History YMMV / DisneyChannel

21st Jun '17 4:57:07 PM Excelsior123
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** The news of a ''That's So Raven'' sequel series has also been getting positive reception as well.

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** The news of a ''That's So Raven'' sequel series has also been getting positive reception as well.well.
** Zig-zagged, as reruns of both ''The Suite Life'' and ''Charlie'' have disappeared completely, but luckily, Disney Channel put the much beloved ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', and ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' back on demand and on their app.
21st Jun '17 2:32:03 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* DorkAge: The premier of ''Hannah Montana'' in 2005, and its subsequent AdoredByTheNetwork and FollowTheLeader status, started a major dork age for the channel for the non-teen girl crowd. The debut of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' in 2012 marked the end of the dork age for animation, while ''Series/AndiMack'' ended it for sitcoms in 2017, with a sequel series to the much loved ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' giving the future of the channel more promise. The DCOM remains in a dork age, however.

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* DorkAge: The premier premiere of ''Hannah Montana'' in 2005, 2006, and its subsequent AdoredByTheNetwork and FollowTheLeader status, started a major dork age for the channel for the non-teen girl crowd. crowd, with further sitcoms abusing the LaughTrack, having more dull, hokey and mean-spirited humor, a more vapid focus on being famous, and with the lone exceptions of perhaps ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' and ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' practically no appeal to those outside of the teen-girl demographic, all while pushing animation out of the way. The debut of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' in 2012 marked the end of the dork age for animation, while ''Series/AndiMack'' (and, for some, ''Series/StuckInTheMiddle'') ended it for sitcoms in 2017, with a sequel series to the much loved ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' giving the future of the channel more promise. The DCOM remains [=DCOMs=] remain in a dork age, however.



* WinBackTheCrowd: In 2017, Disney Channel ended some of their most panned sitcoms such as ''Liv and Maddie'' and ''Best Friends Whenever'', and are putting more emphasis on their animation, such as ''Tangled: The Series''. Not only that, ''Series/AndiMack'', their newest KidCom, has won over many males, and females born before 2001, due to having no laugh track, mature themes, and lacking the mean-spirited undertones that most Disney sitcoms today have. Adding reruns of ''Good Luck Charlie'' and ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', (two better received sitcoms) when people can actually see them helped a lot too.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: The premiere of ''Series/GoodLuckCharlie'' during the decay period won over many due to being far more low-concept than other Disney {{Kid Com}}s, while ''Gravity Falls'' pretty much ended Disney Channel's animation decay. In 2017, Disney Channel this trope began in full-force when the network ended some of their most panned sitcoms poorly-reviewed series such as ''Liv and Maddie'' and ''Best Friends Whenever'', and are putting put more emphasis on their animation, such as ''Tangled: The Series''. Not only that, ''Series/AndiMack'', their newest KidCom, has won over many males, animation like ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'', and females born before 2001, due to having no laugh track, mature themes, in particular debuting the DarkerAndEdgier and lacking the mean-spirited undertones that most Disney sitcoms today have. LaughTrack-free ''Series/AndiMack''. Adding reruns of ''Good Luck Charlie'' and ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', (two better received better-received sitcoms) when people can actually see them helped a lot too.
12th Jun '17 3:57:50 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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** Occasionally, an IdolSinger that is being heavily promoted by Disney Channel will cover a classic song from the DisneyAnimatedCanon, which are prone to be stuck in heads for years. Most of these songs (such as [=Jump5's=] SoBadItsGood cover of "Beauty and the Beast"), however, are bubblegum pop covers that play frequently on Radio/RadioDisney, and are panned by critics and older audiences.
29th May '17 8:28:10 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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** It is to be pointed out that the release of ''High School Musical'' came three months after the release of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', and given that both franchises were popular with teen girls, they shifted their target audience to FollowTheLeader, especially after noticing that more girls were watching their channel than boys.


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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: It is hard to believe it today, but Disney Channel's NetworkDecay resulted in a ''boost'' of popularity from audiences outside 10 - 16 year old girls. The two AdoredByTheNetwork franchises were praised by critics, and were popular enough to have theatrical movies, and ''Hannah Montana'' actually had a DarkerAndEdgier final season. But as the years went on, other franchises (including a few non-Disney Channel franchises such as ''Series/{{Glee}}'') tried to copy their success through focus on stardom and having their own DCOM, which often had mixed results. Both ''Hannah Montana'' and ''High School Musical'' are now seen as examples of what went wrong with Disney Channel after 2006, losing the PeripheryDemographic they once had.
26th May '17 4:28:17 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* NetworkDecay: Ever since [[Series/HannahMontana 20]][[Film/HighSchoolMusical 06]], and especially 2012, a lot of their older, better, sitcoms and cartoons ended, the channel seems dead set on only appealing to girls despite the two decades before being a good mix of males, females, and kids at the same time, with Disney XD being the defacto station for programming aimed at males, and Disney Junior for preschool programming. They've also almost completely exported all of their cartoons to either channel. With less of this programming on the main channel, a lot of shows have a lot of negative reactions if you're not a tween girl, with a noticeable lack in creative writing, no risks being taken, weak acting from a lot of the kids, occasional sexism, and other things despite admittedly good premises for most of them. This blandness has resulted in ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', a spin-off of its older ABC sitcom which used to rerun on this channel, being their best sitcom in years, despite that show suffering from a lot of the same problems that the others are, but at least it actually attempts to portray a lot of realistic situations, which is what made its parent series, ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' so popular.

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* NetworkDecay: NetworkDecay/TotalAbandonment. Ever since [[Series/HannahMontana 20]][[Film/HighSchoolMusical 06]], and especially 2012, a lot of their older, better, sitcoms and cartoons ended, the channel seems dead set on only appealing to girls despite the two decades before being a good mix of males, females, and kids at the same time, with Disney XD being the defacto station for programming aimed at males, and Disney Junior for preschool programming. They've also almost completely exported all of their cartoons to either channel. With less of this programming on the main channel, a lot of shows have a lot of negative reactions if you're not a tween girl, with a noticeable lack in creative writing, no risks being taken, weak acting from a lot of the kids, occasional sexism, and other things despite admittedly good premises for most of them. This blandness has resulted in ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', a spin-off of its older ABC sitcom which used to rerun on this channel, being their best sitcom in years, despite that show suffering from a lot of the same problems that the others are, but at least it actually attempts to portray a lot of realistic situations, which is what made its parent series, ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' so popular.



* PeripheryHatedom: The channel's NetworkDecay has granted it a large hatedom among males, and females who were born before 1989 out of frustration for appealing exclusively to tween girls and not releasing their classics onto DVD or Netflix.

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* PeripheryHatedom: The channel's NetworkDecay has granted it a large hatedom among males, and females who were born before 1989 out of frustration for appealing exclusively to tween girls and not releasing their classics onto DVD or Netflix. According to TheOtherWiki, the hatedom has even gone as far as to declare the channel InNameOnly.
25th May '17 4:04:21 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* BrokenBase: The channel has all but abandoned cartoons (with ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' being the only animation series exclusive to the channel). Disney seems to be under the impression only boys watch cartoons, as Disney Channel is less unisex than before and [=XD=] is their male aimed channel ([[PeripheryDemographic even if a large amount of XD viewers are female]]). Disney Channel calls their animation block "Disney [=XD=] on Disney Channel" which only burns people more. Many fans were outraged that the channel, historically known for its great cartoons, was de-evolved into showing mostly live action sitcoms inferior to its cartoons, though few were fine with the cartoons on XD rather than splitting between both channels. Then again, all of this could be possible, because the sitcoms make the big bucks for the network, and the cartoons would take up time slots they'd rather waste on reruns. And then there's the abandonment of old programs, animation and sitcom alike, has caused the base to split. Either you hate that old shows were swept under the rug or you love the newer shows and see the first camp as nostalgia blind.

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* BrokenBase: The channel has all but abandoned cartoons (with ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' being the only animation series exclusive to the channel). Disney seems to be under the impression only boys watch cartoons, as Disney Channel is less unisex than before and [=XD=] is their male aimed channel ([[PeripheryDemographic even if a large amount of XD viewers are female]]). Disney Channel calls their animation block "Disney [=XD=] on Disney Channel" which only burns people more. Many fans were outraged that the channel, historically known for its great cartoons, was de-evolved into showing mostly live action sitcoms inferior to its cartoons, though few were fine with the cartoons on XD rather than splitting between both channels. Then again, all of this could be possible, because the sitcoms [[CashCowFranchise make the big bucks for the network, network]], and the cartoons would take up time slots [[AdoredByTheNetwork they'd rather waste on reruns. reruns]]. And then there's the abandonment of old programs, animation and sitcom alike, in favor of newer ones that [[FleetingDemographic relate to the current 16-year-old female crowd]] has caused the base to split. Either you hate that old shows were swept under the rug or you love the newer shows and see the first camp as nostalgia blind.


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* FleetingDemographic: A lot of shows have a limit in seasons that are only extended if the show is either very popular or AdoredByTheNetwork, so as to keep creating new shows that are relevant to the current teen girl trends.
11th May '17 11:40:23 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* DorkAge: The premier of ''Hannah Montana'' in 2005, and its subsequent AdoredByTheNetwork and FollowTheLeader status, started a major dork age for the channel for the non-teen girl crowd. The debut of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' in 2012 marked the end of the dork age for animation, while ''Series/AndiMack'' ended it for sitcoms in 2017, with a sequel series to the much loved ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' giving the future of the channel more promise. The DCOM remains in a dork age, however.
26th Apr '17 4:16:06 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* CriticalDissonance: Many of the sitcoms and Disney Channel Original Movies attract thousands of fans in mostly teenage girls (and the occasional guy or two), but they're often panned by critics, [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks mainly for having the]] [[StrictlyFormula same plot between them]] (and a lot of films made after ''High School Musical'' tend to be sucky and forgettable ChickFlicks).

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* CriticalDissonance: Many of the sitcoms and Disney Channel Original Movies attract thousands of fans in mostly teenage girls (and the occasional guy or two), but they're often panned by critics, [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks mainly for having the]] [[StrictlyFormula same plot between them]] (and a lot of films made after ''High School Musical'' tend to be sucky and forgettable ChickFlicks).{{Chick Flick}}s).
13th Apr '17 3:48:59 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* CriticalDissonance: Many of the sitcoms and Disney Channel Original Movies attract thousands of fans in mostly teenage girls (and the occasional guy or two), but they're often panned by critics, [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks mainly for having the]] [[StrictlyFormula same plot between them]].

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* CriticalDissonance: Many of the sitcoms and Disney Channel Original Movies attract thousands of fans in mostly teenage girls (and the occasional guy or two), but they're often panned by critics, [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks mainly for having the]] [[StrictlyFormula same plot between them]].them]] (and a lot of films made after ''High School Musical'' tend to be sucky and forgettable ChickFlicks).



* FranchiseOriginalSin: You'd probably be shocked to learn that ''LizzieMcGuire'' was the real reason for Disney Channel's introduction to the GirlShowGhetto trope which the channel fully embraced when ''Series/HannahMontana'' and ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' aired and brought it to NetworkDecay.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: You'd probably be shocked to learn that ''LizzieMcGuire'' ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' was the real reason for Disney Channel's introduction to the GirlShowGhetto trope which the channel fully embraced when ''Series/HannahMontana'' and ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' aired and brought it to NetworkDecay.



* WereStillRelevantDammit: Post-NetworkDecay shows often try to mooch off what was, at the time of filming, popular with teen girls for their own use. For example, ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' had a plotline involving romance between the main characters, a vampire, and a werewolf, which was filmed during the popularity of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* WinBackTheCrowd: In 2017, Disney Channel ended some of their most panned sitcoms such as ''Liv and Maddie'' and ''Best Friends Whenever'', and are putting more emphasis on their animation, such as ''Tangled: The Series''. Not only that, ''Andi Mack'', their newest KidCom, has won over many fans due to having no laugh track, mature themes, and lacking the mean-spirited undertones that most Disney sitcoms today have. Adding reruns of ''Good Luck Charlie'' and ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', (two better received sitcoms) when people can actually see them helped a lot too.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Post-NetworkDecay shows often try to mooch off what was, at the time of filming, was popular with teen girls for their own use. For example, ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' had a plotline involving romance between the main characters, a vampire, and a werewolf, which was filmed written, filmed, and aired during the popularity of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* WinBackTheCrowd: In 2017, Disney Channel ended some of their most panned sitcoms such as ''Liv and Maddie'' and ''Best Friends Whenever'', and are putting more emphasis on their animation, such as ''Tangled: The Series''. Not only that, ''Andi Mack'', ''Series/AndiMack'', their newest KidCom, has won over many fans males, and females born before 2001, due to having no laugh track, mature themes, and lacking the mean-spirited undertones that most Disney sitcoms today have. Adding reruns of ''Good Luck Charlie'' and ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', (two better received sitcoms) when people can actually see them helped a lot too.too.
** The news of a ''That's So Raven'' sequel series has also been getting positive reception as well.
7th Apr '17 7:12:47 AM Excelsior123
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Post-NetworkDecay shows often try to mooch off what was, at the time of filming, popular with teen girls for their own use. For example, ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' had a plotline involving romance between the main characters, a vampire, and a werewolf, which was filmed during the popularity of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Post-NetworkDecay shows often try to mooch off what was, at the time of filming, popular with teen girls for their own use. For example, ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' had a plotline involving romance between the main characters, a vampire, and a werewolf, which was filmed during the popularity of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* WinBackTheCrowd: In 2017, Disney Channel ended some of their most panned sitcoms such as ''Liv and Maddie'' and ''Best Friends Whenever'', and are putting more emphasis on their animation, such as ''Tangled: The Series''. Not only that, ''Andi Mack'', their newest KidCom, has won over many fans due to having no laugh track, mature themes, and lacking the mean-spirited undertones that most Disney sitcoms today have. Adding reruns of ''Good Luck Charlie'' and ''The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'', (two better received sitcoms) when people can actually see them helped a lot too.
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