>Nickelodeon hypes up a "special" Spongebob episode all month and dedicates special bumpers and such to it
>It's just an average 15-30 minute episode with the usual formula
>tfw you realize marketing alone tricked you into believing that Where's Gary, Truth or Square, and Pest of the West were anything more significant than normal episodes
This is curse upon mankind that will be forever known as "the dark times"
>that time Adult Swim added a block of live-action shows
I think Truth or Square had the stop motion intro and those live action segments where Patchy is doing a live show celebrating the show's anniversary that was the one time the large amount of promotion was appropriate
>Canceling a Scooby Doo or Looney Tunes reprise just to commission yet another one
>Dropping Fox Kids for Fox Box
All of it was severely bad foreign dubs TMNT (which was pretty good admittedly). I don't think it lasted more than a year before they dropped most of their shows and just became 4kids TV
>canceling the actually good continuations
>"This one's different from the other shows because the art style's different!"
>doing it TWICE IN THE SAME YEAR
>That time Nickelodeon decided to let Dan "Cum inside Her" Schneider make tween sitcoms
>Episodes of shows are released in "bombs" instead of weekly episodes.
Everything about Beware the Batman
>producers come with pitch for a No Man's Land Batfamily show; only one exec hates it because it's violent, so it gets canned
>producers come with a pitch for a fun Batman/Superman show; execs reject it because the "timing wasn't right"
>Beware the Batman gets made
>after Colorado Shootings, WB execs do damage control and force the crew to censor all guns, costing them lots of time and money to go back and do that
>no toy line or merchandise, which are vital to shows like this
>no premier date until literally the month it premieres
>no trailers, previews, or ads until literally the week before it premieres
>only one slot on Saturday and one on Sunday, both in the morning and no regular reruns
>one commercial that barely airs is the only thing that promotes it
>after the 11th episode, it gets pulled immediately and at the last second before the next premiere
>comic tie-in suddenly cancelled at six issues
>CN doesn't plan on airing it anymore, even though they have worse performing shows
>Toonami buys it, airs reruns before new ones at a shit time
>ratings in Toonami do OK, gets slowly moved up the slots, things look bright
>suddenly, CN wrote it off for as a financial loss for taxes, didn't tell Toonami
>Toonami scrambles at the last minute to have a mini-marathon to finish airing it right before the rights expire
>creators have a gag order and can't talk about the show to the press for a good while
Have they even said when the episodes are going to come back yet
>that part where he lists all the live action shows
please god don't remind me
>>no toy line or merchandise, which are vital to shows like this
That's not CN's fault. That's DC's fault, at least, I think it is. I'm pretty sure one of the reasons CN doesn't care about DC shows is because they get no merch money from it.
>Premieres new episodes Sundays at midnight
I will never not be mad. You have to want to kill a show to give it a timeslot like that.
>no toy line or merchandise,
I actually remember seeing a Batman toy that looked like it was the same Batman from Beware the Bat like months after the Toonami marathon but it was part of the Batman Unlimited line though.
>Never getting Complete Series box sets of shows like Motorcity, Generator Rex, Megas XLR, Static Shock, From Uprising, etc. Because they think that since people have internet, they don't need dvds or blu rays.
Jesus christ, i don't live in America and I always thought you guys were joking/exaggerating the amount of teen titan's go they air
What do I win?
>YTV back when it ran cartoons
I miss Saturday/Sunday morning and after school programming blocks. What happened?
CN did two retarded things that pissed me off.
They scheduled the last two episodes of Generator Rex to air, but replaced them with Ninjago, not airing the finale of GR until like 2 years later, unannounced, at 7 AM.
Luckily they leaked.
The most egregious is when they did the same thing to YJ and GLTAS.
Jesus fucking christ execs get your shit together. Beware the Batman was actually a pretty good show too. The only complaint I really had was the retarded looking nerf guns everyone used, and now I know even that was a stupid exec decision.
Schneider's a fucking creep.
Is it true he used to be a sleazy porn director before he got a job at Nickelodeon?
Following TV shows here in Canada is a bit of a crapshoot too.
I used to set my DVR to record Thundercats 2012 episodes which worked well for a while, but suddenly stopped at episode 9. Checked the schedules and apparently they just stopped showing it completely. Same thing with Steven Universe, only we just got like 6 episodes of that
sandwiched in between Johnny Test episodes. It still shows up on the Teletoon website despite them never airing it anymore.
Another time I was recording Gravity Falls episodes, but they started showing reruns instead of new episodes. Found out later the new episodes were moved to a new splinter channel from the original.
So basically I just torrent everything now. Fuck TV networks.
>Have several high rated animated shows.
>Start putting them on lengthy, seemingly random hiatuses.
>Shift them over to secondary network to boost ratings for that network.
>Keep irregular schedule.
>Shows end and the creator for one of them goes to a different network.
>Got nothing for either channel.
I wouldn't say they were set up for a new season at all. Them getting another mystery at the end was basically a way of showing that even with the world reset, there was always going to be mysteries for them. But from the very first episode, to the very last the show was about one over-arching mystery which they were trying to solve, and the show ended when they solved it.
I don't care man, that man is living the dream
bitch dont you fucking diss eric andre and your pretty face and black jesus and neon joe
well truth or square was an hour long. even longer on the inital airing and the DVD.
nick would've fucked over AT anyway or prevent it from becoming the greatness it was from S2-S4
Wabbit is a fucking accident that needs to be aborted
FCC forced stations to air more E/I programming and they all found it easier to just have Litton do their own shitty blocks (execpt for NBC which just airs Sprout programming)
thank god its gone down from that
they dont call them bombs officially. it was a phrase coined by the SU crew on tumblr that everybody started using. other storyboarders found the name nice too, like workers from TTG and Clarence.
he "left" but that seems likely
i miss their experimental phase with all those PG/PG-V shows and a generally darker tone for all their shows
>not wanting to be a child in the age of Toon Boom Titans
Studio executives are terrible people, aren't they?
>Struggling for ratings behind a high rated show
>Let's move it to 1 AM, without telling anyone
>Let's just fill its slot with a rerun of the show that just aired
I don't think the murder of a show has ever been so blatant.
>that time when CN let all the old guys go, and transformed channel into Tumblr Network
The way this show was handled was a fucking travesty.
Children channels should once again gather a bunch of people and give money to each come up with a pilot and see what new series they could produce. I think that the reason so many of us loved CN and Nick and Fox Kids was because they had so many different series for each time slot. Nowadays it's either 20 year old series still going or 2-3 new series looping forever.
But at least we had a lot of them, and thanks to our taste being non existent as children we enjoyed and still remember many of them. What do children have today? 12 hours of the same cartoon, and the other 12 split between 3 cartoons? It used to be a different show every half hour, and if you didn't like it there was Nickelodeon, Fox Kids, Disney, and I think there was another one, all with different shows every 30 minutes.
Cancelling toonami made sense though. Nobody watches anime on tv anymore. Yeah it's great that they are bringing back samurai jack but that could have been broadcasted on adult swim anyway.
the only time watching toonami mattered in this decade was when Space Dandy was airing the new episodes before Japan aired them. They should do that more but there's no anime that would be worth it for the network except maybe Dragon Ball Super airing at the times Kai airs (because i think 8:00pm EST would be the same time the episode airs in japan). It's a garbage dump of animation but it's Dragon Ball.
I dunno. They swap out stuff in the school time very often, usually swapping out Baby Looney Tunes with either classic Looney Tunes or Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries. sometimes additional Tom & Jerry stuff air, like the 2006 or 2013 series.
thats flash yo
>Nickelodeon hypes up a "special" Spongebob episode all month and dedicates special bumpers and such to it
>>It's just an average 15 minute episode with 15 minutes of Patchy the Pirate they shit together at the last minute
>People in this thread surprised that stuff they don't like happens on networks
>Not understanding that Cartoon Network and Nick and Disney are also businesses, ones in a market that are rapidly losing money due to Netflix and streaming
>Not realizing that shows that are rapidly popular with their intended demographic, like Teen Titans Go, will be promoted while ones that cater only to a few hundred /co/lleagues and tumblrites aren't seen as important
Not saying these things aren't bad, but you guys have to understand that this stuff is routine, even for networks that aren't for kids. We are the minority.
The very first reply was about CN Real, a decision made by an guy who got hired by Cartoon Network while thinking cartoons are dumb and should be replaced by live-action, and was universally reviled.
I don't think you can play the "eh they know their business" card here.
CN Real admittedly was a problem. But at the time, Disney and Nick were both trouncing CN in ratings. And guess what they had.
Just playing devil's advocate here, since regurgitating the same opinions over and over in here will eventually make /co/ a self-approving hugbox.
While we're at it,
>Ted Turner comes up with a scheme to make his company look more profitable than it is
>Different departments pay licensing fees to each other.
>On paper, this means money is being made when it's just moved around.
>In practice, it makes each department antagonistic and completely in competition with each other.
>Cartoon Network cancels all their DC shows on the cusp of a series of major film releases because they have to pay licensing fees to DC.
Meanwhile, Disney is a well-oiled synergy machine that includes Marvel and Star Wars in everything and gives no fucks.
>ABC pays stupid amount of money for it
>Airs THE SECOND EPISODE FIRST
>Second episode references stuff from first
>ABC cans it
>Holds rights hostage now.
I don't understand studio execs and I never will. I'd probably go postal just from all the inane shit they probably spew on a daily basis.
The director's commentary for that is pretty telling, and Silent Bob has some pretty good insight as to why ABC blew it with that show which was ahead of its time.
If I remember correctly, it was originally going to air on UPN (hence the UPN references in the early episodes), but they got an offer from ABC and went with them. But then ABC got super popular because of Survivor or some shit, and Clerks was too edgy and not in line with what ABC was doing.
Silent Bob concludes it with "Be the big fish in the small pond," reference how he would have had incredible freedom on UPN and something like 20 garunteed episodes.