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    So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    So it seems, much like Nickelodeon, Sprout gave up on LazyTown after 6 years. I really don't know why. Probably because of NBC taking full ownership of Sprout or because Turner thought it was fickle to have a show they own on a network that's owned by a competitor. Who knows.

    But it seems that any channel or streaming service in the USA doesn't want it or really care about it. My thought is that Lazy Town is a show that's a BIT outdated. After all, it did come out the same year as Super Size Me did, (I.e. the height of the American obesity crisis) so it did well because of the timing.

    However, when Turner bought it, it seemed like it was too late. Sure, it stayed on Sprout for a good long time, but like Nickelodeon, they just gave up on it. Maybe networks think it won't give them a good ratings boost, but then again, I'm not a analytics guy.

    What do you guys think? Has the USA abandoned Lazy Town?

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    I haven't bothered to turn on Sprout for awhile. Have they gotten rid of the Super Sproutlet Show? I know Sportacus/LT had a big influence in that.
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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sportafan View Post
    I haven't bothered to turn on Sprout for awhile. Have they gotten rid of the Super Sproutlet Show? I know Sportacus/LT had a big influence in that.
    Personally, I didn't have Sprout till 2015, right before NBC took full control and rebranded the network (Watched it mainly for Classic Thomas & Friends episodes).

    However, when we got it, it seems like they tossed that block out the window. Then I looked online and moved it to the death slot of 11:30 pm. Afterwards, it was bye bye.

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    I didn't think people even had cable anymore.
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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    I do not believe I had the Sprout Channel. And I have not seen LT on TV since it use to be on Nickelodeon's Nick JR or CBS. I briefly saw The Blue Knight on NBC once. Other then that I have not seen LT on TV in a while. I thought US had abandoned LT a long time ago

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    It seems that way which is a shame as it's a good show with positive messages. Although I'm surprised it did as well as it during it's run here, because The United States doesn't import a lot of foreign shows and when they do they don't always get the most attention.

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    Shows come and shows go. That's the life of any streaming service.
    I know that Netflix had season 1 and 2 until some time ago, when the license probably expired.

    I wouldn't say that LazyTown is "dead" on streaming services yet, but you gotta remember that the streamers only care about getting more revenue/users with their content.
    They probably had bought S1+S2 as a test, to see how popular it was. If it got a lot of hits, they would've bought S3+S4 as well.

    Soo, the only only to blame for streaming services not having LazyTown, is probably us, the users.
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    Makes sense

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    My friend sometimes sneaks on his phone at night, and checks his T.V guide app, and on sprout at around 2:00 in the morning, LT is on.

    So, maybe LT might not be aired at NORMAL times, but you can go in the middle of the night and watch it, if you REALLY want to.

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsBeboy View Post
    My friend sometimes sneaks on his phone at night, and checks his T.V guide app, and on sprout at around 2:00 in the morning, LT is on.

    So, maybe LT might not be aired at NORMAL times, but you can go in the middle of the night and watch it, if you REALLY want to.
    Being from the EU, obviously I cannot speak of Sprout. However, when LazyTown was airing on the European broadcaster, Boomerang, they would also send the episodes at some obscure times.
    I remember having to get up at 04:55 in the morning, just so I could rip Danish dubs of the S4 songs.

    It is a great way to get up early in the morning, and start your day in an active way, but I still think 5 am is a bit too early..
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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsBeboy View Post
    on sprout at around 2:00 in the morning, LT is on.
    don't get it...do the broadcaster really expect the children would watch LT at 2:00 AM?

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    So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    Here in the US, they don't show LT at all. The only channel that plays it is the Spanish channel (I don't know a lot of Spanish!) and they only show it once a week.

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    For some reason, Sprout is airing episodes of LazyTown in about two weeks (on January 20th and the 21st). I thought they officially stopped airing the episodes last year??? I don't know which episodes are being aired 'cause it only gave me the synopsis as the description, but there's a total of 4 airdates. Supposedly not at 2 in the morning either, unless my TV Guide screwed up

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patchi View Post
    For some reason, Sprout is airing episodes of LazyTown in about two weeks (on January 20th and the 21st). I thought they officially stopped airing the episodes last year??? I don't know which episodes are being aired 'cause it only gave me the synopsis as the description, but there's a total of 4 airdates. Supposedly not at 2 in the morning either, unless my TV Guide screwed up
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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    Probably the Robbie Rotten meme has something to do with it and they want to capitalize on it

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    I'm checking the Sprout schedule on the website and yeah there seems to be a trend starting on the 20th of it airing at 2 AM

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    Sprout was airing LT at 2am EST before last year's hiatus, so this does not surprise me.

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    Hi, everyone! From what I've seen (I have comcast), and every time I search for the show, the dates are pushed back further and further every time. For example, I searched yesterday, and it said the next air date would be the 23rd, bow that date's completely gone and now the next will be the 24th.

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    Re: So..........Lazy Town is a no go on any US channel or streaming service?

    I remember seeing it on Sprout for a while. Then it was on demand frequently. Now, it's mysteriously dropped altogether. No reruns on nick jr, sprout, or any channel.


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