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Old 03-15-2015, 04:14 AM   #1
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Default Did "Are We There Yet?" get screwed over by TBS at the end?

What I mean is that as soon as they got the rights to broadcast The Big Bang Theory, they didn't really "need" AWTY anymore. To give you a better idea of my point:
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But you can already notice the downward trend here: Whereas the two Tyler Perry series earned additional orders, Are We There Yet? was stopped at 100. Its final season was even moved out of primetime, strip scheduled during daytime hours. The reason? TBS had purchased syndication rights to The Big Bang Theory, the one multi-camera megahit to emerge in the last decade of broadcast sitcoms. Debmar-Mercury’s experience with TBS indicates the inherent instability of this production model. The promise of lots of cheap programming sounds great when a series debuts to strong numbers, but as a network becomes more established, executives have other programming options, and those 90 episodes of Are We There Yet? became a burden rather than a blessing, shuffled off to daytime to continue serving Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury’s syndication needs but no longer holding value for TBS.
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