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  • The Goldbergs has been treated like royalty by ABC. It's promoted in many places, including movie theaters, shopping malls and online websites, is promoted on all of their other shows and gets marathons when new episodes aren't airing, which is very rare for a first-run broadcast TV show, to the point that even Nick @ Nite got the syndication rights to air the show- which gained high ratings for them!
    • The series has also got more syndication rights on FOX, MyNetworkTV, and The CW affiliates in the United States too, thanks to Tribune. All the networks love playing the show as well, giving it high promotion.
  • ABC's Saturday morning block in its later years also suffered from the Adored Episodes problem mentioned in the Disney Channel section. By the time it was replaced by E/I programming in September 2011 (the block was used to fill E/I quotas anyway, even though the shows had little, if any, educational content with a few minor exceptions), the block was running on autopilot (not unlike Nick GAS), running only the same 10-12 episodes of The Emperor's New School, The Replacements, That's So Raven (about 22 episodes in this case - two episodes back to back, and always in the same order), Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?, in a sense, at the time it was first on ABC. Its ratings, especially since it aired against Friends at the height of its popularity, were never all that great. Any other show could fill its timeslot, but they were more expensive to produce than Whose Line.
  • The U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is perhaps the Trope Codifier and poster boy of this. The show was a massive hit for ABC in a time when the network was struggling. They quickly capitalized on the popularity of the show, giving it multiple airings per week against the wishes of producers (the original British version was always treated as a special event, airing sporadically throughout the year; at one point ABC went as far as airing it four days a week) in order to keep the ratings up. They were so confident, they decided to counterprogram a new show premiere by CBS to crush it on arrival. It seemed like a sure victory, because ABC passed on this show twice. That show? Survivor. Due to combination of insane overexposure Millionaire had already experienced and success of the new show, Millionaire was completely demolished in the 18-34 demo, and had to be scaled back. Worse than that, ABC had barely developed any new shows for that season (2001-02, the one that was delayed by 9/11, to boot), relying on Millionaire to carry the torch, and now it couldn't even stand its ground against CSI (believe it or not, ABC passed on that too), and was eventually cancelled, sending the network that adored it to freefall. On the bright side, Millionaire still enjoyed success in the syndication format until it ended for good in 2019, before returning in 2020 in primetime with Jimmy Kimmel as host.
  • The TGIF block had two shows treated this way: Full House and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Both were ratings successes that ran for many seasons, were frequently promoted by the network and got merchandise aimed at children.
  • The Bugs Bunny Show was treated very well during most of its run on ABC. It did run for forty straight years being a massive hit on their Saturday morning lineup. But Disney later bought ABC and the rest is history.

     Freeform/ABC Family/Fox Family/Family Channel 
  • For a time they had a habit of airing Aladdin every three months or so. The network is owned by Disney, and they don't play their animated classics as often as this.
    • They also aired The Lion King (1994) once every month around the time the 2011 re-release happened. On May 5, 2012, the movie aired twice in a row.
  • Until USA Network and Syfy got the cable rights, they really liked using whatever excuse they could to air their Harry Potter marathons. Upcoming movies, Christmas, Memorial Day, whatever. Between the length of the films and frequent commercial breaks, "Harry Potter Weekends" lasted up to five days long. In recent times, this fondness for Harry Potter was turned Up to Eleven, with the so-called weekends seemingly occurring almost once every three weeks! It got to the point that in 2015, the 25 Days of Christmas event had TWO Harry Potter marathons during the lineup that took up an entire week's worth of programming.
  • They will commonly pull out some Disney and/or Pixar movies, or teen chick flicks. Since they count as both, The Princess Diaries and its sequel are played quite often.
  • Both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory adaptations are favored by the channel. They're aired one after the other, too.
  • Up until 2012, the channel aired Holes every single month. You could recite the movie line-for-line by seeing it so many times!
  • Around 2005, ABC Family had a stretch wherein they played Mrs. Doubtfire at least once per month. Their love for the film returned in 2020, where it played almost every few weeks. In 2021, it even aired during their 31 Nights of Halloween event, despite having nothing to do with the holiday in question.
  • Ever since the ABC buyout of The Family Channel (known as Fox Family when it happened), you can't watch the channel each Christmas without seeing Eloise at Christmastime, Elf or the live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
    • The former is also adored by Disney Channel along with The Santa Clause series and The Polar Express.
    • Up until they were acquired by HBO in 2014, ABC Family played the first two Home Alone movies quite often. They've started doing this again after HBO's rights expired, and Disney acquiring 20th Century Fox, thus giving them ownership of the franchise.
    • Shortly before its name change to Freeform, Fred Claus was played every other day during 25 Days of Christmas.
    • After losing the rights to several Warner Bros owned movies and specials to AMC in 2018, Freeform acquired the rights to air Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman alongside their annual CBS broadcasts. They now show it at least twice per season as part of their annual Christmas programming. The Grinch (2018) also became this when the acquisition of FX Networks gave them the rights to broadcast the recent releases in the Universal catalog.
  • When the channel was Fox Family, they loved playing Richie Rich's Christmas Wish and the Made-for-TV Movie To Grandmother's House We Go every Christmas. It helps that The Olsen Twins, whom the channel adored, starred in this movie, and it was their first role on screen together (Full House doesn't count, they used a different one of them each episode).
  • On the subject of non-holiday programs, Donkey Kong Country was treated very well during its run on the Fox Family network, having a reasonable amount of airtime per day and becoming somewhat of a Cult Classic for fans of Nintendo cartoons.
  • It is very common to see Hocus Pocus during the 31 Nights of Halloween event, with it airing at least 14 times every year.
  • ABC Family was a huge fan of America's Funniest Home Videos at the dawn of The New '10s. The station's original shows usually aired over Monday and Tuesday night. Unless they were showing a movie, Wednesday through Friday nights were a block of AFHV. In 2012, they dropped the show, but brought it back in March 2013 by popular demand, though its scheduling is inconsistent and less frequent than before. The slack has since been taken over by WGN America.
  • The channel's original series The Secret Life of the American Teenager hit this status with reruns airing at 5 pm every weekday until the episodes were used up (not counting the current season it was airing) at one point during the show's 5th and/or 6th season.
  • With that show now over with, they became obsessed with Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, two shows that would have likely never run as long as they have on any other network.
  • In the late '90s-early 2000s, Fox Family, as it was then known, was hyping up the popularity of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen like there was no tomorrow. The network developed a series compiled from their direct-to-video shows and aired it in the mornings as Mary-Kate & Ashley's Adventures. They also aired reruns of the girls' short-lived ABC sitcom Two of a Kind. Their TV and direct-to-video movies also had a lot of airtime. Ultimately, the network gave the duo their own show: So Little Time. It was to the point that the Hollywood Reporter claimed the industry insiders jokingly dubbed Fox Family "The Mary-Kate and Ashley Channel". That all ended when Disney bought the network and dumped So Little Time. The only remnants of the twins on the channel were Full House reruns until the fall of 2013; since then, the network has been Olsen-free.
  • The network has also become very fond of Nicholas Sparks movies, frequently airing The Lucky One and The Notebook.
  • The channel has a habit of airing certain Disney Animated Canon and Pixar films every other weekend. In particular Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, and Brave frequently get shown (often in a row).
  • Pitch Perfect is becoming a favorite of Freeform's... yet it took until 2021 for them to air either of the sequels.
  • On the weekend before Christmas, Freeform will air an all-day Toy Story marathon, including the first three movies and the two television specials. This has been going on ever since at least 2007, when they aired the first two movies three times in a row on said weekend. It helps that airings of the first three Toy Story movies are often the most-watched airings on the 25 Days of Christmas block that aren't Christmas-related.
  • Ever since January of 2019, it's common to see The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Moana, Shrek and The Lorax on Freeform's movie schedule.
  • From 2007 until 2013, the channel would air A Boy Named Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Come Home on the week of Thanksgiving.
  • Since it premiered on the network in 2006, The Incredibles has played almost every weekend on the channel. It also tends to air every Thanksgiving, possibly as a nod to another film by Brad Bird that used to be frequently shown around this time.
  • In 2020, Freeform took to playing The Game Plan on a near-constant basis as well, generally airing it at least once a week outside of themed events.
  • As of fall 2020, Freeform tends to air Sweet Home Alabama every two weeks.
  • Around the Thanksgiving holidays, it's pretty common to see The Princess and the Frog air on the network. Sometimes, they'll air it twice during the same period.

     Disney Channel 
  • As a general rule of thumb, whenever a new show premieres on Disney Channel or the Disney Junior block, they will often play nothing but the first episode of the show for the first few weeks of its run, even if other episodes air during that time. One notable example was when they played the Pilot Movie of Tangled: The Series almost every day after it premiered, usually paired up with the episode "What The Hair?". The only exceptions to this treatment were Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Vampirina, both of which had 6 episodes played during their premiere weeks.
  • They aired their crown jewel Hannah Montana so often that was actually surprising that it disappeared from programming almost immediately following its final episode. And if that wasn't enough, the channel did a weekend marathon AND reruns for a few months in 2016/2017. The channel never does anything like that for an older show.
  • It also gets to be a problem with their newer shows. Taking July of 2011 as an example: shows like Wizards of Waverly Place and The Suite Life on Deck had enough episodes to show different ones every weekday, but they also constantly showed Shake it Up, which was just finishing its first season, and A.N.T. Farm, which, by that point, only had 6 episodes, and they showed all six during the average day.
  • From 2012 to 2014, the channel would take any chance it could to show JESSIE when their other shows or Disney Junior programming wasn't airing, showing up to eight times a day. The spin-off Bunk'd also got similar treatment. This treatment have been taken Up to Eleven in recent years where it has become the most played show of the channel, despite ending in 2015 (Cartoon Network have a similar problem with The Amazing World of Gumball). During spring 2019, it was on almost every hour from 3pm-10pm. By the end of year, its sudden overplaying was justified as one of its stars Cameron Boyce passed away from epilepsy on July 6. As of this writing, it is still the most played show on the channel, despite the fact that the Ross kids are long gone from Bunk’d (although Emma returned to one episode in the season 5 premiere). Speaking of which, Bunk’d became the first Disney Channel sitcom to get five seasons.
  • Prior to the network becoming a rerun farm in 2021, Disney also pulled into its sister network, Disney XD, for content that usually aired in the deader slots of each day. For newer episodes of these shows, Disney took to airing them in prime time, usually either as preludes to Friday or Sunday nights (Disney's usual nights of the week reserved for new episodes) or on Saturday nights (reserved for reruns).
    • Kickin' It is highly adored by receiving a full weekend of marathons leading into their third season's spring premiere, This included a short marathon on Disney Channel with Lab Rats and showing so many episodes on Disney XD, that they even aired the Christmas Episode, something networks rarely (if they ever) do.
  • An odd case specifically is Suite Life on Deck. It was banished to the most dead of hours on Disney Channel proper (though on all fairness aired daily, in a case of "Adored in the Dead Hours") but for a time, it made up a huge chunk of overall Disney XD programming. As for its parent show, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, it can pretty much only be seen through direct purchase and streaming nowadays.
  • Liv and Maddie had a marathon promoting Descendants 2 (below) after a marathon promoting the show's music after a marathon promoting the show in general. And all of this happened after the show ended.
  • In late 2014, The Little Mermaid would be played once a week.
  • Phineas and Ferb was this for Disney Channel from 2009 to 2012, due to the fact that it had performed well over expectations and had gained a massive fanbase. It eventually got to the point where Disney compared it to SpongeBob SquarePants. However, it seems that as of 2013, this treatment has long died down, that is until 2020, where that treatment for the show came back in full force, as the show aired marathons on Disney Channel and Disney XD (latter of which aired nothing but Phineas and Ferb for 2 whole days), thrown in the new movie, and it seems like the adoration will never die down again.
    • As of spring 2014, Disney XD in the UK still adores the show enough to run two hours' worth of episodes twice every day, run special seasons like "Dr. Doof's Worst Inators", and to promote new episodes heavily as a lead in to the UK premiere of Wander over Yonder.
    • Before they became Family Chrgd, the Canadian version of Disney XD would play seven and a half hours of the show a day. Disney XD Canada came back eventually on a new directory, but their adoration of Phineas and Ferb is long gone.
    • They also promoted the series finale on Disney XD by airing every episode made at that point, and it ended with the last episode's premiere... and then later showed the same marathon in September. They also did this in from June 10-12 of the following year, and again to promote sister series Milo Murphy's Law.
  • In Australia, Disney Channel once had a habit of airing High School Musical at least three times a month, with promos for it in almost every commercial break for the week prior to its airing.
    • Descendants also got aired around twice a month around 2015, but its failure in Australia caused it to disappear from airings within a year. By 2018, a separate channel had opened for Disney films in Australia (see Misc.), and while the High School Musical films were among the most frequent airings, Descendants and its two sequels hardly played on it during the channel's short history.
  • If Disney Channel is airing a movie on a weekday that isn't a Friday during primetime, 70% of the time the film aired will usually be Tangled.
  • As of September 2016, Disney will air Descendants on days when special TV events are happening, on most weekends, and on holidays. They have also used it as a lead-in to premieres of new episodes of their own shows, as well as movies that are new to Disney Channel. And it was given 2 book series, a TV show (with 3 of its own specials), a doll line, bedsheets... let's just say it was treated quite well.
    • The same treatment was given to High School Musical and its sequels from 2007 to 2011.
    • The sequel, however, is its own story. Promos started playing a year before the actual movie premiered. During this wait, we had more promos, 2 behind-the-scenes specials, another doll line, and when the actual film premiered, they played it across all of Disney-ABC's cable channels (minus Disney Junior), and even ABC wasn't spared, showing a Roll Out the Red Carpet-type special. It didn't stop there. The main channel started playing the movie every single day after it premiered and they themed their Halloween 2017 promotion after it. And then there's the "Emojified" Re-Cut, which is just the same movie but with memes and emojis spawning everywhere.
  • In 2017, Disney Channel loved Stuck in the Middle. If you turned on Disney Channel, there was very likely chance that the show would be playing (at least if Disney Junior programming wasn't on). The show was used as the face of Disney Channel's live action programming. It helps that this show was a breath of fresh air for Disneycoms.note  However it was cancelled and subsequently ended at its third season in 2018.
  • On the Sunday after the channel has a Pixar movie premiere, the channel will always show either Monsters, Inc. or Monsters University, or sometimes both, in the case of the Sunday after Finding Dory's premiere.
  • The Indian feed of Disney Channel tends to air Doraemon at any chance they get. Often, they'll air long marathons of it that are completely commercial-free. The fact that Doraemon is super popular in India is the reason behind this, no doubt.
  • Speaking of Disney Channel India, Doraemon is not the only show they've hyped up. One of their original series, Simple Samosa, got contests on Facebook and Instagram around the time it was to premiere. A whopping 12 episodes aired on the premiere date of May 14th, 2018, and the show dominated the channel's schedule for a lot of that week, with them proceeding to slap it on numerous timeslots on Disney Channel (and later Disney Junior) since then.
  • In the 90's, Disney Channel would air Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme at least once a month, usually during weekday afternoons.
  • These days, Big City Greens is the most adored animated show on Disney Channel. This is due to the fact that show is more episodic than the other Disney cartoons, which are mostly story driven, making them hard to rerun (but they air more on Disney XD instead).
  • Disney Channel started playing Miraculous Ladybug on April 2019. At first, it never played that much and was occasionally off the lineup. But by summer 2020, it started being played more than the other non-preschool cartoons that wasn’t Big City Greens, despite being a story driven show (as well as an acquisition from France). Nowadays, it’s usually the first show to air after preschool programming. Also, due to its success, the special New York United Heroez has played every other week. This treatment is definitely the opposite of Nickelodeon, which only played the show 27 times from 2015-2016 and was screwed over due to erratic scheduling.
  • That's So Raven is notable for not only being one of the few pre-2006 Disney shows to appear on ABC Kids all the way to its shutdown, but especially for being the first Disney Channel series to break the network's controversial 65-episode rule, ultimately topping out at 100 episodes.
  • Likewise, Kim Possible was so popular that fans successfully campaigned for it to receive a fourth season, a move which alongside That's So Raven is often cited as being the turning point to Disney abandoning the infamous 65-episode limit.

     Disney Junior/Playhouse Disney 
  • When the UK Playhouse Disney launched in September 2000, the channel's format which consisted of themed “Days” had a 3-hour length, which meant that the same exact episodes of the shows that aired alongside continuity segments with the presenters would repeat five times a day, from 6:00am until 8:00pm.
    • By 2003, this was subverted as with the addition of newer shows, a nighttime block called PJ's Bedtime and a refreshed look, they became more of the focus and was completely averted when the continuity segments were dropped altogether in August 2006.
  • Mira, Royal Detective, T.O.T.S., anything related to Mickey Mouse, Puppy Dog Pals, and to a lesser extent Bluey and PJ Masks. They constantly air on Disney Channel, get insane amounts of promotion, and are the only shows Disney Junior seems to care about these days. By 2021, only 4 shows (Puppy Dog Pals, TOTS, Bluey, and Sofia The First) are playing on the Disney Junior block on the main channel (including one show that already ended back in 2018), while the rest now air exclusively on the Junior channel. It should be worth noting that Disney Junior channel now gets higher ratings than Disney Channel itself.
  • The United States version of the Disney Junior channel loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Not bad, considering that the show is very popular with the channel's target demographic!
  • When the channel first began, they also played Doc McStuffins and Special Agent Oso frequently.
  • They also used to adore Jake And The Neverland Pirates as well as the short-form series ''Minnie's Bow-Toons'.
  • The UK channel seems to adore Sofia the First, and like airing the short-form series Nina Needs To Go! five times a day. The latter example is no surprise, as it was produced by Disney's United Kingdom branch. They also seem to play Curious George every two hours.
    • Speaking of Nina, sometimes the American Disney Junior will air the show instead of whatever short is listed to air.
  • Any Disney Junior network, regardless of country, will adore the short form series The Doc Files.
  • As of Spring 2015, they love airing auto-tuned music videos and the Tsum Tsum shorts.
  • Not counting Disney Junior originals, the Japanese network loves playing Mouk and Fun With Claude.
    • Another favorite show of theirs is Timon & Pumbaa. They've aired it since the channel launched as Playhouse Disney in Japan and there hasn't been a day where the show hasn't played.
  • The American Disney Junior block also has a case of Adored Episodes like the network it shares time with. Here are just a few examples:
    • The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally special airs every Memorial Day. As for normal episodes, "Donald Hatches an Egg" seems to play every three weeks and the pilot episode "Daisy Bo Peep" is shown at least twice a week.
    • For Doc McStuffins, it's "Ooey Gablooey Springs A Leak/There's A Knight In Your Tummy".
    • Jake And The Neverland Pirates' most repeated episode is "Smee-erella!".
    • Sofia the First has "Scrambled Pets", "Minimus is Missing" and "The Secret Library". The Pilot Movie also seemed to air every month or so.
    • Those who watched Miles from Tommorowland on the Disney Junior on Disney Channel block every weekend would most likely see either "Game On/How I Saved My Summer Vacation" or "To The Goldilocks Zone/Hiccup in the Plan".
    • The Lion Guard's most played episodes are "Can't Wait To Be Queen", "Bunga and the King" and "Paintings And Predictions".
    • On the 24/7 channel, the Little Einsteins episode "Little Elephant's Big Parade" usually played every week. Sometimes, it was shown twice a week.
    • Before the channel reduced their selection of them, the network's original shorts also suffered from overplayed episodes. In 2016, the most played Nina Needs to Go! episode was "Traffic", Big Block Sing Song had "Monkey" and "Hair" note , Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? had "Birthday Manners", Tasty Time With ZeFronk had "Ze Pancakes!" and "Ze Indian Mango Lassi" note  and Choo Choo Soul had "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" and "Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah".
  • Appropriately for the name, Hi-5 airs 5 times a day on the Asian feed.
  • The Canadian feed loved playing Jungle Junction and Special Agent Oso before they became Family Junior and then returned on another feed.
  • Every time Disney Channel airs Toy Story 3 on the Disney Junior block, they will play the Sofia The First episode "The Shy Princess" before it.
  • In a similar situation to the one Family Channel in Canada suffered, the American feed of Disney Junior only seems to show three films: Pocahontas, Mulan, and Lilo & Stitch, with the occasional other film or ANYTHING related to Winnie-the-Pooh thrown in.
  • In December 2015, the channel loved showing Frozen Fever, which isn't as bad as some of the other examples on this list since it's popular with the channel's target demographic. As of March 2016, the short would play every two hours, which amounts to five airings each day.
  • Disney Junior loves playing The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar a lot, to the point that, in early January 2016, sister channel Disney XD played it a few times before the show's official premiere on January 15!
  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers got this treatment when it premiered. On the first day it was broadcast, two episodes played, followed by one new episode airing each day until Saturday. This was rather justified, as it's the sequel series to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, their flagship series.
    • It was then renewed for a second season just two months after premiering, and was renewed for a third season just after the second season premiered.
  • Vampirina: This seems to be the case given that two episodes are premiering on its launch date, it will have special screenings in theaters, and it's been given a DVD release only two weeks after it came out. Of course, this show is from the creator of the equally adored Doc McStuffins, so it's somewhat expected.
    • On its premiere date, it was simulcast on both Disney Channel and Junior! Now that's gotta take the cake.
    • The "Boo For You Halloween" music video that Disney Junior releases every October has been replaced with a song called "It's Halloveen", which serves the same function as the previous video of showing off the current shows' Halloween episodes, but has a noticeable amount of focus on this series.
    • On September 7, 2018, it was renewed for a third season even though the second season didn't premiere yet.
  • Ever since the spring of 2017, Disney Junior has been obsessed with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, showing it every weekend they can.
  • Inside Out is another movie that Disney Junior loves to air. It rotates places with Snow White, airing every other weekend.
  • Muppet Babies (2018) has had a few slots everyday since it premiered. It helps that the show is one of the highest-rated shows on preschool television.
  • Fancy Nancy was renewed for a second season before the show premiered. On top of that, it's also shown a few times everyday. Unfortunately, the show would end up getting screwed.
  • Bear in the Big Blue House got this treatment from the late 90's to early 2000's. The show had several specials, promos with footage made with the sole intention of promoting the show, got a majority of the first and second seasons released to DVD and VHS, tons of merchandising, a spin-off called Breakfast with Bear and even its own show at Walt Disney World.
  • In the 2000's, Disney tried to promote JoJo's Circus as the next big thing, with a balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, an entire merchandise line based on the show, and sneak previews of the show airing before its premiere. Unfortunately, the show became a failure when it did poorly in both ratings and merchandise sales.
  • T.O.T.S., similarly to Fancy Nancy, was also renewed for a second season before the show premiered, has a few daily timeslots and also has a big merchandise line. As of August 2020, it's also Disney Junior's most-aired show.
  • The second most-run show on the channel (and on some days, the most aired) is Puppy Dog Pals, which is one of the channel's highest-rated shows and one that does well in merchandise sales.
  • Australian acquired series Bluey wasn't expected to do much for the network, but ended up dethroning PJ Masks as the network's most successful acquired show. It has a few slots everyday, is the first non-Canadian acquisituon to air on both the block and the channel in years, has been treated better than an in-house program that premiered around the same time, and is included in the network's promotions alongside the newest originals. As of August 2021, the show is the most-aired preschool program on both the Disney Junior block and channel. The show's popularity in the United States has also lead to it getting slots on the main channel outside the (shrinking) Disney Junior block.
  • Ever since 2005, it's hard not to tune into the Disney Junior block or channel around Halloween and see Spookley the Square Pumpkin on the schedule. In 2020, the movie aired roughly every 5 hours on the channel. This has been going on for almost 15 years. Their airings of the movie made it so popular, that a Christmas special featuring the characters was aired in December 2019.

     Disney XD/Toon Disney 
  • During Toon Disney's early years, the channel would run Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog every day, twice for a weekday, and once for a weekend. This process went on for four straight years. At one point, they dedicated all of Groundhog Day 2001 to the series, via the "Sonic Hog-A-Thon". They also aired nonstop promos for the series, making it impossible to miss, despite the fact that the series ended in 1996.
  • Gravity Falls seems to have been a favorite for Disney XD as of August 2014, after it and Wander over Yonder both got Screwed by the Network by Disney Channel. They both were the most promoted shows on the network and aired at least twice a day (sometimes having marathons), something that would not have happened on Disney Channel.
    • The former even got a weekend-long marathon in July 2014, showing nothing but the same 20 episodes, with a few repeating over and over again, leading up to the second season premiere.
    • Ever since "A Tale of Two Stans", Gravity Falls has gotten marathons EVERY SINGLE DAY there is a new episode. Every time they kept getting longer, and the one for "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future" showed every single episode starting the midnight before. These marathons even managed to push back episodes of Doraemon because of the show airing in an early weekday slot.
  • Before it got changed to Disney XD, Toon Disney would air a marathon called Pumbaa Bowl every year. They aired episodes of Timon & Pumbaa for the whole day.
  • Toon Disney once aired a whole day-long marathon of Yin Yang Yo! that consisted of the same few episodes being played over and over, the entire day.
    • The same exact thing happened with Two More Eggs, which is even more notable since they are web shorts. They played forty one and a half-minute shorts on loop with commercials for 24 hours. Almost a dozen hadn't even gone online yet.
  • In Brazil, Disney XD loves The Fairly OddParents (first four and a half seasons). The local Nickelodeon shows it twice Monday-Friday; XD, however, shows it 4 times every day!
    • Similarly, even after it finally died down in 2018, these Fairly OddParents seasons remain as one of the most adored series in the history of Latin American Fox Kids/Jetix/Disney XD, often to the detriment of other shows. At one point it got a whole programming block dedicated to it called "Noche Mágica" and even got some airs on Disney Channel due to its insane popularity.
  • Turkey's version of Disney XD loved The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius to the point that even Phineas and Ferb and Gravity Falls were both pre-empted (and at one point even taken off the schedule before being added back 2 months later) with it, it aired up to 6 times a day! It was also heavily promoted as well. However in 2014, the adoration died down. It was eventually taken off the channel in 2017 and was replaced with DuckTales.
  • Yo Kai Watch, an anime based on the video game franchise by Level5, was this once for Disney XD, although it was short-lived:
    • Before and after its premiere, promos for it were shown during every show on the channel. Heck, they even debuted another promo for the show five minutes after the end of the first episode!
    • The network once aired marathons for the show every chance it got, usually related to recurring segments in the show, such as showing all the episodes with Manjimutt segments in a row, or showing all of the episodes with Komasan in the City segments in a row. The show also had an all-day marathon during New Year's 2016.
    • It didn't last. When it was revealed that the show only got 300,000-500,000 viewers per episode (500k is roughly less than half of what an average episode gets in its native Japan), struggling against Disney's own first-party originals on the network as a whole, and Pokémon: The Series and Beyblade Burst on their Anime Block in particular, they decided to focus on those shows; and in 2019, the network dropped Yo-kai Watch entirely for about a year. It doesn't help that the first two games combined weren't able to beat the combined sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Final Fantasy XV, and Pokémon Sun and Moon. In 2020, the show returned Disney XD, but only on their weekend anime block and with little to no promotion. In August 2020, Yo-kai Watch was dropped from the network's schedule once again.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Ever since its release, the show had been airing many sneak peaks and playing promos in every commercial break or end credits. A whole promo about how it was set to take over the internet was made. Not to mention it got renewed for a second season before it even premiered, and renewed for a third season before the second began. It was even moved to Disney Channel for its fourth and final season!
  • Disney XD showed three movies on constant rotation throughout the summer of 2016: The Muppets, Wreck-It Ralph and Monsters University.
  • The reboot of DuckTales seemed to be headed in this direction. It got multiple promos on every show aired on the channel (and sometimes, promos would air on Disney Channel), was heavily promoted online and at Disney Stores, and had a 24-hour marathon of the Pilot Movie the day it premiered.
    • The show was renewed for a second season months before it premiered, and then was renewed for a third season before the second season premiered. It also made the move to Disney Channel less than halfway through season 1.
    • From June 10 to June 14, 2019, the show had a huge marathon, with 243 airings, only stopping for Beyblade Burst and Pokémon: The Series.
  • Disney XD loved their anime during the mid-to-late 2010s. Look at Pokémon: The Series and Beyblade on their app and website around that time and you'll find more episodes of one of these shows than all their original shows combined. There were also quite a few reruns through the week on the main channel. However, as of 2021, Disney XD's linear network has removed all anime from its schedule; but still streams it through its Disney NOW service.
    • Beybladeis given every episode of Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8!
    • During its short but successful run on the network, Pokémon had it even better. It had almost every episode from the first twenty seasons of the dub, accounting for an impressive 975 episodes, as well as three of the movies. It helps that the show moved over to Disney XD from Cartoon Network after it was Screwed by the Network there. However, in 2020, Netflix acquired the rights to the anime. This would eventually lead Disney XD to drop Pokémon entirely to avoid legal issues.
  • From April to July of 2018, Disney XD loved playing Lilo & Stitch: The Series, airing as many as eight episodes a day, despite the show having ended in 2006.
  • Ever since the start of D|XP, Polaris: Player Select and Parker Plays have aired each day no less than two times a day. This ultimately screwed over the other shows on the D|XP block and made Polaris: Player Select and Parker Plays the only surviving D|XP shows after 2018. Notably, this became more prevalent after D|XP no longer became a primetime block in 2019, with reruns amounting to three to five times a day if not more.
  • If you watched the channel in the summer of 2012, it was impossible not to go one ad break without seeing an ad for Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. Not only was the show heavily advertised and featured a lot in Disney XD promotions, but they would sometimes show two-hour marathons on the weekends.

  • Hulu has been promoting the Animaniacs reboot almost non-stop since the first trailer was released. They've been taking ad slots on national television to promote it, have featured the show in ads for their service, set up a hotline where you can call the Warners so they can wish you happy holidays, and even decked out billboards and taxis with promotions for this show. It's noteworthy in the fact that this treatment is rare for an animated show on a streaming service.

  • For a time, Jetix would show 24 hour marathons of Korean series Pucca at the drop of a hat.
    • It only got greater in Latin America, almost to Fairly OddParents levels.
  • For some reason, starting in December 2012, Freeform, Disney Channel, and Disney XD constantly went through a phase where they would air Despicable Me, a non-Disney movie, every single month, 2 times in a row. Creator/Freeform would sometimes do a double-feature presentation, Disney Channel would give it limited commercial interruption (like most movies that air on the channel), and Disney XD would air it both early and late. The irony is that the film is owned by Universal, one of their major rival companies. Meanwhile, the Disney-owned channel ABC, Teletoon, HBO, Cinemax, ITV and the Spanish-language network Telemundo have aired this movie as well, with the latter being the only one actually owned by Universal. But by the end of June 2017, NBC finally aired it and promoted the sequels with some awkward time cuts. While the Disney Channel and Disney XD airings have since been scaled back considerably, both Despicable Me and now Despicable Me 2 are still a mainstay on Freeform; getting aired as often as once a week on the channel (and usually shown back to back). Not only that, but Despicable Me 3 and Minions also get aired in a similar pattern.
  • From 2016 until late 2017, Frozen played on Freeform, Disney Channel and Disney Junior at least once a week. Of the three channels, Disney Junior is the only one that still plays the film frequently as of August 2018.
  • In Australia, the rotation for Foxtel Movies Disney mainly aired DCOMs (especially High School Musical or Camp Rock), Hannah Montana The Movie, The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. While it did play films from the Disney Animated Canon (and their sequels) and Pixar at times, they're mainly shafted to late-night viewings. The channel was discontinued in November 2019 because of low ratings outside of teenage girls, and in preparation for the launch of Disney+, but had a final marathon that includes the High School Musical films. The channel's number was then reused as a channel dedicated to teen romance films, opening with The Twilight Saga, but as of April 2021, the High School Musical films and Z-O-M-B-I-E-S (2018) have been playing on the rebranded channel.
  • As of April 2020, Sky Cinema Disney plays a variety of movies, but three of them play more frequently than others: Toy Story 4, Mulan and Inside Out, with the third film being the most common of the trio. Sometimes, the movies will play one after the other, like on Easter 2020, when Mulan, Inside Out and Toy Story 4 played back-to-back, in that order, followed by a second airing of Inside Out.
    • Beginning in mid-April of 2020, The Black Cauldron swapped places with Mulan and began airing just as frequently as Inside Out did. It's justified since many of the cast members were British, making airings of this movie an easy way to fulfill the European content quota.

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