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Rerun van Pelt is the name of Linus and Lucy's younger brother in the comic strip Peanuts. Rerun van Pelt is Linus and Lucys younger brother in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... Linus van Pelt is Charlie Browns younger best friend in Charles M. Schulzs comic strip Peanuts. ... If you really thought I was beautiful, you wouldve spoken right up! Lucy van Pelt is a character in the immensely popular comic strip Peanuts, written and drawn by Charles Schulz. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Vintage Peanuts strips continue to be sold in book form. ...


Fred "Rerun" Stubbs was a character played by Fred Berry on the 1970s television show What's Happening!!. Fred Berry, in iconic suspenders and beret, from the first series in 1978. ... Whats Happening!! was an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1976 to 1979. ...


A rerun (or sometimes, repeat) is a re-airing of an episode of a television program. The invention of the rerun is generally credited to Desi Arnaz. Some viewers find reruns annoying, although many viewers appreciate the opportunity to re-watch a programme they enjoyed or watch one they missed the first time round. There are two types of reruns, those that occur during a hiatus, and those that occur when a program is syndicated. Desi Arnaz Desi Arnaz (March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986) was a Cuban born musician, actor, comedian and television producer. ... Hiatus (derives from Latin : gap; cf. ...


In the UK, the word "rerun" is rarely used; instead "repeat" is the more common term. "Repeat" is also used for programs shown less than a week after the original broadcast, before the next episode of the series.

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Reruns in the United States of America

During Hiatus

In the USA, most episodic television shows run only during a certain season. In the northern hemisphere, this season is normally from early September until late May. In the summer (and sometimes around the holidays) shows stop filming. No more episodes are being produced, so the network airs previous episodes in their stead.


Syndication

When a television program becomes popular, it often goes into syndication. This is when many episodes of the program are sold as a package for a large sum of money. Generally the buyer is either a cable company or a host of local television stations. Often, programs are not economical until they are sold for syndication. Unfortunately since local television stations often need to sell more commercial airtime than network affiliates, syndicated shows are usually cut to make room for extra commercials. In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Money Money is any marketable good or token used by a society as a store of value, a medium of exchange, and a unit of account. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio frequency signals transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed optical...


DVD retail

With the rise of the DVD video format, box sets featuring season or series runs of television series have become an increasingly important retail item. Some view this development, as a rising new idea in the industry of reruns as a increasingly major revenue source in themselves instead of the standard business model as a draw for audiences for advertising. This is also the only place to see many of these shows in their unedited form, though shortened episodes have turned up on some sets. DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... A box set (or boxed set) refers to one or more recordings which are contained in a box made generally out of cardboard. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ...


Repeats in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, most drama and comedy series run for shorter seasons - typically 6, 7 or 13 episodes - and are then replaced by others. An exception is soap operas with are either on all year round (for example EastEnders and Coronation Street), or are on for a season similar to the American system. The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... EastEnders is a popular BBC television soap opera which was first broadcast on February 19, 1985. ... The opening title of Coronation Street, since 2002. ...


As in the US, fewer new episodes are made in summer. Until recently it was also common practice for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 to repeat classic shows from their archives, but this has more or less dried up in favour of newer (and cheaper) formats like reality shows, except on the BBC where older BBC shows, especially sitcoms like Dad's Army and Fawlty Towers, are frequently repeated. Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national broadcaster of the United Kingdom. ... Independent Television (ITV) is the name given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up to provide competition to the BBC. In England and Wales the channel was recently rebranded ITV1 by ITV plc who own the regional broadcasting licences for the regions. ... Channel 4 is a public service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Reality television is a genre of television programming which generally is unscripted, documenting actual events over fiction, and featuring ordinary people over professional actors. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Dads Army was a British sitcom about the Home Guard in World War II, written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft and broadcast on BBC television between 1968 and 1977. ... The cast of Fawlty Towers, clockwise from top: Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), Sybil Fawlty (Prunella Scales), Manuel (Andrew Sachs) and Polly Sherman (Connie Booth) Fawlty Towers was a British sitcom made by the BBC and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975. ...


Syndication did not exist in Britain until the arrival of satellite, cable and later digital television from 1989 on. Nowadays the UK has many channels (for example UKTV Gold) which repackage and rebroadcast "classic" programming from both sides of the Atlantic. Some of these channels, like their US counterparts, make commercial timing cuts; others get around this by running shows in longer time slots, and critics of timing cuts see no reason why all channels should not do the same. link titlelink titleThe name Sky Television may refer to: British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) in the United Kingdom SKY Network Television in New Zealand This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UKTV Gold, known as UK Gold until March 8, 2004, is a British television channel, originally launched on November 1, 1992 (coincidentally, the day before Channel 4s 10th birthday) as a joint venture between Thames Television and the BBC to show their classic archive programming (see: rerun). ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ...


Early on in the history of British television, agreements with the actors' union Equity and other trade bodies limited the number of times a single programme could be broadcast, usually only twice, and these showings were limited to within a set time period such as five years. This was due to the unions' fear that the channels filling their schedules with repeats could put actors and other production staff out of work as fewer new shows would be made. It also had the unintentional side effect of causing many programmes to be junked after their repeat rights had expired, as they were considered to be of no further use by the broadcasters. Although these agreements changed during the 1980s and beyond, it is still expensive to repeat archive television series on British terrestrial television, as new contracts have to be drawn up and payments made to the artists concerned. Repeats on multi-channel television are cheaper, as are re-showings of newer programmes covered by less strict repeat clauses. The British Actors Equity Association (now called Equity) is the British actors trade union. ... Wiping or junking is an economic move by television companies in which old videotapes and telerecordings were wiped (deleted) and reused or were destroyed. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air or OTA) is the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery, by radio waves transmitted through open space. ...


Rerun abuse

"Rerun abuse", a term coined by the online game show fan community, refers to when a television network excessively reruns a show. The term is mostly used for shows that had a short run, or otherwise had a limited number of episodes produced, but are still very prominent on the network's schedule. Online means being connected to the Internet or another similar electronic network, like a bulletin board system. ... A game show is a radio or television program, involving members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ...


Considering that this term was created by game show fans, the term usually refers to GSN's excessive rerunning of such short-lived shows as The Weakest Link, Greed, and Dog Eat Dog, or shows that they only acquired a limited number of episodes of, such as Jeopardy!, Win Ben Stein's Money, and The Newlywed Game. GSN also treats their originals, such as Lingo and Russian Roulette, in this manner. The Game Show Network logo (1997-2004) The Game Show Network (now only known as GSN—The Network for Games) is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite channel dedicated to game shows and interactive television games. ... The Game Show, Weakest Link The Weakest Link (or, in the U.S., simply Weakest Link) is a television game show which first appeared in the United Kingdom on BBC Two in 2000. ... Greed was an American television game show where a team of contestants answered a series of multiple-choice trivia questions for a potential prize of up to $2 million (later $4 million). ... Dog Eat Dog is a reality British game show on the BBC hosted by Ulrika Jonsson. ... Jeopardy! logo (1994–1996) Jeopardy! is a popular international television game show, originally devised by Merv Griffin, who also created Wheel of Fortune. ... Win Ben Steins Money was an American television game show that ran from 1997 to 2003 on Comedy Central. ... The Newlywed Game was an American television game show where newly-married couples answered questions to find out how well the husband and wife knew each other. ... Lingo is an American television game show that GSN produced along with other companies. ... Russian Roulette was a game show hosted by Mark L. Walberg (not to be confused with Mark Wahlberg) that ran in two seasons from June 2002 to 2003. ...


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The Official Peanuts Website - Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Friends - Charles Schulz | Meet the Gang - Snoopy (141 words)
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A rerun (or sometimes, repeat) is a re-airing of an episode of a television program.
The invention of the rerun is generally credited to Desi Arnaz.
There are two types of reruns, those that occur during a hiatus, and those that occur when a program is syndicated.
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