History WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids / LiveActionTV

24th Sep '16 2:06:13 PM nombretomado
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* This led to the sad story of ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s botched terrestrial broadcast in the UK. {{Channel 4}} bought ''Series/{{Angel}}'' and decided to broadcast the first season at six in the evening, because, you know, anything with magic in it is obviously teatime fare for kids. Despite extremely heavy censorship cuts, this still led to a formal reprimand from the [[CensorshipBureau Broadcasting Standards Council]]. The last few episodes of the first season, and the whole second season, were consequently shown after midnight with little or no publicity. The third season was bought instead by ChannelFive, who treated it equally badly. (The other two seasons have never aired on any UK terrestrial channel.)

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* This led to the sad story of ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s botched terrestrial broadcast in the UK. {{Channel 4}} Creator/Channel4 bought ''Series/{{Angel}}'' and decided to broadcast the first season at six in the evening, because, you know, anything with magic in it is obviously teatime fare for kids. Despite extremely heavy censorship cuts, this still led to a formal reprimand from the [[CensorshipBureau Broadcasting Standards Council]]. The last few episodes of the first season, and the whole second season, were consequently shown after midnight with little or no publicity. The third season was bought instead by ChannelFive, who treated it equally badly. (The other two seasons have never aired on any UK terrestrial channel.)
31st Aug '16 2:13:05 PM dominicmgm
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*** Just like the movie 9, this is less all kids and more younger kids. Older kids, say ten and up, would quite enjoy this series.
30th Aug '16 5:49:33 AM DalekExterminer
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* The makers of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' must have thought that by [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Series 4]] there was no longer any need to keep saying "Yes, we know this is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spinoff, but it's broadcast at 9pm for a ''reason''", so they didn't. Cue outrage at the first gay sex scene, with more than one person tweeting to the effect of "That's not right, it's a kids' show". Clearly the post-watershed swearing and gore and a paedophile as a major character didn't clue them in enough. (''Series/DoctorWho'', of course, is one of the more famous examples of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the opposite of this trope]], with the original run aimed at kids and the revival aimed at families.)

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* The makers of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' must have thought that by [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Series 4]] there was no longer any need to keep saying "Yes, we know this is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spinoff, but it's broadcast at 9pm for a ''reason''", so they didn't. Cue outrage at the first gay sex scene, with more than one person tweeting to the effect of "That's not right, it's a kids' show". Clearly the post-watershed swearing and gore and a paedophile as a major character didn't clue them in enough. (''Series/DoctorWho'', of course, is one of the more famous examples of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the opposite of this trope]], with the original run since, while [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids this doesn't always show]], it's aimed at kids and the revival aimed at families.family audiences.)
13th Jul '16 12:22:16 PM mimitchi33
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13th Jul '16 12:21:23 PM mimitchi33
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* ''Series/ModernFamily'' has a lot of fans who are younger children, when it's not actually for them. It doesn't help that a few of the actors would later have roles on the aforementioned ''Sofia The First''.

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* ''Series/ModernFamily'' has a lot of fans who are younger children, when it's not actually for them. It doesn't help that a few of the actors would later have roles on in Disney projects such as the aforementioned ''Sofia The First''.First'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''.
13th Jul '16 12:15:14 PM mimitchi33
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* There's ''Series/ProjectRunway'' merchandise aimed at preteen girls. The show isn't for them, due to swearing (most of it censored), adult themes like drinking, and references to things kids wouldn't know about such as ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. It doesn't help that Tim Gunn would later voice Baileywick in an actual show aimed at girls, ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''. Or that they did an episode in collaboration with [[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]] to promote their [=BeForever=] reboot.

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* There's ''Series/ProjectRunway'' merchandise aimed at preteen girls. The show isn't for them, due to swearing (most of it censored), adult themes like drinking, and references to things kids wouldn't know about such as ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. It doesn't help that Tim Gunn would later voice Baileywick in an actual show aimed at girls, ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''. Or ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'', or that they did an episode in collaboration with [[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]] to promote their [=BeForever=] reboot.



* ''Series/InstantMom'' is a sitcom that airs on Nickelodeon's adult block Nick At Nite and on Nick Jr's adult block [=NickMom=], but on Hulu, it was placed in the children's section in between ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' and the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Series/FraggleRock''. This is possibly because it looked like a kid-friendly sitcom about a mom and her adopted children. It's basically just like any other sitcom involving kids, with dirty things kids shouldn't hear and other adult themes. Due to Hulu's mistake, other websites like ToonZone and the Canadian cable service Bell TV classify ''Instant Mom'' as a '''children's show'''!

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* ''Series/InstantMom'' is a sitcom that airs on Nickelodeon's adult block Nick At Nite and on Nick Jr's adult block [=NickMom=], but on Hulu, it was placed in the children's section in between ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' and the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Series/FraggleRock''. This is possibly because it looked like a kid-friendly sitcom about a mom and her adopted children. It's basically just like any other sitcom involving kids, with dirty things kids shouldn't hear and other adult themes. Due to Hulu's mistake, other websites like ToonZone [=ToonZone=] and the Canadian cable service Bell TV classify ''Instant Mom'' as a '''children's show'''!



* ''Series/TwentyFour'' suffers the same "detectives and spies are okay for kids" stigma that series like James Bond and Austin Powers commonly get treated with (see [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.{{Film}} this page for more on that]]) Its popularity with kids was made famous upon the publication of [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1318646/First-man-moon-Buzz-Lightyear-say-1-5-schoolchildren.html a study showing that British school children knew more about pop culture than events in history]].

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* ''Series/TwentyFour'' suffers the same "detectives and spies are okay for kids" stigma that series like James Bond and Austin Powers commonly get treated with (see [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.{{Film}} this page for more on that]]) Its that]]). Its' popularity with kids was made famous upon the publication of [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1318646/First-man-moon-Buzz-Lightyear-say-1-5-schoolchildren.html a study showing that British school children knew more about pop culture than events in history]].
26th Jun '16 4:22:47 PM klausbaudelaire
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* There's ''Series/ProjectRunway ''merchandise aimed at preteen girls. The show isn't for them, due to swearing (most of it censored), adult themes like drinking, and references to things kids wouldn't know about such as ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. It doesn't help that Tim Gunn would later voice Baileywick in an actual show aimed at girls, ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''.

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* There's ''Series/ProjectRunway ''merchandise ''Series/ProjectRunway'' merchandise aimed at preteen girls. The show isn't for them, due to swearing (most of it censored), adult themes like drinking, and references to things kids wouldn't know about such as ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. It doesn't help that Tim Gunn would later voice Baileywick in an actual show aimed at girls, ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst''. Or that they did an episode in collaboration with [[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]] to promote their [=BeForever=] reboot.
25th Jun '16 3:54:54 PM nombretomado
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* Miniseries/film FracturedFairyTale ''TheTenthKingdom''. It's fine for older kids, mostly thanks to ParentalBonus, but many a parent decided, like all {{Fairy Tale}}s, it was intended for kids. There are references to aforementioned glowing hot slippers, onscreen deaths and a main character standing trial for eating a girl, who was actually killed by her uncle. Also, Rutger Hauer with a crossbow.

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* Miniseries/film FracturedFairyTale ''TheTenthKingdom''.''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. It's fine for older kids, mostly thanks to ParentalBonus, but many a parent decided, like all {{Fairy Tale}}s, it was intended for kids. There are references to aforementioned glowing hot slippers, onscreen deaths and a main character standing trial for eating a girl, who was actually killed by her uncle. Also, Rutger Hauer with a crossbow.
15th May '16 11:27:31 PM nombretomado
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** While on the topic, the ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]'' game is based on the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] and has levels based on the various movies and TV shows. Despite this, the ''Daredevil'' and ''Jessica Jones'' series were not included, as Marvel felt they were inappropriate for children.

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** While on the topic, the ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]'' game is based on the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] and has levels based on the various movies and TV shows. Despite this, the ''Daredevil'' and ''Jessica Jones'' series were not included, as Marvel felt they were inappropriate for children.
11th May '16 12:49:36 PM Sapphirea2
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Children are especially attracted by the funny puppets - and really the host segments have a wild, kids-showish atmosphere and a fairly family-friendly sense of humor. The actual films being covered, though, are often ''not'' kid stuff and often deal with mature themes. The obviously fake monsters to an adult are not so obviously fake to small children, no matter how much the 'bots may be laughing at them. Most children simply do not have enough cultural experience to understand when a movie is a "bad" movie.
** It should be noted however, that they got several letters from kids and families (paticularly during the Joel years) talking about how much they loved the show. These letters were often read on the air, showing that they embraced younger audiences watching.

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Children are especially attracted by to the funny puppets - puppets, and really the host segments have a wild, kids-showish kids show-esque atmosphere and a fairly family-friendly sense of humor. The actual films being covered, featured, though, are often ''not'' kid stuff and stuff, often deal dealing with mature themes. The themes. As vintage ''Series/DoctorWho'' has shown, obviously fake monsters to an adult are not so obviously fake to small children, children -- no matter how much the 'bots may be laughing at them. Most them. And most children simply do not have enough cultural experience to understand when a movie is a "bad" movie.
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"bad", meaning that they much of the riffing is lost on them anyway. Still, the Best Brains gang got several letters from kids and families (paticularly during the Joel years) talking about how much they loved the show. These letters were often read on the air, showing that they embraced younger audiences watching.



* The makers of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' must have thought that by [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay series 4]] there was no longer any need to keep saying "Yes, we know this is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spin off, but it's broadcast at 9pm for a ''reason''", so they didn't. Cue outrage at the first gay sex scene, with more than one person tweeting to the effect of "That's not right, it's a kids' show". Clearly the post-watershed swearing and gore and a paedophile as a major character didn't clue them in enough.

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* The makers of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' must have thought that by [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay series Series 4]] there was no longer any need to keep saying "Yes, we know this is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spin off, spinoff, but it's broadcast at 9pm for a ''reason''", so they didn't. Cue outrage at the first gay sex scene, with more than one person tweeting to the effect of "That's not right, it's a kids' show". Clearly the post-watershed swearing and gore and a paedophile as a major character didn't clue them in enough. (''Series/DoctorWho'', of course, is one of the more famous examples of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the opposite of this trope]], with the original run aimed at kids and the revival aimed at families.)
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