History NetworkToTheRescue / LiveActionTV

18th Sep '17 11:59:20 PM Lirodon
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* Creator/{{CBS}} managed to get one over on NBC after they dumped ''Series/{{JAG}}'' after the first season in 1995-1996. CBS picked it up in the middle of 1997 as a midseason replacement and ''JAG'' got '''nine more seasons''' with good ratings, making it a LongRunner and had an ''even more'' successful spin-off. ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had a quiet start in 2003, but consistently improved its viewer numbers until it became TV's number one scripted show (and stayed there) and is itself a a LongRunner with 13 seasons so far and no conceivable end in sight. It has its own spin-off with''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', which began in 2009 and quickly became TV's number two scripted show and has consistently stayed there throughout its run (which also has no conceivable end). A ''third'' program is joined the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' franchise in 2014, ''Series/NCISNewOrleans'', which has outperformed ''Los Angeles'' in the ratings. CBS has been laughing all the way to the bank since 1997.

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* Creator/{{CBS}} managed to get one over on NBC after they dumped ''Series/{{JAG}}'' after the first season in 1995-1996. CBS picked it up in the middle of 1997 as a midseason replacement and ''JAG'' got '''nine more seasons''' with good ratings, making it a LongRunner and LongRunner. Then, it had an ''even more'' successful spin-off. ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' spin-off, ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', which had a quiet start in 2003, but consistently improved its viewer numbers until it became TV's number one scripted show (and stayed there) and is itself a a LongRunner with 13 seasons so far and no conceivable end in sight. It has its own spin-off with''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', which began in 2009 and quickly became TV's number two scripted show and has consistently show. It's stayed there throughout too, 14 seasons strong and counting, and has gotten spin-offs of its run (which also has no conceivable end). A ''third'' program is joined the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' franchise in 2014, ''Series/NCISNewOrleans'', which has outperformed ''Los Angeles'' own in the ratings.form of ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' (2009, which is going into its 9th season), and ''Series/NCISNewOrleans'' (2014). CBS has been laughing all the way to the bank since 1997.
10th Sep '17 9:01:54 AM nombretomado
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* While ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and its [[CSIVerse spin-offs]] are mainstay hits on TV, there was a time when a forensics-based PoliceProcedural was considered geeky ScienceFiction at best. CBS took the chance on it, only after much hand-wringing and after the other major networks passed.

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* While ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and its [[CSIVerse [[Series/CSIVerse spin-offs]] are mainstay hits on TV, there was a time when a forensics-based PoliceProcedural was considered geeky ScienceFiction at best. CBS took the chance on it, only after much hand-wringing and after the other major networks passed.
15th Jun '17 4:24:20 AM Piterpicher
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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 ''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.

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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 ''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}} Creator/{{CTV}} (along with foreign investors) picked up the rights to the show and co-financed it for two more seasons.
20th May '17 12:50:45 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted with ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''. USANetwork tried to rescue it from Creator/{{CBS}}' cancellation but had NoBudget to do so: they were forced to use stock footage to cover up the fact that they ''didn't actually have the helicopter''. The fact that said footage was [[StockFootageFailure painfully obvious]] and that they couldn't afford any of the show's stars didn't help matters. The show was dead for good at the end of that season.

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* Subverted with ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''. USANetwork Creator/USANetwork tried to rescue it from Creator/{{CBS}}' cancellation but had NoBudget to do so: they were forced to use stock footage to cover up the fact that they ''didn't actually have the helicopter''. The fact that said footage was [[StockFootageFailure painfully obvious]] and that they couldn't afford any of the show's stars didn't help matters. The show was dead for good at the end of that season.
30th Apr '17 11:10:11 AM nombretomado
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** ''Late Night With Creator/ConanOBrien'': The show didn't start off well for the first few years. Early commercials even mocked the fact that no one knew who O'Brien was and that he was obviously uncomfortable in front of the camera. In spite of it all, NBC stuck with it and were rewarded with the highest rated late night lineup along with Jay Leno. Unfortunately, when they gave Conan ''TheTonightShow'', they didn't give him [[ScrewedByTheNetwork much of a chance]].

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** ''Late Night With Creator/ConanOBrien'': The show didn't start off well for the first few years. Early commercials even mocked the fact that no one knew who O'Brien was and that he was obviously uncomfortable in front of the camera. In spite of it all, NBC stuck with it and were rewarded with the highest rated late night lineup along with Jay Leno. Unfortunately, when they gave Conan ''TheTonightShow'', ''Series/TheTonightShow'', they didn't give him [[ScrewedByTheNetwork much of a chance]].
9th Apr '17 10:13:38 AM IlGreven
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* The WB similarly rescued ''Series/SisterSister'' after ABC cancelled it after its second season. It'd have for more seasons on its new network.
9th Apr '17 10:10:30 AM IlGreven
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* Although ''Series/{{Castle}}'' started off slow, and it would've been easy for ABC to cancel it, the network stuck with it, and has even renewed it for a third season. In the process the seem to have broken the Fillion Curse.

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* Although ''Series/{{Castle}}'' started off slow, and it would've been easy for ABC to cancel it, the network stuck with it, and has even renewed it kept going for a third season. In seven more seasons, shattering the process the seem to have broken the so-called "[[Creator/NathanFillion Fillion Curse.Curse]]".
7th Apr '17 4:47:46 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 ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' from NBC.

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* After NBC canceled both daytime and primetime editions of ''ThePriceIsRight'' ''Series/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 ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' from NBC.
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.
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