v.— «In TV lingo, networks “burn off” episodes of rejected series after the official prime-time season ends in May.…The burnoff season also provides a bonus for viewers, giving them a fresh alternative to the nightly diet of reruns. Sometimes the final burned-off episodes of a high-quality, low-rated series.» —“Networks ‘Burn Off’ 5 Canceled Series” by Lon Grahnke Chicago Sun-Times June 5, 1996. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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