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themidnightlore

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Watchmojo did a video on US TV channels that have since folded.
For some reason, they got Esquire Network's datation wrong, the one they gave was of its predecessor, Style Network (Esquire existed from 2013 to 2017).
Outside that, it was a nice watch.
 

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Nickelodeon GaS - Despite its later years running automated, was still a classic nostalgia spot for great game shows, even if some of them weren't on there anymore. It was definitely fun when around 2003 when I first lay witness to 'Camp GaS' for a summer long event. (in which they played Salute Your Shorts!) Don't recall if it started in '02 or maybe '01 when I first had it two years in. Some great blocks, lineups and fun commercial breaks with their own content. Fortunately having DISH, was able to enjoy it until some time in April 2009 when most(*) everyone else lost it New Year's Eve in 2007. Nothing changed when DISH carried it content-wise but in '08, there'd been some frequent errors to where the commercial breaks started with audio but then cut out the rest of it however long it added, and the on-screen bug was a little bit bigger and transparent. It was thanks to this I was able to enjoy game shows I'd never seen before, primarily due to ending close to the time I could start to comprehend, so Finders Keepers, Get the Picture, Think Fast, Make the Grade, and SK8-TV were those shows I'd not known of until I saw them here. Revisiting the classic Double Dare was a treat among all the others, with Guts + Legends topping my favorites to watch.

The Hub / Hub Network - Enjoyed its launch in a few spots 10.10.10. I didn't watch necessarily much, but when 'classic'/fan-favorite shows were broadcast, those are what I'd mostly watched. Fraggle Rock was a big one for me being able to relive that. I enjoyed their HuBoom block, and even their prime time lineup of acquired comedies and dramas. Of course, there's 2011, when a certain show began its run. Didn't see it the day it premiered but did in the next couple weeks when they played its first 6 episodes, and instantly fell in love with it, easily watching reruns thanks to its writers producing great comedy.

FOX/ABC Family - Didn't watch 'The Family Channel' at all I think when it was that, but started for sure when it was FOX Family. I recall a lunch-time lineup that included 2 episodes of Garfield and Friends an hour apart with Inspector Gadget and The Kids from Room 402 (which I never caught onto) in the middle of those Garfields. Eventually becoming ABC Family and when it was that, I enjoyed a lot of syndicated broadcasts of sitcoms like Full House, Family Matters, and especially Step by Step. None of them I'd seen in their initial runs, but Whose Line is it Anyway when they played it was my #1 fav on there and lasted a long time I recall as well as Step by Step which I loved. Pretty much when each one I watched was gone, so was I.

The N - Once again, it was shows I watched on another network I came back to for a taste of nostalgia and joy in seeing it again. Pete & Pete, Clarissa, and eventually Alex Mack. However, I did enjoy other shows broadcast ranging from Ghostwriter I hadn't recalled seeing elsewhere. I also liked one of their imports, Being Eve. I didn't see 24Seven much but I know that was there. Also really enjoyed A Walk in Your Shoes. At the time I first saw The N, they were only broadcast from 6pm-4am I think, maybe 3. After the block and before Noggin started up, they had a 2-hour Cable in the Classroom block with a few different shows each getting their own 2-hour spot each week. Bill Nye the Science Guy was among those shows including a few I'd never heard of, 3-2-1 Contact for example, though as much fun as it was watching Bill Nye again, became the only of those shows I caught, and even that wasn't much. Later on when The N had expanded to a full 12-hours, I remember other imports and other teen-based shows they did. Many I didn't watch, but it was a great feel for the network, and they belonged. That's when it 'was' teen shows. They also had a reality competition show called Boys vs. Girls which was enjoyable. TeenNick now sadly can't compare to that at least in regards to the channel name. Many of those shows were 'tween' targeted I'd say. While yes, I enjoyed some of those too, it's still the name of the channel that doesn't make them feel in place, though perhaps teenagers when some of those shows were broadcast originally (in which I was before High School grad), still fits from their demo. Just not the same like it used to be with The N though. (I type mostly this, but not my favorite listed here) -------- I don't really have much to say for Noggin as I had watched a few shows, but only for nostalgia, and I think just two. Little Bear + Gullah Gullah Island.

G4 - I really didn't watch this one all that much - at least not until it had become that from TechTV, but I did for a few anime, and IIRC, didn't stick to completion on any of them. I wish I had in a way, but also it may have been due to a lack of interest in the anime itself. Kind of most of what [as] played had more of an interest in, and no matter what G4 got, seemed I couldn't get into it. I wish I tried better but couldn't force myself to try something not interested in. Do wish I payed a little more attention to those superhero anime they'd broadcast like Iron Man and etc. They were plenty on weekends close to the end of G4's broadcast life.


.... just to name a few with minimal description ;)
I personally don't miss G4 if we're talking about the time period in which Neal Tiles became the president of the channel and it went from a video game/technology channel to essentially, a poor man's Spike TV.

And literally hours upon hours were devoted to reruns of Cops, Campus P.D., and Cheaters. Maybe only two hours a day were devoted to original programming like Attack of the Show and X-Play.

It was absolutely like what MTV is now with their overreliance of Ridiculousness. G4 had for all intents and purposes, become a zombie channel that was reliant on sleazy, and cheap reality programming that had little if anything to do with the channel's original intent.
 

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I personally don't miss G4 if we're talking about the time period in which Neal Tiles became the president of the channel and it went from a video game/technology channel to essentially, a poor man's Spike TV.

And literally hours upon hours were devoted to reruns of Cops, Campus P.D., and Cheaters. Maybe only two hours a day were devoted to original programming like Attack of the Show and X-Play.

It was absolutely like what MTV is now with their overreliance of Ridiculousness. G4 had for all intents and purposes, become a zombie channel that was reliant on sleazy, and cheap reality programming that had little if anything to do with the channel's original intent.
According to Adam Sessler, the reruns of COPS were unfortunately necessary to bring on enough money to keep the channel afloat.
 

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According to Adam Sessler, the reruns of COPS were unfortunately necessary to bring on enough money to keep the channel afloat.
Well, it didn't do enough to stop it from being shut down in its original form before being relaunched last year as an online brand with a return to linear television coming at a later date.
 

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I used to watch KidsCo, it was home of obscure kids shows (like Sonic the Hedgehog (SATAM), Donkey Kong Country, Pelswick, Madeline, Di-Gata Defenders, Sonic Underground, DinoSquad and Ned's Newt) and of course original kids show, Boo & Me, but sadly on January 1, 2014, KidsCo shuts down.
 
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Animania HD: a channel in the New York area which was an assortment of different genres of cartoons. It shut down in 2009, but I got Boomerang some months later, so it filled the Animania-shaped hole in my heart rather quickly.
 
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I also miss Viceland before it became just another A&E off-shoot. It definitely died in 2019 (for me at least).

Doesn't count but I still miss that era.
Viceland isn't closed, but removed from countless TV providers and renamed to just Vice and literally used the same Vice logo.
 

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Animania HD: a channel in the New York area which was an assortment of different genres of cartoons. It shut down in 2009, but I got Boomerang some months later, so it filled the Animania-shaped hole in my heart rather quickly.
I have a schedule for it. Wanna see?
 

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I missed Maxxx channel, it was the only filipino channel that used to air G4TV programs (like Attack of the Show!).
 

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Toon Disney
Sleuth/Cloo
Chiller
Nick GaS
WB
UPN

WGN America - it was a lot of cop shows
Court TV/TruTV before rebrand in 2014 - it was cop shows and jail shows
Boomerang before rebrand
Nicktoons before rebrand
TVLand before rebrand with original series
TNN/Spike
AMC as classic movie channel
 

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