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      2. Adored by the Network: The network gives more airtime and promotion to the shows that the executives like better.
      3. Advertising by Association
      4. After Show
      5. AMPTP
      6. Audience-Alienating Premise: A work fails to find an audience because its premise is widely considered to be too strange, boring, controversial, etc.
      7. Award Category Fraud
      8. Award Snub: A work doesn't win an award, but people feel that it should have.
      9. Backed by the Pentagon
      10. Billing Displacement: The work gives top billing to more well-known actors even though they are not in starring roles.
      11. Bland-Name Product
      12. Block Programming
      13. Bottle Episode: An episode that saves budget money by limiting the number of characters, backgrounds, etc. that can be used.
      14. Box Office Bomb: A movie makes less money than its budget upon release.
      15. Brand X
      16. 抗皱去皱Breakthrough Hit
      17. Bribing Your Way to Victory: Winning a game by spending real world currency.
      18. 抗皱去皱

      19. Career Resurrection
      20. Cash Cow Franchise: A franchise that continues production because it is very profitable for the company that owns it.
      21. Cam Whore
      22. Cancellation: The network airing the show decides not to renew it for more episodes.
      23. Channel Hop: A television series ends up airing new episodes on a different channel. This also applies to works changing publishers and distributors.
      24. Colbert Bump: An obscure work gets more attention after being referenced in a more well-known work.
      25. Comedy Ghetto: Audiences lose interest in a work for focusing on comedy.
      26. Content Warnings: The work starts with a disclaimer warning the audience about the kind of content featured in the work.
      27. Contractual Obligation Project: The work is made because the people involved are contractually obligated to do so.
      28. Contractual Purity
      29. 抗皱去皱

      30. Controversy-Proof Image
      31. Couple Bomb
      32. Cult Classic
      33. Dancing Bear
      34. Demographics
      35. Don't Try This at Home: During scenes that feature imitable behavior, the audience is warned that they shouldn't copy what the characters are doing because they could hurt themselves.
      36. Drawing Board Hiatus
      37. Digital Rights Management
      38. 抗皱去皱Edited for Syndication: Reruns of a show have scenes cut from the episodes' original broadcasts.
      39. #EngineeredHashtag
      40. Executive Meddling: The executives force the creators to make changes to their work.
      41. Executive Veto: The executives say no to the creator's idea, forcing the creator to come up with a new concept that accomplishes what they want without upsetting the executives.
      42. Fan
      43. Fan Community Nicknames: Nicknames for specific fandoms.
      44. Fauxrrari
      45. Follow the Leader: Other works deliberately imitate a work that is proven to be successful.
      46. Follow-Up Failure
      47. Former Child Star: A person who used to be a celebrity as a child.
      48. Franchise Killer: The franchise installment that failed so badly it completely ended the franchise.
      49. Franchise Zombie: The franchise keeps going long after the creator wanted it to end.
      50. Freemium
      51. Funny Character, Boring Actor
      52. God Does Not Own This World: The creator does not own the rights to their work, so the company that does own the rights can continue production or reboot the work without the original creator's involvement or approval.
      53. Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight
      54. Hollywood Hype Machine
      55. I Was Young and Needed the Money: It's revealed that a character was in a pornographic film when they were younger because they were that desperate for money.
      56. International Coproduction: A work that is made by companies based in different countries.
      57. Late Export for You: A work isn't released overseas until well after its native release.
      58. 抗皱去皱Lead In
      59. Limey Goes to Hollywood
      60. Luvvies
      61. Lying Creator: The creator deliberately fibs about their work.
      62. Magnum Opus Dissonance: Audiences and the creator have different opinions on what the creator's best work was.
      63. Mean Character, Nice Actor: A mean character is played by an actor who is much nicer in real life.
      64. Media Classifications
      65. The Merch
      66. Merchandise-Driven: The main reason the show exists is to advertise merchandise.
      67. Microtransactions
      68. Misaimed Marketing: A work has advertisements and merchandise that either contradict the work's intended message or come off as very odd to people who've actually seen the work being advertised or merchandised.
      69. Midseason Replacement
      70. Money, Dear Boy: They only got involved with the project so they'd get paid for their work.
      71. Murder Simulators
      72. Music Is Politics
      73. Network Death
      74. Network Decay: A network appears to have strayed from the kind of content it was originally founded to broadcast.
      75. Network Executives
      76. Network Red-Headed Stepchild
      77. 抗皱去皱Network to the Rescue: A network picks up and renews a series that was cancelled by another network.
      78. Nice Character, Mean Actor
      79. No Budget
      80. No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: A work continues being popular in spite of bad press.
      81. No Export for You: A work that never gets released overseas.
      82. Not Screened for Critics
      83. Now Buy the Merchandise
      84. Obvious Second Choice
      85. One for the Money; One for the Art
      86. One Game for the Price of Two
      87. Only Barely Renewed
      88. Our Lawyers Advised This Trope
      89. Outlived Its Creator: The franchise continues after the original creator died.
      90. Paying Their Dues
      91. Plagiarism
      92. Polish the Turd: Making something look better than it actually is.
      93. Product Placement: The work features use and appearances of real life products.
      94. Promoted Fanboy: Someone who is a fan of the work ends up contributing to the franchise.
        • Contest Winner Cameo: Someone wins a contest where their prize is a cameo appearance in the work.
        • Running the Asylum: Fans end up being in charge and are now given free reign to make their ideas canon.
      95. Prop Recycling: Reusing assets for another production.
      96. Ratings
      97. Ratings Stunt
      98. Real Money Trade
      99. The Red Stapler: A work ends up increasing demand for a particular item.
      100. Rerun: Re-airing previously aired episodes.
      101. Revenue-Enhancing Devices
      102. Revival: A show that completed its run gets renewed for more episodes.
      103. Revival by Commercialization: A song becomes popular again after being used in modern media.
      104. Safe Harbor
      105. Screwed by the Lawyers: Production or distribution of a work is ceased or hindered by legal issues.
      106. Screwed by the Network: The show gets cancelled because the network didn't treat it well.
      107. Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
      108. Selling the Show
      109. Sequel Hook: A work features hints that a sequel may come up.
      110. 抗皱去皱Showrunner
      111. Sleeper Hit
      112. So My Kids Can Watch: An actor agrees to appear in a work so their children can see them act.
      113. Spoil at Your Own Risk
      114. Sports Preemption
      115. Star-Making Role: The role that led to an actor's rise in prominence.
      116. Sweeps
      117. Tabloid Melodrama
      118. Target Audience
      119. Timeshift Channel
      120. Transatlantic Equivalent
      121. TV Strikes
      122. Unions In Hollywood
      123. Unisex Series, Gendered Merchandise: The work is aimed at all audiences, but the merchandise is only targeted at one gender.
      124. Vacation, Dear Boy
      125. Vanity Project
      126. Viewers Like You
      127. Viral Marketing
      128. Wag the Director: The cast makes demands that must be met if they're going to act in the work.
      129. 抗皱去皱Watershed
      130. TV Strikes
      131. Writing Around Trademarks: Avoiding lawsuits by never directly referring to copyrighted material by name.

      132. Top


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