The Steamed Clams Channel was launched on January 20, 2018 as a sister channel to The Random Channel. It mostly airs shows from other wikis, shows mentioned on Shows most of us might have forgotten, memetic shows, users' favorite shows, and some Random-ness Originals.
History[edit | edit source]
2018-2019 (Launch and controversy)[edit | edit source]
The idea of The Steamed Clams Channel was initially proposed back in 2017 by a Random Region-based television executive who was disgruntled by the lack of local television channels in the area. The channel's name, which comes from an episode of The Simpsons titled "22 Short Films About Springfield", was chosen by the aforementioned executive because his son was a huge fan of the episode.
The channel launched on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Random Region. Prior to its debut, The Random Channel promoted its new sister network during bumpers and commercial breaks. The first show to air on The Steamed Clams Channel was Planet Sheen, followed by Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat. By February, the channel was available on most of the area's local cable providers.
Controversy arose in March when an executive of the channel was fired due to inappropriate behavior both inside and outside of the workplace, leading to shows such as Sagwa, Rescue 911 and SpongeBob & Sagwa being indefinitely taken off of the regular schedule. There was no warning about the sudden change, and over 350,500 angry viewers called the channel's headquarters and demanded a reason for the modified schedule. Today, it is known as the "Massacre of March" among viewers. Following the April premieres of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and the Pokémon anime series, more and more viewers began to tune in daily. By the end of the year, The Steamed Clams Channel averaged about 2,400,000 total viewers (200,000 viewers daily).
2021-present (Junior Clam, new programming)[edit | edit source]
On June 28, 2021 (which was the same day Random Region's Most Wanted premiered), it was announced that The Steamed Clams Channel would be launching a programming block for preschool-aged children called Junior Clam. Starting July 3, 2021, it will air on weekdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. It was also announced that Baby Einstein, Rubbadubbers, Team Umizoomi, LazyTown, Postman Pat, Nina Needs to Go, The Adventures in Nutrition with Captain Carlos and Blaze and the Monster Machines would be moved to the block. Alongside this, multiple new shows were confirmed to begin airing on the block, namely Elinor Wonders Why, Nanalan', Baby Shark's Big Show and the ever-popular Bluey. There was a brief rumor that Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat would return as a part of the Junior Clam program lineup, but this was quickly disproven. When asked about the rumor, a channel employee only known as C was quoted as saying, "Sagwa is forbidden. We are open to re-airing former programs if enough viewers want to see them, but we have to draw the line somewhere."
The Steamed Clams Channel also announced that multiple new shows would premiere during the summer of 2021 on the regular schedule, such as Disney's Amphibia and the Nickelodeon mockumentary series Drama Club. To much anticipation, two new original productions named The Otis and Obama Comedy Hour and Shitpost were announced alongside the acquired programs. All of these shows began airing on July 1, 2021 to almost immediate success.
Current programming[edit | edit source]
- Main article: List of programming broadcast by The Steamed Clams Channel
- Main article: List of programming broadcast by Junior Clam
Since its inception, The Steamed Clams Channel has been airing both original programming and acquired programming from other networks. It primarily airs animated programming aimed at children.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Parental guidelines ratings for steamed clams.png
The parental guidelines ratings used in their shows.
- Tubb the Pirate on Steamed Clams January 11 2020.png
Pirate-themed screen bug promoting No Man's Pirates during Rubbadubbers
- Steamed Clams Mother's Day on screen logo May 10 2020.png
Mother's Day-themed screen bug during Rubbadubbers
Schedule[edit | edit source]
Main article: The Steamed Clams Channel/Schedule
Commercials[edit | edit source]
Main article: The Steamed Clams Channel/Commercials for Shows
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The uncut versions of the SpongeBob SquarePants episodes "Just One Bite," "Procrastination," and "SpongeBob in RandomLand" are all shown on this channel.
International versions[edit | edit source]
- The Steamed Clams Channel (CIS)
- The Steamed Clams Channel (France)
- The Steamed Clams Channel (Germany)
- The Steamed Clams Channel (Italy)
- The Steamed Clams Channel (Japan)
- The Steamed Clams Channel (South Korea)
- The Steamed Clams Channel (MENA)
- The Steamed Clams Channel (Poland)
The Steamed Clams Channel also has American, Canadian, British, Irish and Australian feeds.