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    Did Yakkity Yak and Shuriken School flopped in the states

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    I've been wondering about this lately and think how could 2 shows that everyone of tv.com liked so much ended up being cancelled in the US?

    I also noticed that Nicktoons havn't aired every single episode. I take it because low rating and nobody watched the recent episode that aired the last time during the 3 headed monster block back in 06 and 07. Am I right?
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    Didn't a lot of people hate Yakkity Yak? As for Shuriken School, low ratings or contract I guess, I remember it aired on both Nick and Nicktoons.
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    Pretty much. They were both acquisitions that were picked up because, I assume, Nick wanted to use them as a placeholder for something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolEric158 View Post
    Pretty much. They were both acquisitions that were picked up because, I assume, Nick wanted to use them as a placeholder for something else.
    But wasn't Yakkity co-produced with Nick, it had the Nickelodeon logo at the end.
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    Yakkity Yak was indeed a co-production between Canada's Studio B and Nickelodeon Productions. FTR, Shuriken School was produced by Xilam, Zinkia Entertainment and Nerd Studios. Both shows were acquisitions to Nick US.

    And yeah, neither show caught on in the States, Also, each show produced only 26 episodes each, and both shows aired on Nicktoons around 2005-2006 IIRC, so their contracts likely just expired, which is why you don't see them running in the US anymore.

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    how could 2 shows that everyone of tv.com liked so much ended up being cancelled in the US?
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    Wasn't Shuriken school a Disney series?

    I'm pretty sure I saw it on Jetix

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaneMan View Post
    Wasn't Shuriken school a Disney series?

    I'm pretty sure I saw it on Jetix
    It did on Jetix in Europe. I definitely remember seeing the Jetix logo in the show's closing credits, but here in the U.S., Shuriken School aired on Nicktoons TV. So Disney didn't produce the series; they only aired it.
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    I've only seen YY. Over here, it aired on SIC in 2005 (they had a contract with Nickelodeon back then). I was 7 and I didn't knew if it was good or not.

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    I can't speak for SS, but from little I have seen of YY it was pretty poor. It doesn't surprise me that it tanked.
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    Never saw YY, but SS was alright from what I saw of it back when the main Nickelodeon channel aired it.
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