History NetworkDecay / NotableAversions

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]]
21st Feb '16 10:54:46 AM twilicorn
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Even more impressively, InAWorld where every other basic cable channel seems to be about maximizing profit and squeezing commercials into every last nook and cranny (so that you won't change channels), TCM steadfastly refuses outside advertising[[note]]The closest they have to commercials are spots for their website, where they sell [=DVDs=] and whatnot, and their printed programming guide...and these are only shown ''between'' films, never during. Indeed, the lack of commercial sponsorship is one of the reasons TCM can have the format it does; a channel beholden to sponsors (and thus to chasing the fabled 18-34 demographic those sponsors lust after) probably couldn't get away with showing hour after hour of decades-old, largely-forgotten, mostly black-and-white movies.[[/note]] and runs everything uncut (even if it's rated R or TV-MA). And the network has been this way ''from the very beginning''. This near-insane dedication to task won them [[http://www.peabody.uga.edu/news/event.php?id=59 a 2008 Peabody Award.]]\\

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Even more impressively, InAWorld where every other basic cable channel seems to be about maximizing profit and squeezing commercials into every last nook and cranny (so that you won't change channels), TCM steadfastly refuses outside advertising[[note]]The closest they have to commercials are spots for their website, where they sell [=DVDs=] and whatnot, Francis Ford Coppola's vineyard (which has something of a tie-in there since it's called the "TCM Wine Club"), and their printed programming guide...and these are only shown ''between'' films, never during. Indeed, the lack of commercial sponsorship is one of the reasons TCM can have the format it does; a channel beholden to sponsors (and thus to chasing the fabled 18-34 demographic those sponsors lust after) probably couldn't get away with showing hour after hour of decades-old, largely-forgotten, mostly black-and-white movies.[[/note]] and runs everything uncut (even if it's rated R or TV-MA). And the network has been this way ''from the very beginning''. This near-insane dedication to task won them [[http://www.peabody.uga.edu/news/event.php?id=59 a 2008 Peabody Award.]]\\
23rd Jan '16 3:16:42 PM Lirodon
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* If a network is owned by a sports league or is devoted to a specific sport, all you'll get is content from that sports league or sport. Well, most of the time; NBA TV shows international basketball, while the NFL Network will show a couple of college football bowl games and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball CFL]] games. NHL Network shows minor-league games as well as the hockey world championships, while Toronto's Leafs TV also shows events for their farm teams (such as the Toronto Marlies in the AHL). MLB Network during the offseason airs games from smaller leagues including the Arizona Fall League and many of the winter leagues in the Caribbean and Central and South America. But hey, at least it's still that sport! Most sports fans wouldn't mind that these programs, especially if the sports league is in its off-season in which fans of that sport may be craving for some more of that sport (while the channel itself can't count on its league to fill its programming day).

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* If a network is owned by a sports league or is devoted to a specific sport, all you'll get is content from that sports league or sport. Well, most of the time; NBA TV shows international basketball, while the NFL Network will show showed Arena Football and [[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague CFL]] games in the past (plus a couple of few all-star college football bowl games and [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball CFL]] games. games, mainly because they primarily feature NFL prospects), NHL Network shows minor-league games as well as has featured coverage of IIHF tournaments and other major Canadian non-NHL events (i.e. the hockey world championships, Memorial Cup), while Toronto's Leafs TV also shows events for their farm teams (such as team, the Toronto Marlies in the AHL).AHL. MLB Network during the offseason airs games from smaller leagues including the Arizona Fall League and many of the winter leagues in the Caribbean and Central and South America. But hey, at least it's still that sport! Most sports fans wouldn't mind that these programs, especially if the sports league is in its off-season in which fans of that sport may be craving for some more of that sport (while the channel itself can't count on its league to fill its programming day).
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