What is a good length for a TV show? Some shows go on way to long. If a show can make it to the magic 5th season or get to 100 episodes( the magic number for syndication); then it has been successful. How long can shows keep up the quality after 5 years? Some shows that last that long struggle but then get good. It took Star Trek: Next Gen it's third season before it really got good and while it ended at 7 years; the quality was still good.
These networks are always looking for the next Lost, Sienfield, etc.... If they don't get the ratings in season 1, it's over. Of if they somehow get a season 2, they usually don't last. Jericho, Reaper are just 2. Personally, I think think the concept of networks( over the air, cable, pay cable, satellite, etc..) will eventually be obsolete. You will have a handful of channels by genre instead. All comedies on channel, drama on one channel, etc... Heck, it will probably just be direct to online only.
I was pretty pissed off when they cancelled The Black Donnellys after one season, I really got into that show. Never hurts that Olivia Wilde is in it for some eye candy either.
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