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Re: Resident Alien [Comedy, Drama, Mystery]

Wizard wrote:
paisley1 wrote:

For me, this is amazing news and a breath of fresh air, as this means, Resident Alien, will be the only show I've seen in years, to almost have a full season of episodes in a season, that is, 4 shy of 20.  Looking forward to it, even if the jokes and editing won't be as tight.

Remember 24?  It actually had 24 episodes of television per season, for 8 seasons straight!

Where did you get that number from?  I don't think shows follow a set number of episodes for a season.
UK shows have 6 episodes a season, and have done for quite a while.  10 seems to be the norm now for a lot of shows.

I don't think it's that cut and dry.  I've watched UK shows with 3, 4, 6, 8 or even more eps per seasons (or series as we call them).

US shows generally have at least 8, but often more than 10.  It depends on what you're watching I guess.

2020.  Meh.

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Re: Resident Alien [Comedy, Drama, Mystery]

graybags wrote:
Wizard wrote:
paisley1 wrote:

For me, this is amazing news and a breath of fresh air, as this means, Resident Alien, will be the only show I've seen in years, to almost have a full season of episodes in a season, that is, 4 shy of 20.  Looking forward to it, even if the jokes and editing won't be as tight.

Remember 24?  It actually had 24 episodes of television per season, for 8 seasons straight!

Where did you get that number from?  I don't think shows follow a set number of episodes for a season.
UK shows have 6 episodes a season, and have done for quite a while.  10 seems to be the norm now for a lot of shows.

I don't think it's that cut and dry.  I've watched UK shows with 3, 4, 6, 8 or even more eps per seasons (or series as we call them).

US shows generally have at least 8, but often more than 10.  It depends on what you're watching I guess.

The average number of episodes of American Network television has historically been between 20-24 episodes per season.  I'm Canadian, and I'd never use Canadian television seasons as a standard for American television seasons, likewise, you shouldn't be using British standards for American TV.

24:  24 episodes https://next-episode.net/24/season-1
The Rookie:  20 episodes  https://next-episode.net/the-rookie/season-1
New Amsterdam:  22 episodes  https://next-episode.net/new-amsterdam-2018/season-1
Grey's Anatomy: 
  -20 in season 18 https://next-episode.net/greys-anatomy/season-18
  -27 in season 2  https://next-episode.net/greys-anatomy/season-2

...got plenty more examples...

It depends on the network's budget, and story the writers and producers are trying to tell, but if I'm to be fair to SyFy Network (NBC Universal) productions, the closest show like Resident Alien would be Eureka, as they're both scifi shows on the same network and filmed in Ladysmith BC (and lower mainland), and Eureka ranged between 13 and 20 episodes in a season.  American shows do follow a set number of episodes per year, and 20 episodes is also a number that follows the school year and says, "We're going to start our show in October, and end it in April.  You're welcome. wink "  It used to be that during pilot season and march madness, shows have a few episodes for season 1, like Seinfeld and The Office, and after they are tested and succeed, they get picked up and get a big budget and are fleshed out to 20-24 episodes per season to fill the time slot.  Now with streaming, that system isn't as competitive or relevant.

"Well an African swallow maybe, but not a European swallow, that's my point!" ~ Thanks Wizard.

There's also:

Coronation Street:  https://next-episode.net/coronation-street/season-63
Eastenders:  https://next-episode.net/eastenders/season-38

...which are the exact opposite with a pile of episodes, but again, not comparing like with like.

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Re: Resident Alien [Comedy, Drama, Mystery]

August 10th is almost here, and I'm looking forward to another episode.

https://www.tvinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/RESIDENT-ALIEN_7567-456x570.jpg

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Yep, can't wait. I love this show.