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Broadcast Pilot Season by the Numbers: Total Volume Hits a New Low

March 9, 2022 The Hollywood Reporter:

The total number of drama and comedy pilots that the broadcast networks have collectively been ordering is moving in the opposite direction of Peak TV.

While the number of overall scripted originals continues to soar, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW had started rethinking their individual approaches to pilots before the pandemic. Now, two years into making television with costly COVID-19 protocols, the five networks have shifted to more of a year-round development model as the days of producing nearly 100 combined pilots have come and gone.


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