The Beginning of Something New: 2010-2013
The Paradox Network was created by Paradox Studios, subsidiary of Paradox INC. in 2010. The Network was created by Paradox Studios out of anger because no TV channel would air The Legend of Zelda, a TV series that Paradox Studios and Nintendo were co-developing. After purchasing a TV Network, Paradox INC. CEO Jack Smith had no clue what to do, and sent the channel over to Paradox Studios.
They began developing The Legend of Zelda with Brooke Jordan leading the project. They quickly realized they needed more than one show, and began developing a second show. Pitched by Ana Dixon, fresh out of film school, would go on to become The Junkyard Kids, one of the most popular shows on the Network. The head of Paradox Studios, Robert White, picked Jordan to be the head of the network. At 23, Brooke Jordan would become the youngest TV Network Head, beating Fred Silverman by 8 years.
In fall of 2012, The Junkyard Kids and The Legend of Zelda would air on the newly established Network. The two shows easily attracted millions of people, mainly because of The Legend of Zelda. A year later, My Weird School, Hobo Town, and Community College would air on the Network, solidifying it as a solid TV Network.
A Runaway Success: 2014-2016
Despite the controversy that Newman Labs received and its cancellation for episodes about child experimentation, the Network would continue to draw in millions of viewers. Macy's Market became the first spinoff series on the Network. Jordan said in an interview "We want to make sure that spinoffs are done right. None of these spin-offs of recently cancelled shows for money. Our spinoffs will air at the same time as the main series, and they'll actually develop the story further." Macy's Market would become an example for how to do successful TV spinoffs for years to come.
In 2015, Brooke Jordan, Ana Dixon, and Chloe Rogers, show-runner of My Weird School, were nominated as three of the most influential women of the year. Jordan won third place, and Dixon won eighth, with Rogers not making the top twenty spot.
Meanwhile, Head of Paradox Studios Robert White was working hard at trying to sign a major deal with Cambridge University to get a TV Show deal about the Cambridge Latin Course. He and Jordan would travel to the U.K. for two months to negotiate the deal. CEO of Paradox INC. Jack Smith threatened to buy the entire Country of England, as Paradox INC. had just become worth $1.6 Trillion Dollars and he was feeling cocky.
In December 2015, the deal would go through, allowing them to develop a show. Sacrilegious had also recently aired, and was a major success with audiences. It was clear that the Paradox Network was not slowing down anytime soon.
The Most Profitable Years 2017-2020
Brooke Jordan received backlash for not green-lighting enough shows. The Network still had not reached 15 shows by early 2017, even though it had been going for five years. She also received backlash for The Junkyard Kids taking way too long to air a full season, hurting the Network. Jordan refused to respond to the critics. People called for her firing, but White confirmed in an interview that Jordan wouldn't be going anywhere anytime soon.
In May, a new live action series called Space Race was announced. The show followed a second space race, as each major country competed. It became an immediate success, and would go on to air eight seasons. Later that fall, another show called The Dumbest Heist would also become a major success.
In 2018, The Very Real Stories of D.C. and Catholic School Bus both enraged Conservatives for their depictions of Republicans and Christians. One being a satirical comedy about what was happening in Washington, and the other being about a Catholic family that wouldn't stop having kids. The shows would be highly successful however, and would both run for at least five seasons. In June, Brooke Jordan green-lit a My Weird School spin-off.
Brooke Jordan contemplated stepping down in early 2019 following allegations that she was intentionally driving the Network to the ground. She ignored these claims. She started by that in fall 2020, they would air ten live action shows, all pitched by the community. Throughout early 2019, the community would vote for their ten favorite. The final ten would be announced at Comic-Con.
At San Diego Comic Con 2019, Hollywood's Greatest Show, The Goodberry Conspiracy, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, SCP, and Diary of a Depressed Girl were all announced and were given trailers alongside The Junkyard Kids and My Weird School getting new season trailers. Hollywood's Greatest Show would join many others as being one of Paradox's most controversial show. Jordan also announced a second channel Paradox Kids would be created to start airing shows for children. She confirmed Dr. History and My Weird Fast Facts would be the only two being put on at that time. This reassured My Weird School fans, worrying that the show would be classified as a kiddie-show.
The ten live action tv shows that won the vote were, Conspiracy; Six Drunk People and a Swimming Pool; Micro-Transactions; Holy Punishment; No Scripts Needed; One Wife, Two Wife, Red Wife, Blue Wife; So You Want to Get Adopted?; Libertarians on an Island; Viral; and Collectors City.
Hollywood's Greatest Show and The Goodberry Conspiracy both became the Networks two shows for annoying edgy teens. Both Shows contained dark storylines and touched on real life subjects. SCP drew in quite a large crowd as well. In December, a trailer aired on the official Paradox Studios Youtube Channel showing a three minute trailer for a third season of the CBS show Jericho, which they gained the rights to in December of 2018.
In 2020, the Network would continue to churn out new live-action programs. Two on top of the ten in the community vote. Six Miles Outside Phoenix Arizona would become popular with fans of mysteries and other related genres. Of the ten winners, Conspiracy, Micro-Transactions, and Libertarians on an Island would become the three most popular and beloved of the ten. Others, would be panned. In the end, all of the shows made profit and in the end that's all corporate cares about.
A New Direction 2020-2022
In February 2020, Nintendo and Paradox INC. met in Tokyo to negotiate existing contracts. Present at the meeting were Jack Smith, Robert White, and Brooke Jordan alongside a number of translators. The deals included renewing the Legend of Zelda tv series for another 120 episodes, giving it at least four more seasons, and establishing a new contract for three full length films, and three more television shows.Jordan would later meet with the head of The Pokemon Company to sign a contract allowing Pokemon to be included in Nintendo's contract.
Jordan ordered The Case Files of Detective Pikachu and The Adventures of Captain Toad to begin with, and Fire Emblem The Series in August 2021. The Case Files of Detective Pikachu would be known as a Pokemon meets Scooby-Doo mix.
Brooke Jordan contracted Covid-19 but survived.
In late 2020, Jordan said in an interview with Variety that 2021 would be light on new programming due to the twelve shows they put out in 2020. Two of the shows were spin-offs and one was a reboot, which didn't resonate well with fans. Neither of the spin-offs did particularly well, but the reboot, Sonic Underground, did extremely well. Urban Legends, which was the only original show of the year, was a success.
In May of 2021, CEO Jack Smith announced that Paradox Incorporated was purchasing National Amusements and would merge its Production Companies with Paradox Studios and Simon Schuster would merge with Paradox Publishing, alongside HarperCollins which had purchased over a decade prior. Paradox Studios confirmed that Paramount Pictures would remain open, and that Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Showtime, MTV, or CMT wouldn't merge with existing Paradox Network programming. Robert White declared that all ViacomCBS television channels would be controlled by Heather Steyer, who was Vice President of the Paradox Network prior.
In 2022, Jordan and White held the first official Paradox Studios Live Event, where they would announce the TV and Film slates of the year. Jordan announced four brand new children shows and four brand new regular shows, alongside the six new films announced to be releasing by Paradox Studios. All of the childrens shows would be based around existing HarperCollins books, but Jordan confirmed that original projects were in the works. Jordan also re-negotiated the Nintendo contract once again to allow a spin-off series of The Legend of Zelda. The spin-off would follow a group of soldiers fighting in the war following Link's death in Breath of the Wild.
On the Paradox Network's official Youtube Channel in November of 2022, a teaser trailer for a series based on the book series Fazbear Frights was released. An eight episode season had been ordered. A week later, a spin off of My Weird School called My Weird University was revealed as well. The spin-off series would follow A.J.'s older sister Amy through her adventures in university.
Brooke Jordan was selected has head of the Paradox Network by Paradox Studios President Robert White. She was and still is the youngest Network Head in history, taking control at 23. While it is rumored that she was sleeping with White at the time, this has never been confirmed. She is responsible for green-lighting all shows on the network, and former Showrunner of The Legend of Zelda. People believed Jordan would be fired when she spoke out against Paradox Incorporated's acquisiton of Charter Communicatiosn INC. in 2021, however CEO Jack Smith said "Nah she's good for another few years until she get's angry about our acquisition of the U.S. Senate."
Ana Dixon was a fresh out of college film student that pitched The Junkyard Kids to Brooke Jordan in early 2011 when the Network was announced. Jordan took a liking to Dixon and agreed to the project. Dixon was named Vice President of the Network is early 2018. She continued to be the Show-Runner and Executive Producer on The Junkyard Kids, as well as on Macy's Market. She was chosen to Executive produce SCP and became the Showrunner on Life is Boring and Executive Produced Urban Legends, Libertarians on an Island, and Conspiracy.
Chloe Rogers was Jordan's friend who was working at Nickelodeon at the time. She left though to pursue a Showrunner position on My Weird School. She served as Showrunner and Executive Producer on all eight seasons, and served as Executive Producer on its two spin-offs, My Weird Fast Facts, and Yonkers Labs. She also served a producer role on Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Urban Legends. She, Dixon, and Jordan became three of the most influential women of the decade, much to the dismay of SJWs.
List of TV Shows Aired By the Paradox Network
|#||Name||Start Date||End Date||SE #||EP #|
|1||The Legend of Zelda||August 17th, 2012||TBA||9||221|
|2||The Junkyard Kids||September 17th, 2012||TBA||4||96|
|3||My Weird School||September 2nd, 2013||June 16th, 2022||8||158|
|4||Hobo Town||September 23rd, 2013||June 15th, 2022||6||72|
|5||Community College||October 17th, 2013||September 15th, 2017||3||54|
|6||Gossip Circle||December 8th, 2013||August 9th, 2015||2||24|
|7||Newman Labs||March 4th, 2014||April 8th, 2014||1||6|
|8||Macy's Market||July 10th, 2014||November 17th, 2016||2||30|
|9||Dr. History||March 14th, 2015||July 14th, 2018||3||62|
|10||Zodiac||November 3rd, 2015||December 13th, 2016||1||21|
|11||Sacrilegious||January 8th, 2016||November 22nd, 2019||3||36|
|12||Very True Court Cases||May 14th, 2016||TBA||6||96|
|13||The Chronicles of Ancient Rome||August 1st, 2016||TBA||4||56|
|14||Space Race||February 10th, 2017||TBA||10||110|
|15||The Dumbest Heist||June 7th, 2017||TBA||3||69|
|16||The Very Real Stories of D.C.||March 7th, 2018||TBA||4||46|
|17||Catholic School Bus||April 1st, 2018||TBA||2||32|
|18||My Weird Fast Facts||April 16th, 2019||October 12th, 2020||2||30|
|19||Hollywoods Greatest Show||July 12th, 2019||TBA||2||24|
|20||The Goodberry Conspiracy||August 22nd, 2019||TBA||1||8|
|21||Diary of a Wimpy Kid||September 2nd, 2019||TBA||6||108|
|22||SCP||October 25th, 2019||TBA||5||100|
|23||The Case Files of Detective Pikachu||November||TBA||6||60|
|24||The Chronicles of Modestus and Strythrio||November 18th, 2019||TBA||2||24|
|25||Diary of a Depressed Girl||January 7th, 2020||TBA||2||28|
|26||Jericho (Continuation)||February 7th, 2020||TBA||2||46|
|27||Six Miles Outside Phoenix Arizona||February 21st, 2020||TBA||4||52|
|28||Under Suspicion||April 13th, 2020||TBA||2||26|
|29||Conspiracy||June 1st, 2020||TBA||1||16|
|30||Six Drunk People and a Swimming Pool||June 22nd, 2020||TBA||2||32|
|31||Micro-Transactions||August 6th, 2020||TBA||3||48|
|32||Holy Punishment||August 17th, 2020||TBA||2||32|
|33||No Scripts Needed||August 25th, 2020||TBA||6||78|
|34||The Turner's||September 6th, 2020||TBA||5||80|
|35||So You Want to Get Adopted?||September 6th, 2020||TBA||3||42|
|36||Libertarians on an Island||September 18th, 2020||TBA||8||191|
|37||Viral||November 4th, 2020||TBA||3||48|
|38||Collectors City||December 15th, 2020||TBA||4||61|
|39||Yonkers Labs||May 3rd, 2021||TBA||1||15|
|40||Urban Legends||June 10th, 2021||TBA||3||58|
|41||Sonic Underground||July 9th, 2021||TBA||2||46|
|42||Life is Boring||December 3rd, 2021||TBA||1||20|
|43||How to Commit Tax Fraud||January 6th, 2022||TBA||2||20|
|44||Frog and Toad||March 12th, 2022||TBA||3||52|
|45||The Adventures of Captain Toad||April 20th, 2022||TBA||2||36|
|46||The Cat and A Bird||June 26th, 2022||TBA||2||36|
|47||Socialists on an Island||August 5th, 2022||TBA||9||165|
|48||A Bad Seed||August 20th, 2022||TBA||2||33|
|49||Store Wars||September 11th, 2022||TBA||4||50|
|50||Fire Emblem The Series||December 9th, 2022||TBA||5||90|
|51||My Weird University||February 4th, 2023||TBA||3||46|
|52||The Calamity War||March 11th, 2023||TBA||4||80|
|53||Fazbear Frights||April 24th, 2023||TBA||2||16|
|54||Monopolies of the 21st Century||May 21st, 2023||TBA||1||12|
|55||The Class Monster!||June 22nd, 2023||TBA||2||40|
|56||City Council||June 29th, 2023||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|57||Lost and Found||July 5th, 2023||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|58||Public Broadcasting||August 1st, 2023||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|59||The 20th Century||August 1st, 2023||TBA||1||TBA|
|#||Name||Start Date||Current Season||Type|
|1||The Legend of Zelda||September 7th, 2012||Season 6||Animated|
|2||The Junkyard Kids||September 17th, 2012||Season 3||Animated|
|3||My Weird School||September 2nd, 2013||Season 6||Animated|
|4||Hobo Town||September 23rd, 2013||Season 6||Animated|
|12||Very True Court Cases||May 14th, 2016||Season 4||Live Action|
|14||Space Race||February 10th, 2017||Season 4||Live Action|
|15||The Dumbest Heist||June 7th, 2017||Season 3||Live Action|
|16||The Very Real Stories of D.C.||March 7th, 2018||Season 2||Animated|
|17||Catholic School Bus||April 1st, 2018||Season 2||Animated|
|18||My Weird Fast Facts||April 16th, 2019||Season 1||Animated|
|19||Hollywoods Greatest Show||July 12th, 2019||Season 1||Live Action|
|20||The Goodberry Conspiracy||August 22nd, 2019||Season 1||Live Action|
|21||Diary of a Wimpy Kid||September 2nd, 2019||Season 1||Animated|
|22||SCP||October 25th, 2019||Season 1||CG-Animation|
|23||The Case Files of Detective
|24||The Chronicles of Modestus
|November 18th, 2019||Season 1||Animated|
|25||Diary of a Depressed Girl||January 7th, 2020||Season 1||Live-Action|
|26||Jericho (Continuation)||February 7th, 2020||Season 3||Live-Action|
|27||Six Miles Outside Phoenix Airzona||February 21st, 2020||Season 1||Live-Action|
In late 2018, Brooke Jordan was approached by White and told that corporate had asked them to start developing shows for children, as they were spreading their resources on teenage-adult aged demographics and it was hurting the potential revenue stream. Jordan decided that it was too difficult to air children and adult shows on the same network, and went to CEO Smith to propose acquiring a second channel. Smith agreed, and Paradox Kids was created. For three years however, My Weird Fast Facts and Dr. History were the only two shows to air on the channel, as it was taking a long time to get childrens shows created, while also overseeing a the main network. In early 2021, when The Legend of Zelda TV Contract was renewed, the contract was also expanded. Paradox Studios would produce three full length movies based off of Nintendo franchises, as well as three full length television shows. The Adventures of Captain Toad was an idea from Nintendo as a show for their empty Children's Network. This inspired Jordan to begin developing shows for the channel.
Due to their acquisition of HarperCollins in 2008, Paradox INC. retained full television and movie rights to over 800 published media, according to their updated contract with authors. Frog and Toad was a part of this list. A show began immediate development and was planned to arrive on the network at the end of the year. It was delayed due to a lawsuit from Adrianne Lobel, the daughter of Frog and Toad's author Arnold Lobel. The lawsuit fell through and Paradox INC. and HarperCollins retained the television rights. Unlike Adrianne Lobel, most authors were honored when they were notified that their books would be adapted into a television show.
The channel would become a big success, and would become a free and constant money stream for the Network to use towards more big-budgeted shows.
The Paradox Network App
In late 2016, CEO of Paradox INC. Jack Smith held a press conference. During the conference, he invited Robert White and Brooke Jordan to talk about the Network as well as Paradox Studios as a whole. He announced that Paradox would be setting up an app for all Paradox Shows to be put on. The Paradox Network App would release sometime in 2027. Either for $4.99 a month or by inputing your TV Provider information, you could have full access to every show ever aired on the Paradox Network, with the exclusion of Neman Labs, which at that point had never aired re-runs and was only available on its Blu-Ray release.
The app became a major success, and spread the shows of the Paradox Network to many more viewers. The app held opinion polls for episodes, gathered data, and held frequent QnA's with Paradox Network Staff. The app would become available on computers, and entertainment systems. This allowed the app to spread wider, and the net-worth of Paradox INC. to get larger, which in the end, was the goal.
In 2020, the Paradox Studios unveiled the Neptune Streaming Service. It would host all of their television shows and films they produced. Episodes would air on the service a week after they aired on the network, and movies would arrive five months after they entered theaters. The App would shut down and Neptune would have a $4.99 monthly fee. Following the ViacomCBS acquisition, all of Viacom and CBS properties became avalible on the service.