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1st Feb '17 5:40:39 AM Ccook1956
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** On December 1st, 2015, Hypp TV decided to drop BBC Entertainment, and thus Series/DoctorWho, from it's channel lineup, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up the BBC First Video-on-Demand service in October 2016, making the good doctor, along with a whole slew of BBC programming that went away with BBC Entertainment, once again available in Malaysia.

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** On December 1st, 2015, Hypp TV decided to drop BBC Entertainment, and thus Series/DoctorWho, from it's its channel lineup, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up the BBC First Video-on-Demand service in October 2016, making the good doctor, along with a whole slew of BBC programming that went away with BBC Entertainment, once again available in Malaysia.
9th Jan '17 6:26:48 PM nombretomado
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* After NBC canceled both daytime and primetime editions of ''ThePriceIsRight'' in 1963, ABC stepped in and picked it up. But due to the network's budget issues and low affiliate numbers, it was canceled after two years. ABC had better success in 1968 nabbing ''LetsMakeADeal'' from NBC.

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* After NBC canceled both daytime and primetime editions of ''ThePriceIsRight'' in 1963, ABC stepped in and picked it up. But due to the network's budget issues and low affiliate numbers, it was canceled after two years. ABC had better success in 1968 nabbing ''LetsMakeADeal'' ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' from NBC.
9th Dec '16 12:14:04 PM MarcoPolo250
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** North American broadcasts of the 2005-present revival series have been rescued by networks on a couple of occasions. In the US, after initially rejecting the series as being "too British", the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) aired the show for its first few seasons before basically cancelling it; fortunately, BBC America picked it up for the 2009 specials and the popularity of ''Doctor Who'' Stateside skyrocketed after that. In Canada, the revival was initially aired by the CBC, which was guilty of ScrewedByTheNetwork shenanigans, especially during Seasons 3 and 4 (the CBC never even bothered airing the 2007 Christmas special); the CBC dropped Doctor Who in 2009 but it was immediately picked up by the Space network, where it has thrived ever since.

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** North American broadcasts of the 2005-present revival series have been rescued by networks on a couple of occasions. In the US, after initially rejecting the series as being "too British", the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) aired the show for its first few seasons before basically cancelling it; fortunately, BBC America picked it up for the 2009 specials and the popularity of ''Doctor Who'' Stateside skyrocketed after that. In Canada, the revival was initially aired by the CBC, which was guilty of ScrewedByTheNetwork shenanigans, especially during Seasons 3 and 4 (the CBC never even bothered airing the 2007 Christmas special); the CBC dropped Doctor Who in 2009 but it was immediately picked up by the Space network, Creator/SpaceChannel, where it has thrived ever since.
28th Nov '16 6:53:38 PM RAMChYLD
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* On December 1st, 2015, Hypp TV decided to drop BBC Entertainment, and thus Series/DoctorWho, from it's channel lineup, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up the BBC First Video-on-Demand service in October 2016, making the good doctor, along with a whole slew of BBC programming that went away with BBC Entertainment, once again available in Malaysia.

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* ** On December 1st, 2015, Hypp TV decided to drop BBC Entertainment, and thus Series/DoctorWho, from it's channel lineup, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up the BBC First Video-on-Demand service in October 2016, making the good doctor, along with a whole slew of BBC programming that went away with BBC Entertainment, once again available in Malaysia.
28th Nov '16 6:53:20 PM RAMChYLD
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* On December 1st, 2015, Hypp TV decided to drop BBC Entertainment, and thus Series/DoctorWho, from it's channel lineup, halfway through Series 9. To say that Malaysian Whovians aren't pleased with that decision is an understatement. Thankfully, the show became available on Netflix Asia in mid-2016, and then Hypp TV quietly proceeded to pick up the BBC First Video-on-Demand service in October 2016, making the good doctor, along with a whole slew of BBC programming that went away with BBC Entertainment, once again available in Malaysia.
24th Oct '16 9:30:10 PM nombretomado
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** Actually, ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' fits this trope. The first pilot for was turned down by both CBS and NBC, but the latter network did something unheard of in the 1960s (and still fairly rare today) and asked GeneRoddenberry to do a second pilot episode.

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** Actually, ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' fits this trope. The first pilot for was turned down by both CBS and NBC, but the latter network did something unheard of in the 1960s (and still fairly rare today) and asked GeneRoddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry to do a second pilot episode.
18th Oct '16 5:28:28 PM nombretomado
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* When ''Series/DueSouth'' premiered in 1994 on CBS, it was continually shifted around on the network's schedule and had episodes pre-empted (this, despite the fact that the show was at one point garnering better ratings than ''{{Friends}}'' in the U.S., and the fact that, until ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' came along in 2009, ''South'' was the highest-rated Canadian-made program on American television). CBS ended up cancelling (then [[UnCancelled un-cancelling]]) the show three times before they pulled the plug aat the end of the second season, but the Canadian television station {{CTV}} (along with foreign investors) picked up the rights to the show and co-financed it for two more seasons.

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* When ''Series/DueSouth'' premiered in 1994 on CBS, it was continually shifted around on the network's schedule and had episodes pre-empted (this, despite the fact that the show was at one point garnering better ratings than ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' in the U.S., and the fact that, until ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' came along in 2009, ''South'' was the highest-rated Canadian-made program on American television). CBS ended up cancelling (then [[UnCancelled un-cancelling]]) the show three times before they pulled the plug aat the end of the second season, but the Canadian television station {{CTV}} (along with foreign investors) picked up the rights to the show and co-financed it for two more seasons.
18th Aug '16 1:28:21 PM Tre
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* First ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' got [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed by]] Creator/ComedyCentral after a change in leadership. Then the SciFiChannel came to the rescue. Then Sci Fi screwed them as well, again, after a change in leadership.

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* First ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' got [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed by]] Creator/ComedyCentral after a change in leadership. Then the SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] came to the rescue. Then Sci Fi screwed them as well, again, after a change in leadership.
9th Jul '16 9:42:31 AM pinkdalek
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** In 1969, ''Doctor Who'' was haemorrhaging viewers and the current Doctor, Creator/PatrickTroughton, had told the producers he was planning on quitting at the end of the Season. At the same time, the BBC was preparing to UsefulNotes/SwitchToColour; since colour TV was more expensive to shoot and made special effects more difficult, there was a belief that ''Doctor Who'' would be too expensive to keep. It would have been cancelled for good had the producer Derrick Sherwin not fought to keep the show on the air, presenting his plan for a grittier ([[BottleEpisode and much cheaper]]) {{Retool}}ed format, and securing a {{Stunt Cast|ing}} comic actor as the new lead if the BBC chose to continue making the show. Eventually, they did.

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** In 1969, ''Doctor Who'' was haemorrhaging viewers and the current Doctor, Creator/PatrickTroughton, had told the producers he was planning on quitting at the end of the Season. At the same time, the BBC was preparing to UsefulNotes/SwitchToColour; [[UsefulNotes/SwitchToColor Switch To Colour]]; since colour TV was more expensive to shoot and made special effects more difficult, there was a belief that ''Doctor Who'' would be too expensive to keep. It would have been cancelled for good had the producer Derrick Sherwin not fought to keep the show on the air, presenting his plan for a grittier ([[BottleEpisode and much cheaper]]) {{Retool}}ed format, and securing a {{Stunt Cast|ing}} comic actor as the new lead if the BBC chose to continue making the show. Eventually, they did.
9th Jul '16 9:35:48 AM pinkdalek
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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Come on, it's practically the ''Avatar'' of television!

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Come on, it's practically ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** ''Doctor Who'', back in '63, got a "second pilot" due to
the ''Avatar'' first pilot being [[TroubledProduction riddled with technical errors]]. Its first broadcast also had poor ratings due to parts of television!the country being hit with a power outage at the time of its broadcasting; so it was repeat, at a time when this was very rare.
** In 1969, ''Doctor Who'' was haemorrhaging viewers and the current Doctor, Creator/PatrickTroughton, had told the producers he was planning on quitting at the end of the Season. At the same time, the BBC was preparing to UsefulNotes/SwitchToColour; since colour TV was more expensive to shoot and made special effects more difficult, there was a belief that ''Doctor Who'' would be too expensive to keep. It would have been cancelled for good had the producer Derrick Sherwin not fought to keep the show on the air, presenting his plan for a grittier ([[BottleEpisode and much cheaper]]) {{Retool}}ed format, and securing a {{Stunt Cast|ing}} comic actor as the new lead if the BBC chose to continue making the show. Eventually, they did.



*** ''Doctor Who'', back in '63, got the "second pilot" treatment before ''Star Trek'' did. The same could also be said of ABC's ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2008}}''--it got a second pilot (albeit with a new cast save for Jason O'Mara and a relocation from San Francisco to New York City) after ABC executives nixed David E. Kelley's pilot.

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*** ** In 2009, the BBC was unconvinced that ''Doctor Who'', back in '63, got the "second pilot" treatment before ''Star Trek'' did. The same Who'' could also be said of ABC's ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2008}}''--it got a second pilot (albeit with a new cast save continue drawing views without the hugely popular Creator/DavidTennant in the lead (despite the show managing by changing lead actors for Jason O'Mara its ''entire history'' up until then) and a relocation from San Francisco plans were made to New York City) after ABC executives nixed David E. Kelley's pilot.cancel it. Only when Davies told the BBC "you are not allowed to end it" and insisted on handing the reins to Creator/StevenMoffat did the BBC reverse its decision.
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