History NetworkToTheRescue / LiveActionTV

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.
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.
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