Burning off

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 24, 2022
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Burning off is the low-profile airing of otherwise-abandoned unaired television programs, usually by scheduling in far less important time slots or on less important sister networks. Abandoned programs may be burned off for a number of reasons: They have to air to meet contractual or legal requirements. The production company needs enough first-run episodes to meet minimum requirements for syndication. Their use as “filler” is perceived as slightly more profitable than reruns or other fillers.

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