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10th May '16 11:24:31 AM LordSpy
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* '''Series/BetterCallSaul''' -- First seasons ran for 10 episodes, and the second one, whilst announced as having 13, ultimately ran for 10.
12th Apr '16 1:56:54 AM Q4
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* ''Series/GettingOn'' so far has two series, each containing 3 episodes.

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* ''Series/GettingOn'' so far has two had three series, each containing 3 episodes.3, 6 and 6 episodes respectively.
27th Mar '16 4:03:35 PM nombretomado
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* On ''Series/{{Community}}'', the ShowWithinAShow ''[[DowntonAbbey Cougarton Abbey]]'' (the fictional TransAtlanticEquivalent of ''CougarTown'') ran for only six episodes before [[KillEmAll having all the characters kill themselves]]. Then [[JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime inverted with]] an AffectionateParody of ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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* On ''Series/{{Community}}'', the ShowWithinAShow ''[[DowntonAbbey ''[[Series/DowntonAbbey Cougarton Abbey]]'' (the fictional TransAtlanticEquivalent of ''CougarTown'') ran for only six episodes before [[KillEmAll having all the characters kill themselves]]. Then [[JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime inverted with]] an AffectionateParody of ''Series/DoctorWho''.
23rd Mar '16 8:43:30 PM nombretomado
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British Brevity doesn't apply to every series. {{Soap Opera}}s, talk shows, kids' programs and other daytime TV can run for far more than 24 episodes a season, in the UK as elsewhere. Britain's LongRunners include ''CoronationStreet'' and ''{{Eastenders}}''; ''CoronationStreet'' alone shows 260 episodes a ''year''. This trope, like the 24-episode US standard it contrasts with, applies mainly to scripted series in prime time and nighttime slots.

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British Brevity doesn't apply to every series. {{Soap Opera}}s, talk shows, kids' programs and other daytime TV can run for far more than 24 episodes a season, in the UK as elsewhere. Britain's LongRunners include ''CoronationStreet'' ''Series/CoronationStreet'' and ''{{Eastenders}}''; ''CoronationStreet'' ''Series/{{Eastenders}}''; ''Series/CoronationStreet'' alone shows 260 episodes a ''year''. This trope, like the 24-episode US standard it contrasts with, applies mainly to scripted series in prime time and nighttime slots.
23rd Mar '16 11:03:50 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_Seconds_%28TV_series%29 :30 Seconds]]: an [[LandDownUnder Australian]] series that aired for six episodes on the Comedy Channel[[note]]The Australian version of ComedyCentral[[/note]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_Seconds_%28TV_series%29 :30 Seconds]]: an [[LandDownUnder Australian]] series that aired for six episodes on the Comedy Channel[[note]]The Australian version of ComedyCentral[[/note]]Creator/ComedyCentral[[/note]]
19th Mar '16 1:35:33 AM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 9:53:33 PM Hossmeister
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11th Mar '16 4:52:55 AM LorienTheYounger
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* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' -- Four seasons, ~22 episodes each, Then in late January 2012, Fox and Warner Bros. Television worked on negotiating a lower licensing cost for the show to allow a fifth season to occur; To help Fox reduce its losses on the show and bring the total number of episodes above 100, a critical number for syndication deals for Warner Bros. This ended with getting a final season of 13 episodes, making the total number of episodes exactly a 100.

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* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' -- Four seasons, ~22 episodes each, Then in late January 2012, Fox and Warner Bros. Television worked on negotiating a lower licensing cost for the show to allow a fifth season to occur; To help Fox reduce its losses on the show and bring the total number of episodes above 100, a critical number for syndication deals for Warner Bros. This ended with getting a final season of 13 episodes, making the total number of episodes exactly a 100.



* ''Series/BigLove'' -- Two seasons of 12 episodes, one of 10.

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* ''Series/BigLove'' -- Two Five seasons of 12 episodes, one of 10.with 12, 12, 10, 9 and 10 episodes respectively.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' -- Four seasons so far, ten episodes each. The structure of a season has become so regular (in particular, fans are used to Episode 9 having a big battle and Episode 10 being a BreatherEpisode that sets up next season's plotlines) that it's unlikely that future seasons will have more or fewer.
* ''Series/{{Girls}}'' -- Two seasons so far, each with 10 episodes.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' -- Four Five seasons so far, ten episodes each. The structure of a season has become so regular (in particular, fans are used to Episode 9 having a big battle and Episode 10 being a BreatherEpisode that sets up next season's plotlines) that it's unlikely that future seasons will have more or fewer.
* ''Series/{{Girls}}'' -- Two Five seasons so far, each with 10 episodes.episodes except for the third season which has 12.



* ''Series/{{Oz}}'' -- Five seasons of eight episodes each, one season of 16.

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* ''Series/{{Oz}}'' -- Five Six seasons of altogether. Each have eight episodes each, one except for season of 16.4, which was 16 episodes long and split into two blocks.



* ''Series/TeenWolf'' -- The first two seasons each consisted of 12 episodes. Season 3 ''technically'' consists of 24 episodes, but was split into two distinct 12-episode arcs (referred to as 3a and 3b) with a three month break in-between. The show was also renewed for a fourth season of 12 episodes.

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* ''Series/TeenWolf'' -- The first two Five seasons each consisted so far. Seasons 1, 2 and 4 consist of 12 episodes. episodes each. Season 3 ''technically'' consists of is 24 episodes, but was episodes split into two distinct 12-episode arcs (referred to as 3a and 3b) with a three month break in-between. The show was also renewed for a fourth season of 12 episodes.
Season 5 is 20 episodes similarly split into two 10-episode arcs.



* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' -- The contract with NBC stipulated that each season would premiere in the second half of the television season and that each season consisted of 13 episodes. Two have aired so far, with the third 13-episode season airing in Summer 2015.

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* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' -- The contract with NBC stipulated that each season would premiere in the second half of the television season and that each season consisted of 13 episodes. Two have Three seasons aired so far, with the third 13-episode season airing in Summer 2015.
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* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' -- Began as a five-episode miniseries, followed by three more seasons of 13 episodes each.
25th Feb '16 1:42:52 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' was a very influential 'Alternative Comedy' series, and retains a cult following. Only twelve episodes (two seasons) were ever made. The majority of the actors and writers went on to create ''Filthy, Rich & Catflap'', which lasted only six episodes. ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', also with Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, did rather better, three seasons and a total of 18 episodes (as well as five stage shows). WordOfGod says ''TheYoungOnes'' was only ever meant to have 12 episodes in two seasons, like ''Series/FawltyTowers''

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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' was a very influential 'Alternative Comedy' series, and retains a cult following. Only twelve episodes (two seasons) were ever made. The majority of the actors and writers went on to create ''Filthy, Rich & Catflap'', ''Series/FilthyRichAndCatflap'', which lasted only six episodes. ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', also with Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, did rather better, three seasons and a total of 18 episodes (as well as five stage shows). WordOfGod says ''TheYoungOnes'' was only ever meant to have 12 episodes in two seasons, like ''Series/FawltyTowers''
23rd Feb '16 3:34:32 AM alexandrajade
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* The first seven seasons of ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' were a typically chunky 21-23 episodes. Seasons 8 and 9 cut this down to 16. Season 10, which very nearly never happened and when it did was meant as a coda for the series and for the main characters Goren and Eames, cut it further to a very tight and succinct eight episodes.
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