History ScrewedByTheNetwork / WesternAnimation

5th Dec '16 10:56:10 PM RAMChYLD
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* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus on [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] in the U.S. The main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library- [[LaserGuidedKarma which didn't matter as The Hub was revamped back into Discovery Family just months later]] after Discovery Communications bought back it's shares on the channel to make itself the majority stakeholder.[[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, blaming [[BlatantLies "growing challenges in the international children's television industry". In reality, they wanted to focus their efforts on Sprout back in the U.S, which they bought off Creator/{{PBS}} just a few weeks before. This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. To rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.

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* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus on [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] in the U.S. The main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library- [[LaserGuidedKarma which didn't matter as The Hub was revamped back into Discovery Family just months later]] after Discovery Communications bought back it's shares on the channel to make itself the majority stakeholder.[[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, blaming [[BlatantLies "growing challenges in the international children's television industry".industry"]]. In reality, they wanted to focus their efforts on Sprout back in the U.S, which they bought off Creator/{{PBS}} just a few weeks before. This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. To rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.
5th Dec '16 10:55:50 PM RAMChYLD
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* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus on [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] in the U.S. The main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library- [[LaserGuidedKarma which didn't matter as The Hub was revamped back into Discovery Family just months later]] after Discovery Communications bought back it's shares on the channel to make itself the majority stakeholder.]][[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, blaming [[BlatantLies "growing challenges in the international children's television industry". In reality, they wanted to focus their efforts on Sprout back in the U.S, which they bought off Creator/{{PBS}} just a few weeks before. This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. To rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.

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* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus on [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] in the U.S. The main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library- [[LaserGuidedKarma which didn't matter as The Hub was revamped back into Discovery Family just months later]] after Discovery Communications bought back it's shares on the channel to make itself the majority stakeholder.]][[/note]], [[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, blaming [[BlatantLies "growing challenges in the international children's television industry". In reality, they wanted to focus their efforts on Sprout back in the U.S, which they bought off Creator/{{PBS}} just a few weeks before. This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. To rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.
5th Dec '16 10:55:16 PM RAMChYLD
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* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus on [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] in the U.S. The main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library- [[LaserGuidedKarma which didn't matter as The Hub was revamped back into Discovery Family just months later]][[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, blaming [[BlatantLies "growing challenges in the international children's television industry"]]. In reality, they wanted to focus their efforts on Sprout back in the U.S, which they bought off Creator/{{PBS}} just a few weeks before. This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. To rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.

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* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus on [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] in the U.S. The main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library- [[LaserGuidedKarma which didn't matter as The Hub was revamped back into Discovery Family just months later]][[/note]], later]] after Discovery Communications bought back it's shares on the channel to make itself the majority stakeholder.]][[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, blaming [[BlatantLies "growing challenges in the international children's television industry"]].industry". In reality, they wanted to focus their efforts on Sprout back in the U.S, which they bought off Creator/{{PBS}} just a few weeks before. This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. To rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.
5th Dec '16 9:45:07 PM RAMChYLD
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* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus on [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] in the U.S. The main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library[[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, blaming [[BlatantLies "growing challenges in the international children's television industry"]]. In reality, they wanted to focus their efforts on Sprout back in the U.S, which they bought off Creator/{{PBS}} just a few weeks before. This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. To rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.

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* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus on [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] in the U.S. The main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library[[/note]], library- [[LaserGuidedKarma which didn't matter as The Hub was revamped back into Discovery Family just months later]][[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, blaming [[BlatantLies "growing challenges in the international children's television industry"]]. In reality, they wanted to focus their efforts on Sprout back in the U.S, which they bought off Creator/{{PBS}} just a few weeks before. This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. To rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.
5th Dec '16 9:41:58 PM RAMChYLD
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* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus on [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] in the U.S. The main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library[[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, claiming that [[BlatantLies the Asian market was "too saturated with children channels"]]. In reality, they wanted to focus their efforts on Sprout back in the U.S, which they bought off Creator/{{PBS}} just a few weeks before. This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. To rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.

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* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus on [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] in the U.S. The main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library[[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, claiming that blaming [[BlatantLies "growing challenges in the Asian market was "too saturated with children channels"]].international children's television industry"]]. In reality, they wanted to focus their efforts on Sprout back in the U.S, which they bought off Creator/{{PBS}} just a few weeks before. This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. To rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.
3rd Dec '16 4:35:28 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' proved to be a viable counterpart to ''My Little Pony'' and initially ran for a solid 3 seasons, but the forth season ended up being the last because of its toyline not doing well enough. Contrast Creator/CartoonNetwork using the same excuse for screwing the above-mentioned ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' and ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' above versus the franchise this show is based on, and it makes what happened to this show ''much more'' understandable, though no less somber for its fans.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' proved to be a viable counterpart to ''My Little Pony'' and initially ran for a solid 3 seasons, but the forth season ended up being the last because of its toyline not doing well enough. Contrast Creator/CartoonNetwork using the same excuse for screwing the above-mentioned ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' and ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' above versus the franchise this show is based on, and it makes what happened to this show ''much more'' much more understandable, though no less somber for its fans.
2nd Dec '16 10:52:15 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' caught a case of this on YTV in Summer 2016. Unlike Nick, which shuffled reruns over to {{Nicktoons}}, YTV still aired the show... at 5am in the morning. Which show bumped ''[=OddParents=]'' from its longtime spot on ''The Zone'' and completely took over the weekday block in the process? Why ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', of course!

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' caught a case of this on YTV in Summer 2016. Unlike Nick, which shuffled reruns over to {{Nicktoons}}, Creator/{{Nicktoons}}, YTV still aired the show... at 5am in the morning. Which show bumped ''[=OddParents=]'' from its longtime spot on ''The Zone'' and completely took over the weekday block in the process? Why ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', of course!
2nd Dec '16 10:50:20 PM Vir
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* Cartoons based on Marvel Comics have, in recent years, been hit with his. For some shows, most notably ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''. This was due to Disney taking over Marvel and, as such, axing any TV show that requires them to pay another company for. For other shows, such as ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' though, they just silently end the series without any announcement. ''Evolution'' is notable for the final season, which while resolving the Apocalypse plot arc that had been building up since season 2, had a notably shorter episode count (with just ''nine'' episodes, compared the previous seasons which had an average of around double that), and was filled with several one shot story episodes that, really, ended with a lot of loose plot threads. Steven Gordon, Evolution's head character designer and occasional director and writer, has stated that, while he believes the show ended well, he does have some hard feelings for Marvel's decision to end it, as he noted they didn't appear to really care for the show at all despite many of the show's aspects and a [[ComicBook/{{X 23}} certain original character]] later being adopted by Marvel's writers later.

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* Cartoons based on Marvel Comics have, in recent years, been hit with his. For some shows, most notably ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''. This ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', this was due to Disney taking over Marvel and, as such, axing any TV show that requires them to pay another company for. For other shows, such as ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' though, they just silently end the series without any announcement. ''Evolution'' is notable for the final season, which while resolving the Apocalypse plot arc that had been building up since season 2, had a notably shorter episode count (with just ''nine'' episodes, compared the previous seasons which had an average of around double that), and was filled with several one shot story episodes that, really, ended with a lot of loose plot threads. Steven Gordon, Evolution's head character designer and occasional director and writer, has stated that, while he believes the show ended well, he does have some hard feelings for Marvel's decision to end it, as he noted they didn't appear to really care for the show at all despite many of the show's aspects and a [[ComicBook/{{X 23}} certain original character]] later being adopted by Marvel's writers later.
1st Dec '16 11:41:58 AM MarcoPolo250
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* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' proved to be a viable counterpart to ''My Little Pony'' and initially ran for a solid 3 seasons, but season 4 ended up being the last because of its toyline not doing well enough (though given what franchise the show's based on, this is at least a more understandable excuse than when the same was used for ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' and ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' above).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' was screwed over thanks in no small part to [[Film/JemAndTheHolograms its film adaptation]] [[BoxOfficeBomb tanking]]; its timeslot was handed over to ''Transformers Prime'', which occupies the slot to this day. Sad, considering [[InNameOnly the film barely had anything in common with the cartoon]]. The only silver lining is that its 2015 comic book adaptation did well and was ''much'' more faithful to the source material.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' proved to be a viable counterpart to ''My Little Pony'' and initially ran for a solid 3 seasons, but the forth season 4 ended up being the last because of its toyline not doing well enough (though given what franchise the show's based on, this is at least a more understandable excuse than when enough. Contrast Creator/CartoonNetwork using the same was used excuse for screwing the above-mentioned ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' and ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' above).
above versus the franchise this show is based on, and it makes what happened to this show ''much more'' understandable, though no less somber for its fans.
* Reruns of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' was were screwed over thanks in no small part to [[Film/JemAndTheHolograms its film adaptation]] [[BoxOfficeBomb tanking]]; its timeslot was handed over to ''Transformers Prime'', which occupies the slot to this day. Sad, considering [[InNameOnly the film barely had anything in common with the cartoon]]. The only silver lining is that its 2015 comic book adaptation did well and well; Not surprising considering it was ''much'' more faithful to the source material.
material than the film.



* Creator/DisneyJunior originally looked like they were unscrewing ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'' by putting it back on air after not wanting to air repeats of the show for years. Then they proceeded to royally screw it over again by preempting it for ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverLandPirates'' reruns in November of 2013, then putting it on at 2:30AM on Sundays before it was replaced with ''WesternAnimation/TheOctonauts''.
* Cartoons based on Marvel Comics have, in recent years, been hit with his. For some shows, most notably ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', this was due to Disney taking over Marvel and, as such, axing any TV show that requires them to pay another company for. For other shows, such as ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' though, they just silently end the series without any announcement. ''Evolution'' is notable for the final season, which while resolving the Apocalypse plot arc that had been building up since season 2, had a notably shorter episode count (with just ''nine'' episodes, compared the previous seasons which had an average of around double that), and was filled with several one shot story episodes that, really, ended with a lot of loose plot threads. Steven Gordon, Evolution's head character designer and occasional director and writer, has stated that, while he believes the show ended well, he does have some hard feelings for Marvel's decision to end it, as he noted they didn't appear to really care for the show at all despite many of the show's aspects and a [[ComicBook/{{X 23}} certain original character]] later being adopted by Marvel's writers later.

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* Creator/DisneyJunior Disney Junior originally looked like they were unscrewing ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'' by putting it back on air after not wanting to air repeats of the show for years. Then they proceeded to royally screw it over again by preempting it for ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverLandPirates'' reruns in November of 2013, then putting it on at 2:30AM on Sundays before it was replaced with ''WesternAnimation/TheOctonauts''.
* Cartoons based on Marvel Comics have, in recent years, been hit with his. For some shows, most notably ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', this ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''. This was due to Disney taking over Marvel and, as such, axing any TV show that requires them to pay another company for. For other shows, such as ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' though, they just silently end the series without any announcement. ''Evolution'' is notable for the final season, which while resolving the Apocalypse plot arc that had been building up since season 2, had a notably shorter episode count (with just ''nine'' episodes, compared the previous seasons which had an average of around double that), and was filled with several one shot story episodes that, really, ended with a lot of loose plot threads. Steven Gordon, Evolution's head character designer and occasional director and writer, has stated that, while he believes the show ended well, he does have some hard feelings for Marvel's decision to end it, as he noted they didn't appear to really care for the show at all despite many of the show's aspects and a [[ComicBook/{{X 23}} certain original character]] later being adopted by Marvel's writers later.



* Shows not produced by Disney (particularly those produced in Canada) tend to have a very hard time lasting more than a season on Disney networks that ''aren't'' Disney Junior. For several examples, the summer of 2013 had Disney XD bring in four new shows: ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'', the 2013 ''WesternAnimation/{{Max Steel|2013}}'' cartoon and Creator/{{Teletoon}}'s ''WesternAnimation/PackagesFromPlanetX'' & ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom'', none of which were produced by Disney. By the next year, ''Max Steel'' and ''Pac-Man'' were the only shows that lasted on the network for more than one season, but after they were renewed, Disney XD suddenly had no interest in either show anymore and dumped both of them. The producers of both shows moved the programs to Netflix and iTunes, where they remain moderately successful. One would have to wonder if Disney has a dislike for Canadian animation.

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* Shows not produced by Disney (particularly those produced in Canada) tend to have a very hard time lasting more than a season on Disney networks that ''aren't'' Disney Junior. For several examples, the summer of 2013 had Disney XD bring in four new shows: ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'', the 2013 ''WesternAnimation/{{Max Steel|2013}}'' cartoon and Creator/{{Teletoon}}'s ''WesternAnimation/PackagesFromPlanetX'' & ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom'', none of which were produced by Disney. By the next year, ''Max Steel'' and ''Pac-Man'' were the only shows that lasted on the network for more than one season, but after they were renewed, Disney XD suddenly had no interest in either show anymore and dumped both of them. The producers of both shows moved the programs to Netflix Creator/{{Netflix}} and iTunes, where they remain moderately successful. One would have to wonder if Disney has a dislike for Canadian animation.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has got to be one of the few examples that has also [[UnCanceled come back with a vengeance]] (next to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', which premiered around the same time as ''Futurama'' and suffered a similar fate of getting canceled by FOX and revived thanks to the power of cable TV). After four seasons of being pre-empted by sports and inconsistent airing dates, which were often changed due to increasingly poor viewer ratings (but were probably caused by the continually-inconvenient timeslots) and little publicity from the network, FOX just decided to cease production of the show after the episode "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" in 2003. Rumor has it that FOX didn't even tell the cast or crew which episode would be their last. The show was then constantly rerun for the next four years on Creator/AdultSwim, which gave it enough reason for the crew members to create four made-for-DVD movies. Despite ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' coming back first and what seemed like an eternity in TV limbo, ''Futurama'' is now back on TV, with Creator/ComedyCentral as its new home -- until it was recently announced that Comedy Central was pulling the plug on the series. Matt Groening says he's going to once again find a new home for the show even with the the last episode's ending [[note]][[spoiler: Fry and Leela get married in said ending.]][[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' was constantly being moved in its early seasons, and was eventually cancelled -- twice. No other show had ever been brought back on the same network after being cancelled twice, as doing so requires too much admission of having made an error or a large fanbase clamoring for it to be brought back. A cult fan following developed through Creator/AdultSwim's reruns and the combination of ratings and phenomenal [=DVD=] sales convinced the Fox executives to revive the show. Now it's AdoredByTheNetwork as much as ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has got to be one of the few examples that has also [[UnCanceled come back with a vengeance]] (next to ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', which premiered around the same time as ''Futurama'' and suffered a similar fate of getting canceled by FOX and revived thanks to the power of cable TV). After four seasons of being pre-empted by sports and inconsistent airing dates, which were often changed due to increasingly poor viewer ratings (but were probably caused by the continually-inconvenient timeslots) and little publicity from the network, FOX just decided to cease production of the show after the episode "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" in 2003. Rumor has it that FOX didn't even tell the cast or crew which episode would be their last. The show was then constantly rerun for the next four years on Creator/AdultSwim, which gave it enough reason for the crew members to create four made-for-DVD movies. Despite ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' coming back first and After what seemed like an eternity in TV limbo, ''Futurama'' is now back on returned to TV, with Creator/ComedyCentral as its new home -- until it was recently announced that home. After two seasons, Comedy Central was pulling pulled the plug on the series. show, but even after the last episode's ending ([[note]][[spoiler: In which Fry and Leela get married]][[/note]]), Matt Groening says he's going to once again find a new home for the show even with the the last episode's ending [[note]][[spoiler: Fry and Leela get married in said ending.]][[/note]]
show.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' was constantly being moved in its early seasons, and was eventually cancelled -- twice.'''twice'''. No other show had ever been brought back on the same network after being cancelled twice, as doing so requires too much admission of having made an error or a large fanbase clamoring for it to be brought back. A cult fan following developed through Creator/AdultSwim's reruns and the combination of ratings and phenomenal [=DVD=] sales convinced the Fox executives to revive the show. Now it's AdoredByTheNetwork as much as ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol''.



** From season 3 onward ''King of the Hill'' was routinely Screwed by the Network. Initially the show occupied an 8:30 timeslot between ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Series/TheXFiles'' at the height of the popularity of both shows. Not surprisingly it garnered huge ratings. For season three however, it went to Thursday night against NBC's live-action shows. Viewership plummeted. FOX then moved it to Sunday at 7:30, where it was constantly pre-empted by sports. Only in its next-to-last season did the show return to 8:30. That's not mentioning the cancellation merry-go-round of the last three/four seasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' got this treatment from FOX for the longest time, and still does, to some extent, to the point where the network chose not to pick up the show for the 2014-15 season (it now airs with new episodes on TBS). New episodes of the show don't get much promotion and they tend to get the worst time slot. While ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', which hasn't had as much critical acclaim from critics and fans and didn't usually get very good ratings, got a ton of promotion, new episodes of ''American Dad!'' didn't get announced as often and unlike episodes of ''The Cleveland Show'', they wouldn't usually get their plot synopsis' and guest stars announced in the advertisements. There was even a period in early 2011 where ''American Dad!'' was demoted to 7:30, usually the fate of shows on their way out, while FOX debuted ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' in the post-''Simpsons'' timeslot and sent ''Cleveland'' behind ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. ''American Dad!'' still managed to hold on, but it clearly wasn't as loved by FOX as much as the other shows in the main block. [[note]]the creators of the show even stated that the season 7 premiere, "Hot Water," which ends with [[spoiler: everyone in the Smith family dying due to a possessed hot tub, was originally written as a series finale,]] but when the show got renewed, [[spoiler: it became a [[BizarroEpisode bizarro season premiere]] where the deaths aren't canon).]][[/note]]

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** From season 3 onward ''King of the Hill'' was routinely Screwed by the Network.screwed over. Initially the show occupied an 8:30 timeslot between ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Series/TheXFiles'' at the height of the popularity of both shows. Not surprisingly it garnered huge ratings. For season three however, it went to Thursday night against NBC's live-action shows. Viewership plummeted. FOX then moved it to Sunday at 7:30, where it was constantly pre-empted by sports. Only in its next-to-last season did the show return to 8:30. That's not mentioning the cancellation merry-go-round of the last three/four seasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' got this treatment from FOX for the longest time, and time. It still does, gets this to some extent, to the point where the network chose not to pick up the show for the 2014-15 season (it now airs with ([[ChannelHop new episodes on TBS).are now airing on]] Creator/{{TBS}}). New episodes of the show don't get much promotion and they tend to get the worst time slot. While ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', which hasn't had ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' got a ton of promotion, despite not having as much critical acclaim from critics and fans and didn't usually get or very good ratings, got a ton of promotion, new episodes of ''American Dad!'' didn't get announced as often and often. Also, unlike episodes of ''The Cleveland Show'', they wouldn't usually get their plot synopsis' and guest stars announced in the advertisements. There was even a period in early 2011 where ''American Dad!'' was demoted to 7:30, usually the fate of shows on their way out, while FOX debuted ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' in the post-''Simpsons'' timeslot and sent ''Cleveland'' behind ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. ''American Dad!'' still managed to hold on, but it clearly wasn't as loved by FOX as much as the other shows in the main block. [[note]]the creators of the show even stated that the season 7 premiere, "Hot Water," which ends with [[spoiler: everyone in the Smith family dying due to a possessed hot tub, was originally written as a series finale,]] but when the show got renewed, [[spoiler: it became a [[BizarroEpisode bizarro season premiere]] where the deaths aren't canon).]][[/note]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp'' (The U.S. version). The show received a ton of promotion and had a nice cozy timeslot sandwiched between Fox's hardhitter cartoons, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Despite this, the show received poor ratings, got largely negative reviews about the show, was relocated to Fox's graveyard hour (the very timeslot that killed ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'') and even had an episode removed from airing on Sunday due to dubious content ("Math Lab"). The show itself was eventually pulled from Sundays and announced canceled. However, the rest of the series was allowed to air on Saturdays at 12:00 AM (replacing reruns of ''MADtv'' after that show ended due to low ratings and budget cuts) and continued to rerun there until Spring when Creator/ComedyCentral picked up the rights to the show, but Comedy Central aired all but two episodes (the pilot and "High School Confidential"). As of November 2014, Cartoon Network's Creator/AdultSwim Sunday night line-up is airing the show...right in the same timeslot that used to belong to ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' (though ''KOTH'' now comes on at 8:30pm and 9:00pm).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp'' (The U.S. version). The show received a ton of promotion and had a nice cozy timeslot sandwiched between Fox's hardhitter cartoons, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Despite this, the show received poor ratings, got largely negative reviews about the show, reviews, was relocated to Fox's graveyard hour (the very timeslot that killed ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'') and even had an episode removed from airing on Sunday due to dubious content ("Math Lab"). The show itself was eventually pulled from Sundays and announced canceled. However, the rest of the series was allowed to air on Saturdays at 12:00 AM (replacing reruns of ''MADtv'' after that show ended due to low ratings and budget cuts) and continued to rerun there until Spring when Creator/ComedyCentral picked up the rights to the show, but Comedy Central aired all but two episodes (the pilot and "High School Confidential"). As of November 2014, Cartoon Network's Creator/AdultSwim Sunday night line-up is airing the show...right in the same timeslot that used to belong to ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' (though ''KOTH'' now comes on at 8:30pm and 9:00pm).



** ''Bordertown'' itself got screwed. It aired at 8:30, as a mid-season replacement, but then ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth'' returned to its timeslot, resulting in its move to 6:00.
*** And on the first day it aired on its new timeslot, Fox ''didn't even air it at all'', preempting its timeslot with NASCAR Racing.

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** ''Bordertown'' itself got screwed. It aired at 8:30, as a mid-season replacement, but then ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth'' returned to its timeslot, resulting in its move to 6:00.
*** And
6:00. To top things off, on the what would have been its first day it aired on night in its new timeslot, Fox ''didn't even air it the show at all'', preempting its timeslot with NASCAR Racing. It was axed after a single season.



* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus back in the US on The Hub-the main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library[[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, claiming that the Asian market was ''too saturated with children channels'' (a [[BlatantLies blatant lie]]) and that they ''want to put more focus into Sprout back in the US, which they just bought off PBS'' (also quite amazing that they have the balls to admit to that). This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. And to rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.
* They somehow managed to screw up a partnership with Hallmark, causing the shuttering of Hallmark Channel Asia. See, back in the early 2000s Hallmark and [=NBCUniversal=] had a joint-venture and they carried a whole lot of Creator/PBSKids programming as part of the Hallmark Kids block on the channel, including ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}''. While a lot of the programming managed to find new homes in Asia upon the channel shuttering (notably, most went to Playhouse Disney Asia when that was launched), ''Caillou'' couldn't find a new network and thus has not aired in the region since. In a nutshell, ''Caillou'' became unavailable in Asia due to NBC's incompetence.
* The two examples above didn't matter to NBC by the time their parent company purchased Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, which will give them ownership of children's-oriented The [=DreamWorks=] Channel in Southeast Asia. This can go both ways- either it ends up making the screwing over of the above networks even more humiliating, or The [=DreamWorks=] Channel gets the dubious honor of joining [=KidsCo=] and Hallmark Channel Asia in the list of channels screwed over by NBC's partnerships. Fans of [=DreamWorks=] are watching NBC's moves very closely.

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* NBC managed to screw over ''an entire western animation network''. Namely, [=KidsCo=], which was a joint-venture between [=NBCUniversal=] (NBC's global arm), Creator/{{Nelvana}} and Creator/CookieJar[[note]]the original deal was with Creator/DiCEntertainment, which Cookie Jar originally maintained when they bought over [=DiC=][[/note]]. Shortly after Creator/DHXMedia bought over Cookie Jar and made Cookie Jar pull out of the deal[[note]]So they could put more focus back on [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]] in the US on U.S. The Hub-the main reason of the purchase was to bolster content for The Hub anyway by filling their portfolio with Cookie Jar's library[[/note]], NBC pulled out as well, claiming that [[BlatantLies the Asian market was ''too "too saturated with children channels'' (a [[BlatantLies blatant lie]]) and that channels"]]. In reality, they ''want wanted to put more focus into their efforts on Sprout back in the US, U.S, which they just bought off PBS'' (also quite amazing that they have the balls to admit to that).Creator/{{PBS}} just a few weeks before. This led Nelvana to shutter the operations as they determined that it is infeasible to continue solo, due to financial issues and lack of variety in content. And to To rub salt on the wound, they had just moved the operations into a new high-tech broadcasting facility just months prior to the shuttering. Granted though, DHX is also a major culprit here[[note]]Their actions cost the channel two-thirds of its show library.[[/note]], but it was NBC's withdraw from the operations which led to the final decision to shutter the channel.
* They somehow managed to screw up a partnership with Hallmark, causing the shuttering of Hallmark Channel Asia. See, back in the early 2000s Hallmark and [=NBCUniversal=] had a joint-venture and they carried a whole lot of Creator/PBSKids programming as part of the Hallmark Kids "Hallmark Kids" block on the channel, including ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}''. While a lot of the programming managed to find new homes in Asia upon the channel shuttering (notably, most went to Playhouse Disney Asia when that channel was launched), ''Caillou'' couldn't find a new network and thus has not aired in the region since. In a nutshell, ''Caillou'' became unavailable in Asia due to NBC's incompetence.
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* The two examples above didn't matter to NBC by the time their parent company purchased Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, which will give them ownership of the children's-oriented The [=DreamWorks=] Channel in Southeast Asia. This can go both ways- ways: either it ends up making the screwing over of the above networks even more humiliating, or The the [=DreamWorks=] Channel gets the dubious honor of joining [=KidsCo=] and Hallmark Channel Asia in the list of channels screwed over by NBC's partnerships.[=NBCUniversal=]. Fans of [=DreamWorks=] are watching NBC's moves very closely.
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* Just like the Nickelodeon example above, ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' caught a case of this on YTV in Summer 2016. Unlike Nick, which shuffled reruns over to {{Nicktoons}}, YTV still aired the show... at 5am in the morning. Which show bumped ''[=OddParents=]'' from its longtime spot on ''The Zone'' and completely took over the weekday block in the process? Why ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', of course!

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* Just like the Nickelodeon example above, ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' caught a case of this on YTV in Summer 2016. Unlike Nick, which shuffled reruns over to {{Nicktoons}}, YTV still aired the show... at 5am in the morning. Which show bumped ''[=OddParents=]'' from its longtime spot on ''The Zone'' and completely took over the weekday block in the process? Why ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', of course!
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