Friday, 17 January 2014

We May Have a Problem. [Vortexx on The CW]

One of the reasons why programming blocks flop was because they failed to refresh their lineup and had to resort to recycling the same shows over and over again. That's what's happening to Vortexx. The Spectacular Spider-Man, B-Daman Crossfire, and Dragon Ball Kai might be in the clear, but Justice League Unlimited, Bolts & Blip, and especially Sonic X have warn out their welcome. It's time for some more fresher material. Thing is, they had fresh material in the form of Iron Man Armored Adventures, Transformers Prime, and Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. But they took them off the schedule before they could finish their runs. That was their first mistake.

Second mistake: Pushing Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal to the end of the block just so they can air a full hour of Sonic X. ...'Nuff Said, unless I'm not seeing the big picture. After all, merchandise sales play a big role in the cartoon business nowadays. You can create (or dub) an animated show that makes the average drama look like a kidcom (for example, any action show on Cartoon Network or Disney XD)...only for it to get cancelled simply because it didn't sell enough toys. If one hour of Yu-Gi-Oh! is the last thing children see, then Yu-Gi-Oh! will be the first thing they think of when they go to the toy section. Guess what's going to be sold out by Sunday.

That's fine, but that doesn't solve the first problem. During the time between Digimon's debut and Sendokai's debut, whenever that is, Vortexx needs to find some more new shows to air, or at least some older shows that haven't been given enough screen time.

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