When a show is sold to a foreign country, things may well be changed for a foreign audience. That is, things apart from the obligatory dubbing or subtitling.

This is especially prevalent in {{anime}} exported to America and other western countries for broadcast, though it's lessened over time. See CutAndPasteTranslation.

Sometime in the '70s or '80s, television standards in America changed to include more commercials for financial purposes, so shows made before a certain point might be edited to add several extra minutes of commercials (also, US local TV and off-prime network TV has always included more commercials than prime time network TV, so programs originally made for prime time are almost always trimmed for syndication to non-network stations, or non-prime time re-runs on the network). This might also happen to BBC shows exported to the US or Canada, unless shown on commercial-free public or pay television, or run in a longer timeslot with adverts added to make up time.

Occasionally this is done where there is no [[UsefulNotes/{{Copyright}} clearance]] for footage to be re-used and an alternate clip may be shown.

For a similar phenomenon that removes chunks of screen time for other reasons, see {{Bowdlerise}}, though some "edited for syndication" scenes (read: the ones that aren't cut because of length or copyright/licensing issues) are because of a scene that was considered so violent, vulgar, blasphemous, or sexually charged that it has to be cut or toned down in reruns on television, so bowdlerization and Edited For Syndication do go hand in hand, depending on the circumstances behind the edited part.

A SubTrope of DeletedScene.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In the first chapter of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', Jet finds a bottle at a thrashed bar. In the Japanese original, he says "Presidente? I'll take it"; however, since there ''is'' a brandy called Presidente Domecq in Mexico, the Mexican dub replaces it with "A bottle of tequila, eh? I'll give myself a little luxury".
* Instead of cutting scenes out, the version of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' that airs on Creator/{{Syfy}} speeds some scenes up to fit in more commercial, including both the opening and closing (the latter of which is impossible to hear anyway, as it's both crunched to the side and talked over by the announcer; even by adverts for ''itself''). Most of the edits are surprisingly graceful, but some especially in the last couple episodes (including [[spoiler:Kamina's talk with Simon and Viral's family in the LotusEaterMachine and ''the BigBad's [[MadeOfExplodium impossibly huge explosion]]'']]) can really screw up important moments, as can some incredibly inappropriately timed commercial breaks. Though to be fair, there was almost ''nothing'' unimportant in the last couple episodes.
* Creator/AdultSwim has a practice of shortening anime openings/endings and removing every EyeCatch which allows more commercials than the original airing. Opening themes in particular are cut out completely.
** The most jarring of opening/ending shortenings would be ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''; its ending is a major MemeticMutation, to the point that many people found out about the series through that ending. The opening meanwhile, is important due to the fact that it lists the main characters, and while it lists important characters like [[HeadlessHorseman Celty]], [[WorldsStrongestMan Shizuo]], [[BigBad Izaya]], [[HuskyRusskie Simon]] and [[MadScientist Shinra]], the [[FanNickname Raira Trio]] ([[NiceGuy Mikado]], [[CasanovaWannabe Kida]] and [[TheHeart Anri]]) are sadly left out.
** They also cut out the intros to ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', ''Manga/OutlawStar'', and pretty much every anime they aired that wasn't ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', or ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. (''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' was exempt because it doesn't have opening credits, but the ending was still cut from the final episode due to time.)
** With the revival of {{Creator/Toonami}}, they've relaxed a little on cutting the openings and endings, especially for their more popular shows (they actually apologized when ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' was run with a shortened opening once after major backlash), but it still persists, with the aformentioned ''Attack on Titan'' still airing with a shortened ending, episodes one and six airing with the truncated opening during the second run, ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' airing with no opening at all, and ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' having its opening cut down to ''five seconds''. The current practice for most shows is to show the full opening during the premiere episode and then an edited one for the remaining ones.
* For a while in the UK, the CITV block had episodes of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' awkwardly split into two parts.
** The same happened in Italy on Italia 1. Not only ''Pokémon'', but many other shows too were split in two parts in order to have more time for commercials, since Italian law forbids commercial breaks during cartoons. The last show that suffered this was the first season of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* ''Manga/WanderingSon'''s last two episodes were shortened and mashed together for the TV release. The DVD release has the original versions.
* The Creator/TechTV broadcast of ''Anime/{{Betterman}}'' has the ending credits used for the Opening. [[TropesAreTools A positive example]] of the trope, the Ending was well animated, with haunting imagery and a memorable song. Contrast with the Opening, which is just live-action footage of a tidal pool.
* The AB Group's French edit of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' often cut more and more footage every time the episodes were reran, with scenes rather jarringly fading to black. On some occasions, these versions were then distributed to other countries instead of the original prints -- an example is episode 149, which cuts the big {{Cliffhanger}}-moment at the end and fades to black in the middle of Piccolo's fight with Android 17.
* Nelvana's dub of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' in the early 2000s to create ''Cardcaptors'' is a rather infamous case of this.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Reversed in the case of ''Jalila'': the Egyptian censorship board forced the publishers to cover up the title character's bare midriff, but the UK and US editions allowed her to go as originally intended.

* The Original Trilogy is aired in the US as a Pan and Scan Special Edition without credits music. Australia gets the theatrical edition with credits music.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Happened every time channel 9 in Australia re-released episodes of ''Farscape'' especially at earlier time slots - prime episode was 'out of their minds' with every fake swear word and scene cut out, losing about 20 minutes.
* When ''Series/{{Alf}}'' was released on DVD in the United States, many fans were outraged by the fact that all the episodes were in their syndicated format instead of their original broadcast versions. The only episode that was in its original format was the hour long episode "ALF's Special Christmas".
** Averted with the UK DVD Release, where the episodes are mostly uncut, aside from a few cuts in certain episodes.
* When ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'' was still being aired as shorts, several half-hour long specials aired during that time. When the series became Half-hour fulltime, those specials were re-edited to appear as standard episodes, adding the title sequence and song "Hey Sandy" and re-scoring the episodes with the standard cues. This is most jarring with "how we spent our Summer Vacation".
* When ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' reruns aired on Creator/SpikeTV, there were very noticeable cuts to several episodes.
* A small one, but in the '70s and '80s especially, the [[SyndicationTitle titles of the shows themselves were changed]] if the show itself was still first-run on the networks. See: ''Series/HappyDays Again'', ''Series/LaverneAndShirley & Company'', and ''Series/{{CHiPs}} Patrol''.
** Some more examples: ''Jim Rockford: Private Investigator'' (''Series/TheRockfordFiles''), ''The Raymond Burr Show'' (''Series/{{Ironside 1967}}''), ''Ponderosa'' (''Series/{{Bonanza}}''). Also reruns of ''The Ropers'' and ''Three's a Crowd'' are sometimes aired as part of the ''Series/ThreesCompany'' syndication package under the name ''Three's Company's friends - The Ropers'' and ''Three's Company Too'' respectively.
* Since reruns of ''Gladiators'' debuted on the MGM-owned American diginet Charge!, they've been edited for time. Extraneous music (including "Another One Bites the Dust", "We Are Family", and "The Boys are Back in Town") is edited out, more commercial breaks are put in, and the closing credits are dramatically shortened. Surprisingly, the London Weekend Television for ITV credit has been left in.
** Creator/MeTV and other digital networks still run ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' as "Marshall Dillon".
** The Canadian cable network Prime (now known as TV-tropolis) used to alter the titles of syndicated series it broadcast to read, for example, "All in the Family on Prime". They even went so far as to digitally alter the title screens of these shows to incorporate the "on Prime" part. Their over-the-air counterpart Global was notorious for doing this as well, but they've finally stopped.
* Many of the syndicated versions of series mentioned above (such as "Happy Days Again" and "Ponderosa") used different opening credits music than the network work. In the case of "Happy Days", whereas the first two seasons of "Happy Days" featured a 1973 recording of "Rock Around the Clock" by Music/BillHaleyAndHisComets, the opening credits of "Happy Days Again" used Haley's original 1954 recording of the song, even on episodes that originally aired with Pratt & [=McClain's=] "Happy Days" theme song that replaced Haley's tune.
* In an interesting reversal, the UK version of Season 1 of ''Series/TwentyFour'' has a scene ''not'' transmitted in the United States: Teri informing Nina of her pregnancy in that series' finale. However, the American syndicated airings on the A&E Channel contain scenes which weren't broadcast during its initial broadcast run (for instance, a longer gunfight between Jack Bauer and the Drazen family in the first season finale).
** Every re-airing of the premiere episodes of the second and third season is edited down to the normal 42-or-so minute length as the originals were about 9 minutes longer as they did not feature any commercial interruption. Further, there is one instance in the Season 2 premiere in which some events occur in different orders.
* ''Series/MythBusters'' in the United Kingdom has appeared in two versions. On the Discovery Channel, the show is practically identical to the U.S. original except with an Anglicized voiceover (being more metric friendly, and replacing American terms with British terms where appropriate). The version shown on the BBC is edited down to 30 minutes with a totally different, very over-the-top -- and supposedly "funny" -- voiceover.
** Meanwhile, down in Australia, ''[=MythBusters=]'' is repackaged and condensed for use as a segment on the gee-whiz science show ''Beyond Tomorrow'' (which is another production by the same production company as ''Mythbusters''). The latter program is then turned around and re-broadcast in America on The Science Channel (owned by Discovery Networks, who make ''[=MythBusters=]'' in the first place), complete with the "new" version of ''[=MythBusters=]''.
*** At least it still airs in full on SBS.
** Some of the American [=DVDs=] contain the 43-minute episode that you saw on Discovery... but some contain the full 50 minute episode that Beyond Productions made. The cuts in the US-aired versions are all about the commercials.
*** Sometimes the American version (and, presumably, other versions) will accumulate so much material that some of it has to be edited out just so that the episode will fit in the time slot; these usually include a quick sting at the end with Adam informing the viewer that they can see the stuff that didn't make it to air on the Discovery channel website.
* Over on another Discovery network, ''Series/NoReservations'' also gets a few extra minutes per show in Europe; {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when they do {{Clip Show}}s, during which some of the cut bits are aired for American audiences. Others show up as web extras (as is common for Mythbusters now).
* The British version of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' had a game cut from each episode, due to added commercials when shown in America (first on Creator/ComedyCentral and later on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC America]]). Some language and raunchier jokes would be censored; a notable example is a season 9 Film Dub which was removed entirely thanks to featuring footage of [[NippleAndDimed about a dozen topless women]]. Additionally, during the last few years of Comedy Central's airings and BBC America's run with it, the networks only aired episodes from seasons 6 onward--probably to attract fans of the American version, since those episodes are from when Ryan and Colin became regular contestants.
* When the first season of ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' was released on DVD, it contained the syndicated version of many episodes. This was not received well by fans, whose uproar caused [[ExecutiveMeddling those in charge]] to provide the original uncut episodes in subsequent box sets.
* Reversed when the [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] first aired ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': they ''restored'' scenes that had been cut from syndication for almost thirty years, and aired the episodes in an expanded 90-minute timeslot. ''And'' crammed in an extra 20 minutes worth of commercials.
* The 2006-07 syndicated feed of ''Series/BeakmansWorld'' removes all mention of the mailing address that kids used to send in science questions, which could make new viewers wonder where all those letters they get are coming from.
** Also, for some unknown reason, the same syndicated feed only aired seasons 1 and 4, leaving out seasons 2 and 3 (the Liza episodes).
** Netflix edits out the robotic EyeCatch bumpers, seeing as how there are no commercials to cut to.
* ''Series/ThunderInParadise'' started life as a straight-to-video movie. The movie was cut into two parts and served as the first two episodes of the spinoff TV series. (Some footage cut along the way was added to the episode "Eye For An Eye".) Inverted with the two-part episodes "Sealed With A Kismet" and "Deadly Lessons", which were edited together and sold in stores as Thunder in Paradise 2 and 3, respectively.
* The first episode of ''Series/ICarly'' had to have a few minor scenes cut for time after its first few airings due to having a longer runtime than other episodes (28 minutes vs. the usual 24). The uncut version is available on DVD and streaming services.
* Possibly one of the first shows that fans cared about enough to notice and complain about this sort of thing was ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Most egregious in the episode where Hawkeye and BJ try to top each other in pranks. A scene early on has a wounded soldier offering Hawkeye a cigar, which Hawk, ProperlyParanoid at this point, refuses and proceeds to "disarm", fearing BJ had put the soldier up to giving Hawkeye an exploding cigar. This scene is cut in syndication, but a callback at the episode's climax, where BJ assures Hawkeye that the incident was innocent, is left in, confusing viewers who haven't seen the full version.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has undergone this numerous times in its 50-plus year history.
** American syndication:
*** The classic series was initially syndicated in the US to commercial stations, so episodes were re-edited to accommodate commercials. Recaps narrated by actor Howard da Silva were added to most episodes as well.
*** The BBC pioneered the concept of "movie edits" of ''Who'' serials in the 1970s. Serving as holiday programming and the like, these reruns deleted recaps and other scenes to make their storylines flow better. When the series began to be primarily syndicated to commercial-free PBS stations in the U.S., many affiliates followed suit; complete storylines were edited into films lasting anywhere from 45 minutes (for 2-episode stories) to edits of several hours' duration (longer stories like the 10-episode "The War Games"). The earliest VHS releases of ''Who'' serials in TheEighties were movie edits, and most of those would not reappear in their original forms on home media until the DVD era (the exception was "The Brain of Morbius", the very first ''Who'' home media release, which was cut to ''half'' its original length; the uncut original version was released in TheNineties).
*** The [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]]'s run of the revival series saw edits make room for commercials, with normal episodes losing about two minutes each. This was thoroughly strange, seeing as Creator/RussellTDavies once claimed that the whole reason they decided to make the new series in 45-minute episodes (as opposed to 50 or even 60 minutes) is because they wanted to allow enough time for the American networks to insert the commercials, ''without'' them having to hack apart bits of the programme. Problem is, a typical "hour-long" TV show in America is only around ''43'' minutes (first-run shows on the Big 4 broadcast networks are a few minutes longer)! It only got worse when it came to the specials and season finales, which are usually extra-long; the Series 4 finale "Journey's End" lost ''20 minutes'' in its [=SciFi=] edit. After this, [=SciFi=] dropped the show, whereupon BBC America picked it up...
*** The Creator/StevenMoffat-produced episodes are cut on BBC America for the repeats (first air/night is uncut), who now own the US rights for ''Doctor Who'' after Sci-Fi [[NetworkDecay changed its name and decided it wanted little to do with science fiction anymore]]. For instance, a set of ChekhovsGun ArcWords were removed from "'The Eleventh Hour", and several low-key {{TearJerker}} scenes in "Death in Heaven" were lost.
*** There was one exception to this: "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]]". It's 55 minutes but BBC America didn't afford it extra time on its premiere night and time-compressed it instead -- rather than cutting footage, they ran it at a slightly faster speed. The following week's repeat and later "Doctor's Notes" version (which added making-of/fan commentary text) gave it a 75-minute time slot and ran it uncompressed.
*** The BBC America rerun rotation of Series 2-10 also averts the trope -- by '''skipping''' many post-Series 4 extended-length episodes/specials rather than trying to edit them, though they appear uncut in extra-length time slots for marathons and the like. Unfortunately, this means a lot of missing {{Season Finale}}s, {{Christmas Episode}}s, regenerations, Doctor debuts, and otherwise. Try figuring out ''everything'' that happened between "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor The Name of the Doctor]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into the Dalek]]", or [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven "Face the Raven"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E1ThePilot "The Pilot"]]. As of 2017, the rerun rotation ends with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime "World Enough and Time"]] before going back to [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion "The Christmas Invasion"]], leaving the {{Cliffhanger}} of [[spoiler: a Cyber-converted Bill and the Doctor facing two different Master incarnations]] unresolved.
** Canadian syndication:
*** The Master's dance number was disappointingly cut out of the Series 3 finale on CBC, presumably due to the rest of the things happening in the scene.
*** The CBC usually made only minor edits to episodes to fit commercials in, but the fourth season finale "Journey's End" was butchered, with more than 15 minutes worth of scenes edited out to fit the timeslot. And one episode, "Voyage of the Damned", was never even broadcast. Outcry from fans over this is credited with CBC dropping ''Doctor Who'' immediately after and Space picking it up; Space has aired ''Doctor Who'' virtually uncut.
** Australian and New Zealand broadcasts were notorious for being censored, especially in the 1960s (though, fortunately for archivists, the censor authorities actually kept the scenes that were cut, which later were used to help restore missing Doctor Who episodes, or at least give a glimpse of lost stories).
** The 90-minute special ''The Five Doctors'' was re-edited for syndication as a four-part story. Similarly, the 1985 season, which featured 45-minute episodes rather than the standard 25-minute ones, were re-edited into 25-minute episodes for syndication.
* BBC America routinely shows cut versions of [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] programs. Sometimes during comedy shows a commercial break will cut off the punchline to a joke or obscure a plot point.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' was once given a test dub for the Japanese market (it's available on the Series I DVD). The episode has nearly 5 minutes of content cut out to fit a Japanese commercial timeslot. It wasn't too obvious at first, seeming to be the standard episodes with Japanese subtitles. However, any British references that the Japanese audience may not get have been crudely edited out, to the point where the entire middle of some scenes are missing and characters sometimes suddenly swap places. The audience reaction wasn't edited either, so laughter can be heard for no reason at some points.
* A now-defunct British satellite channel that made heavy cuts to archive programming was ironically called Granada ''Plus'' (italics the editor's).
* Episodes of ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' shown in Europe and Canada were slightly longer than those shown in the US; the extra material is referred to as "Eurominutes."
* ''Series/LittleBritain'' was conceived to air on digital-only BBC Three, and then move over to BBC Two. It proved so successful that Creator/TheBBC wanted to air the second season on its mainstream service BBC One. However, the creators were ''more'' extreme in their material for this season (CrossesTheLineTwice in places). Before production, orders were received on high to record Bowdlerized versions of some scenes, on basis that "you can't say ''cock'' on BBC One". Results included the cutting from BBC One transmission of a scene involving a carer performing a particular act on an old woman ("it's on the DVD", apparently), and "What that boy (Daffyd) needs is a nice big cock up his arse" being rerecorded as "What that boy needs is a nice bit of bum".
* ''Series/PoliceCameraAction'', a police documentary on [=ITV4=] (a digital-only channel in the United Kingdom) has often cut episodes in syndication. However, [[UnpleasableFanbase it irks the fans, no end]]. Also, not a good idea for fans - why edit a documentary in such a way?
** The 1994 episode ''Danger! Drivers Ahead'' has two edited versions; one full-length, the other is edited.
** The 1995 episode ''Tales of the Unexpected'' has been edited from original version, with 4 - 6 clips of footage removed for some unexplained reason. However, these survive in the published version of the show.
** The 1996 episode ''Road to Nowhere'' gets the end music changed - it is normally "The Magic Roundabout"'s theme tune but it gets changed to generic orchestra music for re-broadcasts
** The 1997 episode ''Enough's Enough'' also gets re-edited, with footage cut out, and a different version of the end music (MarthaAndTheVandellas Nowhere to Run is replaced by a CoverVersion.)
** The 1997 episode ''A Lorry Load of Trouble'' has 4 pieces of footage cut out in re-airings.
** The 1998 episode ''On The Buses'' (no relation to ''Series/OnTheBuses'' the TV show) has 4 pieces of footage removed in recent {{repeat}}s. No explanation is ever given for this, but fans of the show have noticed the re-edited episodes.
** The 1998 episode ''The Unprotected'' has the '''very last bit of footage''' cut out before the end.
** The episode ''Getting Their Man'' from the 2000 series had the music changed from Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" to "The Stripper" by Joe Loss and his Orchestra. Bizarrely, none of the rest of the series is ever edited for syndication.
** It's probably to make room for commercials, according to television sites discussing ITV. ExecutiveMeddling by ITV, and certainly a pointless one at that. It is believed that the episode originals have rights issues; but copyright is certainly a major point here, and getting clearance from the various police forces is the issue.
* ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' is notorious for being heavily edited in syndication; the original series largely used music which was popular during the specific years (late 1970s) in which the series was made, but these hit songs were only licensed for use in the television series over a short time-frame and then removed. The Season 1 [=DVDs=], to fans' dismay, had ''more'' music edited out. Which resulted in future DVD releases being abandoned until Creator/ShoutFactory picked up the complete series with a majority of the original songs restored.
* ''Series/TopGear'', as an hour-long [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] show with no room for advert breaks, has to be edited for the repeats on Dave. The cuts tend to be rather abrupt. Some of the music also goes missing due to copyright issues when the show airs on BBC America.
** Dave does that for ''Dragons' Den'' and perhaps various Ray Mears shows as well. However, half-hour shows (like pre-Dave ''Series/RedDwarf'' or ''Catherine Tate'') aren't cut - instead, they become 40 minutes and three are shown, which gets them back to the "on the hour" schedule.
*** BBC America used to run BBC shows in a 40-minute format. The remaining 20 minutes of the hour would be filled with short-subject films or previews for other shows. They quit doing this and began just hacking into the sitcoms to make them fit the 30-minutes-with-commercials template. "Red Dwarf" was shown in its complete format the first time BBCA aired it. By the time is was ready to repeat the show, it had edited all of the episodes dramatically.
** ''Series/{{QI}}'' averts this, as the longer ''QI XL'' (45 mins) has been picked up for the channel, as of Series F- this is uncut, but fills an entire hour of schedule.
** UKTV, the larger network of channels responsible for Dave, receives a lot of criticism for cutting documentary programmes to fit normal schedules while leaving comedy intact. (And even comedies have sometimes lost the punchlines to gags because of abrupt commercial breaks.)
** Due to the overwhelming popularity of ''Series/TopGear'', however, BBC America has taken to cutting the hour-long, no commercials show into an 80-minute long block with added commercials in order to show the entire episode on first-run. Repeats, however, are still cut back to an hour with commercials.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': the dialog is sometimes censored in syndicated airings. Also, certain shots have been blurred. Many of the blurred shots tend to be in the opening credits, to avoid having to pay actors whose faces appear in them.
* When ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' started airing in syndication, two different versions were made: one for Creator/{{TBS}} that kept most of the sexually explicit dialogue (but still redubbed/removed any lines that would have been too risqué for basic cable), digitally covered up most of the nudity with [[DigitalBikini digitally-rendered lingerie]] or digitally-enhanced darkness, and aired late at night; the other, a heavily-edited one for regular daytime syndication that cut out all nude scenes and removed/redubbed the bulk of the sexually explicit content and lines. With TBS no longer airing the show, the second bowdlerized version has become the default syndicated version, as seen on E!
* In late 60's/70's syndication and original NBC summer re-airings of ''Series/TheMonkees'', songs from earlier albums in the "romp" sequences were sometimes replaced by tracks from their then-recent albums.
** Also played straight, with some romps being entirely cut for time. Ironically, some of these romps had only been included in the original episode because they were too SHORT.
*** For more recent syndication (Antenna TV, etc.), all the "romps' were kept in their entirety, with many of the original songs intact. However, they are now SPED UP at an annoyingly fast pace to save time (see AdrenalineTime).
* The ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' musical episode "Once More With Feeling" ran 1:10 on its first showing, and has almost 10 minutes cut from it in the syndicated version shown in the US (though the full version was regularly shown in Canada, in a 1 hour time slot.)
* An episode of ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' actually used this practice as a major plot point: The killer du jour had used a co-worker as an alibi, noting that the two had watched a classic TV show together at the time of the murder (unbeknownst to the co-worker, the culprit had [[spoiler:used a VCR and reset the clocks]]; but it turned out that [[spoiler:due to syndication, the scene the two had watched together had been cut]].
* Both ''Walking With Dinosaurs'' and ''Walking With Beasts'' were edited significantly when aired on the Discovery Channel, apparently for time.
* ''The Future Is Wild'' actually had at least ''two'' different edited versions made. It originally aired as a 13-episode series, was significantly edited into a two-hour special when aired on US TV (each time period lost one habitat, among other things). Then a longer version was created later, restoring some (but not all) of the removed content
* For decades, episodes of ''The Sixth Sense'' have been aired in syndication as episodes of ''Series/NightGallery'' even though the shows aren't directly related (''The Sixth Sense'' follows a main character whereas ''Night Gallery'' is a GenreAnthology). In many instances, hour-long episodes have been edited down to fit half-hour time slots, making the plots very difficult to follow.
* The thirteen episodes of ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'' are aired in syndication as early year episodes of ''Saved By the Bell''. In fact, prologues to the episodes featuring narration by Zack were recorded for this.
* Played with on ''Series/ItsGarryShandlingsShow''. The show started (commercial free) on cable but was later picked up by the Fox Network and shown both with and without commercials. At one point Gary [[NoFourthWall announced]] to the audience that they had gone to commercial but that the cable viewers shouldn't worry and proceeded to put on a Carmen miranda outfit and did a short dance
* Although ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' was originally on ITV, which when it was filmed showed adverts in all its programmes, a few re-runs on other networks seem to be pretty abruptly cut and pasted - for example, much of the banter between the host and contestant is removed, as are the sections between one contestant leaving and the Fastest Finger First round. One episode skips the last question of the show entirely but strangely doesn't skip the pre-question status mention.
* ''Series/{{McCloud}}'' is surely one of the worst victims. The first season, before the show was expanded to either 90 or 120 minutes as part of ''Series/TheNBCMysteryMovie'' franchise, consisted of six one-hour episodes. For syndication, these were chopped up and combined into 3 90-minute episodes, each of which haphazardly combined the plots of two separate episodes with hasty re-dubbing and re-editing. On DVD, these cuts are not restored. ''Series/QuincyME'' reversed this problem; the first episodes were part of ''The NBC Mystery Movie'' in its final season, and these 90-minute shows were later cut for 60-minute slots in syndication.
* Pretty much every American TV series sold into syndication suffers from this. Since the shows are routinely syndicated to local stations throughout the country, each will make cuts to fit commercials from local advertisers. Therefore, people in different markets can get different scenes/lines cut. Also occurs when a US series is sold to another country. British channels often have breaks where the US version didn't, whereas the parts with two seconds of black screen (where the US version would have had a break) are intact. For example, the re-runs of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', where a few episodes even have a break ''after the [[TheTeaser Cold Open]]'', the result being that part 2 opens with the titles.
* As a gimmick in the Jeff Zucker era, NBC sometime had its shows do special episodes which are slightly longer than the standard half-hour/twenty-two minutes formula, called a "supersized" episode. When they reach syndication, or even reruns, they're trimmed down to the usual length or, if there's enough extra footage, stretched out into a two-parter; a couple of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episodes are incomplete or presented in SD in the show's UsefulNotes/BluRay release for this reason because the additional scenes weren't part of the syndicated cuts. Now that Jeff Zucker is gone from NBC though this doesn't happen any longer.
* Most of the BBC's natural history programming from the past couple of years has a rather obvious way to get around this - the British broadcast has a 50-minute show followed by a 10-minute behind-the-scenes slot, which can easily be removed to make space for adverts.
* When ''Series/GreenAcres'' was broadcast in Malaysia, all scenes with Arnold the Pig were edited out so as to not offend Muslim sensibilities. This meant that in some cases, the human characters were having one-sided conversations with an Arnold who never replied.
* Creator/{{BET}}'s run of the HBO series ''Series/TheWire'' is a truly epic case of being edited down for syndication - this time, to appeal to a very specific audience. The network has only aired the first four seasons, and while seasons 1,3, and 4 aired with just minimum censorship for content and in 90 minute blocks, season two (which primarily focuses on the plight of Caucasian dock workers in Baltimore) was absolutely ''butchered''. The second-season episodes were cut down to run in an hour-long block, and a massive number of scenes crucial to the storyline (mostly focusing on Jimmy [=McNulty=]'s investigation and Frank Sobotka's crew) were axed, leaving plot holes (such as the background regarding the rivalry between the dock workers union and the police union, which is the ''real'' reason the Major Crimes Unit reformed and launched an investigation on the dock workers, being entirely chopped out) and rendering the season's themes castrated. Interestingly, the entire plot of the second season changed as a result of these cuts (roughly 20 minutes chopped from each episode), as the entire dock subplot took a backseat to the drug storyline (which was minor at that point).
* Reruns of ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' were shortened down to 30 minutes from the hour long length they originally aired in.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' has at least five syndicated versions of itself:
** '''The NBC Rerun''': This is the version that airs during the weeks when ''SNL'' doesn't have any new episodes, usually between new episodes, during major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter), or when the season ends or is on hiatus because of a writers' strike (as was the case for seasons six, ten, thirteen, and 33). It's 90 minutes long (just like a typical first-run episode), has the phrase, "Previously Recorded From An Earlier Broadcast" during the opening credits, and has dress rehearsal scenes (and, in some cases, sketches) to replace the live show footage (either for content reasons, to fix a technical error or missed cue, or to make a sketch/segment funnier after flopping badly on its first-run). This cut is the same one that airs on the West Coast.
** '''The 60-Minute Rerun''': This is the version of ''SNL'' that aired on the cable channels Creator/ComedyCentral and E! Entertainment. It's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a rerun of an ''SNL'' episode cut down to roughly an hour (minus commercial breaks). This version includes [[note]](what most fans consider to be)[[/note]] the best and funniest sketches from a given episode while weeding out the sketches that weren't as good and the second song by the musical guest is cut for time. Originally, Comedy Central aired ''Saturday Night Live'' episodes from the 1970s to the 1980s (barring the Jean Doumanian episodes, except for the Creator/BillMurray[=/=]Delbert [=McClinton=] episode, and the last episode of season six, which had no host, but included guest appearances by Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/RobinWilliams, and Christopher Reeve, with a musical performance by Jr. Walker and the All-Stars), but after a while, those got phased out for the episodes from the mid-to-late 1980s to the 1990s (seasons 12 to 25), then those got phased out for episodes from the 1990s to the early 2000s (seasons 21 to 27). After Comedy Central picked up ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' in place of ''SNL'', E! aired the 1990s to the early 2000s episodes, but also added episodes from seasons 28, 29, and 30. NBC is now airing one-hour cuts of their ''SNL'' episodes at 10:00pm Saturday nights (provided a sports telecast doesn't run over) starting with episodes from season 38 (2012-2013 season). In the 2014-15 in honor of the show's 40th season, one episode per week from each season will air with an hour-cut version in this timeslot.
** '''The VH-1 and VH-1 Classic Reruns''': Similar to the Comedy Central and E! reruns (in which the show is condensed to one-hour, leaving in only the best sketches, Weekend Update jokes, and one musical performance), only the episodes that air on VH-1 and VH-1 Classic are from seasons 24 to 38, with some "Best of" clip show episodes and the occasional behind-the-scenes special about the show's history. The "Best of" clip shows and the "behind-the-scenes" documentaries are the only 90-minute reruns of ''SNL'' ever aired on cable TV.
** '''The Nick At Nite Rerun''': These were 30-minute reruns of ''SNL'' that aired in the early-to-mid 1980s, often with an hour-long syndicated cut of ''{{Series/SCTV}}: Network 90''. The episodes used were from the "Not Ready for Primetime"-era (fall of 1975 to spring of 1980), though episodes from seasons four and five were shown more often than seasons 1-3.
** '''The HA! Network Rerun''' [[note]]The HA! Network was an early cable channel which premiered in 1990 that was like Comedy Central in its early days -- nothing but comedy movies, stand-up specials, and old reruns of sitcoms and sketch shows. It and {{Creator/HBO}}'s SpiritedCompetitor The Comedy Channel merged in 1991 into Comedy Central when it became clear that there wasn't enough demand for '''two''' different comedy networks, and HA!'s format sprinkled with HBO's TCC programming basically formed the nucleus of their schedule for years.[[/note]]: A season seven ''SNL'' episode hosted by Susan St. James was the first program that aired when The HA! Network premiered. It (and other episodes) aired pretty much the same way as an NBC rerun (full 90-minute version with dress rehearsal footage added when necessary), but HA! Network only aired ''SNL'' episodes from when Dick Ebersol was executive producer (between 1981 and 1985), which was when the Susan St. James episode aired.
** '''The Comedy Network Rerun'''[[note]]The Comedy Network is essentially Comedy Central in Canada (meaning whatever Comedy Central airs, Comedy Network airs). The only difference is Canada has much looser standards about profanity[[/note]]: This edited version of ''SNL'' is similar to the NBC rerun (airs for 90 minutes with little or no edits), only Comedy Network airs all of [[OldShame the season six episodes produced by Jean Doumanian]] in addition to airing the good (or SoOkayItsAverage) episodes from both Lorne Michaels eras (fall 1975-spring 1980 and fall 1985-present) and Dick Ebersol's era (spring 1981-spring 1985).
** '''The Xfinity Streampix On-Demand/Hulu/Netflix Version''': Like the Comedy Central/E!/VH-1 version, in that only the best material is shown and everything else (including musical performances, though seasons one to five had the musical performances intact, possibly because they were cleared for DVD release) is edited for copyright reasons, time, or just not being funny or memorable with viewers, only the episodes range from lasting 15 minutes to 58 minutes, depending on how much has been edited (the second time Kathleen Turner hosted ''SNL'' in the late 1980s has a streaming version so short, the only material in that episode is Kathleen Turner's monologue and Weekend Update with Creator/DennisMiller). Also, the season 30 episode hosted by Kate Winslet with musical guest Eminem is [[MissingEpisode not there]].
* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' first aired in syndication on local TV stations, under the title, "The Best of ''Series/{{MADtv}}''." Only the first two seasons aired. The show then got picked up by Creator/SpikeTV (back when it was TNN -- The Nashville Network, a channel dedicated to everything that most people would consider "redneck" or "trailer trash") and aired the first two seasons, followed by seasons 3-5. The local station and TNN cuts of ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' were 30 minutes long (''Series/{{MADtv}}'' runs their show for an hour while ''SNL'' runs for 90 minutes [an hour and a half], and, much like the reruns from ''Saturday Night Live'', the ones for ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' only had the best material from a given episode while leaving the weaker, less funny stuff on the cutting room floor). The TNN reruns were off before anyone noticed (that was when Viacom had "refocused" the network and eventually turned it into Spike TV) and eventually the show found its way to Comedy Central after E! acquired the rights to air ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (''Series/{{MADtv}}'''s long-standing rival). Creator/ComedyCentral aired seasons 1-7 of ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' in their full, hour-long version [with some bleeping and/or muting for obscene language], and as the years went by, seasons 8, 9, 10, and 11 were added as well (seasons 12 and 13 were only shown on Comedy Central's Canadian sister channel, Comedy Network, and the final season [season 14] has yet to be aired on either channel). In 2008, Comedy Central phased out the first seven seasons of ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' in favor of the episodes from seasons 8-11, and those episodes have been running until 2010, when ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' was dropped from the syndication schedule in favor of reruns of reruns of canceled Comedy Central original programming, exports of canceled animated comedies (i.e. ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodeFamily'', and ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp''), more movies, and more stand-up specials.
** ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' even parodied the practice to hell and back, with a PAX[[note]]PAX was a channel featuring religious and family friendly programming, hence the joke. As of the late 2000s, PAX is now Creator/IonTelevision and very rarely edits programs.[[/note]] version of an episode of ''Series/TheSopranos'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgBD94cs0T8 that removed all the swearing, sex, and violence, bringing its 40+ minute run time to just under three minutes]]. Once upon a time, it was merely a commentary on how the frank, HBO-style depictions of sex, violence, and foul language would be edited on any channel that wasn't a premium cable channel. Now, the idea of an edited for syndication ''Sopranos'' is a reality, only it's syndicated on A&E and a bit more well-done than what ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' showed.
* When ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' was aired on ABC in 1975, it was heavily condensed, rearranged and edited all to hell for content, completely destroying the sketches -- leading to a situation where the group had to go to court to prove their own material wasn't funny when treated thus and get it taken off the air. Apparently the trial was hilarious. In ''The Pythons Autobiography'', Creator/MichaelPalin describes trying to tell the judge about a sketch set in a courtroom where the judge keeps interrupting the prosecutor to ask questions about the witness's gaiters, and having the American judge keep interrupting to ask what gaiters are.
** A side effect of this dispute was that the Pythons obtained the copyright to their own series, something that has never happened with any other BBC show. The DVD releases are not on BBC Video or its partner comany 2|Entertain, and the packaging doesn't credit the BBC at all.
** The [=DVDs=] A&E distributed in America have some sketches missing. For example, the episode "How Not To Be Seen" had one of its cartoon segments cut short to remove scenes of Jesus crucified to a telephone pole.
** The episode with "A Book At Bedtime" originally opened with a choreographed party political broadcast. Time-Life, the original distributors, accidentally erased this opening so upon changing distributors it now opens with a quick captioning gag. The first A&E [=DVD=] release omits the ending, the preview of upcoming BBC comedies.
** The notorious "cannibal undertaker" sketch was apparently cut from the BBC master tape. The version appearing on PAL [=DVDs=] appears to be a reverse-standards-converted[[note]] A piece of software developed by the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Restoration Team for remastering episodes where the only surviving colour source was a videotape that had been converted from PAL to NTSC using analogue equipment. The program analyses the analogue-converted signal and effectively reverse-engineers the conversion, resulting in far better picture quality than a straight reconversion[[/note]] NTSC version.
** In Creator/TerryGilliam's "Black Spot" animation the word "cancer" was redubbed by a ''completely different voice'' saying "gangrene". On Gilliam's disc on the ''Monty Python's Personal Best'' [=DVD=] box set, the word "cancer" has been reinstated from the soundtrack of the film ''And Now For Something Completely Different''.
* Particularly noticeable in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Every new segment (i.e. when returning from a commercial) starts with a 2 second Black and White still shot of how this segment will end. When syndicated, you'll get at least one segment per episode that doesn't end with the preordained image, and then doesn't start up with the customary lead-in after the commercials.
** In Australia, they've apparently figured out how to make their own in house. You can still tell though, 'cause the DIY ones aren't still images. Which, if you're familiar with the show, is possibly even more jarring.
** The popularity of the series in Britain means that episodes are rerun on several channels, often in the daytime, and the daytime screenings are noticeably edited for gore and violence.
* Creator/{{GSN}}'s airings of classic game shows usually have ticket fee plugs removed and prize plugs [[CreditsPushback crunched to small size]] to accommodate promos for upcoming shows. Many shows are also time-compressed, which would normally not be an issue but they tend to do it really poorly, resulting in parts of the show sounding like the Micro Machines man. Their replays of classic black-and-white shows (Bill Cullen's version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' among others) usually have ticket plugs and sweepstakes mailing information excised, as well as having shows with cigarettes as sponsors for those particular shows excluded from replays.
* ''Series/StargateSG1's'' single 90-minute episode, "Threads," is cut down to 1 hour for syndication.
** ''SG-1'' also cuts the full-frontal nudity in the pilot that was [[ExecutiveMeddling added at the behest of]] Creator/{{Showtime}} in order to [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating classify the series as "adult"]].
* ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' was shown on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] without the animated segments - that's right, they cut out ''The Simpsons''. No wonder it took so long to start on UK terrestrial television, on the BBC no less.[[note]]"Just another kids' cartoon" as a BBC exec said about ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - animation has ''always'' had a very low status to the BBC. even lower than sci-fi.[[/note]]
* There was a syndicated version of ''Series/KnightRider'' in which each episode was cut down to fit in a half hour time slot--which means that they mostly just kept the action scenes, and left out all the bits in between that explained why the action was supposedly necessary.
* There was a similar cut of ''Series/BJAndTheBear''.
* The American cable channel TNT not only edits for commercials, but changes the timing of commercial breaks. After the opening teaser and credits, there should be a commercial break. Instead, TNT runs the first act directly after the opening credits. This means they later hack into the middle of another scene to put in the ads that should have run at the beginning. It's jarring.
* FOX sought to test the waters in the late 90s with a thirty minute re-edit of ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' for a quick cash-in for syndication at the height of the show's popularity. Effectively they purged the first two seasons of all courtroom related scenes/drama material in order to present it as a comedy show, which created episodes that had huge plot holes, such as the elimination of Lucy Liu's character's entire introduction episode and having her just randomly showing up in the cast without an introduction. Incidentally this half-hour version never saw syndication.
* The original opening titles and closing credits of ''Series/GomerPyleUSMC'', showing him continually failing to keep aligned with groups of marching soldiers changing direction, have not been seen since the series first ran on Creator/{{CBS}} in prime time (the replacement credits first appeared when the network itself aired daily reruns in the afternoon, where they also eliminated all "tag scenes" from the episodes, resulting in plots often left unresolved!).
* For many years, reruns of ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily'' had the audio of the opening titles of the first season, which had different, "introductory" theme song lyrics, replaced with audio from the later seasons.
* Reruns of the Creator/ScreenGems series ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' and ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' had opening-titles audio that varied for different seasons "standardized" to audio from one particular season: in ''Jeannie's'' case, all color seasons had third-season audio (with its visuals that included Creator/SidneySheldon's creator-credit, which had been absent from the second season); both monochrome seasons of ''Bewitched'' had the audio of the first season. At times, both series have also had the monochrome version of their opening animation replaced with the color version shown monochrome; for ''Jeannie'', this happened in early years of reruns (also using the color-episodes theme ''music''); for ''Bewitched'', this has been done for reruns in the recent years. The [=DVDs=] for ''Jeannie's'' second season even have the original opening-title visuals for the "Girl Who Never Had a Birthday" episodes (lacking Sheldon's creator credit) dubbed with third-season audio.
* Reruns of ''Series/MythQuest'' have very noticeable cuts, although different channels edit out different amounts. In one case, they cut out the middle of a character's sentence, but left the rest of the line in.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is edited when it is aired on Nick at Nite to fit in more commercials, which often results in several jokes missing from many episodes. Additionally, the more risque jokes are often edited out as well.
* On the Hulu Plus version of ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Monday Night RAW]]'', only the best matches/segments are left in while the other matches/segments (usually involving mid-carders, {{jobber}}s, and Divas) are cut from the broadcast.
* ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' started having cold opens in the third season, but reruns show a cold open before every episode (moving the first scene before the opening), in addition to including the third and fourth season theme in episodes from the first two seasons.
* In 1989, ''Film/AMuppetFamilyChristmas'' was re-edited, removing a few scenes for time (including a scene where Fozzie's mom hangs his stocking), adding new fade-ins, putting some of the audio over shots of a fireplace and Christmas tree, and removing some of the background music. This version has been used for all subsequent rebroadcasts and video releases (which remove more scenes due to music rights).
* Because the UK's Creator/Channel4 aired the first two seasons of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' at 8pm, before the {{Watershed}} (with repeats shown in the afternoon on sister channel E4 - for the third season there was a ChannelHop, with the series airing at 9pm on E4, and repeats airing in the afternoon on Channel Four), several episodes have been subject to this:
** The scene in "Girl In The Flower Dress" where [[spoiler: Debbie is incinerated]] was toned down, omitting a closeup of [[spoiler: her screaming face as she's burnt up]]... although it remained in the version available on Channel 4's website.
** In "Turn, Turn, Turn", [[spoiler:Ward]] shoots [[spoiler: Agent Hand]] three times, twice in the chest and once in the head. In the British broadcast, [[spoiler:Ward]] only shoots [[spoiler:her]] once and then the latter drops out of frame. This cut ''was'' replicated for the version available on Channel 4's website.
** The moment in "Beginning Of The End" where [[spoiler: Garrett stabs a general with one of his own ribs]] was cut from Channel 4's airings, while May's use of a nail gun in the same episode is toned down ([[spoiler:in the uncut version she shoots Ward with it three times; the C4 broadcast cuts it to one. The scene which follows in which May strikes Ward in the throat was also removed from the daytime airing, as it just cuts to Ward being knocked out by her follow up attack]]).
** In a non-violent example, the excerpt from ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' used as a trailer at the end of "End Of The Beginning" when shown in the US was removed from Channel 4's airings (which is why it's two minutes shorter than usual), as the movie had already been out in Britain for several weeks at that point.
* The UK [=DVD=] box set of ''Series/DepartmentS'' includes as an extra one episode that was edited from an hour-long format to a half-hour for US syndication. Needless to say, the plot and dialogue are butchered to the point of incomprehensibility.
* After ''Series/RaisingHope'' ended and was sold into syndication to several networks including Creator/{{CMT}} and Creator/WGNAmerica, they have scenes or parts of scenes removed. Examples include the scene where Jimmy finds out his friends are going to see the embarrassing movie based on his life, and the part of the scene in "Arbor Daze" where Sabrina tries to wake up Jimmy during the Literature/AChristmasCarol parody involving the Ghost of Arbor Day.
* Airings of the original ''Miracle On 34th Street'' suffered from this as they sought to add in more commercials, made especially egregious as they slowly chipped away at the critical Mailroom scene that sets up the climactic moment in the court room until all that was left was a brief glance at the letter with the courtroom's address being pulled from the sorting belt before cutting to the next scene, leaving viewers with no idea why they routed all the Christmas mail to the courthouse.
* When ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus'' was broadcast on Creator/FoxKids in UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands, only the second season was ever shown, the first and third never airing. It would also omit TheTeaser, starting with the TitleSequence instead. Only later reruns would include the pre-opening credits scene.
* ''Series/InLivingColor'' has one famous example. The May 5, 1990 episode included an infamous sketch called "Bolt 45", which parodied the Colt 45 malt liquor commercial that featured Creator/BillyDeeWilliams. The sketch ended with Kim Coles' character passed out on a table after downing an entire six-pack of malt liquor and Keenen Ivory Wayans as "Billy Dee" laying her on the table and spreading her legs apart. Due to complaints that the sketch made light of date rape, Fox censors cut it from the master tape before broadcast, but due to a studio mixup, the original tape with the Bolt 45 sketch aired. Since its premiere, the sketch has never been broadcast, and has been excluded from all home video issues and cable reruns seen on FX and FXX (being replaced with the sketch "The Exxxon Family", featuring Creator/JimCarrey as a clumsy Exxon tanker trying to cover up a coffee spill while his wife [Kelly Coffield] talks about the accident her husband caused). Reportedly, the original tape of the sketch was destroyed, although several home tapers have uploaded the sketch to Website/YouTube.
** BET and TVOne's versions of ''Series/InLivingColor'' mute out all misogynistic slurs (use of the words "bitch" and "ho").
** ''In Living Color'' is mostly uncut on the FXX reruns. In comparison to the [=DVDs=], all the musical parodies and references to popular licensed songs are left intact. However, the "Bolt 45" sketch is still not there, and neither are the ad-libbed lines from the "Men on Football" sketch that aired during a live Superbowl special where Anton and Blaine imply that Carl Lewis and Richard Gere are homosexual (both original versions have been uploaded on Website/YouTube). There's also a cut on the season five sketch where Jim Carrey's Fire Marshal Bill tries to look for safety hazards at a magic show. After the magician assures him that his magic is safe, Fire Marshall Bill says, "That's what they said about The World Trade Center, son. But me and my buddy Abdul and a pound of plastique explosives showed them different!" While the DVD version left this line intact, the FXX version cut it (as the line, which once referenced the World Trade Center's bombing in 1993, can now be applied to the September 11th attacks that happened eight years later), though the cut was a sloppy and obvious one, as the part where Bill laughs and says his catchphrase, "Lemme show ya somethin'" was also cut.
* The ''Series/{{Cannon}}'' half of the ''Cannon''/''Series/BarnabyJones'' {{Crossover}} "The Deadly Conspiracy" originally ended with [[spoiler: [=McKenna=] going the DestinationDefenestration route via Parks]], thus setting up a CliffHanger to lead into the ''Barnaby Jones'' part. For syndication the episode climaxes with [[spoiler: Corcoran trying to kill [=McKenna=] but ending up getting killed himself]], so it can be shown as a one-parter... but the ''Barnaby Jones'' version continues on the original path (beginning with a ''Cannon'' recap) even in syndication, which can be awkward for anyone watching the episodes back-to-back.
* In a rather unique case ''Seinfeld'' was ''retimed'' for syndication on TBS with episodes being sped up approximately 7.5% to fit in two more minutes of commercials.
* This trope is inverted with ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' on Netflix. Until season 4 or so, many of the episodes include deleted scenes not present in the television airings.

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* The October 22, 2002 edition of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/comics/2799.png originally quoted]] Creator/RobertFrost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay". Due to the poem still being under copyright, it was replaced in book reprints with original "poetic" lines. In relation, the line "I doubt Robert Frost would have penned any loving odes to leaf blowers" became "I sincerely doubt that poets have penned any loving odes to leaf blowers."

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* The original ''[[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet Show]]'' had one skit per episode cut out for American broadcast; the DVD releases that have the trivia subtitles point this out ("This was the UK Spot for this episode"). Also, the pilot of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' was most certainly Not aired in America under the title "Sex & Violence".
** When reruns aired on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, the UK spots were included in most broadcasts, but other material had to be cut to allow for it.
** And then, there's the [=DVD=]s themselves, which contain a few episodes so badly cut down due to licensing issues, it may well be a self-imposed {{Macekre}}. Fortunately, seasons 2 and 3 came to DVD uncut.
** It cut both ways; while ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' was made in Britain with British money by a British TV station, it was always primarily aimed at the USA; domestic success was an optional bonus. Radio show ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'' spoofed this attitude with a Kermit-like voice proclaiming "It's ''The Muppet Show''! With our special guest star being yet another boring talentless American has-been who you've probably never ever heard of, Yeaaaah!!!!"
* When ''Series/SesameStreet'' [[ChannelHop moved to]] Creator/{{HBO}} and was cut to a half hour, the ''Series/ElmosWorld'' segments were cut to half their length.
* The first Italian dub of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' was cut so that each episode lasted only 20 minutes. The series was later redubbed with full episodes, but for some reason this new dub was taken down and replaced with the old one, with subtitles for the missing parts.

* The ''Radio/StarWarsRadioDramas'' adaptation of ''Film/ANewHope'' had this done to it ''twice'':
** First when it was broadcast by Creator/TheBBC shortly after its original run (they didn't carry the other two series), and edited by them for timing. Most of the cuts are just nips and tucks to long bits of dialogue, but there's a particularly egregious one in Episode 13, not only losing the scene where Motti conspires with Tarkin to [[spoiler:overthrow the Emperor]], but violating the show's format whereby major scene transitions are always accompanied by music.
** Second when Creator/{{NPR}} decided to lengthen the closing credits. The cut material includes a rather touching scene in Episode 2, where which Leia tells her father about a pleasant stroll she took on Alderaan. Unfortunately most of the home audio releases use the cut version.
* Inverted with Creator/TheBBC's dramatization of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. The series was originally broadcast as 26 half-hour episodes, in practice about 27-28 minues in length. A couple of years later the show was re-run as 13 hour-long episodes. Each of these needed to run at least 57 minutes, necessitating the reinstatement of some material previously cut for timing. The reinstated material was kept for home audio releases.
* In the 1950's, radio comedy such as ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' was written and timed to occupy the whole of a half-hour slot. Come the 2000's, the BBC had a dilemma on broadcasting the shows whole and unabridged: as in this decade, radio shows are routinely timed to occupy twenty-five minutes or less of a half-hour slot so as to allow for trailers to be played at either end: the BBC's all-pervading self-advertising that simply did not exist in 1954. Yes, the BBC chose to edit classic comedy shows so as to be able to fit in the trailers telling us what a great service the BBC provides and how it respects its eighty years of archive material.... Creator/SpikeMilligan would have had something trenchant to say.
** Like many BBC shows, ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' was cut for overseas transcription versions, losing a good deal of politically-incorrect material gags in particular. For many years these were the only versions of most episodes that were available for broadcast, but subsequent CD releases have restored almost all of the cut material from various sources.

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* Parodied by ''Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' strip [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1275 #1275]], "''Square Root of Minus The Arbuckle Family'' in Reruns", which consists of a previous ''Square Root'' strip, with a panel removed.

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* The free-TV syndicated version of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is rated TV-14. You might ask, "How do you tone down a series like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' to TV-14 levels?" Simple: extensive bleeping of curse words, trimming scenes for offensive dialogue that can't be bleeped, and in scenes vital to the plot, replacing them with black screens with humorous short descriptions of the offensive scene (e.g., "Red Hot Catholic Love"'s RunningGag of people defecating from their mouths). Furthermore, due to Parker and Stone having final say over the "censored" cuts of their episodes, certain episodes (such as "It Hits the Fan") were withheld from the syndication package. Ironically though, certain other episodes with questionable content have been heavily featured in syndication, including: "Jared Has Aides" (banned from Comedy Central for mocking AIDS, as well as Butters getting [[DomesticAbuse physically abused]] by his parents for making a crank call) and the seldom-broadcasted "Death" (banned by Comedy Central for the subplot about Stan's grandfather badgering Stan to assist him with suicide, as well as the gang talking about huffing gasoline, smoking crack, and watching porn).
* Inverted on the Creator/AdultSwim broadcast of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', which is fine with having content not seen in the network cut. This means they include unedited versions of scenes that were cut or altered for being too disgusting, long, or raunchy for FOX broadcasts. Generally the Adult Swim version is the same as the one included on the DVD. On the other hand, the network syndicated versions (at least the ones that air between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on local affiliates) are FOX cut episodes that have episodes cut even further to remove content that was okay to air on FOX, but not on whatever local affiliate is airing the show. Even if it's a FOX station.
* Certain scenes in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', such as a scene in the pilot where Dewey breaks apart a robot's power cord and scenes where characters use or threaten others with guns (such as Scrooge attempting to shoot Fenton in the "Super WesternAnimation/DuckTales" serial), were cut when shown in cable syndication such as on Creator/ToonDisney. These scenes are thankfully restored on the [=DVD=] sets.
** The same is mostly true for other [[WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon Disney Afternoon]] shows that were edited in reruns (such as ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''). There are many lost commercial break fade-in/outs, but the only actually censored episodes are ''[[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Dirty Rotten Diapers]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck Double Darkwings]]''.
** Disney's streaming of [[WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon Disney Afternoon]] shows unfortunately seem to have taken a step backwards regarding this. ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' appear to completely be the Toon Disney cuts; ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' seems to be completely uncensored, except for "Puffed Rangers" (which was heavily redubbed from its original airing to avoid Chinese stereotypes and jokes).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'''s run on [[Creator/TeenNick The N]] suffered from this, removing any and all scenes of cursing, sex references, or darkly humorous content -- and episodes that couldn't be cut without turning the episode into a lopped, cropped, and chopped mess were simply left unaired (i.e., "My Night At Daria's," where everyone thinks Daria and Tom slept together after they both fell asleep while studying in Daria's room). One episode, "The F Word", was even renamed "Fail". The three worst parts were that the cursing was cut on a random basis (One character might say "damn" in one scene and then cut in the next scene or even later in the same scene), some cuts ended up causing plot holes. and that The N would air ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', which has a content level higher than ''Daria'' (''Daria'' is TV-PG with ''Degrassi'' at TV-14) uncut. Reasons are unknown, but it's speculated that it only happened to ''Daria'' because [[AnimationAgeGhetto it's a cartoon and networks don't treat animated shows as fairly as live-action shows]]--at least in America.
** Reruns on Logo replace the original music with soundalikes like the DVD release. The N's repeats (2002-2006) kept the music due to the music rights being different for both the broadcast and retail releases of the show. By the time Logo got the show (2010), all of the rights had lapsed and cut out the ending credits, instead opting to run them over the last minute of the episode, which seems to to be the norm for most Viacom owned networks as of recently. However, all of the content The N had cut was retained.
** The home video version of ''Is It College Yet?'' removes several lines and an entire scene from the original Creator/{{MTV}} broadcast.
* Creator/HannaBarbera shows from 1971 and 1972 had a portion of episodes made but not screened during their first season runs (i.e.: in the ''Hair Bear Bunch'' episode "Closed Circuit TV," the Slap Jack card game with the bears and Bananas the Gorilla being broken up by Peevly). They were added in during their second-season airings, but the scenes have not been shown in subsequent syndication and cable/satellite airings. Some scattered episodes have had scenes removed because, according to Warner Home Video, the scenes either no longer exist or their physical status is in question.
* Due to shows on Creator/PBSKids having the luxury of not dealing with commercial breaks, they are often padded out with extra bits that would otherwise be used for such as a way to easily edit the show for syndication, mostly in foreign countries, such as the United Kingdom version of Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. A few examples:
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has "A Word From Us Kids" between each segment. In seasons 11 and 12, this was replaced by "Postcards from You!"
** ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' has the phone segment at the end of each episode where the producer will have a discussion with any number of viewers on all of the improbable aspects of the episode, where he would justify its usage for education. These are cut when the show is aired on commercial television in the US, though interestingly they went through the trouble of adding fades for {{Commercial Break Cliffhanger}}s while the show was still on PBS, where they look rather out of place.
** In ''WesternAnimation/LibertysKids'', the "Liberty News Network" (LNN) breaks are cut.
** ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' has the "Dragon Tunes" songs that separate each episode.
** ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' has a "Speckle Story story" between each segment and "Clifford's Big Idea for Today" at the end of the episode.
** ''WesternAnimation/SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'' has the "What About You?" segments between each story, which has Sagwa and Fu-Fu talking about the differernt cultures from both China and around the world.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' has the "For Real" segments at the end of every episode, where a real-world application is given to the math topic in the episode proper. Like Magic School Bus, some episodes even had commercial break fade-outs, leading some to believe it wasn't originally produced for PBS.
** ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood'' has live-action segments where children discuss the theme of the episode, such as showing kids how to make a birthday cake, how toilets at school work, and how baby animals are fed at zoos.
** ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' suffered a few cuts, mostly to the Jukebox Band segments, when it was aired on Fox Family and Nick Jr. The former also cut some scenes in [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas]] segments on ''Storytime with Thomas'' to make room for music videos and ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' segments.
*** ''Shining Time Station'' itself is an ''edited for syndication'' version of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', modified so that the episode would run half hour by throwing in real human characters and music that was otherwise absent in the original, for the US market.
** ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' has live-action educational segments featuring NASA astronomer Dr. Amy Mainzer, who teaches the viewers about various things, such as the Voyager space crafts, infrared light, electromagnets, or how big the solar system is.
* When episodes from ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' cartoon show started appearing in the syndicated ''Smurfs Adventures'' show, there were not only cuts from the shorter episodes to make two of them fit within a 30-minute showing time, but there were also episodes where the audio was noticeably sped up, resulting in the Smurfs and even Gargamel sounding more helium-ish. Some of the season set volumes of ''The Smurfs'' that were released in Australia and the United Kingdom even featured the episodes that were edited for syndication instead of their original unedited versions.
* When ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' aired on CITV in the United Kingdom, several scenes were removed, not because they were inappropriate, but it was so that it would fit in a 20-minute slot.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' has had a variety of edits over the years. There were two primary syndication packages, the 15-minute "Rocky and His Friends" and the more common "Bullwinkle Show", the later of which, ironically, only includes Rocky and Bullwinkle segments from the last season that was titled ''The Bullwinkle Show'', but all of the segments that originated on ''Rocky and His Friends''. Cut from syndication as well as the VHS releases are the Bullwinkle puppet sequences (some were included on [=DVD=] as bonus material as opposed to part of the main program) and the commercial intros (which were included on the [=DVD=]s).
** In the original broadcasts, the show's structure was: Rocky and Bullwinkle, Fractured Fairy Tales/Aesop and Son, Bullwinkle's Corner/Mr. Know-It-Al/Bullwinkle Fan Club, Peabody's Improbable History/Dudley Do-Right, and Rocky and Bullwinkle. ''The Bullwinkle Show'' syndication package follows this format a little, but also includes either Bullwinkle's Corner, Mr. Know-It-All, or the Fan Club at the end, before the credits. Last season reruns actually include three Rocky and Bullwinkle segments and only one non-Bullwinkle supporting feature (though all four parts of the last storyarc, Moosylvania Saved, are shown in the same half hour). Additionally, installments of the various supporting segments are often not the same as originally paired together on television, with them usually being shown out of order (Mr. Know-It-All and Fan Club segments were added in season three, but this syndication package includes those segments in earlier episodes).
** Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network both aired reruns with their own special opening sequence (both of which reuse animation from the show). Nickelodeon's reruns featured episodes from both syndication packages but also showed three Rocky and Bullwinkle segments an episode, while Cartoon Network's broadcasts titled it "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show", cut out the opening for the first "Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" segment in the episode, but was otherwise the same as the "Bullwinkle Show" syndication package.
** The Buena Vista Home Video releases don't include the ''Rocky and His Friends'' or ''The Bullwinkle Show'' openings (instead starting with the opening used for "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" segments), and at least two chapters of each "Rocky and Bullwinkle" storyline are edited together into one, cutting the next episodes "titles" and the recap at the beginning of the next episode. In some cases entire chapters were omitted for time.
* The ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' TV movie ''[[TheMovie The Big Blow Up]]'' would later be split into two parts for reruns and on Amazon Instant Video and the [=PlayStation=] Store.
** The music video for "Comin' To Life" at the end of the episode "The Wiggies/Rapunzel/Hair to Stay" had the audio sped-up slightly when the show began airing on Creator/{{Nicktoons}}. Despite this, the version with the audio at the correct speed was intact on Nickelodeon.
* When ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' went into reruns on Nicktoons, the ''Lava'' segments were cut due to Nickelodeon losing the rights to them. International broadcasts omitted them as well. Despite this, a few episodes that aired on Nicktoons had the credits for the short intact (others cut it out with a noticeable audio jump and others were from episodes that never aired on Nicktoons).
* Syndicated episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' are often butchered. Mostly these cuts are for time constraints, though there have been times where episodes were edited for content. In "Marge Gets a Job," references to Bart having Tourette's Syndrome [and Bart's subsequent barking and snarling of "Shove it, witch!" to Mrs. Krabappel] were redubbed with "Rabies." [[WordOfGod Show creator]] Creator/MattGroening expressed disdain for this practice on the show's season one DVD set.
** The opening credits of most syndicated episodes are also cut down, usually deleting Lisa's sax solo and Bart's chalkboard punishment gag and skateboarding through town the cutting straight to the "couch gag" (in most syndicated episodes, the couch gag used is the one from season five's "Rosebud"[[note]]The "Mr. Burns loses his teddy bear" episode[[/note]] where the family rush to the couch, only to find an exact clone of them already on the couch).
** Re-runs of the episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" use a completely different couch gag. The ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' cover pastiche in the original is replaced by ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' gag from a few seasons prior, although the audio from the ''Sgt. Pepper'' one remains.[[note]]"The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" marked ''The Simpsons'' surpassing ''The Flintstones'' as the longest-running animated series[[/note]]
** The FXX version of ''The Simpsons'' (first seen on the "Every Simpsons Ever" marathon) airs the episodes the way they are on the DVD (with a lot of scenes that were edited on free-TV syndication returned after years of being omitted). However, a lot of episodes that had content cuts haven't been reverted back to the way they used to air [[note]](with some exceptions: "The Telltale Head" doesn't have that extra scene where Bart tells the town that they've lost their sense of town pride and citizenship that was included in the free-TV version, "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" has the World Trade Center scenes and references reinstated, the Superbowl commercial on "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" has the tagline "The Catholic Church: We've Made a Few...Changes" instead of editing it to remove "Catholic," the Try and Save detective's line about being at home with a pack of cigarettes and a short length of hose if he wants smoke blown up his ass in "Marge Be Not Proud" is there, Milhouse does tell Bart that he got the wicker basket with the monkey in it from "[[ProductPlacement Pier One]]" instead of "Trader Pete's" on "Home Sweet Home-Diddly-Dum-Doodly," and "Marge says "Eh, BFD" in "All's Fair in Oven War")[[/note]], meaning that Burns says "I guess there's nothing left for me to do, except kiss my sorry ass goodbye" while Bart says, "Bad influence, my butt" on "Homer, Defined,"[[note]]the original version had it the other way around[[/note]], the original "Tourette Syndrome" line on "Marge Gets a Job" is replaced with the "rabies" line (yet Bart's faking his Tourette-style twitching and muttering "Shove it, witch" and muttering "Tourette syndrome" are still there), Mr. Burns still calls Smithers "Chinese" instead of a "Chinaman" on "New Kids on the Blecch" and Homer remembers that Barney's birthday is on the same day as Franchise/{{Lassie}} the Dog's (July 15th) instead of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's (April 20) on "Viva Ned Flanders".
** One channel in Ireland cut out the famous Land of Chocolate sequence from "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk", but it was brought back later. It's unknown if this was either intentional or a mistake.
** "Lisa Gets an A" was edited to cut from Homer yelling, "Why, you little--" at Pinchy to Ms. Hoover distributing the test scores. What it skips over is a pivotal moment where Homer goes from raising Pinchy with the intention to eat him to truly bonding with him. ("I Can't stay mad at such a helpless little mammal.") Of course, the DVD/FXX version retains the full scene.
** There are occasional syndication cut-induced plot holes, such as Marge having a hole in her hair for one scene during "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming," attributed to part of a megaphone blasting through her hair.
* When episodes of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' were released on DVD, many of the songs that played during action sequences were replaced by others due to licensing issues. Meanwhile, the third season's ''Club Mario'' continuity - which was ''reviled'' - has never seen any home media release, excluding the episode "The Unzappables", due to its live action segment, "George Washington Slept Here", having the same liscening issues.
* American airings of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' severely shorten the opening theme sequence to only showing the title card, eliminating the psychedelic visuals. This was done in order to fit more commercials (which is normal for modern broadcasting practices) to maximize profits. Several times, though, re-runs of the first season episode "The Quest" showed the full opening, but consequently eliminated the episode title card. Several other American reruns have had the full opening shown, usually due to a movie on Creator/CartoonNetwork running short and needing as much filler as possible to pad out the timeslot.
* Similar to ''Gumball'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' in the American and Japanese airings have the short theme song. The European airings have the whole intro. However, it comes with a price that one of the segments on the episodes would be cut out (''eg. Mr. Lazy's segment in "Chores", Miss Calamity's in "Movies".''), so they would either pick the whole intro or the whole episode depending on the situation.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', a series that enjoys worldwide popularity, is not exempt from syndication. For starters, every episode is restricted to 23 minutes of airtime to allow seven minutes of in-between commercial footage which results in a lot of stuff being left out that the development team really wanted to put in. Season 3 was cut from 26 to to 13 Episodes to allow for the DVD compilation of the first 3 seasons to be released on schedule. The Japanese broadcasting of the series is significantly edited to allow for a longer intro and closing credits at the cost of some scenes being cut out as unnecessary, resulting in Japanese fans receiving a deal that is akin to "[[BadExportForYou getting the short end of the stick]]".
** The first Italian airing of Season 1 had every episode splitted into a two-parter in order to have more time for commercials, since Italian law forbids commercial breaks during cartoon episodes.
** The original Croatian dub that airs on HRT 2, while otherwise not heavily edited, has every episode split into two parts, each one roughly 10 minutes long (on occasion, one part is longer/shorter than the other due to breakpoints having to occur at proper times to prevent issues such as cut-off dialogue), possibly to accommodate the "Juhuhu!" block made for younger children that airs early in the morning. The newer dub by RTL Kockica - on the other hand - [[AvertedTrope evades this due to commercials always taking place inbetween shows]] (not counting movies).
* When the first 13 episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' came to home video in the United States, they were edited into a PilotMovie, removing quite a few scenes and songs, with the most notable being the removal of "Friendship is a Circle", which is one of the more popular songs.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'': A few episodes had [[http://notblogx.blogspot.com/2012/04/wizard-x-men-turn-thirty-august-1993.html retakes]] and were rebroadcast with different and corrected scenes. "Night of the Sentinels Pt. I" had three versions: 10/31/92, 1/9/93, and 4/3/93. "Night of the Sentinels Pt. II" had three versions: 11/7/92, 1/9/93, and 4/10/93. Both episodes aired as a one-hour special on 1/9/93. "Enter Magneto" had two versions: 11/27/92 and 1/16/93. "Slave Island" had two versions, the first on 2/13/93 did not have the cliffhanger ending with the X-Mansion wrecked.
* The first airings of Season 1 episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' in Italy removed the singing scenes from "Ripped Pants" and other episodes. They were kept in DVD releases and in later reruns.
* ''Nina Needs to Go!'''s Italian dub, "Mi Scappa La Pipi"[[note]]which translates to "I Have To Go Pee-Pee" in English[[/note]], has some of its episodes shortened to half their length. "Snow" was the only episode that was the same length as the original version .
* In addition to the routine international cut mentioned above, there's an isolated instance of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' being given an alternate title. The episode "When Carl Met George" has the alternate title "George and the Missing Puzzle Piece." one could argue that the production team anticipated that the original title would be misconstrued as homoerotic, and wanted to be prepared. More specifically, they probably didn't want a repeat of the ''Postcards from Buster'' "Sugarland" fiasco. [[note]] Not every PBS affiliate agreed to air the latter, as it featured a family headed by a lesbian couple. [[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' has two different versions: one with the shorts strung together with extras (such as films narrated by kids and music videos tying into the theme of that day's show, performed by a children's group known as the "Caillettes") and puppets in one long 30-minute episode, or as five-minute (later 10-minute) shorts. In Canadian markets where both are available, the 30-minute episodes are marketed as ''Caillou and Friends'' while the five/ten-minute episodes are marketed as just ''Caillou''.
* From 1999 to 2001, the BBC aired two versions of ''WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures'': one that was just the 10-minute shorts by themselves (which was the original show that premiered in 1992, running in repeats), and the other being the 30-minute Canadian version of the show, ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' (an edit originally meant for the North American market).
** In Malaysia, it was more clear-cut- the original ''Noddy's Toyland Adventures'' aired on Metrovision as one of its original launch lineups in 1994. In 2000, long after ''Noddy's Toyland Adventures'' had ended (and one year after Metrovision declared bankruptcy and ceased broadcast), government-owned [=RTM-TV2=] brought in ''The Noddy Shop''.
* When ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' moved to Comedy Central, many of the earlier episodes had scenes cut, or moved around, presumably to make room for more advertisements.
* When ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' aired on Nickelodeon, their intros were edited to include the Nickelodeon logo at random points in the intro. It was extremely bad with Animaniacs, where the intro was shortened to 20 seconds and the CouchGag was changed to show Dot holding a crystal ball with the Nickelodeon logo inside it while saying "Nickalaney!".

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* Back when Noggin was co-owned by Sesame Workshop, all of Sesame Workshop's programming that aired on the channel (including ''Series/SesameStreet'', ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'', and ''Series/SquareOneTV'') would be edited to make room for commercials (those shows were originally broadcast on the commercial-free PBS).