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Like Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon has a bad reputation of screwing with their shows. And since they do it just as bad as them, they had to get their own page.

To elaborate, if the show doesn't pull in ratings similar to either the network darlings or their established KidComs during its first weeks, expect it to be screwed over, cancelled quickly, and eventually moved to their spin-off channels to burn off the last episodes. note  There's actually a company policy saying shows that aren't huge hits don't get more than two seasons. In other words, Nick doesn't have the patience to let a show flourish and find an audience. It wants instant hits, and any shows that don't pull in monster ratings right away get slowly killed off.


Despite this, it's very important to note that the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank is a great place according to artists and creators; it's the executives over at the New York-based cable network that's the problem.

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  • Hey Arnold! got hit hard near the end. The original plan was for the last three half-hours to be a TV movie titled "Arnold Saves the Neighborhood", and then for a theatrical film known as "The Jungle Movie" to be the Grand Finale of the series. Sometime in 2000, Nickelodeon decided to release the TV movie theatrically, under the title of ''Hey Arnold! The Movie'', and also ordered an hour-long prequel episode that would lead into The Jungle Movie. Poor advertising and an unfortunate release date caused the first movie to be unsuccessful, killing any interest Nick had on giving the series proper closure. Craig Bartlett, the show creator (and brother-in-law of The Simpsons creator, Matt Groening), would defect to Cartoon Network to create a show called Party Wagon about Oregon settlers. This made Nickelodeon executives angry, as they wanted Bartlett to sign an exclusivity contract with the network. When Bartlett refused, he left Nickelodeon. Ironically, Party Wagon was itself screwed over by Cartoon Network, who aired the pilot as a Made-for-TV Movie with little to no promotion.
    • Thanks to the current trend of revivals and reboots, along with vocal fan support, The Jungle Movie was ultimately greenlit for production in 2016 and premiered in November 2017. The show was reran for a few weeks leading up to the film's premiere, which was simulcast across Nickeldoeon and its sibling channels. It still did poorly ratings-wise because of kids not being familiar with the source material and because of it airing at the same time as the highly-anticipated Trolls Holiday, which got six million viewers. As a result, reruns planned for the main channel were scrapped, the much-hyped Rocko's Modern Life and Invader Zim one-hour specials were booted to Netflix, and plans for further Nicktoon revivals, including a rumored "mega-crossover" movie that would have been released theatrically around 2020, were shelved (with the exception of a Rugrats CGI-hybrid film) in favor of reviving the Tollin-Robbins/Schneider's Bakery live-action sitcoms the network aired in the 90s and 2000s.
  • The Angry Beavers had a Grand Finale called "Bye Bye Beavers" that leaned on the fourth wall by having Norbert and Daggett discover that they're actors on a TV show and that their adventures have been used as episodes. Because it violated a Nickelodeon rule against meta-references in cartoons (and had a lot of burns against the network), the show was canned and the episode in question never aired. The actors' audio has survived and can be found and listened to on YouTube. Luckily, Teen Titans Go! used the exact same plot for their 200th episode.
  • The Fairly OddParents!: After years of being Adored by the Network, it seemed that Nickelodeon fell out of love with it. Few new episodes shown in 2010, at least in the United States. A number of episodes from the seventh season aired years after premiering in other countries. Aside from "Farm Pit" and a sequel to the 2011 live-action film, no new episodes of the series premiered in 2012. It wasn't until 2013 that Season 9 finally began airing, but the main channel was no longer airing reruns.
    • In 2017, the show was moved to Nicktoons. After what happened to just about every other Nicktoon in recent years, many believed that the show will be getting cancelled in the very near future. It didn't help that the show had its budget slashed during production, forcing the tail-end episodes to be made using low-quality Flash animation. The tenth season ended casually in July with no news of an eleventh season, and with series creator Butch Hartman leaving Nickelodeon, it doesn't look like there will be any news. It's worth noting that many former fans see the show's cancellation as a mercy killing.
  • Danny Phantom was treated pretty badly during its final season. Not only was one of the main writers (Steve Marmel) fired, but Nick decided to air the mid-season episode "Urban Jungle" several months before any other episodes (most notably after the episode that introduced Frostbite, who in "Urban Jungle" teaches Danny power over ice). Then, when they finally aired the rest of season 3, it was at a random, mid-afternoon slot over the space of about two weeks, as if the network wanted to get rid of it as soon as possible.
  • Invader Zim was cancelled from Nickelodeon quite quickly due to the network executives receiving many complaints that it was too scary for children and it wasn't getting the kid audience it wanted. It did get a sizable teen/college student audience, though. The show was expensive to produce so even a small slip in ratings was enough to justify cancellation. It's been said that the show would have stood a chance if it was marketed toward an older audience and moved to a timeslot intended for older viewers. Indeed, the creators of Invader Zim were asked by the network to make a series that would appeal to older viewers; Nickelodeon got exactly what they wanted and cancelled it anyways.
    • Like Hey Arnold, this example has also gotten recent rectification, but two fold. The first was through a revival comic starting from 2015, and the second was the announcement of a TV movie special set to air in the near future.
  • Making Fiends was originally a web cartoon. Nickelodeon decided to make it into a show and even told Amy Winfrey it'd be on Nick. At the last moment they put the show on the sister network, Nicktoons, which injured its audience. Despite the fact Making Fiends was Nicktoons' most successful original show it only garnered six episodes.
  • Catscratch. Despite getting decent ratings, the show received only one season, which was inexplicably stretched out for two years. As a result, it's one of Nick's more obscure Nicktoons, largely in thanks to its extremely brief original run. It was later re-run on Nicktoons under a similarly-brief timeframe before that network discarded the show completely.
  • El Tigre is another example despite receiving overall decent reviews and winning a number of Emmies and Annies. The next five episodes following "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigre" premiered very early in the morning, completely out of nowhere. The remainder of the series was aired on Nicktoons, with little to no promotion. Even beforehand, the show was very prone to being shown around midnight or early in the morning, and even being pre-opted a few times by other shows. When asked about the cancellation, Gutiérrez and a couple of other staff members explicitly said it happened because the show couldn't beat SpongeBob in ratings. He even painted...quite the interesting picture dedicated to the statement.note 
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum got a really bad case of this for Nickelodeon's main channel. After nearly 3 years of being adored, the show was moved to 6:00 in the morning. However, despite going through a one-year-hiatus during 2013, it still aired its' remaining episodes on the main channel during 2014.
    • Nicktoons replaced most of Fanboy's timeslots with other stuff. It could found somewhat inconsistently between 4:30am and 6:00am along with Random! Cartoons. Occasionally, the show had been airing at an early afternoon slot (though the wee-hours-of-the-morning slots still remain) until the show entirely ceased to air in March 2016.
  • Rugrats, which was once Adored by the Network, suffered this as part of a contractual disagreement of Nickelodeon. When new management came into Nickelodeon around the early 2000s, and their contract was about to expire, Nickelodeon and Klasky-Csupo couldn't agree on a price to produce Rugrats and their other Nicktoons. After this, Nickelodeon had effectively cancelled Rugrats and the rest of their other shows and, up until 2011, wasn't really acknowledged by the network at all.
    • Like the Hey Arnold! and Invader Zim examples above, Nick was in talks with Klasky-Csupo to revive the series in 2016. This was later followed in 2018 with the official announcement of a 26-episode revival series and a live-action/CGI film from Paramount Players.
  • The Brothers Flub was shown on Sunday afternoons at 4 PM for a season, and never got any reruns. It was cancelled in the blink of an eye, and quickly forgotten.
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy was a reasonably popular show in its hey-day. Despite this, Nick unceremoniously dropped the show like it suddenly came down with a bad case of malaria not long into its second season. New episodes rarely got aired or promoted, and, if they were, often got preepmted with SpongeBob reruns. It eventually was banished to Nicktoons, and was usually only seen in the same early morning slots as Fanboy And Chum-Chum, until it was taken off the air as of July 2016.
  • Planet Sheen took no less than two years to air all 26 episodes of its first and only season before it was quickly canceled without any notice. The airing of the final 13 episodes was so erratic that many people did not know the show was even on the air (didn't help it was banished to Nicktoons in 2012). Like Fanboy, it's speculated Nick killed the show not just because of low ratings, but due to a poor response from its viewers (Jimmy Neutron fans, in particular).
  • Robot and Monster was the Network Red-Headed Stepchild of 2012. It was given little advertising, was denied a second season, and the first season wasn't even fully aired! Nicktoons had to take over but, while they showed a couple of the remaining episodes, they couldn't even do them all. If anything, the show at least got a full series DVD (with all the unaired episodes) in 2014.
  • CatDog ended up being hit with this late in its run. After the Grand Finale TV movie "The Great Parent Mystery" aired in November 2000, Nickelodeon unceremoniously cancelled the show despite an entire fourth season having been made, which wouldn't air in North America until 2005, four years after the show's initial cancellation. To add insult to injury, the post-movie episodes aired in various other countries as early as 2002, almost three years before finally airing in the USA.
  • Nickelodeon managed to screw three shows (The Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and Monsters Vs. Aliens) all at once. Their crime? Being based off DreamWorks Animation films. According to Bob Schooley, executive producer of Penguins and Monsters Vs. Aliens, Nickelodeon was getting tired of having to pay licensing fees to DreamWorks in order to keep the shows going. DreamWorks owns the characters and other elements in the shows, while Nick retains half the shows' copyrights. Therefore, the shows were canceled so that Nick could focus more on investing in their own original programming. This prompted DreamWorks to sever its ties with any cable network in the United States and jump ship to Netflix, where they found much better success. DreamWorks did give Nickelodeon permission to continue broadcasting the series on sister network Nicktoons, where The Penguins of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness would finish their run, but the sale of DreamWorks to NBCUniversal, with the latter explicitly forbidding Nickelodeon from broadcasting the series again, led to Nicktoons doing a quick run of the final five episodes of Legends of Awesomeness throughout June of 2016 before all three series disappeared.
  • Whether it was intentional or not, Nickelodeon dropped the ball with Book 2 of The Legend of Korra. It received less advertising than Book 1 and was also placed firmly in the Friday Night Death Slot. Ratings for the Book 2 premiere were about half of the Book 1 premiere. Then they moved the show to a later time, again with minimal advertising, and the ratings dropped by half again. See the numbers here.
    • It also advertised a "marathon" that would begin a half-hour before its new timeslot at 8:30. The "marathon" was only one hour long and consisted of two new episodes, Beginnings 1 and 2. Immediately after those two episodes aired, the show was changed to yet another timeslot!, 8:00pm. Amazingly, it worked!
    • After Book 2, there was almost no news about the show, except a few teases from the creators. Book 3 didn't take nearly as long as Book 2 to be released... but that was probably because Nick's foreign affiliates kept leaking parts of the show, which were then quickly disseminated online. Finally, Nick's Mexican affiliate, MundoNick, leaked four episodes of the show online. The episodes were quickly taken down, but the huge leak resulted in Nickelodeon releasing the first three episodes of Book 3 (the leaked episodes were 3-6) within a week and with almost no advertising. The premiere had even worse ratings than much of Book 2.
      • A decision was originally made to only air the episodes on Nickelodeon and have ZERO digital options during the season. The lack of advertising meant that many fans of the show didn't even know it was back on the air until several episodes had already been broadcast and then had no (legal) options to see the ones they had missed.
    • After the premiere, the schedule for Book 3 became two new episodes a week. Then it looked as though after episode 8, they'd be pulling the series off the air and showing the rest of the series online instead. Word of God explained at a Comic-Con panel that apparently Nickelodeon had always been planning to move Korra to an online-only format, based on the record amount of views their site received when they streamed Book 2, as well as the fact that the show doesn't really fit in with the rest of Nick's programming. Indeed, several episodes contained very adult themes such as revolution and anarchism, a very graphic on-screen death, and a finale that made a popular Les Yay couple 100% canon (backed by Word of God). There are rumors that Nickelodeon moved the show online to avoid having to air that sort of content on TV. Though justifiable, it still doesn't excuse the network for not telling anybody (including the show staff) about the move until the last minute.
    • Most incredibly of all, Book 4 ended up premiering on October 3rd, 2014—less than two months after the conclusion of Book 3. This was because the budget was cut in the middle of production, forcing the creators to make a Recap Episode in order to prevent a large chunk of their staff from being let go early.
  • After the first season, Nickelodeon barely acknowledged KaBlam!. Its timeslot was inconsistent, it received very little promotion throughout all four seasons it aired (with the exception of Henry and June hosting various blocks of Nickelodeon shows), and after its cancellation from low ratings, Nickelodeon did its best to make viewers forget this show existed. It was reran on Nicktoons from 2002 (when the network was launched) to 2005, but with half of the episodes missing due to unknown reasons. note  Even when TeenNick created their 90's block, they didn't air this show. To add insult to injury, the show is the only Nicktoon without any official releases on home video or DVD.
    • Contrary to popular belief, it's not due to Nickelodeon having to pay royalties for the individual shorts—one of the creators of one short on a now defunct fansite said that Nickelodeon owns all the rights to the individual shorts (even Angela Anaconda, which got a Spin-Off on a different, non-affiliated network).
  • ChalkZone got some pretty horrific treatment by Nickelodeon throughout its run from the beginning. The first episode (as a stand-alone show and not as a short on Oh Yeah! Cartoons) premiered on December 31, 1999 (as part of Nick New Years' 2000), with the rest of the first season planned to air throughout 2000. It was delayed all the way to March 2002 (even though the theme song was included in the 2001 CD The Newest Nicktoons). The "official" premiere in 2002 was the highest-rated premiere for Nickelodeon, until The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius premiered. Consequentially, Nickelodeon chose to devote its promotion towards the latter show.
    • The first season only had seven episodes, thus, reruns were plagued by the repetitious showing of the same episodes for over a year. The second season would also be screwed over when Nick moved its premiere timeslot from Fridays at 8:30 PM (during the first season) to 9:30 PM, where the show's target audience would be going to bed, with very little promotion. Around this time, Nick also took away the show's weekend and weekday afternoon timeslots in favor of Jimmy Neutron, SpongeBob, and The Fairly OddParents. With only 14 episodes after the second season ended anyways, the show was left with only its Friday night timeslot and weekend morning timeslots on both Saturday (as well as an additional morning timeslot on CBS, back when Nick programmed the block) and Sunday.
    • The show was eventually dropped in 2005, with only half of the fourth season airing. The remaining episodes wouldn't air until 2008, but Nick screwed it even further by airing the episodes at 6:00 in the morning. Nick aired repeats in that timeslot until 2009, though Nicktoons continued to air the show until 2013 (the catch was that it was airing even earlier).
  • Nickelodeon, after cancelling My Life as a Teenage Robot following the second season, shelved the third season for three years, that season being shunted to Nicktoons when broadcast.
  • Kappa Mikey, an Affectionate Parody of anime and Japanese culture, was a huge hit on the Nicktoons channel (then known as Nicktoons Network) during its run. But when they decided to air it on the regular Nick channel, it got pretty bad treatment. The show got a ludicrously small amount of promotion (as opposed to Nicktoons Network, which aired commercials for it in every commercial break, even during those of the show itself), only aired on Sunday mornings, and started its run with an episode from the middle of the first season, rather than the very first episode. It didn't take long for it to be removed from regular Nick's lineup.
  • Rabbids Invasion: After the last new episode aired in December 2014, Nick hadn't aired any new episodes or even reruns until six months later. Despite being off the air for so long, new episodes still managed to have decent ratings. Then came July, where there were no new episodes scheduled, thus kicking the show off the air once again.
  • In 2015, Sanjay and Craig, Harvey Beaks, Breadwinners and gradually more and more shows suffered this treatment. To start, Nick had placed all three shows on a Sunday evening premiere block, a time where not a lot of children watch television, and ratings did not fare well. Nick wisely stopped airing new episodes a few months later and placed them on hiatus. While there wasn't any word on when Breadwinners will come back, it was announced instead that Sanjay and Craig and Harvey Beaks would be returning for new episodes on Saturday, July 18, 2015, yet the network didn't even bother to promote them. Both shows were suddenly yanked off from Nick's schedule after two weeks of disastrous ratings. As expected, Harvey fans were not pleased by this and even C. H. Greenblatt wasn't too happy about the horrible treatment his show has gotten.
    • In September 2015, the network made a Friday night block with Sanjay, Harvey, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, SpongeBob (from September to October; repeats of aired episodes lasted the rest of that block), and in January, the tenth season of The Fairly OddParents!. Unfortunately, it had very little advertising (as in it wasn't advertised until the Friday of the airing), low ratings kicked in, and the network pulled the block in March, cancelled Sanjay and Craig not long after, and moved Pig Goat Banana Cricket to Nicktoons.
    • Meanwhile, Breadwinners avoided the Friday night block and was paired on Sunday mornings with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Unlike the Turtles, Breadwinners had absolutely no advertising, and was shunted to Nicktoons towards its end.
    • In June, after The Loud House became a hit, Harvey Beaks was brought back to the lineup to air the last five episodes of Season 1, then started airing Season 2 immediately afterwards. Three weeks of new episodes, including the two-part "Steampunks" special were aired before it was taken off the lineup. Then another week of new episodes was shown in late September, followed by the Halloween special on a Saturday morning paired with a Halloween episode of The Loud House, all with zero reruns on the main network. Finally, Nick announced they were - you guessed it - dumping the rest of the series to Nicktoons. To add insult to injury, Greenblatt himself wasn't informed of the move until one of his coworkers posted about it on Twitter. At least Sanjay and Craig returned to Nick to burn off the remaining episodes.
  • Nickelodeon has been erasing Pelswick and his show out of their history. They don't even want to talk about Pelswick anymore. This could be due to the show getting Screwed by the Lawyers: as soon as Nickelodeon lost the syndication rights to the show, everything went back to Nelvana and Nick couldn't do anything with the show anymore.
  • An odd example has happened with SpongeBob SquarePants as of late. New episodes now take a longer than normal time to hit the airwaves, while episodes from previous seasons are held over. Consequentially, premieres of new episodes from recent seasons of the show have been spread over the course of a year or two. For example, it took almost 5 years for the network to finish airing all of Season 9. It seems the show has become so Adored by the Network that Nick just couldn't wait until at least 5 episodes wrapped production before exporting them.
    • Since 2012, all season 1-3 episodes are aired slightly sped up (fortunately, it isn't very noticeable), presumably for more commercial time, and some ending scenes are cut out entirelynote . Conversely, Nicktoons airs the episodes in their proper speed, and uncut.
    • In India, it gets even weirder. Despite being one of the most iconic cartoons everywhere else in the world, the main Nickelodeon network in India only airs the show at 6:00 in the morning every day, with an occasional rerun at 7:30A.M.
    • The British feed has the same problem as the Indian one, but worse: the only time it's shown is at 3:50AM, when the target demographic is asleep. The rest of the day is devoted to kidcoms and Winx Club reruns. The show does have more prominence on the country's Nicktoons channel, which itself is horrible at screwing over its own shows.
  • Nickelodeon tried various marketing strategies to boost Bunsen Is a Beast's popularity, such as crossing it over with The Fairly OddParents!, but Bunsen hasn't received the acclaim that The Loud House did, and its reruns are only on Nicktoons. The last episode to air on the main network was the Christmas Episode "Bunsen Saves Christmas". After that, premieres moved to Nicktoons. Butch Hartman announced the series would end after one season due to his departure from the network.
  • Welcome to the Wayne, like Bunsen, only reruns on Nicktoons. After only nine episodes, the show went on hiatus. It did get renewed for a second season, but the announcement was made half a year later, with the rest of the first season still not slated to return. Meanwhile, the rest of the first season premiered internationally, ahead of the U.S broadcast, and the second season is already set to premiere in fall 2018 in countries such as Turkey. After a year of not being on American television, the show is slated to premiere new episodes on, you guessed it, Nicktoons.
    • In the U.K, after airing all 20 episodes of first season on Nicktoons, there were no repeats.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), despite being a huge success for Nickelodeon, was shafted to Nicktoons to air the remaining episodes. This is likely to make room for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will replace this series after its 5-season run. Besides that, the finale was decently advertised and shown on the main channel.
  • In January 2018, Nicktoons gave SpongeBob and The Loud House one airing a day for each show. On one hand, they are two of Nick's highest-rated shows and have been given plenty of airtime, not to mention SpongeBob was already getting more than enough exposure without screwing over other shows. On the other hand, without Nicktoons repeats, if you missed an episode block of each on the main channel, you're out of luck.
  • The Loud House special "Tripped!" got a nasty case of this. Originally slated to air in a week of premieres during the first week of May on May 4th, 2018 with heavy promotion given for it, it got postponed at the last minute for a new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. Nick then moved the special to May 25, 2018, only to change their minds again and air the last 5 episodes of The Thundermans and a new episode of Henry Danger slated to premiere the same day. It was then moved to three days later, where it was again delayed for repeats of the same episodes of The Thundermans before finally being moved to June 25th. Ultimately, it was Amazon that released the special on the day it was supposed to air, only to quickly pull it not long afterwards.
  • Nick tried to let Pig Goat Banana Cricket succeed; it was given a second season ahead of the premiere, and was previewed after that year's Kids Choice Awards, but Nick saw that the series was only pulling in 1 million viewers— compared to the millions more that SpongeBob received, and the series itself garnered mixed reviews. The second season was booted to Nicktoons, where it aired until September 2017. The last 3 episodes (which already aired in Poland) premiered on August 11, at 4:30-5:15 AM, meaning anyone without a working DVR or a willingness to go on illegal streaming sites was out of luck.
    • The show never aired in the United Kingdom and Ireland until two years after its U.S premiere and only aired new episodes at 6AM in the morning. It would eventually be pulled from the channel a few months later.
    • Despite Nickelodeon Greece still airing the show on weekend nights, Season 2 has yet to premiere.
  • Pinky Malinky was originally developed at Cartoon Network's European development studio, and was picked up by Nickelodeon in 2015 to be a full series. Other than promotional material and an early second season renewal, Nickelodeon did nothing but sit on the series for three years. As part of parent company Viacom's new strategy of producing content for streaming services, it was announced that the series would instead premiere on Netflix in 2018. It was supposed to premiere on August 17, 2018, but was delayed to January 2019.
  • Glitch Techs was announced in 2016 with a brief series synopsis and single piece of art displaying the show's logo. Cue radio silence for the next few years, as the network refused to give us any additional information about the series, with only a piece of art or two getting leaked by way of art portfolios from those working on the show. Then came January 2019, when one of the show's artists announced on Twitter that the entire production crew had come into work to learn that production had been halted before it even got the chance to air due to allegedly high production costs. It's still assumed by everyone involved that the series will air whatever was completed (about a season and a half of content) sometime in 2019.

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  • TeenNick (and its predecessor, The N) became the teenager's equivalent to FOX when it comes to screwing shows over. If you're a show that airs on The N in the US and your name is not Degrassi, you will get screwed. Examples range from the canceled South of Nowhere and O'Grady to the not-canceled-but-completely-forgotten-about-until-the-network-suddenly-decided-to-drop-the-next-season-in-a-frenzy-of-new-episodes-about-eighteen-months-too-late Beyond the Break. The majority of the network's non-Degrassi schedule? Reruns of shows that originally aired on other networks, only about half of which came from Nickelodeon (like Drake & Josh, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, and Zoey 101, along with the occasional iCarly, Victorious, or Big Time Rush).
    • And even Degrassi doesn't get off all that easy. The N's broadcasts were heavily edited for content, the most notorious example being when they refused to air a two-part episode about abortion out of fear of viewer backlash. Once the show became really popular in America, The N was now forced into a position of pushing for creative changes on the Canadian writers.
    • A downgrade to TeenNick also means an immediate loss of any airings in High Definition, which is pretty much a must for any series in the 2010s, and means the makers of those international series are stuck waiting for Netflix (if Nick even puts their series on there) to present their show as intended in the U.S. The network finally got an HD feed in late 2016, but its distribution is beyond horrible.
    • NickSplat, when it comes to anything besides their most popular Nicktoons or Kenan & Kel. Even All That is usually reserved for a couple episodes every other weekend, usually as some sort of special event (which is probably why the block's name was changed from The 90's Are All That.) Good luck finding any other live-action 90's Nick shows in their line-up, especially those premiering in the latter part of the 90's. What adds insult to injury is how the network's social media posts will reference shows that the block never airs, not even on TeenNick itself anymore (such as The Amanda Show).
  • Weinerville had this happen after its popularity allowed it to expand new airings from Sunday afternoons to weekdays. According to Marc Weiner, the series was not renewed for a third season because Nickelodeon wanted to change its lineup to include more action-oriented programming.
  • True Jackson, VP was rarely shown on the network (but mostly shown on TeenNick). Whenever a new episode was scheduled to air, no "new episode" promo was shown until THE DAY OF the airing and whenever a rerun airing of the show was scheduled to air.
  • The Troop was also treated pretty badly by the network. Nickelodeon was a bit more kind to the show in the second season, giving it a plush Saturday-afternoon timeslot, right after Power Rangers Samurai. However, they decided to screw it even there by pre-empting the new episodes with SpongeBob SquarePants reruns, and the show was also moved to a prime-time timeslot on Saturday nights. The show was cancelled before all the episodes of season two were even aired on the network.
  • Anything produced by their international networks (especially their Australian and British operations) appear to air only out of a contractual obligation instead of a genuine interest to air something different for viewers, though the international producers have no say on promotion or timeslots at all it seems. Witness the rebranding of the Australian series Lightning Point on TeenNick to the generically confusing Alien Surf Girls.
  • Hollywood Heights, an attempt to create a telenovela-like daily series was supposed to be the big attraction of Nickelodeon's summer 2012 season. However, a confusing strategy which resulted it being branded as a Nick @ Nite program by the time it started, along with an inexplicable looping of the first episode through the first week, which instead of attracting viewers, fatigued them from watching the series further, and the usual complaints of why a teen soap opera was under the Nick @ Nite label soured those plans. By the time it ended in August, it had been reduced to being stuck on TeenNick and only watched by diehards. Compare this to January 2014's Every Witch Way, which received Nickelodeon's branding, a guaranteed weeknight timeslot, got a second season, and never changed its timeslot in each of its month-long runs on Nickelodeon.
  • For the network as a whole, its incredible decline in ratings in 2011 can be mostly due to its odd treatment of its shows not named SpongeBob SquarePants, Victorious, or iCarly. However, even iCarly received some bad treatment by the series' end. From advertising two separate episodes as the 'season premiere' (The Other Wiki hasn't even established when most seasons started, forcing Wild Mass Guessing as to where each 'season' begins since the network won't tell them), to advertising the series to run back to back, only to stop that after 4 episodes. They've aired episodes with no advertising and weird timeslots, like December 28 for the second blooper episode, or New Year's Eve for "iStill Psycho". Its ratings have been hammered with several episodes dropping into the bottom 5 rated ever, and the series as a whole dropping the average ratings of the rest of the show by over a million viewers.
  • Nick Studio 10, an afternoon block introduced in 2013, broke into programming with random viral or production video and inane stunts (usually involving food). Nobody except the network and quiet fans seemed to enjoy it, probably because its haters overwhelmed any attempts to fix the block or allow disagreement with their views. Their Twitter account was hacked with racist posts to the point where the network gave up on keeping control of it, while the program's Facebook page was best described as entirely having "feedback" of the profane variety. A promised return after Labor Day 2013 never materialized. It's assumed that the block has been killed, and the hosts of the block have pretty much disavowed ever appearing on it (likely due to said profane "feedback" ending up on their own personal social media timelines, which got to the point of them receiving threats for the mere reason of just doing their jobs).
  • Power Rangers had it rough at Disney, so a lot of fans cheered when Saban Brands brought the franchise and made the switch to Nickelodeon. Those cheers didn't last long, thanks to a "20 episodes per season" rule that Nick forced on the show. Power Rangers Samurai, and all subsequent adaptions, were stretched out for two seasons (the second season being a direct sequel to the previous; Super Samurai, in this case) and aired over the course of two years each with 40 episodes in-total. Adding to that, the broadcast of each individual season in-itself is stretched out by an exceedingly long Spring-Summer hiatus. One fan crunched the numbers and realized that the 40 episodes of Samurai/Super Samurai have run over a longer period of time than the 150-episode run of the first three seasons of Mighty Morphin'.
    • Before coming to Nickelodeon, Power Rangers has always adapted the previous year's Super Sentai series. Now that they keep falling further and further behind, Saban has had to start skipping over certain Sentai installments. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters got passed over in favor of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, and Ressha Sentai ToQger was skipped to adapt Shuriken Sentai Ninninger (the latter was possibly a case of the series being unsuitable for an American adaptation due to its railway motif making heavy use of Japanese trains).note  Although this has been alleviated by Power Rangers: Beast Morphers going back to adapt the previously skipped Go-Busters, Nickelodeon's "20 episodes per season" rule is still in place, and the network has already renewed the show through 2021 at the earliest. Though Hasbro acquired the franchise, and the other entertainment properties of Saban Brands, it is presumed that they still have to abide by this (helped by the fact that Hasbro has a close relationship with Paramount, owned by Nickelodeon parent Viacom).
  • Taina, for those unaware of it. It was about Taina, a teenaged Puerto Rican girl who aspires to be a singer and actress. Other cast members included a black guy friend that is sometimes the voice of reason, a guy that sometimes plays guitar for Taina's performances, and another aspiring actress who acts mostly as a rival but sometimes a friend to the main character. And if none of that sounds familiar, Taina is enrolled in Manhattan Performing Arts School. It also received similar ratings to Victorious and was moved to Saturday nights for the second season (which aired from January to May of 2002) where ratings doubled. Aside from being a popular show, it was canceled that summer. Nick thought it only appealed to girls, when at the time the network's target audience were mostly males. Turns out guys did like the show, too.
  • In an extremely odd move even by Nickelodeon standards, Victorious got this treatment during its final year: several new episodes scheduled to air during October/November 2012 were preempted by new episodes of Big Time Rush. YMMV as to whether it was due to the network wanting to hype BTR as a replacement for when iCarly and Victorious fold, or because of the somewhat-declining quality of Victorious's later episodes.
  • When explaining the cancellation of How To Rock, its executive producer talked about how Nickelodeon was "going through a transition right now". Said transition is also blamed for Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures and Fred: the Show also being cancelled after just one season each. Nickelodeon wanted to stay in business with Lucas Cruikshank, but the poorly-received Marvin Marvin was also cancelled after one season too. While it was natural for Nickelodeon to cancel these shows due to low ratings (and mixed-to-negative reception), every show that premiered after How To Rock's cancellation got, in fact, worse ratings.
    • As for the "transition" referred to earlier, as noted above at the top of this page, Nickelodeon would go on to favor their highest-rated shows at the expanse of having less variety to their overall programming. In recent years, however, this has applied less to their live-action programming and more to their animation slate. While Nick still has many live-action shows in production, every Nicktoon not named SpongeBob (save The Loud House) would get screwed over without mercy.
  • During Big Time Rush's fourth and final season in early 2013, the new Thursday timeslot had little promotion. As a result, most episodes aired rated with series lows, with the May 16th episode gaining just above 1 million viewers. And this was a series that regularly gets above 2 million on a bad day.
  • Sam & Cat was not renewed for a second season despite high ratings, most likely due to the network's poor treatment of the cast and crew. Nick had abruptly ordered 20 more episodes of the show for the first season without giving anyone a chance at renegotiating contracts. The schedules were grueling for everyone, particularly Jennette McCurdy who had wanted to take time off after her mother's death but was refused. Nick also reacted badly when racy photos of Jeanette were released online by NBA player Andre Drummond, whom McCurdy had briefly dated with, causing her to publicly accuse Nick of unfair treatment and refuse to attend the 2014 Kids Choice Awards. The last straw, however, came with rumors (that were later found false) that McCurdy had gotten into a feud with co-star Ariana Grande, leading Nick to abruptly shut down production with four episodes left unfilmed.
  • Since its premiere in 2007, The Naked Brothers Band was one of Nick's most successful shows. Despite this, by the end of the 3rd season, executives demanded more, urging Polly Draper and her family to lengthen the season from 13 episodes, to 60. 60 episodes in one season, for a show whose cast consisted of mainly grade schoolers and high schoolers! Obviously Draper refused, citing a previous agreement that the shooting schedule would not interfere with the boys' school schedule. Nickelodeon of course, did not conform to the "demands", and basically contributed to the end of one of their most popular shows in 2009.
  • House of Anubis got this pretty bad, possibly because it was made by the British network. In the months leading up to the premier of the second season, they decided to re-show all the episodes of the first season. Fans were excited, as many episodes weren't on the Nick site, and so they haven't seen much of the show in a year. Well, after the first half of the season, they used up one of the episode slots to air the premier of Fred instead- and stopped showing episodes since, leading fans to get rather upset. The third season got this the worst, however. At first, they only showed new episodes once a week- which doesn't sound so bad, except that previously the episodes were shown Monday-Thursday. About six episodes in, they used the time slot to, instead, air yet another new show. It wasn't shown for two weeks, until it was finally moved to TeenNick- a channel a portion of the fans didn't have and couldn't present the show as intended by the producers, which caused ratings to drop.
  • AwesomenessTV was treated badly by Nick, possibly because the YouTube channel is owned by DreamWorks Animation. After somewhat decent ratings in season 1, Nick moved season 2 to Saturday nights in 2014, where the show had good advertising and decent ratings. But in September, Nick dropped all advertising for the show and moved it to an earlier timeslot, and dropped all advertising, as the network was focusing on the second season of The Thundermans, as well as new shows Henry Danger and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn. Like the above-mentioned DWA Nicktoons, AwesomenessTV didn't get cancelled by the network, they just simply didn't renew it.
  • The underrated and little-known Legendary Dudas got tons of promotion back when it premiered in July 2016, but was canned after six episodes, and zero reruns, not even on TeenNick. Except for a few videos, Nickelodeon erased the show off their website.
  • 100 Things to Do Before High School, a Spiritual Successor to Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, was quietly cancelled in 2016, despite being better-received than other Nick sitcoms at the time. The cancellation was so quiet that Isabela Moner didn't know it was cancelled until Lisa Arch tweeted about it.
  • School of Rock, Game Shakers, and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn aren't reran on the main channel often, and they only air when they have new episodes. As of November 2017, reruns of the later two shows are seen on Nicktoons and TeenNick, though School of Rock reruns only air on the latter network. All three were eventually cancelled.
  • Nickelodeon's sports-themed shows:
    • Paradise Run and Crashletes only ever have reruns on the NickSports block on Nicktoons. However, they aren't cancelled yet, as Paradise has been renewed for a 3rd season, and Crashletes aired new episodes in 2018.
    • Jagger Eaton's Mega Life and All In With Cam Newton aired on Nickelodeon, but they were then shafted to the NickSports block. Unlike Paradise and Crashletes, Jagger and Cam were both canned after one season each.
    • After The Dude Perfect Show made a Channel Hop from CMT to Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon heavily advertised it, but it once again doesn't get many reruns on the main channel, only airs when it has new episodes, and reruns on NickSports.
  • W.I.T.s Academy, a spin-off of Every Witch Way, ended its first season on a cliffhanger in hopes it would get renewed for another season. However, before the series' producers could even think about doing another season, Todd Allen Durkin, who portrayed the role of Agamemnon, left the series to pursue an acting career.note  Nick found it infeasible to continue without him, and simply cancelled the series. It only got reruns on TeenNick in April 2016.
  • Max & Shred originally aired between November 2014 and January 2015, but was suddenly removed. The remaining episodes then aired that summer. Canada's YTV, who co-produced the series, renewed it for a second season, but Nick shafted it to Nicktoons, and gave up after eight episodes.
  • Make it Pop and The Other Kingdom were cancelled after two seasons (or one in the case of Other Kingdom) due to low ratings for the latter, and Nick refusing to renew the contract with DHX Media to produce the former.
  • In 2018, Nick managed to screw over 4 shows at once: Henry Danger, Game Shakers, The Thundermans, and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn, by removing all of their reruns on TeenNick and Nicktoons, and having them only air on the main channel. In the case of Game Shakers, it's not airing anywhere!
  • When Dan Schneider left the network in March 2018, Nickelodeon announced that Game Shakers was cancelled after 3 seasons and 63 episodes, and burnt off the episodes on Sundays until April.
  • When the final two episodes of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn aired on August 4, 2018, Nickelodeon hyped them up as "the summer finale", and not the actual series finale, which resulted in the target audience getting confused.
  • In June 2018, Star Falls was given the Korra treatment and all episodes of season 1 were released on the app. To make matters worse, the series was shafted to TeenNick and premiered the last 9 episodes of season 1 every Sunday in August due to low ratings.
  • Australian import The Bureau of Magical Things was hit with this after its premiere on the American network. After one episode, it got booted to TeenNick to premiere the rest of the episodes.

    Nick Jr./Noggin 
  • For years, Nick Jr. didn't even bother to start a West Coast feed, meaning that if anything was only on in the early morning hours in the east, it would only be on late at night in the west, for example, a show that comes on at 6:00 A.M. in the east would be on at 1:00 A.M. or midnight in Hawaii. They eventually launched a West Coast Feed in 2013 as a response to complaints from parents in the west about their ill-fated NickMom block starting at a time when the demographic for the channel was still awake.
  • The UK Nick Jr.'s treatment of ANYTHING that originally aired on PBS Kids was erratic, to say the least. Any show acquired from there would get screwed over in one way or another. Here are just a few examples.
    • Sesame Street started out pretty nice: it had two slots on weekdays at 9:00AM and 3:00PM. As Magic Adventures of Mumfie and Thomas the Tank Engine grew in popularity on the channel, the slots of the show were changed to accompany those two shows note  and as a result, Sesame Street was pushed to weekends at 6:00AM with no showings later in the day. The show ended weeks later and was replaced by re-runs of Blue's Clues, and aside from spin-offs and direct-to-video specials, it didn't air in the country again until Cartoonito started showing it in 2016.
    • Sid the Science Kid only aired its first season on the channel and aired it all within a month before it was pulled.
    • Dinosaur Train used to only air on weekends, but got replaced by more re-runs of Peppa Pig-when it was pushed into the dead hours of the morning. It still appears on their website, however.
    • Super Why! never aired any of its post-2012 episodes and only aired on weekends.
    • The Pajanimals ran for less than a year.
    • Some PBS Kids shows have never made it to the UK at all due to the way Nick Jr treats them. Notable examples include the seasons of Dragon Tales that neither Nick Jr. nor Tiny Pop aired, and the remaining seasons of Barney & Friends that CiTV, Cartoonito, and TCC did not air (the latter, at least, got some of the Direct-to-Video episodes released there and exclusive merchandise). It's a good thing that Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Peg + Cat are lucky to be aired on other networks in the UK.
  • The American run of Jane Hissey's Old Bear Stories on the Nick Jr. block was this. In a very similar manner to The Brothers Flub, the show was rarely re-ran and was quickly removed from the block as soon as it ended. It's a telling sign when the show that ran after it on its original channel in the United Kingdom got more recognition than this show, when all Old Bear got was three VHS tapes.
  • Nick Jr. heavily advertised Roary The Racing Car, but wound up airing Max and Ruby at the last minute. This is probably due to DreamWorks Animation buying out the rights of all Chapman shows (save for Bob the Builder) all of a sudden and Nick needed some time to sort it out. Roary had been airing on Nick in the UK for ages and that was probably what made Nick think they're in the clear to air the show. Prior to this, the show aired for a bit on Sprout (when it was a PBS Kids network).
  • After its predecessor was treated nicely for fourteen years, Dora and Friends: Into the City! has gotten this treatment. After "Dora Saves Opera Land" aired, the network decided to only air one episode of the show a month, but that then changed to one episode every two months. Things got really bad in November of 2016, when they decided to air blocks of new episodes of the show against shows that got higher ratings; the first of which aired on the same night as Elena and the Secret of Avalor. It was quietly canceled in February 2017.
  • Noggin aired Kipper for some time in the early 2000s. When they shifted to a preschool-targeted channel in 2002, it was on at 6:00 in the morning without any other slots later in the day. Everything else had at least 2 slots a day, and around the beginning of the next year, its time slot was replaced by Franklin.
  • Due to Nick Jr's constant airings of PAW Patrol, other shows have barely been given any airtime. Most shows like Blaze and the Monster Machines, Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi are airing due to ratings (although Umizoomi was cancelled in 2014), and a majority of their other shows (their back catalog specifically) are only on the Nick Jr. channel. And when Max and Ruby came back, only the new episodes aired, at a 7:30 am timeslot, with no repeats.
  • Lalaloopsy, and Julius Jr. premiered on the Nick Jr block on Nickelodeon, which is only dedicated to showcasing the biggest hits, but they were quickly pulled and banished to the 24/7 channel. Both of them were surprisingly treated very nicely on the 24/7 channel, having several programming blocks dedicated to them (along with shows like Zack and Quack, Dino Dan, Yo Gabba Gabba, Mia and Me, and Mike the Knight) with tons of promotion, and we mean tons. Things took a bad turn in late 2014 and the rest of 2015, when Nick Jr. quietly cancelled both Lalaloopsy and Julius after two seasons and fifty-two episodes each, and burned off the rest of their episodes on weekends with Invisible Advertising. Julius was immediately taken off the air after it aired its last episodes, while Lalaloopsy had reruns (on Sundays only) until late 2016. All mention of it was erased off the Nick Jr. site, but Julius was lucky enough to stay on the site. Luckily, Julius is available to stream on Netflix, while the Lalaloopsy franchise was also rescued by Netflix, picking up several of its movies, and creating a spin-off called We're Lalaloopsy.
    • The reason Lalaloopsy was canceled was because of a lawsuit.
  • After being treated very nicely for a few years, Wallykazam was kicked off the Nickelodeon block, banished to the 24/7 Nick Jr. channel to air its remaining episodes, and at was shown at extremely awkward time slots. It was later quietly canceled in 2017.
  • Peter Rabbit used to be one of the channel's most successful and promoted shows, airing on Nickelodeon daily. However, it was later banished to the 24/7 channel to air the remaining episodes, and was later quietly cancelled after 2 seasons. However, in the series' native UK, it still has decent reruns on CBeebies more than a year after it ended, and still gets some of the highest ratings on the channel.
  • Fresh Beat Band Of Spies also used to be adored, but it was then canned after one season and 20 episodes, and reruns on the Nick Jr. channel air at awkward time slots.
  • After being adored for a few years, Mutt And Stuff was shafted to the 24/7 Nick Jr. channel in October of 2017 to burn off the remaining 6 episodes.
  • An odd example with Shimmer and Shine and Nella the Princess Knight. Despite both of them being adored by the channel, Shimmer's ratings have declined over the years, while Nick Jr. had too much faith for Nella to succeed, since some of its episodes got less than a million viewers. Because of this, Shimmer and Nella only air on Nickelodeon (which is preserved for the most popular shows) when they have new episodes.
    • Nella started airing new episodes exclusively on the Nick Jr channel on February 12, due to abysmal ratings.
    • Both shows were eventually revealed to have been cancelled.
    • Sunny Day was Adored by the Network before it premiered, but due to the constant hype based around it, people started to get tired of it, and Sunny was also removed from reruns on Nickelodeon after its first six weeks, and only airs if it has new episodes, with all reruns on the Nick Jr. channel. In October 2018, the show started airing new episodes exclusively on the Nick Jr. sub-network due to poor ratings.
  • Zoofari was pulled from the schedule of the main Nickelodeon channel after 3 days due to poor ratings. It did air reruns on the Nick Jr. channel, but not for long.
  • In January of 2018, PAW Patrol reruns got removed from the Nick Jr. channel on Monday-Thursday, only airing twice a day on 9:00PM in an hour long block, which is when most of the target audience is already in bed. It briefly disappeared for two months starting in March before coming back at 10:00PM in May. In August, the problem was fixed with the show getting four time slots at reasonable hours on those days.
  • Thomas & Friends was advertised a lot when it officially came to the network in March and got ratings on par with PAW Patrol, but after a few weeks, it was pulled from reruns on Nickelodeon, and only airs there when it has new episodes, like most Nick Jr. shows. Unfortunately, during July 23-27, the premieres of Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, "A Most Singular Engine", "Philip's Number", "Very Important Sheep", and "Mucking About" were pulled from the main channel and were punted to the Nick Jr sub-network.
    • In December 2018, the show got only one airing a day on the Nick Jr channel at 6:30AM to make room for more re-runs of Peppa Pig.
  • After being pelted by Malaysian parents and educators over the channel not airing Peppa Pig, Nick complied. Except that they chose to purposely screw the show over by putting it on at a time where the target demographics were in kindergarten and preschool, and only on weekdays with absolutely zero repeats. The show was swiftly cancelled over the "low ratings" excuse once it ended it's initial run. And to top it off, they put the show on the Nick Jr. slot on the main Nickelodeon channel and not on the dedicated Nick Jr channel.
  • Rainbow Rangers was supposed to air on the main Nickelodeon channel and have a live screening of its premiere in Times Square, but six months before premiering, it was shoved to the Nick Jr. subchannel in favor of more PAW Patrol re-runs. In addition, Genius Brands hyped it up to be the next hit series by announcing a lot of merchandise tie-ins, associating it with the Disney movies that some of the staff members worked on, and the show's diversity. Due to Nickelodeon choosing not to advertise it on TV or online in favor of the in-house Butterbean's Cafe, which aired on the main Nick channel, Rangers ended up flying under the radar. Most of the videos uploaded on the Baby Genius channel only have about 100 to 1,000 views because of it.
  • Nick Jr's. broadcast of Canadian importDino Dan in America was erratic, to say the least. Often, the network would either hold off from airing the show between months or even a year. When Nick Jr. lost the rights to the series in 2018, producer Sinking Ship Entertainment took the series (along with spin-off Dino Dana) to Amazon. It also briefly aired on Universal Kids.

    Imports and acquired programming 
  • Rocket Monkeys, Nick's newest import since 6teen was sent to Cartoon Network, was aired at 1:30 PM weekdays, and Nick Jr. would usually still be on for another 30 minutes and the big kids would still be at school at that time. Nick did nothing else with the show and quickly pulled it. The first season's last few episodes, as well as the entire second and third seasons, weren't aired in the US until KidsClick got the rights to show them.
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches is an unfortunate case. Despite getting no promotion on Nickelodeon, it did well on the 2:30 PM slot on weekdays before most kids got home from school, and was primed to push from the original 'airing only because we have to' status (Viacom bought the worldwide rights but had to air the season at least once in the US despite the show not doing well on Fox Family in 1999) to 'airing because it's getting good ratings' and into a post-afterschool spot. However, that all came to an end with the broadcast of the episode "(Un)Happy Camper," which featured a particular scene containing a background picture of a topless, large-breasted woman at the beach (complete with cartoonishly oversized nipples). Once TMZ caught it creeping through the censors, parents (about 99% who hadn't even watched the only airing and mainly sent a copy-and-paste boilerplate complaint letter from a parent's group; remember, this all happened after it aired and TMZ posted about it) barraged the network with complaints and angry letters, and the episode wouldn't air again and was removed from the website. Nick quickly capitulated, and the show was pulled from Nick the moment the season's last episode was aired, being quickly forgotten in favor of the usual afternoon wallpaper that was SpongeBob SquarePants reruns. Weeks later, Nicktoons pulled reruns of the series to wash their hands of it completely. The producers of Oggy (who faced no backlash in France at all for the scene) did the sane thing and quickly replaced the image in future airings worldwide with a beach scene (and probably had a stern meeting with the background artist), which would have likely been a more appropriate way for Nickelodeon to react.
    • In Asia, the case was different. See, thanks to meddling from Malaysian satellite provider Astro, Oggy was already airing on Cartoon Network years before. Astro then somehow meddled with Disney Channel to air the show as well, resulting in two different networks carrying the show and backlash forming among the channels' older demographics, who see the show as lowbrow entertainment for simpletons (for some reason, Astro's meddling not only applied to the Malaysian feed, but Southeast Asia-wide). When it was announced that Nick will become the third network to air the show (alongside CN and Disney to boot), backlash reached critical mass. Many Asian viewers, especially aforementioned fans who don't like Oggy, would rather that Nick not air the show. Nick wisely stopped promoting it and started promoting Alvinnn!!! instead.
  • Miraculous Ladybug became the new darling when it premiered in 2015 to good ratings. In late February of 2016, the show was moved to 6 PM with Invisible Advertising. Nick tried again that summer, by adding new import Regal Academy and creating a block around both shows. It had some advertising at first, but when Power Rangers came back later that August, Nick gave all of the Saturday morning promotions to Rangers leaving the Miraculous / Regal Academy block with very little adverts left, only for them to disappear later in September. Once Nick finished Miraculous, it was booted to Nicktoons, and had rare airings before Nick lost the rights. According to tweets by series creator Thomas Astruc, Netflix's newly acquired U.S streaming rights for three seasons of Miraculous means new episodes will now premiere on the streaming giant instead.
    • Regal Academy did get some reruns after it finished its first season, but was pulled that summer. It did get a second season, which was aired on Nick Jr. Nick Jr. themselves removed it after they finished the second season.
  • Mysticons was doomed from the beginning, since the series was originally going to be aimed at boys, but the demographic was changed to girls because of executives' interest in the female market. From the start, it was announced that the main channel would air new episodes on Sundays, and only have reruns on Nicktoons. In January of 2018, Mysticons aired new episodes on Saturday mornings at 8 am on Nicktoons before going on hiatus from late February to late April. From that point, Nicktoons burned off the remaining episodes (with no reruns) until the series ended in September.
  • Kuu Kuu Harajuku a similar treatment to The Loud House and ALVINNN!, but was aired an hour before the two, meaning that nobody would even see it. After the first week, Nick announced that the show would air on Saturdays, joining Miraculous and Regal Academy, but then after that the show moved to Nick Jr., airing new episodes Fridays at 7:30 PM beginning in April 2017, only to get removed in February 2018.
  • ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks got hit rather harshly: Midway through the second season in November 2016, Nick suddenly pulled the series from its regular timeslot and replaced it with reruns of The Loud House, with the only reruns being at 6 and 6:30 AM on weekends. Nick was getting rid of all their other imports at the same time (surprising in the former's case given the large American fandom Miraculous Ladybug has). Then erratic schedules kicked in. It was booted to the Nick Jr. channel, where it stayed for some time before eventually returning to the base channel.
  • The American premiere of Get Blake! was delayed for a full year after it premiered in Australia and was dumped to Nicktoons. Nicktoons itself screwed it over by shoving the series on a week of "Nicktoons premieres" of other series. Nicktoons did give the show another chance in September of that year, but it didn't last long.
  • Digimon Fusion only aired its first two episodes before getting the boot to Nicktoons.
  • At first, Nicktoons aired 2 episodes of the second Yu-Gi-Oh! anime every night at 8:00 pm from Monday to Friday. Then it was moved to 3 episodes on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00, while the reruns were in the middle of a filler arc. Finally, the reruns got moved AGAIN to 2 episodes every Saturday night at 6:00 PM, until it disappeared from that time slot and hasn't been seen since.
  • It took Nicktoons two years to finish the run of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, skipping all of the second season.
  • Animaniacs got this treatment when it ran on Nickelodeon. They never finished airing all 99 episodes, shortened and altered the intro, and after two months on the air, moved the show from its 5:30PM timeslot to a 6:00AM weekend timeslot. The show was later moved to Nicktoons Network on the day it launched, airing until July 2005.
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation was canceled by TeenNick in 2015, and while it did get a great send-off, it was canceled very abruptly (as executive producer Stephen Stohn detailed in his book), leaving Epitome scrambling to find a home, which ended up being Netflix, but that didn't end up much better, see the Live-Action TV page for details.

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