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  • It sounds like Nick is just burning off Alvinn!! episodes, and there's no promo for it, nor any social media. It isn't going to get repeated on main Nick after new episode at all.

    http://thefutoncritic.com/showatch/alvinnn-and-the-chipmunks/listings/

    It seemed that Nick doesn't even care about Alvinn!! at all. Anybody have any thoughts of it?

    Or if anyone can lead to discussion of the episode, that's fine too

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    • It's really not surprising considering Nick's actions in the past with scheduling and promotion. They've removed or moved episode last minute without promotion, their scheduling is constantly different, and they've removed repeats from Nick, placing them on Nicktoons. They clearly don't care about the series or to allow it to do as well as it could. Just like the last group of episodes that were scheduled; the ratings were increasing and they cancelled the last premieres that were scheduled.

      There's been a rumor that a executive at Nick doesn't like the show. Whether or not that is true and is the result of Nick's behavior in regards to the series is debatable, though there's no doubt the show isn't receiving the treatment it should.

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    • It's possible that business relations and/or legal rights are at the heart of this issue. I've certainly seen fewer promotions compared to non-Spongebob shows, via Youtube. I always see every other show promoted in ads. 

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    • DEmersonJMFM wrote: It's really not surprising considering Nick's actions in the past with scheduling and promotion. They've removed or moved episode last minute without promotion, their scheduling is constantly different, and they've removed repeats from Nick, placing them on Nicktoons. They clearly don't care about the series or to allow it to do as well as it could. Just like the last group of episodes that were scheduled; the ratings were increasing and they cancelled the last premieres that were scheduled.

      There's been a rumor that a executive at Nick doesn't like the show. Whether or not that is true and is the result of Nick's behavior in regards to the series is debatable, though there's no doubt the show isn't receiving the treatment it should.

      DEmersonJMFM, if the rumor is true (I’m speculating), why is Alvinnn! and the Chipmunks on Nick to begin with, in addition to be nominated for the Nick’s kids choice awards? Although Spongebob is nominated and usually win every year, I’ve seen Nickelodeon cartoons like TMNT (wasn’t originally a Nickelodeon franchise, but Nickelodeon bought it in 2009) don’t get nominated every year. What I’ve noticed is that Spongebob is favored and they show the cartoon a little more than the other cartoons on Nick. If people like this show and the scheduling is inconsistent, people are not gonna want to watch it even more because they don’t know. However the scheduling isn’t as bad as the other non Spongebob cartoons. Legal rights could also be as well because as we know, the franchise belongs to the Bagdasarian family, so they probably have to discuss about the timing and stuff. I wish scheduling is more consistent.

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    • It seems that copyright might make more sense as to why the scheduling is off the walls, as it seems other countries with less strict copyright laws get somewhat more consistent airing. 

      My concern is that future seasons will be on a network whose parents company is greedy or even a streaming service. Not everyone has access to streaming. Does anyone know if the network for season 5 has been confirmed yet?

      Nickelodeon's treatment of the show in combination with the drastic changes to episode availability makes me think there will either be a lawsuit or that BP will choose another distribution method altogether within a few years. I have trouble trying to catch up on episodes due to airtime combined with the fact that Nickelodeon's US mobile app went from showing all episodes aired at that point to only the current season. 

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    • Tan&Nerdy wrote: It seems that copyright might make more sense as to why the scheduling is off the walls, as it seems other countries with less strict copyright laws get somewhat more consistent airing. 

      My concern is that future seasons will be on a network whose parents company is greedy or even a streaming service. Not everyone has access to streaming. Does anyone know if the network for season 5 has been confirmed yet?

      Nickelodeon's treatment of the show in combination with the drastic changes to episode availability makes me think there will either be a lawsuit or that BP will choose another distribution method altogether within a few years. I have trouble trying to catch up on episodes due to airtime combined with the fact that Nickelodeon's US mobile app went from showing all episodes aired at that point to only the current season. 

      I agree there something has to be done. The inconsistent scheduling cannot go on like this. I’ve seen Saturday morning cartoons do better than that with scheduling. Bad scheduling with Nick has been going on for far too long (I’m talking about Back at the Barnyard having a similar issue, and some other Nick cartoon as well that are not Spongebob.)

      I think some of the episodes that the Bagdasarian family did, decides that should go on air but then Nick’s scheduling gets messed up on purpose. I even noticed some of the season 4 episodes disappeared as well as most of the episodes on the Nick app. Meanwhile I noticed that the other countries are giving the chipmunks a chance, while US isn’t really giving them a chance.

      As for the 2015 series, they’re working on season 5 right now according to their interview on a YouTube channel called Munkie media. However some of the episodes wouldn’t be done on time animation wise because it takes a group of people to work on it, so it would be on the air later. I’m praying this show would be given the respect it deserves again soon.

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