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Spike TV Is Going off the Air and Their Twitter Is Having a Meltdown

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Nov. 18 2019, Updated 2:15 p.m. ET

Spike TV began as a "man" network that was filled with whatever cheap-to-air action films it could get its hands on, Cops, a bunch of terrible reality shows, and the occasional early UFC card back in the day.

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But because of a gradual ratings drop, and a 20 percent nosedive of viewers who stopped tuning in in 2017, Spike TV's officially done and being rebranded at the Paramount Network. A statement also explained that the network was hoping to bring in more female viewers, who were seemingly put off by the man-centric branding. 

All in all, seems like an exciting update — but there was at least one person who was not having it. 

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And that would be the TV station's social media manager, who apparently isn't taking the news too well, as evidenced by him/her firing off a series of strange, revealing, hilarious and straight-up irreverent tweets.

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It's a truly beautiful Twitter meltdown.

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They started by insulting everyone who works there.

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And they weren't afraid to get personal.

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I mean, I'd watch that version of a show.

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The logo is pretty terrible, IMO.

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Episode for reference, please.

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Eww.

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The pettiness was off the charts.

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I remember hating the commercials for this.

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It's true, it should just be called the Cops channel.

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I mean it is kind of cool that they have such a laid back pitch procedure.

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They also took it as an opportunity to air other grievances about show particulars.

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People can't believe that the tweets are still up.

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But honestly, gems like this should be left up for all the internet to see.

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I knew those were all BS.

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I would love to work with this guy. 

And of course, it's worth knowing that the tweets are from a fictional character; the network is, of course, in on the jokes. Red Fabbri, Spike TV’s vice president of fan engagement and editorial, told Adweek, “He’s confronting an existential crisis, having a bit of a meltdown in public," in reference to the account's recent tweets. “Like someone might in the modern workplace if they got handed a pink slip.”

Seems accurate, no?

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