A trailer or poster announces a film's release date, but before its release, the date is pushed either back or forward due to circumstances either to avoid competition, a change in the production schedule or for [[TooSoon being in bad taste in light of tragic events]].

Not to be confused with TrailerDelay, where DevelopmentHell causes a big gap in the original and final release dates. Anything victim of TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment is a victim of this.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* The U.S. release of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' was scheduled for November 12, 1999, but ended up getting bumped two days ahead.
** On the topic of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', [[http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/comparisons/kanto/ep052_out_of_order.html this page]] shows what the schedule of the show would have been like if the incident involving "Electric Soldier Porygon" had not happened.


[[folder: Animated Films ]]

* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' was originally scheduled for March 22, 2013, but was bumped ahead to November 2, 2012 because production went ahead of schedule.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' was originally set for release for June 18, 1999, but was then moved later to July 17 and back again. It bounced to June 11 to July 2 before its final release date of June 30.
* ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' was to have been released on December 15, 2006 but it got pushed to March 30, 2007.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' was to have been released in June 2004, but it got bumped to May 21 before its final date of May 19.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' was originally going to be released in the fall of 1987, but it was delayed by a year due to the relocation of Sullivan Bluth Studios to Ireland.
* ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' was originally going to be released in November 1994, but due to production delays at [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation France]], it was moved to April 1995 and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' was re-released to fill the gap in Disney's release schedule.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown'' was originally going to be released to theaters sometime in the fall of 1941, but it was moved to December to avoid competition with ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}''. Unfortunately, it's release date was a mere two days before [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the bombing of Pearl Harbor]], which contributed to its failure.
* The CGI adaptation of ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Mr. Peabody and Sherman]]'' was supposed to be released on November 8, 2013, but got moved to March 7, 2014.
* ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark'' was originally scheduled for release in March 1994, but production difficulties postponed it until October.
* ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' was originally scheduled for July 2000, but due to Disney fearing competition from ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'', the movie was moved to February 2001.
* ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' was originally going to be released in late 1980, but it got pushed back to July 1981 due to the departure of Creator/DonBluth and his team from Disney.
* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' was originally scheduled for Christmas 1984, but was delayed to July 1985 due to ExecutiveMeddling revising and editing the film to make the film less dark and scary.
* The special edition of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' (with the new "Human Again" sequence) was supposed to be released during the 1998 holiday season, but it was delayed due to competition from animated films like ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. It was then scheduled for Spring 1999, but it was too delayed due to the decision to move ''Doug's 1st Movie'' from direct-to-video to a theatrical release. It was ''then'' moved to the 1999 holiday season, but this time it was delayed due to competition, including ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''. It was finally released on IMAX screens in 2002.
** And then there was the 3-D reissue. Originally scheduled for February 12th, 2010, Disney pulled it from the schedule and released it on Blu-ray instead. After ''Disney/TheLionKing'' had a successful run in 3-D, the 3-D version finally went to theatres on January 13th, 2012.
* The English dub of the South Korean film ''DinoTime'' was originally announced to be released in the US on December 7, 2012, but as of summer 2013 it still hasn't been released.
** With the hype over ''Film/JurassicWorld'', it's been released in the US on a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and retitled ''Back to the Jurassic''.
*** In the UK it was released on DVD only, still with the original title.
* Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''The Good Dinosaur'' was shelved from May 2014 to November 2015 after director Bob Peterson left the project. As a result, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' was moved to June 2016 and ''Maleficent'' was pushed back to fill in the gap left by ''The Good Dinosaur''. This delay caused the Pixar short ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity Party Central]]'', which was going to accompany ''The Good Dinosaur'', to be released with ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' in March 2014.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}} 2'' was going to be released in 2010 (with fast food toys appearing before the movie was even released), but was pushed back until Spring 2011.
* Creator/DreamWorksAnimation's ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' was scheduled for November 2014 and ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'' was aimed at March 2015 before the films swapped dates.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'' was originally planned for a late 2014 release (possibly to coincide with the show's 15th anniversary and the first movie's 10th anniversary), but was then pushed to February 13, 2015, and then pushed again to February 6, 2015 in order to avoid competition with ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey''. The irony is that one of the posters for the movie ''parodies Fifty Shades of Grey''. [[http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/movies/news/a36633/spongebob-fifty-shades-drive-in-problem/ And then these two incidents]] [[http://www.reporterherald.com/news/loveland-local-news/ci_27544844/movie-mix-up-adds-fifty-shades-spongebob happened when it came out.]]
* A trailer for ''Disney/TheRescuers'' (seen on the VHS of ''TheLionKingIISimbasPride'') promised a video release on November 20, 1998. It would eventually get released on January 5, 1999 (and then recalled and re-released that March because of the "breast" controversy).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' was originally supposed to be released on November 4, 2005, but it was changed to June 9, 2006.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenLittle'' was originally supposed to be released on July 1, 2005, but it was pushed back to November 4.
* ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' was originally going to be released in November 2006, but it was changed to May 2007.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'' was originally scheduled for June 15, 2018 while ''WesternAnimation/Incredibles2'' was targeted at June 21, 2019, before Pixar switched the films' dates.
* ''Barnyard'' and ''The Ant Bully'' were set to be released on July 28 and August 4 2006, respectively. Some time prior to the first, their release dates got switched around.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheNutJob The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature]]'' was supposed to be released on May 19, 2017, but was moved to August 11, 2017 because of competition from ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''. Like Hoodwinked!, kids' meal toys were given away months prior to the film's release at Hardee's as a result.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' almost made its UsefulNotes/BluRay and Digital HD debut in Spring 2013, with the ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' 2012 Diamond Edition BD even including an ad for it. However, after Disney decided to release ''Disney/PeterPan'' in HD in February 2013 (the month of its 60th anniversary), Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo's US branch pushed back ''Aladdin'''s HD release date, to October 2015. The UK branch still released ''Aladdin'' on Blu-ray in Spring 2013, with different cover art and bonus features than the US BD would eventually receive.
* ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' originally had their respective DVD debuts scheduled for October 2005 and Oct. 2007. In 2003, they got pushed up to March and October of 2005, ensuring that all of Creator/WaltDisney's additions to the Disney Animated Canon would come to DVD[[note]]Until 2005, ''Bambi'' and ''Cinderella'' remained the only DAC movies from the 1940s-'50s unavailable on DVD.[[/note]] before Disney would start releasing Blu-Ray Discs.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/AThousandWords'' was filmed in 2008 and scheduled for release in 2009, but the Creator/DreamWorks[=/=]Creator/ParamountPictures split caused it to be delayed repeatedly. It was finally released on March 9, 2012.
* ''Film/{{Ted}}'' was originally scheduled for release on July 13, 2012, but got pushed ahead to June 29 to avoid competition with ''[[WesternAnimation/IceAge Ice Age: Continental Drift]]'' and following the delay of ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.
* The sixth ''Film/HarryPotter'' film, ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', was originally slated for November 21, 2008, but Warner Bros. moved it to July 15, 2009, some said it was because of the [[UsefulNotes/TVStrikes WGA Strike of 2008]]. Though that turned out to be false, the real reason was that Warner Bros. realized they didn't have a big tentpole film for the summer, since ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' had already been a huge hit, they didn't need another big film for 2008, so they moved the film to summer 2009 fill the void. Needless to say [[FanDumb fans were]] [[InternetBackdraft pissed]].
** ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' was to be released in November 2006, but it got moved to July 2007.
* ''Film/IronEagle'' was originally supposed to be released in the summer of 1986, but it got moved up six months to avoid direct competition with ''Film/TopGun''.
* The 2013 remake of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' was pushed back from March to October of that year. The studio's explanation was that releasing a big horror movie around [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]] made more sense than releasing it in March; director Kimberly Peirce's [[http://www.out.com/entertainment/movies/2013/01/07/kimberly-peirce-carrie-adaptation-terrorists explanation]] was that [[TooSoon the Sandy Hook massacre]] necessitated the change.
* ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'' was intended to be released around February 2000, but Sony wanted it to be [[ChristmasRushed one of their big summer movies]] for 1999, giving the film less time to advertise.
* ''Film/TheInterview'' was planned to be released on Christmas Day 2014, but it is now indefinitely shelved after computer hacks and terrorist threats, apparently from North Korea (due to its plot about assassinating Kim Jong-Un) targeting Sony Pictures -- and all theaters that dared to screen the film -- with retaliation should it be released.
** Which was then subverted in a way when it went into limited release in select independent theaters on the intended date, with the film also available for streaming on sites like [=YouTube=] and Google Play the day before.
* ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'' was supposed to be released on Christmas 2013, but was pushed back to January 2014 in favor of ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet''.
* Creator/JJAbrams' ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot was originally slated to be released in Christmas 2008, but was pushed back to May 2009 probably finding a summer release more profitable.
* ''Film/JupiterAscending'' was originally scheduled for July 2014, but two months before its intended release, Creator/WarnerBros pushed it back to February 2015 so as to give the production crew enough time to work on the film's visual effects.
* ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' was going to be released on July 2, 2010, but was moved up one day to July 1.
* ''Film/MonsterTrucks'' was one of the most extreme cases, although [[StarringSpecialEffects the effects]] helped post-production take a lot. Filmed in 2014, [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/06/01/the_monster_trucks_trailer_will_leave_you_speechless.html the release date was changed four times]], ultimately settling for January 2017 - i.e. the very definition of a {{Dump Month|s}}.
* ''Film/XMen1'' was first set for Christmas 2000, but it got the June release date that would be of ''Film/MinorityReport'' once Creator/StevenSpielberg delayed that for ''[[Film/AIArtificialIntelligence A.I.]]'', [[ChristmasRushed forcing production to roll six months ahead of schedule]]. The release date was then moved to July 14.
* ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' was originally slated for Christmas 2015. However, [[DuelingMovies another spy movie in November]] ([[Film/{{Spectre}} James Bond, no less!]]) and extended hype for another December release, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', made Paramount push it forward to July.
* ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne2018'' was originally scheduled to be released on December 15, 2017 but was pushed back to March 30, 2018 to avoid competition with ''Film/TheLastJedi''.
* ''Film/TheNewMutants '' was scheduled to be released on April 13, 2018, but ended up getting pushed back almost a full year later to February 22, 2019.
* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' was supposed to be released on May 4, 2018, but it was bumped up a week ''early'' to April 27, 2018.
* ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel'' was originally set to be released on July 20, 2018, but it was delayed to December 21, 2018.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* The second ''Literature/{{Kire}}'' book was set to be released 20th of August 2015 but came out 6 days earlier.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' was originally supposed to premiere on September 15, 1966, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_E3A3Eu0pk as shown in this surviving NBC promo]]. The week of September 12-18 was planned to be the premiere week of the 1966-67 season across all three networks, but Creator/{{NBC}} (in an effort to get a leg up on the competition) pushed several shows, including ''Star Trek'', to air a week in advance (as can be seen in [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-C7J1XzvpFko/U7iTU6DvbcI/AAAAAAAABGw/1HIOzlsuHWI/s1600/Advance+Premiere.png this surviving advertisement]] from ''TV Guide''). As a result, ''Star Trek'' premiered on September 8 - or, in Canada, on September 6. (Creator/{{CTV}} had been planning to air ''Star Trek'' on the 13th and simply pushed it up a week when NBC did.)
* An episode of ''Series/{{Haven}}'' was originally going to air in December 2012, but it was pulled in in light of the Sandy Hook shooting due to the episode featuring high school violence and later aired the following month.
* The première of Series/TwentyFour was originally going to be on October 30, 2001, but was put back a week as a result of the aerial attacks in New York, New York and Arlington, Virginia in September of that year.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' was originally advertised to start on 15 February 2015, but ended up premiering on 22 February because the penultimate episode of it's predecessor, ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' was pre-empted for news coverage about Islamic State militants murdering a Japanese journalist.
* ''Series/MarvinMarvin'' was originally supposed to premiere in 2013, but it was pushed ahead to November 24, 2012.
* This happened with three Creator/PBSKids shows in the 1998-99 fall season: ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' was supposed to premiere in June 1998 and ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' was supposed to premiere in September of 1998, but when ''Teletubbies'' became a SleeperHit in the United Kingdom, PBS moved the premiere to April 1998, and ''The Noddy Shop'' moved into the September 1998 slot that ''Teletubbies'' originally occupied. ''Series/{{Zoboomafoo}}'' was also slated for a September 1998 premiere, but the show instead premiered in January 1999.
* ''[[Series/WaltDisneyPresents The Disney Sunday Movie]]'': The series was to have presented ''Disney/RobinHood'' on March 16, 1986, but was postponed to April 27 due to make way for a scheduled speech by UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan about the situation in Nicaragua. Instead, the show aired in a 1-hour format and presented ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree]]'' along with a couple of classic cartoons.


[[folder: Music ]]

* Ridiculously common in music. Some albums will have their release dates advanced if the lead single becomes a hit right out of the gate; others will have the release date moved down if the lead single fails to take off.


[[folder: Networks ]]

* The Creator/DisneyChannel was originally to launch on April 11, 1983, but it was moved to a week later so it won't provide competition for that year's UsefulNotes/{{Academy Awards|Ceremonies}} ceremony.
* Creator/G4TV was going to become the Esquire Network on April 22, 2013, but the rebranding was moved to later that summer so the network can have more original series upon its launch. However, plans were changed so that G4 got removed on January 2014 and the Esquire Network took over the Style Network on September 23, 2013.


[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* The Wrestling/RingOfHonor\Wrestling/CombatZoneWrestling feud had roots in the very founding of the former company but was kicked off by a venue favoring ROH during a double booking and moving CZW's show from the evening to the afternoon, making this an example of release ''hour'' change.
* Wrestling/{{CMLL}} infamously pushed forward the date of it's 82nd Aniversario only to quickly have to then move it back to the original date due backlash from fans on their premises and online.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' was scheduled for April 2013, but after Creator/{{THQ}} went bankrupt, Creator/{{Ubisoft}} took over production. Then it was set for a Fall/Winter release, until being delayed to March 4, 2014.
* ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends'' was originally going to come out in February 2013 exclusively on UsefulNotes/WiiU, but thanks to the console's low sales and ''VideoGame/{{ZombiU}}'' underperforming, Creator/{{Ubisoft}} made the decision to port the game to other platforms. Despite the Wii U version already being complete, the company's desire to have a simultaneous release on all platforms pushed the game's release into September, much to the distaste of fans and the game's developers. Fans lamented the poor choice of new release date, which put it against larger franchise releases like ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', as well as wondered why it wasn't further delayed into February 2014, when additional [=PS4=] and Xbox One versions released.
* The North American release for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'' was moved from late 2004 to early 2005, as a way of preventing it from interfering with the DS's launch.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' was originally set for a late 2012 release, but was pushed back to February 2013.
* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' were set to release in November and December 2013, respectively. Later, the release months were swapped, with ''3D World'' releasing in November and ''Tropical Freeze'' in December. A few months later, ''Tropical Freeze'' was announced to be delayed until February 2014, to reduce the chance of the game's cannibalizing each other's sales.
* Scott Cawthon is infamous for doing this with the ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' sequels:
** ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' was first hinted at with a teaser image saying "Grand Re-Opening!" with 2015 beneath it. However, then Scott decided to up to December 25th, Christmas Day. ''Then'' he decided he was going to release a demo on November 10th, but due to complications on getting it out he just decided to release the full game right then and there.
** While ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' didn't have a projected release date, ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4'' was originaly going to be released on Halloween 2015. Then Scott pushed it ahead to August 8th before ultimately releasing it on July 23rd, almost ''three months'' before he was supposed to! He did ultimately decide to keep the original date special by releasing a [[HalloweenEpisode Halloween Edition]] of the game on that date, which he has so far kept to.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E20StopOrMyDogWillShoot Stop or My Dog Will Shoot]]" was supposed to air on April 29, 2007, but due to the Virginia Tech Massacre that occurred recently, it was pushed back by two weeks. "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E18TheBoysOfBummer The Boys of Bummer]]" was pushed ahead to air in its place.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E21TheFatherTheSonAndTheHolyGuestStar The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star]]" was intended to air on April 10, 2005, but it was bumped ahead due to the death of Pope John Paul II. As a result, it was bumped ahead and become the season finale, while a repeat of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E11OnAClearDayICantSeeMySister On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister]]" aired in its place (it was going to air later that night anyway). "The Girl Who Slept Too Little", originally scheduled for that date, was delayed until the next season.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E13HomerAndApu Homer and Apu]]" was originally going to air on January 27, 1994, but the effects of the Northridge Earthquake caused production to be delayed and it was moved to February 10 (a repeat of "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E6DeadPuttingSociety Dead Putting Society]]" aired instead).
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E17MyBigFatGeekWedding My Big Fat Geek Wedding]]" was scheduled for April 4, 2004, but it was delayed by two weeks because the voice actors went on strike over pay cuts.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS11E8JesusMaryAndJoseph Jesus, Mary & Joseph!]]" and the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Minstrel Krampus" were supposed to air December 16, 2012, but both were delayed in light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The former was bumped ahead a week while the latter was delayed until December 2013 (due to it actually featuring gun violence). To compensate, the ''American Dad!'' episode "National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story" was bumped ahead.
** The ''Night of the Hurricane'' three-part special was scheduled for May 2011 was delayed due to the southern U.S. being ravaged by a tornado outbreak that killed over 300 people. The saga eventually aired in October. Ironically, this was when the effects of an ACTUAL hurricane, Irene, which hit that August, were still fresh in the mind of the people living in the general area the three shows take place.
** "[[Recap/FamilyGuyS14E9AShotInTheDark A Shot in the Dark]]" was originally to air on November 16, 2015, but was replaced by "Peter's Sister" (which was originally to air the following week) following the ISIS attacks in Paris two days prior (due to the plot of Peter shooting somebody and being charged with a hate crime), and then it got bumped again due to the San Bernadino shooting, making the final air date December 13, 2015.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** "[[Recap/SouthParkS2E2CartmansMomIsStillADirtySlut Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut]]" was originally scheduled for May 20, 1998, but it was moved to April 22 following the negative reaction toward "[[Recap/SouthParkS2E1TerranceAndPhilipInNotWithoutMyAnus Terrance and Phillip in: 'Not Without My Anus]]'". The May 20 date became reserved for "[[Recap/SouthParkS2E4IkesWeeWee Ike's Wee Wee]]".
** "[[Recap/SouthParkS14E6TwoHundredOne 201]]" was to have at encore showing at 12:00am following its premiere, but when Islamic threats caused it to be heavily censored, Comedy Central decided not to show it on TV after that, instead showing a repeat of "[[Recap/SouthParkS14E2TheTaleOfScrotieMcBoogerballs The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs]]" in the midnight slot.
** "[[Recap/SouthParkS17E4GothKids3DawnOfThePosers Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers]]" was supposed to be shown on October 16, 2013, but production was delayed by a week after a blackout at South Park Studios. A repeat of "[[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie Scott Tenorman Must Die]]" was shown in its place.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' episode "Terms of Endearment" was going to air in November 2004, but it was pulled due to a scene satirizing the horse-riding accident that paralyzed Creator/ChristopherReeve, who died shortly before the show premiered. The show was rescheduled for January 2006, but was almost pulled ''again'' when Reeves' widow announced she had a terminal illness, though ended up airing as planned. Strangely, Comedy Central reran the episode the week she died.
* ''Disney's Creator/OneSaturdayMorning'' was originally going to premiere on September 6, 1997, but due to ABC covering Princess Diana's funeral, the premiere date was moved to the following week.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' ChristmasEpisode "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave" was set to premiere on December 19, 1998. Due to ABC pre-empting ''Creator/OneSaturdayMorning'' for news coverage of UsefulNotes/BillClinton's impeachment trial, the episode had to be moved to December 26, making it a rare post-Christmas ChristmasEpisode.
* A whole season of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsDetours'' has already been made and it was supposed to premiere some time in 2013, but it has been delayed indefinitely. The Creator/{{Disney}} acquisition of Creator/{{Lucasfilm}} may have been a factor of the indefinite delay of ''Detours''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' was originally going to premiere in September/October 2000 after the first episode premiered on December 31, 1999 as part of Nick New Years', but for unknown reasons was delayed until March 2002. To fill in the gap, Nickelodeon began airing reruns of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' in place of ''[=ChalkZone's=]'' Fall 2000 premiere.
* The ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' special ''Life With Loopy Birthday Gala-Bration'' (which was produced as a stand-alone special and is not in the official episode count) was originally announced for an October 23, 1998 premiere date. For unknown reasons, Nickelodeon decided to move it up to August 7, 1998.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' was originally supposed to premiere in 2010, but for unknown reasons, it was pushed back to November 2011.
* The [[WesternAnimation/Ben102016 reboot]] of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' had had its American premiere changed three times: from February 2017 to April, then from April to March, and finally from March back to April, finally premiering on April 10, 2017.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episodes "Grandmum's The Word" and "Old Man Patrick" were both originally given a premiere date of March 27, 2018, but they were moved ahead to February 16th, 2018 so Nick could use it to counterprogram the premiere of the Disney Channel's original movie ''Z-O-M-B-I-E-S'' on the same day.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' special "Tripped!" had a bad case of this. At first it was going to air on May 4th, 2018, but Nickelodeon delayed it for unknown reasons. It was then moved to May 25, 2018, and was delayed again because of Nickelodeon wanting to air the last 5 episodes of ''Series/TheThundermans'' all in the same day. It was then shuffled three days later to May 28, 2018 before being pulled again to show re-runs of the same episodes of ''The Thundermans''.