Wiki Wormhole: Same time, different channel: These shows all switched networks midway through

With more than 5.2 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute or preparing for old age by brushing up on synopses of Matlock episodes. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,354,589-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: List of television series that changed networks

What it’s about: Most television shows are developed by and for a network and spend their runs, long or short, as that network’s property. But sometimes one network’s loss is another’s gain, as a series is canceled only to find a new home further down the dial.

Frankie Thomas as Tom Corbett (Wikipedia)

Strangest fact: In the early days of television, network-switching was common enough that a half-dozen shows wound up on ABC, CBS, and NBC. Several were game shows like Let’s …

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