* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** It rapidly became this for Creator/{{CBS}}: promos and bumps for the show can be seen in stores like [=GameStop=] (on [=GameStop=] TV), and was signed to do three more seasons (making the total six thus far) just as reruns were headed into the syndication market, and from there...
** Creator/{{TBS}} shot scores of new promos (including a five-minute one for National Cinemedia, one of the movie theatre preshow companies) with the cast to promote the reruns. Three days a week they air three hour blocks of the show. They're not above {{Lampshading}} the show's ubiquity in its ads.
** If you're watching [[Creator/Channel4 E4]], then you're probably watching this. You're not?! Don't worry, another episode will be along in a minute. (This seems to be E4's way of dealing with the loss of ''{{Series/Friends}}'', to which it formerly gave this treatment).
** This treatment was given to the spin-off ''Young Sheldon'' before it even aired. CBS tried to use any opportunity they can to hype it up, from promos at the end of ad breaks and Comic Con.
* RealityTV quickly became this for pretty much every network out there. Every entertainment or lifestyle network has a low-cost, high-profit reality show to function as the reliable network tentpole. In fact, the really successful U.S networks have ''two'', with CBS and Creator/{{FOX}} having a "summer series" (''Big Brother'' and ''So You Think You Can Dance,'' alongside ''Survivor'' and ''American Idol,'' respectively) to hold viewers during the lean summer months. (In fact, one industry professional has said part of NBC's troubles at the turn of TheNewTens might be their not having one, with ''The Voice'' still being fairly new at the time. ''Series/ThirtyRock'', being a critically-acclaimed low-rating scripted NBC series with a penchant for BitingTheHandHumor, frequently made jokes about how reality shows were just awful but also big moneymakers and yet and how NBC ''still'' couldn't find a winning one).
* ''Series/BigBrother'' on Creator/Channel4. The last season was showing about 7 hours of footage every day. It remains to be seen if Channel 5 will give it a similar treatment. A mix of MeddlingExecutives and ironically, ScrewedByTheNetwork; Endemol got a "Live Feed Every Year" clause into the contract. So, in the later years at least, C4 put the live feed on between midnight and 6AM. There is no such clause in C5's contract.
** In January 2012, Channel Five showed an "entirely reasonable" 3 hours a day of coverage. However, the trope may now apply more than ever, since C5 owner Richard Desmond mandates ''endless'' coverage of Big Brother in the various newspapers he owns, meaning that it's now a network favorite across multiple media.
** Around the time BB was completed at the end of summer 2010, ''Come Dine With Me'' was primed to become Four's most adored.
* There are been times, no matter which station plays it, when ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' will be on morning, noon, and night. As of this writing, TBS still plays it in the mornings. Since the show is available for barter, when a station sells ad time in exchange for the show, cable and local stations get Creator/WillSmith for ''free''.
** Now TBS is doing the same thing with ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''.
* It was big news in 2011 when Channel 4 announced it would no longer show ''Series/{{Friends}}''. E4 aired it as much as 7 or 8 times a day. ''Friends'' achieved something few American LongRunners manage in Britain, with every episode being shown, and in UsefulNotes/PrimeTime -- [[Series/{{Ellen}} unlike]] [[Series/{{Frasier}} many]] [[Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet of]] [[Series/TheSopranos its]] [[Series/WillAndGrace compatriots]]. In the end Creator/ComedyCentral took up the ''Friends'' slack.
** It has also tried to use ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', and more recently ''The Big Bang Theory'' to the same degree, although they don't get quite the same level of coverage as ''Friends'' did.
** Averted, surprisingly, with ''Series/{{Glee}}'', to which E4 has the rights to run episodes from the first two seasons, ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' and several other high profile American shows. E4's business model largely revolves around buying up the rights to American shows before they're popular and hoping they turn into smash hits.
** Channel 4's breakfast/early morning schedule revolves around rerunning entire series of recent American sitcom classics. Between seven and eleven every morning, ''Series/WillAndGrace, Series/TheKingOfQueens'' and ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' are all in perpetual rerun. [=C4=] also '''loves''' ''[[Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond Raymond]]'' possibly more than Marie Barone does. Apart from two episodes shelved because of {{Watershed}} concerns, 208 out of 210 episodes are in permanent re-run from first to last and have been continually cycled for ''at least six years'' in a six-days-a-week morning slot.
** Sporadically, ''Series/AccordingToJim'' is added to the mix, but hasn't been seen for some time now.
* You can also add ''Series/AmericanIdol'' which Fox has aired TOGETHER with ''Series/{{Glee}}'', at least before the latter went into syndication.
* There is one Russian RealityShow called ''House-2''. Its plot involves a bunch of people locked in a big house and "trying to build love". It is very successful (licenses are sold to several countries), has a huge fanbase, and HypeBacklash-caused hatedom. There was a time when it was aired almost 24/7 until they lost a big lawsuit concerning sexual content. Now they have to air it only in late evenings.
* When they aren't running a new episode of ''Wrestling/{{WWE Raw}}'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', ''Series/{{Psych}}'', ''Series/CovertAffairs'', or any of the original shows on the network, Creator/{{USA Network}} is pretty much known as "The ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' and ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' channel."
** USA is getting really bad with their ''SVU'' marathons as well, to the point where marathons are shown for three days ''in a row''. EVERY WEEK. For the most part, they'll have a decent way to tie all the episodes together - for example, episodes showing the relationship between Elliot and Olivia, an "Olivia's Greatest Hits" marathon on Mariska Hargitay's birthday, and more recently the "No More Excuses" marathon concerning domestic and sexual violence. At one point, there was ''a marathon of episodes where the criminals were blonde women.''
** Incredibly, USA's weekly marathons of NCIS was a huge factor in the show ''gaining'' viewers over ''eight'' (and counting) seasons, a practically unheard-of feat in a TV landscape of a show's ratings starting high and falling or steadying from there. The show has broken its own highest ratings mark every year, with its current high set on a regular, midseason '''Season 8''' episode (helped by a blizzard that kept most of the Eastern Seaboard indoors).
** They're getting worse. If a show's season just ended or went to Mid Season Break, expect USA to show a marathon. ''Burn Notice'' got two days to show various episodes, and ''White Collar'' got two days ''in the same week'' to do the same thing.
** They really guilty of doing this with ''Series/ModernFamily'' and ''Series/{{House}}'' as well.
** In the mid-to-late 1990s, it seemed like the Creator/USANetwork was pretty much "The ''Series/{{Wings}}'' Channel".
* Like USA above, the UK channel [[Creator/ChannelFive 5USA]] seems to exist solely to show Series/{{CSI}}, Series/{{NCIS}} and all of their associated spin-off shows. As of this writing they also like airing ''Series/{{CSI}}'', and nearly always Seasons 10 and 11, the Langston years.
* Canada's [[Creator/ShowcaseTelevision Showcase]] shares the same fixation with the [[Series/{{NCIS}} Naval Criminal Investigative Service]] as USA Network.
** Before that it was ''CSI'', which at least had a rational explanation as Alliance Atlantis (the channel's owners at the time) were one of the show's ''producers'', making it essentially free for Showcase to run and rerun and rerun it again.
* Portuguese channel TVI has been airing ''Inspector Max'' on weekend mornings for years, to the extent that you already know what happened in an episode of the show. TropesAreNotBad, as it is the most popular show in the time period, although it has had to live with some audience fatigue for the last couple of years. Even so, this fatigue was not enough to avoid TVI bring back the show for a new, updated, 3rd season, on weekend afternoons.
* ''TopGear'' on Dave. Each episode is an hour long and it's not uncommon for it to be broadcast in six slots per day. This has been routinely lampshaded on the programme itself, and even Dave's programming mentions it.
** ''Top Gear'' on BBC America had ''nine-hour marathons'' every Monday for a while; five-or-more-hour-long marathons on Saturday mornings/afternoons were not uncommon either. This dropped off significantly from 2016 onward, however.
** Just about ''every'' BBC PanelShow gets this on Dave; ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'', ''Series/MockTheWeek'', ''Series/{{QI}}'' and ''Series/WouldILieToYou?'' have all been repeated to death. The former two regularly [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this fact.
* Besides ''Top Gear'', BBC America is quite fond of multi-hour blocks of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', which are played frequently almost every day. In late 2016 ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' started getting this treatment too, and the following January brought ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' along with ''Series/CSIMiami''.
** ''Series/KitchenNightmares'' got at least two hours every weekday and as many as eight until late 2016.
** ''Series/DoctorWho'' is '''the''' flagship import, getting new episodes day-and-date with the BBC premieres across the pond -- in extended time slots if need be so they can run uncut (though reruns are often trimmed). The only other show that warrants this treatment is the aforementioned ''Top Gear''. At least two ''Who'' episodes were rerun every weekday for years. The weeks before and during the premiere run of Series 9 (2015) saw more reruns (including ''Creator/TomBaker-era'' serials!) and marathons on the schedule, culminating in a "Who Year's Eve" marathon on December 31. They ''were'' temporarily discontinued for a few months in 2016, possibly it needed a rest: ''Who'' has far fewer episodes than the above-mentioned shows; each season has 12-13 episodes plus a Christmas special, and a handful of additional specials on top of those. Moreover, Series 1 is ''never'' rerun, and for a long time some extra-length episodes/specials past Creator/DavidTennant's tenure as lead were skipped (rather than edited to 45 minutes). When the show came back, it ran four days a week instead of five -- Fridays being given over to all things ''Star Trek'' instead -- but in January 2017 the block was extended from two hours to SIX. That's 24 hours of episodes/specials, about a season-a-half's worth, airing each week!
** The Beeb's various nature documentary series (''Planet Earth'', et.al.) also serve as all-purpose daytime/weekend filler.
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' was the darling of the Hallmark Channel -- it aired approximately twice every four hours on the channel...
** ...until the Martha Stewart combine overran the channel's daytime schedule at the end of 2010, leading to a ''M*A*S*H''-free Hallmark. What followed was a whiplash inversion of the trope when nearly half of the Stewart-controlled seven hour block was converted into ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' space barely a month after launch.
** As of 2012, Hallmark has been relentlessly dedicating itself to reminding the world of ''TheWaltons'' existence.
** ''Series/{{MASH}}'' also used to be this for FX, taking up anywhere from a third to nearly half a day of programming. This was before FX started getting its own original shows like ''Series/TheShield'', and without its own original programming, the channel was mainly movies and re-runs, and ''M*A*S*H'' had so many episodes it was easy to fill lots and lots of air time.
** Hallmark could just as easily be called ''The Frasier Crane Network''. As of 2012, it airs 8-10 ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' episodes, in addition to more reasonably paced ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' repeats, every day.
** The Hallmark Channel has a sort of affair with ''The Good Witch'', a MadeForTVMovie starring [[Series/{{JAG}} Catherine]] [[Series/ArmyWives Bell]] in the [[HotWitch title role]]. As one of their most popular original movies, Hallmark has given it three sequels[[note]]''The Good Witch's Garden'', ''The Good Witch's Gift'', and ''The Good Witch's Family''[[/note]] with two more on the way as of this writing, and are constantly playing all the movies in marathons. [[http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/hallmark-channel-good-witch-drama-series-starring-catherine-bell/ It even got picked up as a series.]]
** However none of the above examples even come close to Christmas movies as Hallmark REALLY loves Christmas movies. Not only do air nothing but Christmas movies during the season, but they take take the phrase "Christmas in July" very seriously, meaning that like during Christmas, every show is replaced with Christmas movies, Golden Girls, Fraiser, Cheers and I Love Lucy, being the sole exceptions. It doesn't help the movies have the same plot.
* Jay Leno is an example of this happening with a person instead of a show. In 1992, Creator/{{NBC}} picked him to host ''Series/TheTonightShow'' over Creator/DavidLetterman when Johnny Carson retired. In 2009/2010, after an abortive shot at a UsefulNotes/PrimeTime VarietyShow and some [[ScrewedByTheNetwork serious]] ExecutiveMeddling, he returned to ''The Tonight Show'' at the expense of Creator/ConanOBrien. This was followed by a [[InternetBackdraft major uproar]].
* ''Series/TheBiggestLoser'' seems to have become this for NBC. It seems right after one season ends, the next one is on 2 weeks later. It doesn't help it's a 2 hour show, and it's on for a several weeks at best. (NBC's adoration of ''The Biggest Loser'' was something of a RunningGag on ''Series/ThirtyRock'', which loved to [[BitingTheHandHumor poke fun at NBC and its corporate parents (GE at first, then Comcast)]].)
* In New Zealand, ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' is played at least once a day on TV2, and ''Series/{{Friends}}'' was at one time airing at 3 different time slots at 3 different points in the series, with all 3 playing in the same 2 hour block.
* In Australia, the Creator/NineNetwork used to have a spectacular case of this for ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''. Every weeknight immediately after the news, in the filler timeslot once taken up by many a gameshow, ''Two and a Half Men'' played for years (except in regional areas where it was axed in favour of a half-hour of local news). Following Creator/CharlieSheen's swandive off the deep end, Nine seems to have shifted this treatment and its former daily timeslots to ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''; there is nary a glimpse of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' anywhere on the network anymore. They shifted it over to their secondary channel 'GO!', and even then it runs comparatively infrequently. Meanwhile, ''TopGear'' also seems to have become a similar object of Nine's affection.
** Some have speculated that this is a conspiracy hatched by Fox to get viewers to buy Foxtel
* At one point, at any given hour of the day, ''Series/LawAndOrder'' was guaranteed to be on TNT, sapped for or followed by ''Series/{{Bones}}''. They have since replaced by ''Series/{{The Mentalist}}''.
** ''Series/{{Castle}}'' now seems to be a favorite, airing Monday through Thursday evenings.
* When the Canadian counterpart to Creator/ComedyCentral, Creator/TheComedyNetwork, wants to fill Canadian Content quotas, they mainly air episodes of their ''Just for Laughs''-related programs (mainly the eponymous series and the more recent ''Just for Laughs: All Access'', which are compilations of highlights from the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as it is a major event that attracts big names in stand-up, so it's [[TropesAreNotBad not a bad thing to build a comedy channel around]]. They also air their co-branded hidden camera aeries ''Series/JustForLaughsGags'') and its version of ''Series/MatchGame''. In the past, they just aired a bunch of old episodes of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' and ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' among others (the "classic" programs have since moved to sister network Comedy Gold, formerly TV Land Canada). Anything else that gets aired excessively can be assumed to be this trope.
** ''Series/CornerGas'', as one of their sister broadcast network's most prominent originals, was also adored by Comedy.
** They also gave eight seasons to the universally-hated ''Open Mike With Mike Bullard''. When the Network first debuted, it's schedule essentially consisted of the few things they had the rights to -- ''Just For Laughs'' programming, ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', assorted British programming, and ''Open Mike''. At points, they would air both an episode of ''Open Mike'', ''and The Best Of Open Mike'' on the ''same day'', despite the show only having been on the air for a couple months.
** When they're ''not'' fufilling their [=CanCon=] quotas, ''The Big Bang Theory'', and for a time, ''Series/{{Community}}'', were their standbys. Then, they moved ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (though it still aired at 8pm for a while), ''Series/{{Conan}}'', and several other low-brow Comedy Central shows to Creator/MuchMusic just to free up more timeslots for reruns of said shows in primetime (although, this also came after the CRTC rejected a request by Bell to allow it to air more animated programming; the restriction is meant to protect Creator/{{Teletoon}}). ''The Simpsons'' did return to a traditional weeknight slot on Comedy, however.
* On a related note, Comedy's sister broadcast network Creator/{{CTV}} promoted ''Hiccups'' and ''Series/DanForMayor'' -- two new sitcoms featuring alumni from ''Corner Gas'', quite hard. Only one managed to make it to a second season, though.
* Creator/DisneyChannel programming in Canada:
** ''Any'' Disney Channel Original Series that's live action. On Creator/FamilyChannel in Canada, The ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite]]'' ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck Life]]'' and ''Series/HannahMontana'' have been played many, many times over; It's pretty much [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment hell]] to anyone that hates Disney Channel's live action shows. Oh, and ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' and ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' were still being aired in the dead-hours until circa fall 2012, and began reairing them occasionally in 2015. (Those two shows were never reaired again in the US before 2013, save for 2010, where it aired all its episodes for awhile.)
** Eventually, even ''Series/LabRats'' has gotten the marathon treatment, despite already airing on the Canadian Creator/DisneyXD, even ''PairOfKings'' ([[ChannelHop until moving to Disney XD]]) was given the [[{{Pun}} royal]] treatment on Family, while ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' didn't air in Canada until Creator/DisneyXD became available. Meanwhile, ''FishHooks'' was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork fully removed]] from Family.
** As Disney Channel's former ''de facto'' Canadian outlet, Creator/FamilyChannel shared many of the same fixations, although joined by Canadian-made [[KidCom KidComs]] of their own (such as ''Series/TheLatestBuzz'' and ''Series/WinginIt'') and continuing reruns of ''Series/LifeWithDerek'' (although ''Derek'' was quite popular to begin with). Another original series, ''Series/TheNextStep'', has also been quite popular: following DHX's purchase of the channel and Family ditching its rights to Disney programming, the network's slate seems to have been increasingly filled with with music-related teen dramas that ride off ''The Next Step''.
* Affiliate syndication is likely to do this with either the darling network show of the moment (''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' in the Fall 2010 syndication blocks, ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' in 2011's) and/or court shows (since there are plenty of them out there). Likely justified, as local affiliates -- and especially their sister stations -- don't have the same budget as the major networks and need material that they can air on the cheap. Big networks like NBC, ABC, or CBS don't directly own the local stations (except for those in larger markets such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago), but won't have a problem with affiliates running its own syndicated reruns.
** The same case with stations which air locally-produced "daytime shows" which are [[AdvertisingDisguisedAsNews barely disguised]] {{Infomercial}}s for local businesses and fully scripted. Literally only the person in the station's control room may be watching, but the station gets the money from the sponsor even if the show has no ratings to speak of, so the rest of the station's market has to suffer through it because it gives said businesses "exposure".
*** This is, of course, the exact same reason that those stations also run [[{{Infomercial}} infomercials]] in the dead of night.
*** If anyone in San Antonio, TX, wants a 30-minute education on diamonds, they can just do a quick scan of some local TV channels for any of the myriad airings of the Americus Diamond (local jewelry megastore) infomercial, which will teach you more than what you cared to know about diamonds.
*** In the two weeks before a house flipping seminar comes to the local Days Inn Airport ballroom, expect to see nothing but Armando Montelongo, the Yanceys or that one guy from the failed Spike TV house flipping show in every infomercial slot until then trying to lure viewers down there, as they bulk-buy every slot possible in a local market to saturate viewers with their house flipping seminars.
* In a cross-over with NetworkDecay, Creator/{{Syfy}} does this a lot. For awhile, the fixation was ''Series/GhostHunters''. No matter the time of day, chances are that 4.5 out of 5 times they'll be airing an episode of either it or its spinoff ''Ghost Hunters International''. Consider that Syfy already has a stable of shows (the ''Stargate'' franchise, ''Farscape'', etc.), but you have to actually HUNT those down.
** This is interesting considering Australia's Syfy is usually chock-a-block full of i''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' and its spinoffs.
* Creator/{{MTV}} has lived and breathed this trope throughout its entire existence -- after all, it ''used'' to focus just on music videos for hours on end. Those who recall the endless ''Series/TheRealWorld''/''Series/RoadRules'' marathons from the '90s might find their later ''Series/TheHills'' spin off marathons warmly nostalgic.
** Before reality shows came to dominate the channel, from about 1991-93 MTV would truck out the bulk of Music/MichaelJackson's videos, ''The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller'', and the movie ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'' for a "Michael Jackson Weekend" every few months. They did some similar marathons in 1995 when ''[=HIStory=]'' was released. Creator/VH1 took up the gauntlet at the TurnOfTheMillennium.
* Local news on most American stations. Justified in that TV stations ''have'' to run public service programming in order to get a broadcast license from the FCC. It also benefits them in that it's cheaper to produce news than pay for syndicated programming, and it can earn the station some respect if it's high quality. Moreover, larger markets like Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, etc. are huge metropolitan areas with a ''lot'' going on that demands coverage. Some of the smaller markets, not so much. In a city the size of, say, Madison, Wisconsin or Des Moines, Iowa, 3-4 hours of news programming tends to get you a lot of "public service" pieces (which usually means cooking segments or visits from the local Humane Society).
** Las Vegas's NBC affiliate is taking this to its obvious conclusion; when its contracts to ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' expired, they just replaced it with news. When they lost ''Series/DoctorPhil'', it was going to be replaced with news. In fact, [[http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/64921/jim-rogers-betting-big-on-news-on-ksnv replacing all non-network programming with news was the station's ultimate plan]] if it wasn't clear enough. Though Sinclair's purchase of the station following the death of its owner may have thrown a wrench into that ambition.
* GSN previously did this with ''Series/DealOrNoDeal''; on any given day, it likely filled every third time slot. Nowadays, it's ''Series/FamilyFeud'' reruns, and ''especially'' the Steve Harvey version. So much so that GSN barely airs any of the previous eras of the show anymore. In fact, many successful, recent GSN originals still get more airtime than actual classic shows nowadays.
** ''Series/TheNewlywedGame'' has gotten this treatment, first the classic Bob Eubanks version and then their own revival.
** The '70s ''Series/MatchGame'' was also all over the schedule for a long time, even into the late 2000s, plus it came in at #1 on their 2006 ''50 Greatest Game Show of All Time'' countdown. It's now getting similarly extensive airings on Buzzr, in addition to the daily hour it still gets on GSN.
* In Australia, Creator/NetworkTen spares no expense in promoting whichever long-running reality show it has going at the time - over the years, this role has been filled by the likes ''[[Series/AmericanIdol Australian Idol]]'', ''Series/BigBrother'' and currently ''Series/MasterChef''. All of these ran in some form at least once a day for an hour, and in the case of ''Big Brother'' received no end of supplementary programming at all hours. Though ''Big Brother'' eventually died off, the network tried everything they could to keep the audience and heavily promoted it. Not that it worked, but at that point it had enjoyed a solid run for eight or nine years.
* Creator/SpikeTV seems to feel that there's no such thing as too many all-day ''Series/{{CSI}}'' marathons.
** Not to forget ''Franchise/StarTrek''! Two hours of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and two hours of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' 5 days a week for a while there.
** Then it was ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''.
** They also must want viewers to see all ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' in one sitting, as the show gets lengthy marathons at least once a week.
** Can these stack? Because it seems that if you turn on Spike at any given time, you'll stumble across a UFC fight.
** Pretty much anything that airs on Creator/{{Spike|TV}} is seen in a day-long marathon, ''without exception''. This includes ''Series/{{CSI}}'', ''Series/CSINewYork'', ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', ''Series/BarRescue'', ''Series/AuctionHunters'', {{Jail}}, or the ''StarWars'' series.
** In Season 3 Spike would air the previous episode of "Series/DeadliestWarrior", the new episode twice, then an episode from season 1 or 2 as a capper.
** ''Series/{{Cops}}'' is to Spike what ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is to [[Creator/{{FX}} FXX]], ever since they acquired the rights to the show and had it do a ChannelHop from Creator/{{Fox}}. Its low production costs, steady ratings, and deep episode library means its the Spackle they use to fill holes in their schedule. Their overnight schedule seems to frequently be a marathon of alternating episodes of ''COPS'' and ''Jail.''
* When ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' first began, Creator/{{Syfy}} showed it nonstop. [[FridgeLogic Think about that]]. Yes, ''multiple marathons per week'' at times of a series that had yet to air ten episodes. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Enjoy it while you can]], ''Caprica.''[[note]]Syfy will advertise a show to death and even screw other shows in favor of it early in its run, but once the shiny new wears off, it will be killed at the height of its popularity for "not attracting the right demographic," regardless of which demographic that is.[[/note]]
** You called it. ''Caprica'' has been canceled after a year and a half.
* The UK's Channel One regularly aired five or six episodes of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (''The Next Generation'', ''Deep Space Nine'', ''Voyager'' and ''Enterprise'') on a typical day, with one or two being repeats. The catch-ups they did on Saturdays meant each episode of ''Voyager'' was broadcast on ''three'' occasions. Since then, the channel slot is Sky Atlantic, and it's ''still'' filling the daytime schedule with ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
** In addition to Sky Atlantic, both Syfy and CBS Action have also picked up the rights to various Trek series, meaning that there are now ''three'' channels showing several episodes each every day of the week.
* A&E's line up these days consist of running one specific show constantly from 2pm to 2am every day. The show in question varies between ''Series/DuckDynasty'', ''Series/TheFirst48'', ''Series/StorageWars'', ''Series/ShippingWars'', or whatever their flavor of the month is this week. Other A&E shows are so rarely ever seen, you would be forgiven for knowing the channel airs anything else.
* ''Degrassi'' and Creator/{{MuchMusic}}. When a new season starts, all day is given over to the runup to the premiere. This makes a little more sense for them - ''Degrassi'' and Epitome's other current production ''Series/TheLAComplex'' are Much's flagship original dramas.
* Before it was replaced by a 24-hour version of ''The N'', ''Nick GAS'' would air almost nothing but ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'', ''Series/NickArcade'', and the ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'' shows. By the time it was shut down, the channel was, by all accounts, running on autopilot, having dwindled down to just those shows.
* Creator/ComedyCentral loves ''Series/{{Tosh 0}}'', to the point where other shows have [[ScrewedByTheNetwork been cancelled or moved to crappy spots]] simply because they aren't as cheap to produce. (This is often lampshaded by the host: "[[{{Cancelled}} We'll be right back with more]] ''John Benjamin Has a Van''!")
** To many in the world, the very average 1986 comedy film ''Stewardess School'' was just another film. Up until 2002, Comedy Central would caulk many empty hours of time with many airings of ''Stewardess School''.
** For the longest time, old (~1980-1995) episodes of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (edited down to an hour) was the caulk of Comedy Central's highly porous daily schedule. In the mid-2000s, ''SNL'' was replaced as such by ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' once they lost the ''SNL'' rights. Then they lost the rights to ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' (after it being off their schedule for several months) and now it's been reruns of ''Scrubs'', ''Futurama'', ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', ''Tosh.0'', ''Key and Peele'', ''South Park'', and snippets of ''Comedy Central Presents'' (or ''The Half Hour Comedy Special'').
** Back in the early days of the network, ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' was the network darling and cornerstone of their programming.
** In the wake of Creator/CharlieSheen's rather public meltdown, Comedy Central UK has started broadcasting a '''lot''' more episodes of ''Two and a Half Men'', along with peppering Chuck Lorre-style vanity cards in the advert breaks.
** Also, at night (from about 12 AM-7 AM EST) all they usually ran was ''Comedy Central Presents'', replaced by the Secret Stash on weekends: fully uncensored comedy specials and mostly uncensored movies. As of 2012, Creator/ComedyCentral U.S. shows only infomercials from 4:30-7:00 AM EST, and a maximum of about 3-4 uncensored programs a week.
** The network ''still'' airs ''Series/ChappellesShow'' during primetime, more than five years after the series officially ended.
** Up until about a few years ago, it wasn't surprising if you found Kevin James' comedy special ''Sweat the Small Stuff'' on the CC schedule at least once a month.
* In 2008, Creator/DiscoveryChannel was obsessed with ''Series/DeadliestCatch'', using any excuse to run a marathon. This wouldn't be so bad, except they only had three seasons worth of coverage, and they showed at least four hours of the show a ''day''. By the end of the week, you were all caught up if you were a new viewer. They have gotten better, though, at least moving on from ''Deadliest Catch'' to ''other'' new favorite shows. Like ''Series/DirtyJobs'' and ''Series/CashCab''.
** In a strange case of a network becoming infatuated with a U.S. state rather than a show, Discovery's parent company has recently been milking Alaska for reality show material, thus resulting in shows like ''Gold Rush Alaska'' and ''Flying Wild Alaska''. Discovery is no stranger to paying tribute to the blue collar lifestyle (see the aforementioned ''Dirty Jobs'' and ''Deadliest Catch''), but not until late 2010 did they focus this much attention on Alaska specifically.
** Recently Discovery has been ramping up their ''Series/MythBusters'' airings. The show has always been a fairly strong standby of the network (with various marathons happening for one reason or another) but since the beginning of the fall 2010 season, ''[=MythBusters=]'' weekend marathons have become a regular occurrence (including a Christmas ''and'' New Year's marathon running on back-to-back weekends).
* Creator/AdultSwim
** Their latest favorite seems to be ''Series/ChildrensHospital'', as they practically save at least one {{Ad Bumper|s}} each week for that show. With the Season 5 premiere of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', Creator/AdultSwim scheduled the shows so that reruns of ''Children's Hospital'' would come on at the half hour, and new episodes of ''Robot Chicken'' [[ScrewedByTheNetwork at the :45]].
** They also seem to like ''Series/{{Delocated}}''.
** If Creator/TimAndEric so much as sneeze on something, AS will pick it up for a three season run. It helps that a large segment of their target demographic tends to be drunk and/or stoned when they tend to air Tim and Eric's stuff (in the 10:00-11:00 PM range), given that Tim and Eric's target seems to be "People who are habitually drunk and/or stoned. [[WatchItStoned Especially stoned]]."
*** This was also why ''Film/TheRoom'' became their go-to AprilFoolsDay broadcast - Tim and Eric are fans of it.
*** Rumor is this is why ''Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace'' got cancelled. Creator Sam Hyde has said it got good ratings, but Tim didn't like it and complained to Adult Swim.
* ITV and its reality programming, specifically, ''Series/TheXFactor'' and ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''. Both shows are repeated frequently, have their own spin-off shows (The Xtra Factor and Britain's Got More Talent) aired on the sister channel, ITV2, and have so much advertising and promotional material it's hard not to go anywhere in the UK without seeing something to do with The X Factor. Not to mention the numerous specials and reality shows based on prominent faces of either program (Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue, and Piers Morgan in particular). No new episodes being broadcast yet? No problem, they have plenty of hour-long highlights shows to air during the rest of the year.
** To a lesser extent, ''Series/TheOnlyWayIsEssex'', on Creator/{{ITV}}2 at least. Advertisements run at every opportunity plus cast members frequently appear on other ITV shows.
* Creator/TheHistoryChannel:
** For the longest time, The History Channel was The ''Series/ModernMarvels'' Channel: Guaranteed No Historical Documentaries (or we'll give you a free DVD set of ''Modern Marvels''!)
** Before that it was ''Secrets of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII'' Channel. Before that, it was ''Battleships of WWII''.
** History International loves ''History's Mysteries'', usually playing it three or four times a day.
** And in general subjects, History Channel had went through various "Adoring a single topic in history" -- first the Civil War, then WWII, then just Hitler. And for about a year, they were constantly playing documentaries about the Freemasons and Knights Templar, then it was disasters (specifically ''Seconds from Disaster'').
** A&E was joked about being "The Hitler Channel" until they spun off The History Channel, which kept a large amount of Hitler-centric programming until very recently.
** At the moment, thanks to the popularity of ''Series/PawnStars'', Creator/TheHistoryChannel has constantly been playing that show and shows like it (just flip to the channel at any given moment and nine times out of ten you'll find either that show or ''Series/AmericanPickers'' on, the latter especially in primetime). Other TV networks have also jumped on the "reality show where guys buy and sell things" bandwagon. Due to the 2012 Apocalypse craze, the station also aired a lot of "Armageddon" and conspiracy theory shows. Aliens in particular have been a popular topic.
** Creator/TheHistoryChannel always runs a ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' marathon about every four months or so. Quite often it coincides with anniversaries of events from WWII but unless its D-Day the episodes have almost nothing to do with what its commemorating.
* Animax Latin America also has ''Series/{{Distraction}}'', a 16-episode live-action game show (one of the first signs of the channel's NetworkDecay), which, to this day, is still airing there despite the short amount of episodes.
* Creator/{{ION}}'s ''entire weekday schedule'' is basically one or two shows (such as ''Series/GhostWhisperer'', ''Series/WithoutATrace'', and ''Series/CriminalMinds'') on weekdays. That's it. Outside of ''Wrestling/WWEMainEvent'' on Wednesdays, before ION stopped airing it, the remaining hours are paid, religious or children's programming.
** As of March 2014, ION fills almost its entire schedule with ''Law & Order: Criminal Intent'', ''Without a Trace'', and ''Criminal Minds'' marathons.
** By the end of Summer 2015, ION mutated into the ''Ghost Whisperer'' channel, as the show makes up most of the weekday morning and afternoon schedule.
* ''Series/HowItsMade'' and variations thereupon for The Science Channel. Probably because it's dirt cheap to film and write, and [[LongRunners has been going long enough]] that they can fill timeslots or even entire afternoons with random episodes without getting too many repeats.
** As well as "Survivorman" (and similar programs) and "Mythbusters" reruns.
* NBC had ''Series/{{Dateline}}'' fell victim to this about ten years ago. It seemed that every night, except Thursday, you could find an airing of the show on NBC. Now, it, and ''48 Hours'' are adored by ID.
* Until recently, the only secular shows the Christian-owned INSP (Inspiration Network) showed was ''Our House'', ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'', ''Series/TheWaltons'', and ''Wind at My Back''. ''The Waltons'' was adored the most, marathons of it were frequent, but then again, it was obviously the most popular show on the lineup. Then they bought more programming, mostly retro family sitcoms such as ''Series/HappyDays'' and ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', that INSP is no longer the ''Waltons'' lovefest network they once were.
* {{Reality Show}}s in general are officially the CreatorsPet in Italy[[note]]there actually ''are'' people who like them, which makes this more of a case of [[BrokenBase Broken Audience]].[[/note]]. Spanish-Italian showgirl Natalia Estrada [[WordOfGod explicitly stated]] that she would return on TV only at the end -- if any[[note]] The latest edition of ''Series/BigBrother'' even had {{padding}} and lasted roughly two more ''months'' than previous seasons. Go figure.[[/note]] - of the current reality show craze.
** Much of this is the influence of one Silvio Berlusconi, a media mogul who happens to have had the longest term as Prime Minister of Italy since UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The man's populist and rather crude tastes (this is the fellow who gave the Spanish Foreign Minister the sign of the horns, said a Social Democratic German MEP would "make a good concentration camp guard", called Angela Merkel "an unfuckable lard-arse", threw naked sex-parties on his private island, drafted showgirls as political candidates, allegedly hired a teenage prostitute, pursued disastrous economic policies that reward the lazy and well-connected, and has probably been using his political position as a means to avoid prosecution for ''twenty years'') show up in his "creations".
* At one point, HGTV was almost entirely made up of ''House Hunters'', ''House Hunters International'', and ''House Hunters Renovations''. These days, whenever HGTV isn't airing episodes of ''House Hunters'', ''My First House'', or ''Property Brothers'', they're airing ''Love It or List It''.
* Creator/{{NBC}}'s flagging Saturday Morning schedule was propped up by ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. They loved its ratings so much that they had Peter Engel create [[Series/CaliforniaDreams another show]] with the [[FollowTheLeader same basic premise]] [[RecycledInSpace with a twist]]. When that got good ratings, they cancelled every cartoon on the schedule, gave half of Saturday mornings to its ''other'' favorite show (''Series/{{Today}}''), and gave the other half to Engel and friends.
* {{Creator/HBO}} produced ''seven seasons'' of ''Series/{{Arliss}}'' despite its consistently low ratings and reviews well below the station's standard. HBO believed that it targeted a niche audience that otherwise would not have subscribed to the channel.
* Despite falling ratings that have now dipped below a million viewers per episode, HBO still puts a lion's share of advertising behind ''Series/{{Girls}}''. Thanks to its polarizing lightning-rod creator/star Lena Dunham, her penchant for nudity, and the show's memetic CringeComedy sex scenes, it only trails ''Series/GameOfThrones'' in terms of the network's social media buzz.
* Creator/ChannelFive is in love with ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and ''Series/LawAndOrder'', tune in on any other night and you're sure to get a good three hours of repeats. Gets worse on their extra channels like Five USA.
* Creator/{{Showtime}} loved ''Series/{{Weeds}}'' so much that they couldn't seem to imagine a world without them running it, as they'd renewed it to run several more seasons than it was supposed to (the plan was to run it for four seasons, it ran for eight). Showtime even had a deal with producer Creator/LionsGate to run the show...and only that show.
* Does WE (a rival network to Lifetime, basically Oxygen with a lower budget) run anything that isn't named ''Bridezillas''?
** ''Series/GhostWhisperer''.
** Ever since their NetworkDecay, WE now airs ''Law & Order'' and ''Series/CSIMiami'' and won't let you forget it. Also stuff with David Tutera.
* TNT seems to really love ''Series/FranklinAndBash'' as it probably gets promoted more than any other show on that network (even ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' and ''Series/{{Leverage}}'').
* The Brazilian People+Arts (now renamed Liv) at a certain point broadcast ''Series/AmericanChopper'' at least 4 times a day.
* ''Series/TheRealHousewives'' of [any wealthy city] is extremely common on {{Bravo}}.
* Italian network [=Rai4=] seems to really love ''Series/{{Charmed}}''; it is rarely absent from its schedule.
* Australia's Creator/{{SBS}} has a love affair with ''Series/InspectorRex'', which they pretty much admit on their special ''Inspector Rex'' website. As of this writing the show has more-or-less been slotted in at 7.30pm on Thursday since ''1997'', and marathons are not uncommon.
* Parodied on ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce'' with a TV guide describing extra channels for cable. ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' was listed at least once per channel, even on the science fiction channels or other speciality channels where it's otherwise unsuitable. The skit finished with the Seinfeld channel - which was filled with the Seinfeld show.
* Back in 2009 TVLand got the rights to ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' and ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' and one could tell they were quite enthusiastic about it because every night featured a three hour block of ''Roseanne'' followed by a three hour block of ''Married... With Children'' or vice versa.
** Even worse with ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''. When TV Land first purchased the syndication rights, they not only ran ''Raymond'' in daily blocks like the above shows, they would ''regularly'' air marathons (especially on weekends) for little discernible reason. This meant that TV Land would run through the entire series (which lasted nine seasons) in a matter of weeks.
** As of 2014 they REALLY love ''Series/HotInCleveland.'' A lot. There are promos for it every 10 minutes, episodes aired often and it even has a planned animated series in the works.
** As of May 2016, TV Land's weekends are entirely comprised of reruns of ''Series/{{Reba}}''.
* Creator/CartoonNetwork:
** For a while it was ''Series/DudeWhatWouldHappen''. This wasn't the first time the station tried to put over a live action show, but it was definitely the show they put the most effort into trying to become popular. As with anything related to CN Real, [[InternetBackdraft It went over about as well as you would think]]. Even after dropping the block, the network still tried to put over ''Dude What Would Happen'', and continued airing it for '''two years''' despite horrible ratings and ''overwhelming'' negative viewer response before finally dropping it.
** Cartoon Network also heavily hyped ''LevelUp'', first the movie and then the series. The show got ads big in number and in length, and you would have been hard-pressed to go through a commercial break that ''didn't'' have an ad for the show. After the show started, they've rerun it every weeknight even though only ''one episode'' had premiered. Plus, the second episode aired ''commercial-free'', [[http://www.nickandmore.com/2012/02/01/level-up-goes-commercial-free-for-second-and-third-episodes/ as well as the third.]]
* There was a time where if you flipped over to G4 at any given time, you can expect to find reruns of ''Series/{{COPS}}'' or ''Cheaters''. In some cases, they've even played the exact same episode twice in a row. [[WordOfGod According]] to Creator/KevinPereira, the shows are an easy way for the network to fund its original programming, despite having almost nothing in common demographically.
** There was also their obsession with Creator/OliviaMunn and whatever stunt she would do on the latest ''Series/AttackOfTheShow''.
* At first, [=Tru=]TV was more or less obsessed with ''Series/OperationRepo'', and many of its other programs could be described as being either "[[DieHardonanX ''Operation Repo'' in a X]]" or "People Just as Trashy as the ''Operation Repo'' Cast Doing Similar Things."
** They also seem fond of ''Series/{{Wipeout}}'', airing blocks of it constantly.
** When ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' premiered, it quickly became the new darling: not only did they start running marathons of this show ''while the first season was still running'', but entire night blocks were devoted to this show. The show was such a success that the network threw the "actuality" idea in the trash and just shifted to comedic reality shows in general.
* Creator/AnimalPlanet:
** Like Creator/TheHistoryChannel, Animal Planet has jumped on the "regular/redneck guys doing jobs that vaguely relate to our station content" and has been giving a ton of ads and air time to shows like ''Call of the Wildman'' and ''Pit Boss''. Lately they've also been obsessed with ''Finding Bigfoot''.
** At the height of its popularity, ''[[Series/CrocodileHunter The Crocodile Hunter]]'' was adored by Creator/AnimalPlanet, though since Steve Irwin's death, reruns are shown very rarely.
** Recently, ''Series/RiverMonsters'' is adored by the network. Fortunately, much like ''Series/MythBusters'' and ''[[Series/CrocodileHunter The Crocodile Hunter]]'', it's one of those shows that [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome deserves]] to be adored.
** Shows about pets, like ''Series/ItsMeOrTheDog'' and its ilk are also adored. Naturally, given that Animal Planet's viewer base is now mostly composed of pet owners who like watching shows about pwecious widdle puppies, this move makes sense. The older viewer base, who grew up with [[Series/TheJeffCorwinExperience Jeff Corwin]], Steve Irwin, and such, [[InternetBackdraft are none too fond]] of these shows.
** Animal Planet seems to have gotten hooked up on reality shows about people catching animals and pest control, cute animals people probably already own, and people stopping poaching (which kind of makes sense). If you want to ''learn'' about animals? You're better off watching National Geographic's animal network, Nat Geo Wild.
** As of August 2014, the network airs ''[[Series/DirtyJobs Dirty Jobs]]'' marathons practically every other day.
** For a good sum in the 2000s the channel adored ''Series/AnimalPlanetHeroes'' shows. They had several series running at least one episode per day.
** Not a show within itself but certain types of documentaries are traditionally liked by Animal Planet. They tend to show documentaries about crocodiles, wolves, sharks, dogs, and ''especially'' lions.
* Bravo adores ''TopChef'', especially when it has new episodes.
** To contrast, ''Top Chef: Texas'' began airing when fellow Bravo reality-compatition show ''WorkOfArt'' was a little over halfway through. Before, WoA would air at 9pm then repeat at 11pm, with something inbetween. When TC:T started, WoA aired at 10... and repeated at 11... and again at 12. If you missed WoA, you had to wait ''3 hours'' before seeing it again. Then the following week, leading up to new WoA episodes would be... however many of the new TC episodes they had leading up to the newest one of those.
*** Their latest adoration is anything ''Real Housewives''. Besides developing spinoffs of the original, they are now doing ''spinoffs of the spinoffs''.
* Creator/FoodNetwork:
** On a similar reality-competition front, Creator/FoodNetwork quickly morphed into the ''Series/IronChef and anything [[Series/CupCakeWars like]] [[Series/{{Chopped}} it]]'' network. ''Series/CupcakeWars'', ''Series/{{Chopped}}'' and ''Series/RestaurantImpossible'' repeats seem to appear all day ''everyday''. You now have to go the their sister network Creator/CookingChannel to see actual instructional cooking. That or tune in pre-afternoon.
** Then there is ''Series/DinersDriveInsAndDives'' and anything featuring Guy Fieri for that matter which can air anywhere between 5 to ''16'' times a day.
** Cooking Channel got in on the fun too, frustrating any attempts by cooking fans to avoid it. Said cooking shows have returned to the Food Network, albeit in diminished quantity and only during weekday afternoons, however.
** As of 2014, ''Restaurant: Impossible'' seems to have been reduced down to Wednesdays, allowing more room for ''Chopped'' and ''Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives'', in addition to ''Series/MysteryDiners'', which is getting far more air-time than its parent show ''Series/RestaurantStakeout''.
** During the month of December, they will pre-empt their Chopped block on weekday evenings for holiday episodes of their programming, as well as episodes of ''Cake Wars''.
* Creator/{{TLC}} (and to a lesser extent, Discovery Health) used to show nothing but ''A Baby Story'' and other birth-related shows on weekdays from about 9 AM-4 PM. The weird thing is, they seemed to only show old repeats, which means that some of these babies being born would have been in middle school around their peak.
** For a while it was known as "The Midget Channel" thanks to their overhyping of ''LittlePeopleBigWorld'' and its {{spinoff}}s.
** After moving away from babies, TLC became hung up on ''Jersey Shore''-style reality shows, such as ''Honey Boo Boo,'' and more recently, ''Gypsy Sisters'' and ''Welcome To Myrtle Manor.''
** In 2010, at least, they were inordinately fond of ''Cake Boss'', as one Website/{{Cracked}} article was stupefied by.
-->"16 full hours of Cake Boss. I checked online, there are only 30 half hour episodes of the show, including the newest episode which aired just last week. Do you know how many hours that is? 15. 15 hours. How the fuck did you run a 16 hour marathon of 15 hours worth of show, The Learning Channel?"
* During both shows' heyday, Creator/{{YTV}} completely adored ''Series/ICarly'' and ''Series/MrYoung'', to a point where listings for both shows (especially the latter, an in-house production) were shown in tiny text during ads for other shows, alongside the listings for the show being advertised.
** YTV's method as of 2012, similar to the case with Family Channel, is that animated series get all but [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over]], since ''Series/ICarly'', ''Series/{{Victorious}}'', and any original or Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}-produced live-action series gets all the love. Unless the show happens to be ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', or [[WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}} any]] [[WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals of]] [[WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel the]] [[WesternAnimation/ErkyPerky original]] [[WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil Canadian]] [[WesternAnimation/KidVsKat cartoons]], literally no other Nicktoons have a ghost of a chance of airing on YTV. Happily, this seems to have subsided with the advent of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''.
* Ever since Creator/ComedyCentral UK picked up the rights to ''Series/{{Friends}}''' they've been using ''any'' excuse to air it as much as possible. It started out as daily double-bills that are repeated at night...and then the compilations started...
--> ''Top 50 Episodes?''
---> Fair enough.
--> ''The A-Z of Friends?''
---> Fine.
--> ''The Best of [=Ross/Monica/Chandler/Phoebe/Rachel/Joey=]?''
---> 'kay.
--> ''The Friends Guide to [=Work/Dating/Leisure=]?''
---> Okay...I guess.
--> Compilation of The Christmas & Thanksgiving Episodes?
--->...Um, it's March.
--> ''The Best of'' '''Gunther?'''
---> What?! OH COME ON!!! Gunther?! Really?! '''''GUNTHER?!'''''
* In New York City, Series/{{Seinfeld}} is aired at least 6 times a day between TBS and the local FOX affiliate.
* Currently it´s a great time for German Star Trek fans. ZDFneo shows the classic series (even with the previously banned Nazi planet episode) daily for years now and Tele5 gives us from morning till primetime Deep Space Nine and The next Generation in an endless loop that only manages to be broken up by equally spammed Stargate reruns. To round up the package Voyager gets shown in the primetime on Thursday.
* ''Scrubs'' rose in popularity in Germany during the late Zeroes. Pro7 used this to completely rework their daytime programming of scripted reality shows to sitcom reruns and showed the new episodes in the primetime instead of Saturday afternoon. The block started around 12am and showed double to quadruple episodes of 3 to four shows. AND because of last days episodes being rerun in the morning hours this sometimes resulted in 8 episodes of Scrubs per day (10 when they aired new ones in the primetime). Ratings for the retooled / PostScriptSeason were the best of the entire shows run over here, if Pro7 had any word in it they wouldn´t have cancelled Scrubs.
* ''Series/HomeAndAway'' and ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' are shown at least twice a day on Creator/ChannelFive, once at around lunchtime, and again (normally the same episodes of both) between 5:30 and 6:30.
* Despite the fact that ratings weren't very good and it's perhaps the most hated show on the Big Four networks, NBC seemed to have an unnatural obsession with ''Series/{{Whitney}}'' to give it two seasons to build an audience and put it in strong time slots. In fairness, the fact that the show had no big stars and was shot in a multiple-camera format ''did'' make it cheap enough to produce as to offset ratings that, while weaker than some shows that got canceled, ''do'' at least remain consistent. And, more importantly, it received great demographics. Its 1849 numbers were competitive with ''Series/TheMiddle'', its timeslot competitor, whose overall ratings are generally at least twice ''Whitney'''s. Not to mention the latter show skews a lot younger. On May 9, 2013, [[http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/nbcs-parks-recreation-renewed/ the Peacock and Whitney broke up after a two-season whirlwind romance.]]
* VH-1 is fond of showing the 1992 TV miniseries ''The Jacksons: An American Dream'' any time they have a gap in their schedule (with commercials, it fills five hours of airtime). A similar thing used to happen during the holidays with ''A Diva's Christmas Carol'', which was an in-house production.
** The franchise of ILoveTheExties shows that launched in 2002 with ''I Love the '80s'' not only yielded a total of eight ten-hour productions (plus the five-hour ''I Love Toys'') but was kept in near-constant weekend and holiday rotation on the channel through 2009. Averted with ''I Love The Holidays'', which hasn't been seen since 2005, and ''I Love Toys'', which was also rarely rerun; both have been reduced to KeepCirculatingTheTapes status.
* NBC and its sister networks are so in love with the ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' franchise that even when it started to die off (around 2005, with the death of Creator/JerryOrbach and the cancellation of ''Trial By Jury''), NBC refused to kill it. Even when ''Law and Order: Los Angeles'' (which was picked up by NBC despite a weak pilot because of its name) was declared the FranchiseKiller, NBC and USA continued to keep its spinoffs around since it was filling time slots and was still bringing audiences in on the latter (while the ratings on NBC had been in decline for years).
* In a weird sense, The Weather Channel has gotten absolutely hooked on Discovery-style reality shows about roughnecks doing blue collar jobs, such as ''Iceberg Hunters,'' ''Iron Men,'' ''Pyros,'' ''Reef Wranglers'', and a new show about ''mining'', many of which have very little if anything to do with weather.
* ''Series/FridayNightLights'' was adored by NBC ([[TropesAreNotBad as well as viewers]]), which constantly saved it from cancellation.
* For Virgin customers they introduced Creator/{{CBS}} Drama and, as of 2014, literally all that is on is ''Series/JudgeJudy''. Despite all adverts showing ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' as the show.
* Cloo (a NBC-owned cable channel for crime shows) seems to exist for the sole reason of airing reruns of ''Series/BurnNotice''.
* Creator/{{AMC}} seems to unable to shut up about ''Series/SmallTownSecurity''.
** Same for ''Series/LowWinterSun''. With the added hype surrounding the last episodes of the final season of ''Series/BreakingBad'', AMC opted to try to draw interest to their new show by airing it immediately after ''Bad'', which has seen its highest ratings ever. This would normally be a smart practice, but the problem is that AMC hyped ''LWS'' to absurd degrees, billed it as the new ''Breaking Bad'', constantly promoted the show in every other advertisement, and gave the show half an hour of commercial-free interruption (which of course, ''Breaking Bad'' does not benefit from). The most absurd move was forcing viewers to wait over half an hour for the pilot of ''LWS'' to get a promo for the next episode of ''Bad'' which was not even 30 seconds long. And the hype didn't even work; ''LWS'' was [[ShortRunners canceled after one season]].
* Creator/NationalGeographicChannel spinoff, and Creator/AnimalPlanet rival, Nat Geo Wild likes to run ''Incredible Dr.Pol'' (or just vet shows period) and Cesar Milan shows a lot. Despite his controversial nature, Cesar has at least two different shows--''Ceasar 911'' and ''Dog Whisperer'' - that air frequently. Unlike Animal Planet though, the channel does still air documentaries often (Again, they seem to enjoy specific animals more than others, such as lions and tigers).
* [[Creator/Channel4 More Four]] loves ''Series/TimeTeam''. At least two hours a day, every day regardless of what else is in the schedule.
* British kids channel Kix loves ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' so much that they named their second channel (Kix Power) in it's honour, and that channel's first six weeks' schedules are non-stop ''Power Rangers''. Nothing else.
* Creator/TheBBC is practically ''married'' to ''Series/DadsArmy''. It finished in 1977, and it seems there hasn't been a week since that it hasn't been in the schedule.
* Likewise, Channel 4 and/or E4 always seem to have ''Series/FatherTed'' somewhere in their schedules.
* UK TV Gold/Gold and Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses. There will be at minimum one or two episodes a day. On the most extreme days? What seems like non stop episodes from about dawn to dusk, to the point you could probably use the channel as an alternative to the DVD box set.
* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' was like this for Lifetime in the early-2000s. To the point where it was the only non-9/11 related program in Website/TheOnion's TV programming [[https://web.archive.org/web/20100325205520/http://www.theonion.com/issue/3734/ here]].
** Whenever this show happens to move to a new channel, expect said channel to promote the crap out of it and air almost non-stop marathons of it for a good while. This happened when Lifetime lost the syndication rights in 2009 to the Hallmark Channel and WEtv, and later when the latter gave up the program to [=TVLand=] and Logo.
* Justifiably, Willow, an American channel airing nothing but UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}}, will air nothing but taped cricket when a live event isn't on. Most of the time this is the Indian Premier League, which happens for a month, but will have their 70-ish matches re-aired for months and months until the new season, especially in the fallow months between national team tours since live cricket can only fill so much time, and the sad status of the American game has it in the same class as the Winnetka quiddich league in that even hardcore networks such as Willow don't care about it.
* Although it's not a TV channel, Netflix absolutely adores its exclusives. Sometimes it feels like you can't even boot up the website without an advert for ''Series/HouseOfCards'' or ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', even if you've given those shows a low rating. Unlike most of the other examples on here, it at least makes some sort of business sense; your subscription fee is divided between the makers of the shows you watch, so it makes sense that Netflix will want as much money going back into their website as possible. It doesn't matter to Netflix how many people watch a show--it only matters that enough people will re-up their subscription to ''keep'' watching the show. Thus a show with a small but loyal fanbase can be profitable: if you can say that, for example, 100,000 viewers (a tiny number) will keep their subscriptions just in order to keep watching ''OITNB'', then that's nearly ''$10 million'' per year for that show (because $8/month for 12 months=$96/year and $96 times 100,000 subscribers is $9.6 million). The real economics are more complicated, of course, but the end result is the same.
* ''Series/SesameStreet''
** Australian network [=ABC4Kids=] loves it and its spinoffs so much that they (as of 2015) even have a phase of taking down ''Sesame'' clips on Website/YouTube, claiming that they are "The Real Sesame Street".
** While PBS is accustomed to giving each of their shows equal attention, in June/July of 2015 they (or at least its flagship station WNET) went through a period where they couldn't go one week without screening the episode "Veggies Revolt". A few years later, they developed a similar fondness for the episode "When Dinosaurs Roamed Sesame", as well as the special "The Cookie Thief".
*** Then again, the "repeated episodes" problem also happens with other kids' shows on WNET and their 24/7 kids subchannel, Kids 13. For example, they have aired the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndFriends'' episode "There's Always A Good Explanation" at least four times a week between both channels, and the ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' episode "Knowing I'm Growing" every other week on Kids Thirteen. On the main channel, the ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood'' episode "Neighborhood Thank You Day/Thank You, Grandpere Tiger!" would air twice a week and the ''Series/OddSquad'' episode "And Then They Were Puppies/A Case of the Sillies" would show up three times a week.
*** It also happened on WETA in the year 2000. In March 2000, the "A Fish Story" episode of ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' aired every single day the week of March 19, 2000, the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Meek for a Week; Arthur, World's Greatest Gleeper" aired twice each week, the ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' episode "Going On A Bear Hunt" aired every week and the ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' "Dragon Drop; Cassie Loves A Parade" played every weekend.
** Surprisingly, after the Sesame/''Creator/{{HBO}}'' deal, the HBO Family channel isn't doing this with Sesame reruns, instead usually having one or two airings in the morning, while the afternoon is used for the family friendly movies airing on the HBO networks. This trope was however played straight with ''[[ChristmasEpisode Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas]]'', as it was aired once a day for the whole month of December, with some days having two airings.
* While at first it may not look like fitting that trope (mainly due to airing only 2 or 3 times during every day), but for [[UsefulNotes/FlemishTVStations Ketnet]] it probably is the news show ''Karrewiet''. This is noticeable because on their website the show has a special section dedicated to all the news facts that would be discussed on that show, which is on the main index that also includes a place where you can see all of the programming on the show.
* TLC's weekday mornings, as of February 2015, are comprised of nothing but ''Series/WhatNotToWear''.
* Practically half of HLN's lineup appears to be nothing but ''Series/ForensicFiles''. You remember HLN, right? The channel whose initials used to stand for ''Headline News''?
* One FOX station's whole Saturday morning line-up was entirely comprised of ''Series/WimziesHouse'', led off by an airing of ''Amazing Adventures''.
* New York's MyNetworkTV station, [=WWOR=], plays nothing but the TV series based off ''Film/AreWeThereYet'' every afternoon and morning. There have been some occasions where six-hour marathons of the show are played.
* The Lifestyle Channel in Australia seems to really love rerunning Gogglebox Australia as of late, at least showing it about once or twice every day.
* The CW affiliate in New York City, WPIX, shows nothing but ''Series/JustForLaughsGags'' from 11AM to 3PM on Sundays.
* Over 2012-2015, primetime Saturday slots on the BBC -- where they put their most treasured and popular shows -- were inevitably and unsurprisingly occupied by ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', ''Series/DoctorWho'', and ''{{Series/Casualty}}'', one after the other during the autumn months when all three were airing new episodes at once. As same day ''Doctor Who'' ratings slipped, however, the debut of Series 10 was moved to Spring 2017, partially so it wouldn't have to compete with sporting events, ''The X Factor'', etc. But it's still on Saturdays.
* In Spain, the most notable case of a show adored by the network is Telecinco's ''Series/LaQueSeAvecina''. Telecinco is operated by Mediaset España, which also owns fiction-centered channel Factoría De Ficción (or simply FDF), whose lineup has relied heavily on ''LQSA'' reruns for quite a long time now. And rightfully so: said reruns are the favorite thing to watch for FDF viewers, to the point legend has it that the constant rerunnings helped boost the new episodes' ratings on Telecinco when the show found itself on the verge of getting cancelled.
* Canadian media company Creator/CorusEntertainment really enjoys using ''Series/JustForLaughsGags'' to plug holes in schedules on their family-oriented channels, presumably to fulfill the [[ExecutiveMeddling mandated quota]] of Canadian-produced programming that all channels must broadcast. Perhaps that is why they have seemingly spammed it across at least ''six'' different channels, including those where it doesn't fit with the rest of the channel's offerings, such as W Movies (a channel that usually just aired movies for women - thankfully its replacement, Cooking Channel, does not air the show) and Creator/DisneyChannel.
* Creator/NationalGeographicChannel loves drug-related series (''To Catch A Smuggler'', ''Drugs Inc.''), fish catching series (''Big Tuna'', ''Big Fish, Texas''), police-esque shows (''Alaska State Troopers'', ''Wild Troopers'', ''Rocky Mountain Law''), and reality shows about people living in rough environments (''Life Below Zero''). They rarely even air traditional documentaries anymore, even less so now that they put the animal shows onto spinoff channel ''Nat Geo Wild''.
* Telemundo tends to space its news programs, talk shows, and telenovelas rather evenly however ''Caso Cerrado'' has become a mild example of this. It airs three times a day as of 2016.
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' used to be this for Esquire Network. Now its ''Parks And Recreation'', ''Series/{{CSI}}'', ''AND'' ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''. The channel was actually dropped from Dish Network, DirecTV, and AT&T's U-Verse in 2016 because of this, since the latter two shows were ''already airing on USA Network''.
** When ''Parks'' isn't on Esquire Network, it's on [[Creator/{{FX}} FXX]].
* Creator/{{NBC}} Creator/{{Universal}}'s rerun farm Cozi TV is pretty fickle with who they adore from month to month. During late 2016, for example, they were in love with ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', and had a two hour block of it on weekdays. ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' also received heavy marketing during this period.
** ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' was rerun heavily every weekday during the spring and summer of 2016, and the network cross-promoted it with ''Series/KnightRider'' by airing commercials starring Creator/DavidHasselhoff and his daughter. ''Baywatch'' was moved to a later weeknight hour and doesn't receive as much advertising, and ''Knight Rider'' only airs once a week.
** ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' and ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' appeared each weeknight around 2014 in prime time, with the latter show even getting its own Mother's Day marathon. Lindsay Wagner also appeared in network commercials poking fun at her role. Nowadays, ''SMDM'' only airs once a week, and ''BW'' isn't even on the network's schedule anymore.
** ''Series/MagnumPI'' seems to fall in and out of favor fairly regularly.
* Discovery Family loves ''Series/CakeBoss''. Aside from airing three hours of reruns a day, they will show all-afternoon long marathons when a holiday occurs or a special event is on another channel.
* NBC has a nasty habit of doing this, keeping low-rated shows in prime timeslots in the hope that they will build an audience. (The reasoning is probably that they made it work with ''{{Series/Cheers}}''). For example, ''Series/GoodMorningMiami'' held a slot in the Must See TV lineup on Thursdays despite dismal ratings. Nowadays, it's so obscure that it isn't even mentioned in Warren Littlefield's book ''Top of The Rock''.
* From the late 90's to the early 2000's, Canadians couldn't turn on a TV during the morning without seeing ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' on more than one channel, since the series was shown five times a day on three different channels for the sole purpose of filling [=CanCon=] requirements.
** On the other side of the pond, CBBC aired this show twice a day every day of the week. They also played the episodes "The Fish Story" and "The Trouble with Truman" quite often.
** The former PBS Kids channel loved airing the episodes "To The Rescue" and "The Tooth Fairy" every week.
* ''Salvage Hunters'' is by far the most popular original show on UK network Quest, and they really milk it, showing it practically every day. On the rare evenings it's not showing an episode or two (or more), it's probably showing ''Series/AmericanPickers'', the show that ''Salvage Hunters'' is the TransatlanticEquivalent of.
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