Playing With / Adored by the Network

Basic Trope: A network starts giving a show lots of attention.
  • Straight: Alice and Bob becomes a hit, and so the network starts heavily hyping up new episodes and airing it more often.
  • Exaggerated:
    • After Alice and Bob airs one season and gets consistently good reception, the network makes it so half of their lineup is purely Alice and Bob.
    • The network only airs the same episode in a row constantly.
    • The network tries to get every show they air that isn't Alice and Bob cancelled so that they can become an Alice and Bob-only network.
  • Downplayed: The network occasionally hypes up new episodes, but not much.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Screwed by the Network
  • Subverted: After about a week of being hyped up, Alice and Bob abruptly loses its extra advertising.
  • Double Subverted: But later it starts up again.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice and Bob's Show Within a Show Tales of Tropeville is the only thing shown on the network.
    • The executives somehow break time by making Alice and Bob shown more than 24 hours a day!
  • Zig Zagged: The network alternatively does and does not promote Alice and Bob too much.
  • Averted: Alice and Bob is given normal promotion.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded: "Alice and Bob again?!"
  • Invoked: Colonel Rup T. finds Alice and Bob horrible, so he deliberately starts advertising it too much in order to eventually get it canceled.
  • Exploited: Advertisers start rushing to sell their ads to the network so they can make huge profit.
  • Defied: The network refuses to advertise shows extensively.
  • Discussed: "Man, why do they keep showing Tales of Tropeville all the time?"
  • Conversed: "Here's another Alice and Bob marathon. Let's see how long it takes 'till the Internet complains."
  • Deconstructed: Tired of having Alice and Bob being shoved in their face constantly, viewers stop watching the network's shows.
  • Reconstructed: Viewers put up with the constant exposure and manage to legitimately enjoy the show.
  • Played for Laughs: Tales of Tropeville starts getting marathons for increasingly inane reasons, beginning with a "Christmas Marathon" and going all the way up to "Non-Holiday Day Marathon".
  • Played For Drama: Alice and Bob is terrible, and its constant exposure to the exclusion of other shows is leaving the network with a very negative reception, one would say is even slowly killing the network. Despite this, the network decides to stay the course, even letting it on their parent company's other networks. And if this trend continues...

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