History ScrewedByTheNetwork / LiveActionTV

20th Sep '17 3:45:42 PM 4444jdm
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* ''Series/UltramanNexus'' fell victim to this. The series is definitely one of the DarkerAndEdgier installments of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' franchise and with its dark themes, including, but not limited to people being eaten alive by monsters, government conspiracies trying to hide said monsters and MindRape, is actually aimed at teens or young adults like its preceding ''UltraQDarkFantasy''. The network, however, thinking that Ultraman is exclusively aimed at children, placed ''Nexus'' at a time slot meant for children. This resulted in the show gaining very low ratings, as the intended demographic missed the show due to its time slot and children did not watch the show due to how dark it was. Ultimately, the show was cancelled but was still fortunate to receive a finale, albeit a rushed one.

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* ''Series/UltramanNexus'' fell victim to this. The series is definitely one of the DarkerAndEdgier installments of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' franchise and with its dark themes, including, but not limited to people being eaten alive by monsters, government conspiracies trying to hide said monsters and MindRape, is actually aimed at teens or young adults like its preceding ''UltraQDarkFantasy''.''Series/UltraQDarkFantasy''. The network, however, thinking that Ultraman is exclusively aimed at children, placed ''Nexus'' at a time slot meant for children. This resulted in the show gaining very low ratings, as the intended demographic missed the show due to its time slot and children did not watch the show due to how dark it was. Ultimately, the show was cancelled but was still fortunate to receive a finale, albeit a rushed one.
20th Sep '17 3:44:04 PM 4444jdm
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* ''Series/UltramanNexus'' fell victim to this. The series is definitely one of the DarkerAndEdgier installments of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' franchise and with its dark themes, including, but not limited to people being eaten alive by monsters, government conspiracies trying to hide said monsters and MindRape, is actually aimed at teens or young adults. The network, however, thinking that Ultraman is exclusively aimed at children, placed ''Nexus'' at a time slot meant for children. This resulted in the show gaining very low ratings, as the intended demographic missed the show due to its time slot and children did not watch the show due to how dark it was. Ultimately, the show was cancelled but was still fortunate to receive a finale, albeit a rushed one.

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* ''Series/UltramanNexus'' fell victim to this. The series is definitely one of the DarkerAndEdgier installments of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' franchise and with its dark themes, including, but not limited to people being eaten alive by monsters, government conspiracies trying to hide said monsters and MindRape, is actually aimed at teens or young adults.adults like its preceding ''UltraQDarkFantasy''. The network, however, thinking that Ultraman is exclusively aimed at children, placed ''Nexus'' at a time slot meant for children. This resulted in the show gaining very low ratings, as the intended demographic missed the show due to its time slot and children did not watch the show due to how dark it was. Ultimately, the show was cancelled but was still fortunate to receive a finale, albeit a rushed one.
18th Sep '17 5:38:53 PM mimitchi33
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* ''Series/TheCrazyOnes'' got low ratings due to it airing at the same time as ''Series/TheVoice'', with [[InvisibleAdvertising little advertising]]. [[DrivenToSuicide The stress that the show's cancellation caused may have played a part in star]] Creator/RobinWilliams's [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].

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* ''Series/TheCrazyOnes'' got low ratings due to it airing at the same time as ''Series/TheVoice'', ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol'', with [[InvisibleAdvertising little advertising]]. [[DrivenToSuicide The stress that the show's cancellation caused may have played a part in star]] Creator/RobinWilliams's [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].




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* ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'' did well for most of it's run on the network. That was until CBS cancelled because it was too expensive to keep running in first run because CBS did not own the show. Not helping matters was that it constantly had it's timeslot shuffled around during the last few seasons.
16th Sep '17 5:56:56 PM nombretomado
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* In the end though, all NBC and Hearst got out of the Esquire rebranding was a literal cash furnace and crickets. The programming offered by the network was uninspired "follow the leader" travelogue and food programming that was better done and for less cost on YouTube by independent creators, and outside of their originals, it basically became a rerun farm in the vein of Cloo, which died at the start of February 2017 for offering things easily found on other channels or streaming platforms. Cable companies didn't want it any longer, and the newly merged Time Warner Cable and Charter under Spectrum did it in. On June 25, 2017, Esquire Network went ignobly off the air with little ceremony in the middle of the afternoon with a promised "relaunch" as a digital-only network seemingly said only to soothe the few loyal viewers and never occurring. FXX not only took advantage of their head-start, but having the rerun rights to ''Series/TheSimpsons'' and a well-regarded slate of comedy programming (with some moved from FX) meant that Esquire had no shot at winning over them. Meanwhile, G4's Canadian channel ended on August 31, 2017, outlasting both the American G4 and Esquire Network, and ''American Ninja Warrior'' will likely go on well into the next decade as a summer stalwart for NBC, with the only sign of its origination as a cable show being early season reruns with G4 logos on the sideboards.

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* In the end though, all NBC and Hearst got out of the Esquire rebranding was a literal cash furnace and crickets. The programming offered by the network was uninspired "follow the leader" travelogue and food programming that was better done and for less cost on YouTube by independent creators, and outside of their originals, it basically became a rerun farm in the vein of Cloo, which died at the start of February 2017 for offering things easily found on other channels or streaming platforms. Cable companies didn't want it any longer, and the newly merged Time Warner Cable and Charter under Spectrum did it in. On June 25, 2017, Esquire Network went ignobly off the air with little ceremony in the middle of the afternoon with a promised "relaunch" as a digital-only network seemingly said only to soothe the few loyal viewers and never occurring. FXX not only took advantage of their head-start, but having the rerun rights to ''Series/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and a well-regarded slate of comedy programming (with some moved from FX) meant that Esquire had no shot at winning over them. Meanwhile, G4's Canadian channel ended on August 31, 2017, outlasting both the American G4 and Esquire Network, and ''American Ninja Warrior'' will likely go on well into the next decade as a summer stalwart for NBC, with the only sign of its origination as a cable show being early season reruns with G4 logos on the sideboards.
14th Sep '17 10:13:21 PM lizaphile
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* In the end though, all NBC and Hearst got out of the Esquire rebranding was a literal cash furnace and crickets. The programming offered by the network was uninspired "follow the leader" travelogue and food programming that was better done and for less cost on YouTube by independent creators, and outside of their originals, it basically became a rerun farm in the vein of Cloo, which died at the start of February 2017 for offering things easily found on other channels or streaming platforms. Cable companies didn't want it any longer, and the newly merged Time Warner Cable and Charter under Spectrum did it in. On June 25, 2017, Esquire Network went ignobly off the air with little ceremony in the middle of the afternoon with a promised "relaunch" as a digital-only network seemingly said only to soothe the few loyal viewers and never occurring. FXX not only took advantage of their head-start, but having the rerun rights to ''Series/TheSimpsons'' and a well-regarded slate of comedy programming (with some moved from FX) meant that Esquire had no shot at winning over them. Meanwhile, G4's Canadian channel ended on August 31, 2017, outlasting both the American G4 and Esquire Network, and ''American Ninja Warrior'' will likely go on well into the next decade as a summer stalwart for NBC, with the only sign of its origination as a cable show being early season reruns with G4 logos on the sideboards.
13th Sep '17 9:45:20 AM Sapphirea2
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** Subverted by Series 10. BBC Controller Charlotte Moore [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/55e94ef2-0282-494f-a62c-82bd514f02fe announced]] in early 2016 that Series 10 would air in Spring 2017, meaning the only new episode airing during 2016 was the annual ChristmasEpisode for 2016 -- the first time a ''whole year'' passed with no new ''Who'' episodes or specials since the show's revival. The subversion is this was to prevent the show being upstaged by national events like the Olympics and Euro Cup and allow it to return to the springtime airings, avoiding the main problems Series 9 faced as outlined above. It also allowed showrunner Steven Moffat (who wasn't too bothered) to work on the fourth season of Series/{{Sherlock}} and the new ''Who'' spinoff ''Class'', which he also was executive-producing, without becoming overworked; the TroubledProduction of "Let's Kill Hitler" in Series 6 explains why this is a good thing. Sadly, despite excellent reviews the ratings still wound up hitting series lows by the end of the run, and the BBC again blew major spoilers for the SeasonFinale -- this time ''months'' in advance.

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** Subverted by for most of Series 10. BBC Controller Charlotte Moore [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/55e94ef2-0282-494f-a62c-82bd514f02fe announced]] in early 2016 that Series 10 would air in Spring 2017, meaning the only new episode airing during 2016 was the annual ChristmasEpisode for 2016 -- the first time a ''whole year'' passed with no new ''Who'' episodes or specials since the show's revival. The subversion is this was to prevent the show being upstaged by national events like the Olympics and Euro Cup and allow it to return to the springtime airings, avoiding the main problems Series 9 faced as outlined above. It also allowed showrunner Steven Moffat (who wasn't too bothered) to work on the fourth season of Series/{{Sherlock}} and the new ''Who'' spinoff ''Class'', which he also was executive-producing, without becoming overworked; the TroubledProduction of "Let's Kill Hitler" in Series 6 explains why this is a good thing. Sadly, despite excellent reviews the ratings still wound up hitting series lows by the end of the run, and finally the BBC again blew major spoilers for the SeasonFinale -- this time ''months'' in advance.



** Creator/PeterCapaldi's tenure is mistreated by BBC America in repeats. Of his 40 episodes and specials, eight of them -- a fifth of his tenure! -- are not regularly rerun simply because they're extra-length (i.e. longer than 42 minutes) and too difficult to edit down without losing coherency. Unfortunately, this results in gigantic {{Plot Hole}}s and {{Time Skip}}s since these stories include his introductory adventure, multi-part GrandFinale, and many game-changing plot points in-between. How did he and Clara reunite after "Death in Heaven"? How did SantaClaus end up in the TARDIS? What happened after Mayor Me teleported him away in the wake of [[spoiler: Clara's death]]? Did he ever [[spoiler: find Gallifrey]] as his previous self hoped to? Why does River Song's memory mean so much to him in Series 10, and what's Nardole's connection to both of them? Did Bill Potts have to [[spoiler: remain a Cyberman]]? Viewers who want answers to these and other questions will have to get the DVD sets, Amazon Prime, or on-demand cable, or wait for MarathonRunning...

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** Creator/PeterCapaldi's tenure is mistreated by BBC America in repeats. Of his 40 episodes and specials, eight of them -- a fifth of his tenure! -- are not regularly rerun simply because they're extra-length (i.e. longer than 42 minutes) and too difficult to edit down without losing coherency. Unfortunately, this results in gigantic {{Plot Hole}}s and {{Time Skip}}s since these stories include his introductory adventure, multi-part GrandFinale, and many game-changing plot points in-between. How did he and Clara reunite after "Death in Heaven"? How did SantaClaus end up in the TARDIS? What happened after Mayor Me teleported him the Doctor away in the wake of [[spoiler: Clara's death]]? Did he ever [[spoiler: find Gallifrey]] as his previous self hoped to? Why does River Song's memory mean so much to him in Series 10, and what's Nardole's connection to both of them? Did Bill Potts have to [[spoiler: remain a Cyberman]]? Viewers who want answers to these and other questions will have to get the DVD sets, Amazon Prime, or on-demand cable, or wait for MarathonRunning...
13th Sep '17 9:43:31 AM Sapphirea2
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** Christopher Eccleston's tenure as the Ninth Doctor seems to have suffered from this. Despite propelling the show back into public consciousness and gathering tons of critical acclaim, every time the BBC repeats old episodes they ''always'' start with David Tennant's era.

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** Christopher Eccleston's tenure as the Ninth Doctor seems to have suffered from this. Despite propelling the show back into public consciousness and gathering tons of critical acclaim, every time the BBC repeats and BBC America repeat old episodes they ''always'' start with David Tennant's era.era.



** Series 9 (2015) was consistently scheduled on Saturdays as the lead-out to ''Strictly Come Dancing'' -- meaning it always started after 8 pm, which lead actor Creator/PeterCapaldi argued in a post-season ''Newsweek'' interview was too ''late'' a start time for a family-oriented show with a large kid fanbase. A September start meant the first four episodes (including the once-a-season Dalek story) had to compete not only with shows like ''The X Factor'' but rugby matches. Later in the StoryArc-driven season the Beeb released '''''massive''''' spoilers about the final three episodes to ''Radio Times'' and the press in general -- even in their own trailer in the case of "Face the Raven", which revealed [[spoiler: Clara's shocking death]]. It's possible they were trying to goose declining same-day ratings for the aging show, but way to undercut the most acclaimed season the show enjoyed since Series 5 for the fans!

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** Series 9 (2015) was consistently scheduled on Saturdays as the lead-out to ''Strictly Come Dancing'' -- meaning it always started after 8 pm, which lead actor Creator/PeterCapaldi argued in a post-season ''Newsweek'' interview was too ''late'' a start time for a family-oriented show with a large kid fanbase. A September start meant the first four episodes (including the once-a-season Dalek story) had to compete not only with shows like ''The X Factor'' but rugby matches. Later in the StoryArc-driven season the Beeb released '''''massive''''' spoilers about the final three episodes to ''Radio Times'' and the press in general -- even in their own trailer in the case of "Face the Raven", which revealed [[spoiler: Clara's shocking death]]. It's possible they were trying to goose declining same-day ratings for the aging show, ratings, but way to undercut the most acclaimed season the show enjoyed since Series 5 for the fans!



** ''Series/Class2016'', a spinoff that launched on the BBC 3 online channel and later had a turn on BBC One, was given almost no advertising and ludicrously odd timeslots for a young adult show -- by some accounts, this was due to the fact that there were precisely [[WhiteMaleLead zero straight white men]] in the regular cast. (BBC America actually treated it better by giving it the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Series 10 lead-out spot the following year.)

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** Creator/PeterCapaldi's tenure is mistreated by BBC America in repeats. Of his 40 episodes and specials, eight of them -- a fifth of his tenure! -- are not regularly rerun simply because they're extra-length (i.e. longer than 42 minutes) and too difficult to edit down without losing coherency. Unfortunately, this results in gigantic {{Plot Hole}}s and {{Time Skip}}s since these stories include his introductory adventure, multi-part GrandFinale, and many game-changing plot points in-between. How did he and Clara reunite after "Death in Heaven"? How did SantaClaus end up in the TARDIS? What happened after Mayor Me teleported him away in the wake of [[spoiler: Clara's death]]? Did he ever [[spoiler: find Gallifrey]] as his previous self hoped to? Why does River Song's memory mean so much to him in Series 10, and what's Nardole's connection to both of them? Did Bill Potts have to [[spoiler: remain a Cyberman]]? Viewers who want answers to these and other questions will have to get the DVD sets, Amazon Prime, or on-demand cable, or wait for MarathonRunning...
** ''Series/Class2016'', a spinoff that launched on the BBC 3 online channel and later had a turn on BBC One, was given almost no advertising and ludicrously odd timeslots for a young adult show -- by some accounts, this was due to the fact that there were precisely [[WhiteMaleLead zero straight white men]] in the regular cast. (BBC America actually treated it better by giving it the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Series 10 lead-out spot the following year.)
10th Sep '17 6:25:22 PM Malady
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* ''TheNewNormal'': This show was cancelled after only one season, despite its strong cult following and general well reception. The only consolation fans got was that the season had wrapped up neatly with [[spoiler: Bryan and David getting married and Goldie giving birth.]]

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* ''TheNewNormal'': ''Series/TheNewNormal'': This show was cancelled after only one season, despite its strong cult following and general well reception. The only consolation fans got was that the season had wrapped up neatly with [[spoiler: Bryan [[spoiler:Bryan and David getting married and Goldie giving birth.]]
10th Sep '17 12:25:15 PM GrammarNavi
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** Shomi would also end up screwing ''Empire'' ([[Series/JaneTheVirgin among other]] [[Series/{{Transparent}} "exclusive" shows]]) when the service decided to close in November 2016. Since neither City nor Omni picked up the third season, and FOX's streaming apps & {{Hulu}} [[NoExportForYou are exclusive to the United States]], Canadian viewers looking to (legally) stream the latest episodes or past seasons are out of luck unless another broadcaster or streaming site steps in.

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** Shomi would also end up screwing ''Empire'' ([[Series/JaneTheVirgin among other]] [[Series/{{Transparent}} "exclusive" shows]]) when the service decided to close in November 2016. Since neither City nor Omni picked up the third season, and FOX's streaming apps & {{Hulu}} Creator/{{Hulu}} [[NoExportForYou are exclusive to the United States]], Canadian viewers looking to (legally) stream the latest episodes or past seasons are out of luck unless another broadcaster or streaming site steps in.
9th Sep '17 8:48:11 PM rjd1922
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* ''{{Isabel}}'' was advertised as the network's next big thing until mere months before its planned release at the end of 2011, when TVE went suddenly mute and the release was pushed back to February and then to the fall of 2012. The reason was a government-ordered budget cut: a show's cost in TVE (which is a public broadcasting company) only becomes official when it airs, so by not airing it [[LoopholeAbuse the cost was not accounted]] and the network could claim less money spent, even though the first season was already paid and completed. By summer the show was considered cancelled in practice and the production company even dismantled the sets. Only [[SleeperHit its very good ratings]] and the entry of phone company ''Telefónica'' as a second producer when the first season finally aired caused TVE to pull a 180º and greenlight a second and third season. Then ''Telefónica'' demanded that none of its produced seasons could be watched for free on TVE's website...

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* ''{{Isabel}}'' ''Series/{{Isabel}}'' was advertised as the network's next big thing until mere months before its planned release at the end of 2011, when TVE went suddenly mute and the release was pushed back to February and then to the fall of 2012. The reason was a government-ordered budget cut: a show's cost in TVE (which is a public broadcasting company) only becomes official when it airs, so by not airing it [[LoopholeAbuse the cost was not accounted]] and the network could claim less money spent, even though the first season was already paid and completed. By summer the show was considered cancelled in practice and the production company even dismantled the sets. Only [[SleeperHit its very good ratings]] and the entry of phone company ''Telefónica'' as a second producer when the first season finally aired caused TVE to pull a 180º and greenlight a second and third season. Then ''Telefónica'' demanded that none of its produced seasons could be watched for free on TVE's website...
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