Wunderbolt on Mar 16th 2017 at 9:17:51 PM
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Arivne on Jun 20th 2018 at 4:57:51 PM
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This will be in Trivia when it's launched.
Some series get cancelled and Cut Short. Other series last far longer than any fan had wanted and become a Franchise Zombie. And some series are told by the network, in no uncertain terms, that they're only getting one more season. One short season.
The networks will not want to pour buckets of money on a failing TV show on the way out, so they'll cut the episode order drastically (usually in half). This means for networks shows used to 22 episodes, they may only get 13. For cable shows (where the standard is 13 episodes), they may only get 6 to wrap everything up.
Often overlaps with Finale Season.
- Bones: Most seasons had around 22 episodes, except for outside circumstances (The Writers Strike, pregnancy). Season 12 only had 13.
- Chuck: Season 1 was cut short by the Writers Strike. Seasons 2, 3, and 4 had 22, 19, and 24 episodes, respectively. Season 5 only had 13.
- Friends: Most seasons had 24 episodes. Season 10 only had 18 (with a 'retrospective' two-parter thrown in).
- Grimm: Seasons 1 through 5 had 22 episodes each. Season 6 only had 13.
- In Plain Sight: Seasons 1 through 4 had anywhere from 12 to 15 episodes each. Season 5 only had 8.
- Parks and Recreation: Seasons 2 through 6 had the standard order of 22 or so. Season 7 only had 13.
- Person of Interest: Seasons 1 through 4 had 22 or 23 episodes each. Season 5 only had 13.
- Warehouse 13: Seasons 1 through 4 had anywhere from 12 to 20 episodes each. Season 5 only had 6.
- White Collar: Seasons 1 through 5 had anywhere from 14 to 17 episodes each. Season 5 only had 6.
- Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Season 1 had 13 episodes. Season 2 had 47 episodes. Season 3 only had 5.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012): Seasons 1 through 4 had 26 episodes each. Season 5 only had 20.
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