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* Despite decent ticket sales, the Shubert Company demanded that ''Theatre/{{Beetlejuice}}'' be evicted from the Winter Garden Theater due to a contract stating the 2020 revival of ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' had to play at the Shubert and no other Shubert theaters were available for ''Beetlejuice.'' This was [[BitingTheHandHumor alluded to in the show]], where Beetlejuice's line "Fuck ''Brigadoon''!" was changed to "Fuck ''The Music Man''!" for a night. The show would have closed on June 2020, fourteen months after its first performance, but all Broadway productions were shut down in mid-March due to the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic, and ''The Music Man'' never got its planned October 2020 opening either, making all of this for naught.
* ''Theatre/TheSpongeBobMusical'' had its Broadway run cut short less than a year after its opening because the Palace Theater wanted to perform renovations, though the show's ticket sales weren't ideal either.

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* ''Literature/{{Terra}}'' and ''Terra's World'' were written as YA books, but published and marketed as adult science fiction. The poor reception resulting from this meant the publishers weren't interested in keeping them in print or publishing the third in the series. Music/MitchBenn eventually completed the trilogy through self-publishing.

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* If there can be a comicbook example there likely won't be a bigger one than Creator/MarvelComics deciding to end all their series as a marketing stunt to promote the ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' event [[note]]The event starts with Marvel Universe being destroyed, the mass-cancellation was supposed to convince the readers the company is serious and doesn't plan to undo it[[/note]] and once it ended relaunching all the titles, majority of them with unchanged creative teams and picking up right where the previous series ended. Every single of those books suffered a huge sales drop as soon as issue #2, many ending up canceled for real, and the rest struggling to regain their previous position.

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* The Creator/{{Qubo}} over-the-air network was Screwed by the ''Parent Company'' in early 2021 when Ion Television's new parent company E.W. Scripps chose to shut down the network and sister channel Ion Plus as part of an excuse to move Scripps' digital subchannel networks to the Ion owned-and-operated stations.


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* Jumbo Pictures, producer of many fine Nickelodeon and Disney cartoons and shows, can be said to have been screwed by both Disney ''and'' Nickelodeon. The company started out producing SliceOfLife puppet shows like ''Series/GullahGullahIsland'' and ''Series/AllegrasWindow'', and animated shows like ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' for Nickelodeon. However Nickelodeon started showing less interest in educational values and more towards generic slapstick as time went on, and Jumbo's terms with Nick started degrading. Disney then made them dump Nick and subsequently bought them over. So far so good, right? After Disney's version of Doug, ''WesternAnimation/JoJosCircus'' and ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'', Disney went against their wishes and used some of their characters in a music video that aired on multiple children's channels entitled "We Are Family: A Musical Message for All".''WesternAnimation/PinkyDinkyDoo'', their only success since they broke up with Disney and renamed themselves Cartoon Pizza, was cancelled in 2010 and they have since gone dormant.

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* Jumbo Pictures, producer of many fine Nickelodeon and Disney cartoons and shows, can be said to have been screwed by both Disney ''and'' Nickelodeon. The company started out producing SliceOfLife puppet shows like ''Series/GullahGullahIsland'' and ''Series/AllegrasWindow'', and animated shows like ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' for Nickelodeon. However Nickelodeon started showing less interest in educational values and more towards generic slapstick as time went on, and Jumbo's terms with Nick started degrading. Disney then made them dump Nick and subsequently bought them over. So far so good, right? After Disney's version of Doug, ''WesternAnimation/JoJosCircus'' and ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'', Disney went against their wishes and used some of their characters in a music video that aired on multiple children's channels entitled "We Are Family: A Musical Message for All". ''WesternAnimation/PinkyDinkyDoo'', their only success since they broke up with Disney and renamed themselves Cartoon Pizza, was cancelled in 2010 and they have since gone dormant.


->Team LMS was in the sixth inning, ahead by four runs, stands were packed and then for no reason, they call off the game.

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->Team ->''"Team LMS was in the sixth inning, ahead by four runs, stands were packed and then for no reason, they call off the game."''


->''"Starting now on Creator/{{Channel 4}} is a brand new show that we paid a ridiculous amount of money for which we'll launch in a blaze of publicity, and after a few weeks, we'll get bored of it and move it around the schedule where no one can find it, then we'll brand it a flop, take it off the air for six months, then reluctantly put it back on at three in the morning."''
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->''"Starting now on Creator/{{Channel 4}} is a brand new show that we paid a ridiculous amount of money for which we'll launch
->Team LMS was
in a blaze of publicity, the sixth inning, ahead by four runs, stands were packed and after a few weeks, we'll get bored of it and move it around the schedule where no one can find it, then we'll brand it a flop, take it for no reason, they call off the air for six months, then reluctantly put it back game.
-->--'''Creator/TimAllen'''
on at three in the morning."''
-->-- ''Series/DeadRingers''
''Series/LastManStanding''


* Jumbo Pictures, producer of many fine Nickelodeon and Disney cartoons and shows, can be said to have been screwed by both Disney ''and'' Nickelodeon. The company started out producing SliceOfLife puppet shows like ''Series/GullahGullahIsland'' and ''Series/AllegrasWindow'', and animated shows like ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' for Nickelodeon. However Nickelodeon started showing less interest in educational values and more towards generic slapstick as time went on, and Jumbo's terms with Nick started degrading. Disney then made them dump Nick and subsequently bought them over. So far so good, right? After Disney's version of Doug, ''WesternAnimation/JojosCircus'' and ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'', Disney went against their wishes and used some of their characters in a music video that aired on multiple children's channels entitled "We Are Family: A Musical Message for All". They've broke up with Disney and renamed themselves Cartoon Pizza, although their only success since then was ''WesternAnimation/PinkyDinkyDoo'', done in partnership with Creator/SesameWorkshop.

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* Jumbo Pictures, producer of many fine Nickelodeon and Disney cartoons and shows, can be said to have been screwed by both Disney ''and'' Nickelodeon. The company started out producing SliceOfLife puppet shows like ''Series/GullahGullahIsland'' and ''Series/AllegrasWindow'', and animated shows like ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' for Nickelodeon. However Nickelodeon started showing less interest in educational values and more towards generic slapstick as time went on, and Jumbo's terms with Nick started degrading. Disney then made them dump Nick and subsequently bought them over. So far so good, right? After Disney's version of Doug, ''WesternAnimation/JojosCircus'' ''WesternAnimation/JoJosCircus'' and ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'', Disney went against their wishes and used some of their characters in a music video that aired on multiple children's channels entitled "We Are Family: A Musical Message for All". They've All".''WesternAnimation/PinkyDinkyDoo'', their only success since they broke up with Disney and renamed themselves Cartoon Pizza, although their only success was cancelled in 2010 and they have since then was ''WesternAnimation/PinkyDinkyDoo'', done in partnership with Creator/SesameWorkshop.gone dormant.

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* Prior to changing their name to [=VeeStar=], Vee Entertainment had a tendency to do this to shows that aren't [[Series/SesameStreet Sesame Street Live]]. [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney Live in Concert]] only toured in select parts of the United States (along with Toronto, Canada), while [[WesternAnimation/CuriousGeorge Curious George Live!]] and [[Music/KidzBop Kidz Bop Live!]] had their tours cancelled without notice. A touring Hello Kitty convention produced by the company was also cancelled after only three stops. The only aversions that VEE has done were ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 My Little Pony: The World's Biggest Tea Party!]]'' and ''[[Series/TheMuppetShow The Muppet Show Live!]]'', where both tours' last stop was Madison Square Garden, as well as producing DVD releases of the ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'' and ''My Little Pony'' shows.

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* Prior to changing their name to [=VeeStar=], Vee VEE Entertainment had a tendency to do this to shows that aren't [[Series/SesameStreet Sesame Street Live]]. [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney Live in Concert]] only toured in select parts of the United States (along with Toronto, Canada), while [[WesternAnimation/CuriousGeorge Curious George Live!]] and [[Music/KidzBop Kidz Bop Live!]] had their tours cancelled without notice. A touring Hello Kitty convention produced by the company was also cancelled after only three stops. The only aversions that VEE has done were ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 My Little Pony: The World's Biggest Tea Party!]]'' and ''[[Series/TheMuppetShow The Muppet Show Live!]]'', where both tours' last stop was Madison Square Garden, as well as producing DVD releases of the ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'' and ''My Little Pony'' shows. This has toned down significantly following their acquisition of the ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol'' license, and the loss of their Sesame Street license to rival producer Feld Entertainment.



* It's been alleged by insiders that Disney purposely allowed the condition of ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'' to deteriorate over the years so that the attraction would receive terrible guest satisfaction scores, thus giving them a reason to shutter it, as they didn't want to continue paying to keep the ride open.

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* It's been alleged by insiders that Disney purposely allowed the condition of ''Ride/TheGreatMovieRide'' to deteriorate over the years so that the attraction would receive terrible guest satisfaction scores, thus giving them a reason to shutter it, as they didn't want to continue paying to keep the ride open. There's also the fact that Disney's back catalog of films was much bigger than it was in 1989. It made the idea of licensing movies from rival studios feel rather pointless in comparison.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Stinky Pete claims the ''Woody's Roundup'' TV show was cancelled ''in the middle of a cliffhanger'' when space toys surged (and, consequently, ''Woody's Roundup'' toys declined) in popularity following the launch of ''Sputnik''. [[spoiler: He lied. Eagle-eyed viewers might be able to spot the conclusion to said cliffhanger playing in the background in one scene. Perhaps not coincidentally, it's the same scene where Pete reveals he's a villain.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Stinky Pete claims the ''Woody's Roundup'' TV show was cancelled ''in the middle of a cliffhanger'' when space toys surged (and, consequently, ''Woody's Roundup'' toys declined) in popularity following the launch of ''Sputnik''. [[spoiler: He lied. Eagle-eyed viewers might be able to spot the conclusion to said cliffhanger playing in the background in one scene. Perhaps not coincidentally, it's the same scene where just before Pete reveals he's a himself as the villain.]]

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