History NetworkDecay / NotableAversions

25th Aug '16 5:03:10 PM nombretomado
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* It's surprising that NetworkDecay in general hasn't been used as an argument against defunding Creator/{{PBS}}. The ''last'' time the conservative movement had enough power in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC to bring that under serious discussion, the existence of networks such as the DiscoveryChannel, TheHistoryChannel and TLC were used to argue that we don't need PBS anymore. All those have undergone significant decay since then Discovery and TLC are now dominated by {{Reality Show}}s, while History has been devoting an increasing (and, frankly, scary) amount of time to conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. All in all, PBS has done a very good job of avoiding NetworkDecay throughout its existence.

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* It's surprising that NetworkDecay in general hasn't been used as an argument against defunding Creator/{{PBS}}. The ''last'' time the conservative movement had enough power in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC to bring that under serious discussion, the existence of networks such as the DiscoveryChannel, TheHistoryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel, Creator/TheHistoryChannel and TLC were used to argue that we don't need PBS anymore. All those have undergone significant decay since then Discovery and TLC are now dominated by {{Reality Show}}s, while History has been devoting an increasing (and, frankly, scary) amount of time to conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. All in all, PBS has done a very good job of avoiding NetworkDecay throughout its existence.
20th Aug '16 9:22:11 AM Tre
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* Losing ''Cartoon Express'' aside, USANetwork really seems to have gotten better as time went on. Unlike sister network {{Syfy}}, USA never really had one gimmick or target demographic to cater to; back in the 80s and 90s, they were known for seeming being the "melting pot" of cable TV; they aired old movies, sports, reruns, game shows, and even ''court shows''. They can get away with showing almost anything and either get high ratings (''WWERaw''; ''Series/{{Psych}}''), critical acclaim (''The 4400''; ''The Starter Wife''), or both (''Series/{{Monk}}''; ''Series/BurnNotice''). Their slogan "Characters Welcome" means they are able to put on whatever they want as long as it has a strong character driven plot, which encompasses almost all of fiction, without worrying about Network Decay.\\

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* Losing ''Cartoon Express'' aside, USANetwork really seems to have gotten better as time went on. Unlike sister network {{Syfy}}, Creator/{{Syfy}}, USA never really had one gimmick or target demographic to cater to; back in the 80s and 90s, they were known for seeming being the "melting pot" of cable TV; they aired old movies, sports, reruns, game shows, and even ''court shows''. They can get away with showing almost anything and either get high ratings (''WWERaw''; ''Series/{{Psych}}''), critical acclaim (''The 4400''; ''The Starter Wife''), or both (''Series/{{Monk}}''; ''Series/BurnNotice'').''Series/BurnNotice''; ''Series/MrRobot''). Their slogan "Characters Welcome" means they are able to put on whatever they want as long as it has a strong character driven plot, which encompasses almost all of fiction, without worrying about Network Decay.\\
20th Jun '16 1:59:00 AM Doug86
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* Hallmark Channel and its little sister Hallmark Movie Channel are pretty well guarded against decay. Even with their daytime block of home and crafting programming, repeats of sitcoms from the 80's to the present, and their [[AdoredByTheNetwork hyperfocus on]] [[AHallmarkPresentation Christmas TV movies]] in the last part of the year, unless the network suddenly signs a contract with a monster trucking circuit, the channel's mission is so broad anything works as long as it makes you feel [[LighterAndSofter warm and fuzzy]]. Hallmark Movie Channel did recently cut its slight decay off at the pass by rebranding itself as '''Hallmark Movies and Mysteries,''' thereby justifying its daytime reruns of classic murder-mystery TV series ''(Series/MurderSheWrote, Series/HartToHart, Series/DiagnosisMurder,'' etc.)

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* Hallmark Channel and its little sister Hallmark Movie Channel are pretty well guarded against decay. Even with their daytime block of home and crafting programming, repeats of sitcoms from the 80's to the present, and their [[AdoredByTheNetwork hyperfocus on]] [[AHallmarkPresentation [[SugarWiki/AHallmarkPresentation Christmas TV movies]] in the last part of the year, unless the network suddenly signs a contract with a monster trucking circuit, the channel's mission is so broad anything works as long as it makes you feel [[LighterAndSofter warm and fuzzy]]. Hallmark Movie Channel did recently cut its slight decay off at the pass by rebranding itself as '''Hallmark Movies and Mysteries,''' thereby justifying its daytime reruns of classic murder-mystery TV series ''(Series/MurderSheWrote, Series/HartToHart, Series/DiagnosisMurder,'' etc.)
19th May '16 9:42:50 PM nombretomado
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* BBC America has begun to add American sci-fi programs to their lineup. It started with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' repeats for seemingly no reason other than that Creator/PatrickStewart is British (even though his character is French), and then later with ''Series/TheXFiles''[[note]]which does star British-raised American actress Gillian Anderson, but BBC America never mentioned Anderson's nationality in promos[[/note]] and the revived ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Other than these three shows and the American version of ''Series/KitchenNightmares'', BBC America nearly exclusively shows what it always has, British programming mostly ([[TheInbetweeners but]] [[PeepShow not]] [[Series/{{Hex}} strictly]]) from Creator/TheBBC. The channel just basically shows "British Programming", and the only reasons it has the BBC name is that it's owned by Creator/TheBBC (revenues from the channel end up supporting the Corporation's domestic output, while distribution and other logistics are handled by Creator/{{AMC}} Networks (and before them [[Creator/DiscoveryChannel Discovery Communications]])) and the name "BBC" has the same kind of name recognition in America for "British Programming" as "Creator/{{NPR}}" does for "public radio"; indeed, snows from ITV and other networks have been shown on BBCA before. According to [[http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=144192 this article,]] BBC America's new president "would like to add more made-in-America series to the U.K.-heavy lineup". Take that as you will. ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/TopGear'' (both owned by Creator/TheBBC) are still [[AdoredByTheNetwork among the most played on the channel]], which at least keeps its British roots.

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* BBC America has begun to add American sci-fi programs to their lineup. It started with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' repeats for seemingly no reason other than that Creator/PatrickStewart is British (even though his character is French), and then later with ''Series/TheXFiles''[[note]]which does star British-raised American actress Gillian Anderson, but BBC America never mentioned Anderson's nationality in promos[[/note]] and the revived ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Other than these three shows and the American version of ''Series/KitchenNightmares'', BBC America nearly exclusively shows what it always has, British programming mostly ([[TheInbetweeners ([[Series/TheInbetweeners but]] [[PeepShow [[Series/PeepShow not]] [[Series/{{Hex}} strictly]]) from Creator/TheBBC. The channel just basically shows "British Programming", and the only reasons it has the BBC name is that it's owned by Creator/TheBBC (revenues from the channel end up supporting the Corporation's domestic output, while distribution and other logistics are handled by Creator/{{AMC}} Networks (and before them [[Creator/DiscoveryChannel Discovery Communications]])) and the name "BBC" has the same kind of name recognition in America for "British Programming" as "Creator/{{NPR}}" does for "public radio"; indeed, snows from ITV and other networks have been shown on BBCA before. According to [[http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=144192 this article,]] BBC America's new president "would like to add more made-in-America series to the U.K.-heavy lineup". Take that as you will. ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/TopGear'' (both owned by Creator/TheBBC) are still [[AdoredByTheNetwork among the most played on the channel]], which at least keeps its British roots.
15th Mar '16 6:38:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** [=FamilyNet=] now dedicates itself to reruns of classic television shows, among them ''BarneyMiller'', ''TJHooker'', ''FantasyIsland'' and ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' -- ''without cuts!'' Viewers who are used to watching these old relics hacked to bits on Me-TV and other stations over the years can rediscover their favorites as they were meant to be.

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** [=FamilyNet=] now dedicates itself to reruns of classic television shows, among them ''BarneyMiller'', ''TJHooker'', ''FantasyIsland'' ''Series/BarneyMiller'', ''Series/TJHooker'', ''Series/FantasyIsland'' and ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' -- ''without cuts!'' Viewers who are used to watching these old relics hacked to bits on Me-TV and other stations over the years can rediscover their favorites as they were meant to be.
14th Mar '16 1:37:26 PM Mario1995
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* Ride/UniversalStudios theme parks still provide attractions based off movies and shows (and in the future video games) and continue to be working film studios, although by the mid-late 2000s they started cutting back on aging "behind-the-scenes" attractions as well as downsizing film production in the parks order to build additional theme park attractions. This is more than can be said for Universal Studios Florida rival [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], despite that park having more attendance than the former. However, in USF the New York area suffered, for a while, a unique decay in which the two main attractions from 2004-2015, ''Ride/TwisterRideItOut'' and ''Ride/RevengeOfTheMummy'', were inconsistent of the overall themeing of the area (neither attraction's source material is set in New York City). That might change when ''Twister'' gets replaced with ''Race Through New York Starring Creator/JimmyFallon'' in 2017.

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* Ride/UniversalStudios theme parks still provide attractions based off parks, although backtracking on film production since around the 2000s (and Universal Studios Florida having no Studio Tour since 1995), have maintained their general focus on movies and television shows (and in the future video games) and continue to be working film studios, studios to a certain capacity, although by the mid-late 2000s they started cutting back on aging "behind-the-scenes" attractions as well as downsizing film production in the parks order to build additional theme park attractions.experiences. This is more than can be said for Universal Studios Florida rival [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], despite that park having more attendance than the former. However, in USF the New York area suffered, for a while, a unique decay in which the two main attractions from 2004-2015, ''Ride/TwisterRideItOut'' and ''Ride/RevengeOfTheMummy'', were inconsistent of the overall themeing of the area (neither attraction's source material is set in New York City). That might change when ''Twister'' gets replaced with ''Race Through New York Starring Creator/JimmyFallon'' in 2017.
9th Mar '16 6:55:59 AM Hossmeister
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** [=FamilyNet=] now dedicates itself to reruns of classic television shows, among them ''BarneyMiller'', ''TJHooker'', ''FantasyIsland'' and ''AllInTheFamily'' -- ''without cuts!'' Viewers who are used to watching these old relics hacked to bits on Me-TV and other stations over the years can rediscover their favorites as they were meant to be.

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** [=FamilyNet=] now dedicates itself to reruns of classic television shows, among them ''BarneyMiller'', ''TJHooker'', ''FantasyIsland'' and ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' -- ''without cuts!'' Viewers who are used to watching these old relics hacked to bits on Me-TV and other stations over the years can rediscover their favorites as they were meant to be.
6th Mar '16 4:06:08 PM Mario1995
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* Ride/UniversalStudios theme parks still provide attractions based off movies and shows (and in the future video games) and continue to be working film studios, although by the mid-late 2000s they started cutting back on aging "behind-the-scenes" attractions as well as downsizing film production in the parks order to build additional theme park attractions. This is more than can be said for Universal Studios Florida rival [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], despite that park having more attendance than the former.

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* Ride/UniversalStudios theme parks still provide attractions based off movies and shows (and in the future video games) and continue to be working film studios, although by the mid-late 2000s they started cutting back on aging "behind-the-scenes" attractions as well as downsizing film production in the parks order to build additional theme park attractions. This is more than can be said for Universal Studios Florida rival [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], despite that park having more attendance than the former. However, in USF the New York area suffered, for a while, a unique decay in which the two main attractions from 2004-2015, ''Ride/TwisterRideItOut'' and ''Ride/RevengeOfTheMummy'', were inconsistent of the overall themeing of the area (neither attraction's source material is set in New York City). That might change when ''Twister'' gets replaced with ''Race Through New York Starring Creator/JimmyFallon'' in 2017.
6th Mar '16 4:01:42 PM Mario1995
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* Ride/UniversalStudios theme parks still provide attractions based off movies and shows (and in the future video games) and continue to be working film studios, although by the mid-late 2000s they started cutting back on aging "behind-the-scenes" attractions as well as downsizing film production in the parks order to build additional theme park attractions. This is more than can be said for Universal Studios Florida rival [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], despite that park having more attendance than the former.
22nd Feb '16 9:41:33 PM C2
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* Creator/ComedyCentral still, by some miracle, shows this thing called "comedy". ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' for example, are news shows... but still comedies! There was panic when ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' was temporarily added to the lineup as a tie-in to the [[TheRoast the David Hasselhoff Roast]], but [[{{Narm}} unintentional comedy]] is still comedy.[[note]]In comparison, Adult Swim once ran ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' for a week as a similar joke, inspired by complaints about their cheesier retro programming at the time, although considering that [as]'s original focus was on adult animation... well let's just say that's why they're listed in "Unique Situations" instead of here.[[/note]]

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* Creator/ComedyCentral still, by some miracle, shows this thing called "comedy". ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' ''Series/TheNightlyShow'' for example, are news shows... but still comedies! There was panic when ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' was temporarily added to the lineup as a tie-in to the [[TheRoast the David Hasselhoff Roast]], but [[{{Narm}} unintentional comedy]] is still comedy.[[note]]In comparison, Adult Swim once ran ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' for a week as a similar joke, inspired by complaints about their cheesier retro programming at the time, although considering that [as]'s original focus was on adult animation... well let's just say that's why they're listed in "Unique Situations" instead of here.[[/note]]
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