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- 1991: With sales falling, and their contract with PBS expiring in 1992, Lionheart turns to US Cable channels and other networks. They succeed in selling to the newly-established SCI-FI Channel. The contract with SCI-FI is for only the William Hartnell stories, Patrick Troughton stories and Jon Pertwee stories...
- 24 September 1992: SCI-FI Channel launches. Promising to start with the William Hartnell stories, they instead show Tom Baker stories – again...
- 1994: More and more PBS stations do not renew their contracts. New Hampshire's WENH in Durham is the last station in New England to still be airing the series, eventually dropping it in June of 1994.
- 1995-96: Production on the TV Movie commences.
SYLVESTER McCOY (continued)
TV Movie, 84 minutes:
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- 14 May 1996: The TV Movie screens as the FOX TUESDAY NIGHT MOVIE.
- 20 May 1996: Jon Pertwee dies in Connecticut.
- The TV Movie was to have been repeated on 31 December 1996, but it was pulled at the eleventh hour.
- 1998: By early 1998, only a handful of PBS stations were still regularly screening the series, such as: Des Moines, Denver, San Jose, Baltimore, and Cincinnati.
- By the turn of the millennium, sales of Doctor Who had all but dried up, and by 2001, Doctor Who had all but faded from television screens in America...