History ScrewedByTheNetwork / WesternAnimation

14th May '18 9:20:20 AM OldLadyNightMan
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** Just before the end of 2014, it moved back to its 9:30 slot following the failure of ''Series/{{Mulaney}}''. Three months later, it shifted to 7:30 again following the debut of ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth''. ''Bob's Burgers'' is an interesting and somewhat unique example of this trope, as it's usually preempted during football season, but the problem only lasts until the end of the calendar year. The premiere of ''WesternAnimation/{{Bordertown}}'' in Winter 2016 assured that Bob remains at the 7:30 PM slot for the distant future.

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** Just before the end of 2014, it moved back to its 9:30 slot following the failure of ''Series/{{Mulaney}}''. Three months later, it shifted to 7:30 again following the debut of ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth''. ''Bob's Burgers'' is an interesting and somewhat unique example of this trope, as it's usually preempted during football season, but the problem only lasts until the end of the calendar year. The premiere of ''WesternAnimation/{{Bordertown}}'' in Winter 2016 assured that Bob remains at the 7:30 PM slot for the distant future. When Fox announced the 2018-19 schedule, they finally put it back to 8:30.
8th May '18 3:22:09 AM BNSF1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' was treated terribly by PBS. For starters, they outright refused to show the model episodes and only showed the Sharon Miller CGI episodes. They rarely, if ever, advertised new episodes unless a movie was premiering. Some stations, such as WTVI PBS Charlotte, either only aired the show on weekends at awkward time slots, or never even aired it at all. And then there's the ExecutiveMeddling: in order to fit PBS' uptight standards, [=HiT=] Entertainment revamped the show from season 8 to season 16 to make it bland, educational, toy-driven shlock. Even after the show improved in season 17, PBS still only showed episodes from the DorkAge. The final insult to the franchise came in December 2017, where they announced that the broadcast rights to ''Thomas'' had expired and the show will no longer air on PBS, resulting in a lot of soccermoms complaining to PBS and Mattel on Facebook about how their kids are crying over the lack of ''Thomas''. The show is now on Creator/NickJr.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' was treated terribly by PBS. For starters, they outright refused to show the model episodes and only showed the widely-reviled Sharon Miller CGI episodes.episodes (seasons 1-7 were staples on PBS Kids Sprout before they, too, switched to showing nothing but the Miller episodes). They rarely, if ever, advertised new episodes unless a movie was premiering. Some stations, such as WTVI PBS Charlotte, either only aired the show on weekends at awkward time slots, or never even aired it at all. And then there's the ExecutiveMeddling: in order to fit PBS' uptight standards, [=HiT=] Entertainment revamped the show from season 8 to season 16 to make it bland, educational, toy-driven shlock. Even after the show improved with the arrival of Andrew Brenner in season 17, PBS still only showed episodes from the DorkAge. The final insult to the franchise came in December 2017, where they announced that the broadcast rights to ''Thomas'' had expired and the show will no longer air on PBS, resulting in a lot of soccermoms complaining to PBS and Mattel on Facebook about how their kids are crying over the lack of ''Thomas''. The show is now on Creator/NickJr.
5th May '18 1:02:49 PM Mario1995
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* The WB also wasn't very kind to ''WesternAnimation/ChannelUmptee3'', which was co-produced by legendary TV producer Creaor/NormanLear. After 13 episodes, The WB declined to renew the series for a second season, resulting in its abrupt cancellation. Some speculate that the depiction of network executives [[CorruptCorporateExecutive as villains]] may have offended The WB's censors, but no official reasoning for its cancelation has ever been made public.
7th Apr '18 3:22:01 PM Sheesh
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** According to [[https://lionking.forumcommunity.net/?t=59783144 this forum post]], the series **has** been dubbed in Italian, but a proof hasn't yet surfaced neither on the internet, nor on Italian TV.
28th Mar '18 1:44:16 PM KagSwirby
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** The relaunch also saw the end of reruns of shows such as ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' (which might have got screwed out of its rumored third season thanks to the relaunch) and ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' (its counterpart ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' would get shuffled around over the next few months), as well as ''Series/FraggleRock'' and every single live-action sitcom the network had (the latter to make room for the 12 hours of science and nature docs that made up the network's schedule at the time).

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** The relaunch also saw the end of reruns of shows such as ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' (which ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow''[[note]]which might have got screwed out of its rumored third season thanks to the relaunch) and ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' (its relaunch[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''[[note]]its counterpart ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' would get shuffled around over the next few months), as well as ''Series/FraggleRock'' months[[/note]], ''Series/FraggleRock'', and every single live-action sitcom the network had (the latter to make room for the 12 hours of science and nature docs that made up the network's schedule at the time).
21st Mar '18 6:40:43 PM KagSwirby
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* ''WesternAnimation/SonOfZorn'' got this after its first season; after a finale with ''two'' gigantic cliffhangers, Fox thought it was funny to just abruptly cancel the show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonOfZorn'' got this after its first season; after a finale with ''two'' gigantic cliffhangers, Fox thought it was funny to just abruptly cancel the show.series ended due to episodes being difficult to produce and an unlucky search for a new showrunner.
21st Mar '18 6:39:15 PM KagSwirby
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* ''WesternAnimation/SonOfZorn'' got this after its first season; after a finale with ''two'' gigantic cliffhangers, Fox thought it was funny to just abruptly cancel the show.
10th Mar '18 9:35:32 AM Excelsior123
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* Because of most PBS stations scheduling entirely locally, PBS should shoulder no blame for any kind of screwing outside of the odd occasions where Congress gets in the way. Also check out the PBS folder in ''ScrewedByTheNetwork/LiveActionTV'' to learn about how live action PBS series were screwed over.

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* Because of most PBS stations scheduling entirely locally, PBS should shoulder no blame for any kind of screwing outside of the odd occasions where Congress gets in the way. Also check out the PBS folder in ''ScrewedByTheNetwork/LiveActionTV'' ScrewedByTheNetwork/LiveActionTV to learn about how live action PBS series were screwed over.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' was treated terribly by PBS. For starters, they outright refused to show the model episodes and only showed the Sharon Miller CGI episodes. They rarely, if ever, advertised new episodes unless a movie was premiering. Some stations, such as WTVI PBS Charlotte, either only aired the show on weekends at awkward time slots, or never even aired it at all. And then there's the ExecutiveMeddling: in order to fit PBS' uptight standards, HiT Entertainment revamped the show from season 8 to season 16 to make it bland, educational, toy-driven shlock. Even after the show improved in season 17, PBS still only showed episodes from the DorkAge. The final insult to the franchise came in December 2017, where they announced that the broadcast rights to ''Thomas'' had expired and the show will no longer air on PBS, resulting in a lot of soccermoms complaining to PBS and Mattel on Facebook about how their kids are crying over the lack of ''Thomas''. The show is now on Creator/NickJr.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' was treated terribly by PBS. For starters, they outright refused to show the model episodes and only showed the Sharon Miller CGI episodes. They rarely, if ever, advertised new episodes unless a movie was premiering. Some stations, such as WTVI PBS Charlotte, either only aired the show on weekends at awkward time slots, or never even aired it at all. And then there's the ExecutiveMeddling: in order to fit PBS' uptight standards, HiT [=HiT=] Entertainment revamped the show from season 8 to season 16 to make it bland, educational, toy-driven shlock. Even after the show improved in season 17, PBS still only showed episodes from the DorkAge. The final insult to the franchise came in December 2017, where they announced that the broadcast rights to ''Thomas'' had expired and the show will no longer air on PBS, resulting in a lot of soccermoms complaining to PBS and Mattel on Facebook about how their kids are crying over the lack of ''Thomas''. The show is now on Creator/NickJr.



* KUAT had a bad case of this. Several kids' shows took a few years to appear on their block. For example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} didn't air on this affiliate until 2003, while it took until late 2001 for them to get ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog''.

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* KUAT had a bad case of this. Several kids' shows took a few years to appear on their block. For example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' didn't air on this affiliate until 2003, while it took until late 2001 for them to get ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog''.


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* After season 8 ended in 2010 and the show was put on a hiatus, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' got screwed over. While it still gets renewed for new seasons, the show is rarely featured in promos, and most PBS affiliates tend to not air this show on weekdays, and only air the show at awkward timeslots on the weekends. The 24/7 channel only tends to show the episodes from seasons 9-11, which are generally considered to be the show's DorkAge.
* ''WesternAnimation/FetchWithRuffRuffman'', one of the channel's most popular shows, only airs on the 24/7 channel at 6:00 am EST. However, episodes can be viewed on the website, video app, and on Amazon Prime, and the show did get a short-form reboot in the form of ''The Ruff Ruffman Show''.
10th Mar '18 9:25:38 AM Excelsior123
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* Because of most PBS stations scheduling entirely locally, PBS should shoulder no blame for any kind of screwing outside of the odd occasions where Congress gets in the way. Also check out the PBS folder in ''ScrewedByTheNetwork/LiveActionTV'' to learn about how live action PBS series were screwed over.
* While ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' was a very popular series, PBS decided to can it after season 8, and quietly dumped the last episodes on their website and video app.
* Despite still being popular, ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' was quietly cancelled after season 6. It isn't even airing on the 24/7 channel. There are rumors going around about how the author of the book the show was based on sued DHX Media, resulting in the show's cancellation.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' was treated terribly by PBS. For starters, they outright refused to show the model episodes and only showed the Sharon Miller CGI episodes. They rarely, if ever, advertised new episodes unless a movie was premiering. Some stations, such as WTVI PBS Charlotte, either only aired the show on weekends at awkward time slots, or never even aired it at all. And then there's the ExecutiveMeddling: in order to fit PBS' uptight standards, HiT Entertainment revamped the show from season 8 to season 16 to make it bland, educational, toy-driven shlock. Even after the show improved in season 17, PBS still only showed episodes from the DorkAge. The final insult to the franchise came in December 2017, where they announced that the broadcast rights to ''Thomas'' had expired and the show will no longer air on PBS, resulting in a lot of soccermoms complaining to PBS and Mattel on Facebook about how their kids are crying over the lack of ''Thomas''. The show is now on Creator/NickJr.
* For whatever reason, PBS '''loves''' InvisibleAdvertising. Shows such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', ''WesternAnimation/NatureCat'', ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'', ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', and ''WesternAnimation/PegPlusCat'' all have been subject to this trope occasionally whenever they have a week of new episodes. Nobody ever knows about the episodes unless they check their local PBS station's website or the show's social media promotes the episode, and so ratings tank.
* KUAT had a bad case of this. Several kids' shows took a few years to appear on their block. For example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} didn't air on this affiliate until 2003, while it took until late 2001 for them to get ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog''.
* ''WesternAnimation/LibertysKids'' got dropped by most PBS affiliates a year after its debut.
* Similar to the ''WordGirl'' and ''Martha Speaks'' examples above, ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld'' was cancelled after season three despite being fairly popular. What makes it worse is that season 3 '''only lasted five episodes'''. The show is now airing on the 24/7 channel, however.
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8th Mar '18 8:20:15 AM OneWay
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* Channel One (then known as ORT) is responsible for the biggest wave of Pokémania Russia had ever witnessed before MoralGuardians interfered with their bitching about brainwashing the children. It was taken off the air, effectively killing the franchise in Russia forever. None of the subsequent revivals on cable and OTA networks ever gained the same amount of success. Current home for the series is 2x2, which doesn't make a lot of sense since 2x2 wasted a lot of time positioning itself as an adult-only network, even if they air Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon shows sometimes in the mornings, nobody should allow their children to watch 2x2. That definitely takes away a big part of potential fandom, leaving only established grown-up fans who for the most part remember the ORT's original run - and they never wanted new episodes anyway, desperately asking the network to show ORT's old episodes or at least bring back the original actors. None of that is possible according to 2x2, so the franchise stays dead.
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