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Nickelodeon - Random Topics
Nick's "network decay" if you want to call it that really started around the time that "Rugrats" was "uncancelled" around 1997 and the first movie came out (the first ever non-Disney animated movie to make over $100 million at the box office). This led to "Rugrats" being run to death every single day. Meanwhile, just about every other Nicktoon had to be Klasky Csupo product just like "Rugrats". "Rugrats" was pretty much the "SpongeBob" of the late 1990s-early 2000s in terms of how over-reliant Nick became of it. The homogonizing of Nick's programming is what also killed it. So instead of having a variety of programming like in the past (e.g. game shows, horror shows like "Are You Afraid of the Dark", sci-fi shows like "The Secret World of Alex Mack", "Space Cases" and "The Tomorrow People", and quirky, slice of life sitcoms like "The Adventures of Pete and Pete", sketch comedy/variety shows like "All That" and "You Can't Do That on Television"), we get cookie-cutter, "wishful fulfillment" tweencoms which seem to be no different than the kind that you can find on Disney Channel these days. I honestly believe that Nick has in recent years, become way too concerned with what Disney has been doing. The demise of SNICK in 2004 in favor of second day of TEENick was really the official beginning of the end of the "golden age" (or whatever remnants were left of it) from the '90s. I mean, Nick can air "iCarly" on Saturdays and it wouldn't make much of a difference as any other day. In other words, Nick has grown way, way too complacent with their scheduling/programming choices (to the point in which it has become tiresome). They've been relying too much on outside factors (like Disney or Saban with the Power Rangers, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dreamworks, etc.) for inspiration or ideas as of late instead of coming up with their own stuff. They also treat a selected few of programs and their stars (e.g. Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice most recently) most importantly (just like Disney) as a cash cow or potential cash cow to milk and exploit to the extreme. If a show like "The Troop" sticks out like a sore thumb in regards to what kind of genre it fits into, then it doesn't get as much publicity.promotion. -- Submitted By: (TMC1982) on November 30, 2010, 5:15 pm

Laverne & Shirley - TV Shows
Laverne & Shirley in Jump The Shark: http://web.archive.org/web/20080429224104rn_1/www.jumptheshark.com/topic/Laverne-Shirley/Laverne-38-Shirley-General-Comments/1142 -- Submitted By: (TMC1982) on November 16, 2010, 12:07 am

Happy Days - TV Shows
Happy Days in Jump The Shark: http://web.archive.org/web/20080504173334/www.jumptheshark.com/category/H/28&fstart=0 -- Submitted By: (TMC1982) on November 15, 2010, 11:37 pm

Facts of Life, The - TV Shows
The Facts of Life in Jump The Shark: [url]http://web.archive.org/web/20080702001227/http://www.jumptheshark.com/forum/Facts-Life/664[/url] -- Submitted By: (TMC1982) on November 13, 2010, 5:39 pm

Family Ties - TV Shows
Family Ties in Jump The Shark: http://web.archive.org/web/20080414194724rn_1/www.jumptheshark.com/topic/Family-Ties/Family-Ties-General-Comments/656 -- Submitted By: (TMC1982) on November 13, 2010, 5:27 pm

At the Movies - TV Shows
Siskel & Ebert in Jump The Shark: http://web.archive.org/web/20080628234529rn_1/www.jumptheshark.com/topic/Siskel-Ebert/Siskel-38-Ebert-General-Comments/1799 Ebert & Roeper in Jump The Shark: http://web.archive.org/web/20080501221256rn_1/www.jumptheshark.com/topic/Ebert-Roeper/Ebert-38-Roeper-General-Comments/592 -- Submitted By: (TMC1982) on November 13, 2010, 5:25 pm


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