
9th Jan '17 7:27:48 AM bowserbros
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* Creator/{{Ubisoft}} currently has a Wii U-exclusive party game that they have already completed, but refuse to release.

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* Creator/{{Ubisoft}} currently has a Wii U-exclusive party game that they have already completed, but refuse to release. Considering that the Wii U is on the tail end of its lifespan, having already been discontinued in Japan, it's unlikely that this game will ever see a release (unless Ubisoft can port it to the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, that is).
9th Jan '17 7:21:24 AM bowserbros
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* The Funimation dub for the Buu saga of ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' began recording in 2013, with plans to release it in 2014 alongside the Japanese airing. Come 2014, however, and there were no signs of the dub's release. Even the dub's cast was confused stating that they had already recorded all their lines. The dub wouldn't see a release for a few more years, eventually premiering on Toonami at the start of 2017. Many have speculated as a result that Creator/ToeiAnimation was simply withholding the dub's release until the previous three arcs finished airing on Toonami.
7th Jan '17 7:42:12 PM Anddrix
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* It's unclear how much ''Monster Trucks'', a $115 million comedy about a truck inhabited by a monster, spent actually being produced. But the eventual product was a victim of the shelf, being [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/06/01/the_monster_trucks_trailer_will_leave_you_speechless.html moved the release date four times]], ultimately settling for January 2017 - i.e. the very definition of a {{Dump Month|s}}.

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* It's unclear how much ''Monster Trucks'', ''Film/MonsterTrucks'', a $115 million comedy about a truck inhabited by a monster, spent actually being produced. But the eventual product was a victim of the shelf, being [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/06/01/the_monster_trucks_trailer_will_leave_you_speechless.html moved the release date four times]], ultimately settling for January 2017 - i.e. the very definition of a {{Dump Month|s}}.
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