I believe a big part of the problem is the timeslot. BTB is written well enough that I think it would appeal to a demographic other than the Saturday morning crowd. I could see teenagers and young adults getting into the show, but they don't even know it exists. CN should give the show a chance by airing it one or two evenings a week, and seeing what comes from it. Oh, and maybe they could, you know, advertise it. It wouldn't be a terrible thing to try something new. We don't need 2 hours or so of Seth McFarlane programming every night, or blocks and blocks of Regular Show. I know that this has no chance of ever happening, but come on, this is Batman we're talking about here. Batman already has a built-in audience, and if BTB fails, it is because of CN's handling of the show.
As I'm seeing this talk of Mattel and how they seem reluctant to get behind this show, I have to wonder why. Here we have a golden opportunity for Mattel to make new figures. There has never been a Magpie, or Anarchy, or Pyg and Toad, Lady Shiva, etc. (At least to my knowledge.) There could even be a Katana figure. If it's true that Mattel is shy about it because they just want more Joker, Two-Face, etc., then that's absurd, because they would be passing up a slew of new characters ripe for the selling. I was one that hated "The Batman". However, Mattel made figures of Firefly and Killer Moth. Both had never been done before. Now if this mentality that they can't make figures based on any non big name villains is true, then how did these guys get made? BTB was a chance to open up Batman's rogues gallery and introduce a bigger audience to some lesser known rogues. That would have paid off in the long run, by creating more characters that were marketable. Oh well.
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