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I think most people who were involved with television will tell you, if given a season or given a 13-episode order and getting those episodes on the air, and if viewers don’t come, I think most people will tell you they’d walk away. They feel they were given a fair shake, and if viewers didn’t come, they didn’t come.
It’s really the rare creator who can tell you where he’s going to end the season of 22 episodes. That’s not bad. That’s part of the creative exploration.
My first experience on public radio still ranks among the most embarrassing episodes of my relatively short life.
The mere existence of ‘Buffy’ proves the declinists wrong about one thing: Hollywood commercialism can produce great art. Complex and evolving characters. Playful language. Joy and sorrow, pathos and elation. Episodes that dare to be different – to tell stories in silence or in song. Big themes and terrible choices.
I think ‘Lost in Space‘ certainly shifted from being an ensemble adventure series about a family facing the unknown alien environment to this trio of comedians – Dr. Smith, the Robot, and Will Robinson being the straight guy. It definitely changed its tone over the three seasons and 84 episodes we did.
The power of network television is amazing. I’ve been performing for years but have been seen on only a few episodes of this show, and people spot me in public now all the time. They say, ‘Hey, aren’t you on ‘Nashville‘?’ Most locals seem to really appreciate how authentic the show is.
All the weird inconveniences of adult life that you thought they made up to lend excitement and color to episodes of ‘Sex and the City‘ are, in fact, real.
I did nine episodes of ‘John Doe.’ I died of boredom.
JJ Abrams is definitely a guy that when he calls, you want to answer. He’s incredibly focused. When he was shooting the pilot on ‘Lost,’ we’d do a take and he’d go back to his tent and be working on the first episodes of ‘Lost’ as well as the cliffhanger for the eighth season of ‘Alias.’ He’s an incredible multitasker.
The most interesting thing to me is that ‘The Walking Dead’ is a show that reinvents itself every eight episodes. It’s an evolving landscape. There are characters that die. There are characters that stay on. There are characters that go away. I love that.
By the time ‘Dumbo’s Circus‘ wrapped production of its 120 episodes, I had an agent, and I had scored my first feature film gig.
I know I don’t want to do another single-camera show. It’s so time-consuming. I did a couple of episodes of ‘Whitney’ as her mom, but I have been laying low. I love being with my kids and being a mom.
I was very comfortable on the set of ‘Lost’. I was so nervous when I went on to the set because I had just watched all the ‘Lost’ episodes. I was, like, a fan. A big fan.
We shoot double episodes in 15 days in Los Angeles.
After ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ I dealt with several producers who wanted to cover up all my beauty marks, every single mole on my body. They tried to cover them on my first two episodes of ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ and it just looked ridiculous, so I had to put my foot down. But it’s not something I’m insecure about.
With TV, you just have to finish the days and get the episodes out. And it’s always going to be an impossible schedule. That’s the funny thing with TV that not a lot of people realize.
I think that ‘Degrassi’ really challenged its actors. I was on it for seven years, and it was one of my first jobs. I can’t even watch the early episodes – they’re so embarrassing! But I really do think I grew as an actor and learned a lot over the seven years.
I suffer from manic-depressive disorder, and I’ve chosen not to take medication for it. Because of that, every once in a while I go through manic episodes and really depressed episodes.
Stage work, that’s all I have in my background. Wasteland was my first TV experience. Dawson’s was my first long-term, I mean the entire season of 22 episodes.
The treatment of patients with contaminated blood has been described as one of the most tragic episodes in the history of the NHS.
What’s great about Vasquez Rocks is that they filmed several ‘Star Trek’ episodes there.
I think it’s the small things, the smaller episodes and details that I linger on and try to draw meaning from, just personally.
Directing all six episodes was a really unique experience, right? Because normally TV is run through the showrunner system, and Marvel didn’t do that on ‘Loki.’
I was supposed to do only one or two episodes of ‘Big Little Lies,’ but I realized I couldn’t just step away.
When I went back and watched a couple of the older ‘Doctor Who‘ episodes, I could see why some people felt the show had been quite sexist.
It’s important to say that depression has biological underpinnings, and that while medications do not seem to create irreversible changes in the brain, repeated depressive episodes do.
Some people think it’s because ’24’ was jump-started by what happened on 9/11. That was never why we made the show. We started production six months prior to 9/11, and we’d already done ten episodes.
The first episodes I actually read for ‘Downton,’ Sybil was really intimidated and hadn’t come into her own. So it’s only in Series Two that she‘s become so headstrong. In general, I find it exciting to play strong, female roles because they’re shocking.
Sometimes there were certain things in ‘Limmy’s Show’ where I’d be having to come up with six episodes and as a result there was stuff in there that wasn’t my favourite and I’d think, ‘ach I’ll shove that in this episode.’
I have done a lot of short dramas that are three, four or five episodes and so that makes the filming process similar to the independent film process; it is very intimate, and it is a small cast and a small crew and everyone is there with a common goal and want the best for that project.
As time went on, I did campaign to lighten the character a little bit, to introduce some romance into the episodes, outside activities, horse riding and fencing and mountaineering.
As a teenager, I struggled a lot, had several major depressive episodes, and ended up dropping out of high school and getting a GED.
David Boreanaz is actually a very good director and he directed one of our episodes. Excellent director, knew exactly what he wanted. We never had long days with David. He was great, he knew exactly what he wanted and he’s a fantastic director.
We have to have humor to survive 22 episodes a year of network television.
Children don’t mind when something was made – they don’t discriminate in that way. I tape very early episodes of ‘Rainbow‘ and ‘Trumpton’ for my son and watch them with him. He loves them. ‘Trumpton’ was made in 1967, but he still watches it like it’s brand new.
I was a fan of ‘Six Feet Under’ and was very sad when it ended, so I was not ready to switch my allegiance to another show. So I was like, ‘I’m not watching this ‘True Blood.’ Then a friend got a bootleg copy of the first four episodes, and by the third one, I was irrevocably hooked.
At our best, it’s a good experience but we do 22 episodes a year, so there are some clunkers.
I think there’s something beautifully old fashioned about waiting all week then sitting down and watching something on television together. I’m generation box set, accustomed to binging on multiple episodes at a time, which is fun but quite a solitary pursuit because you do it alone.
I got the first thing I auditioned for – a guest role on two episodes on ‘All Saints,’ and I don’t think I had ever been that excited.
Lucifer likes to have fun, but we need to make sure that he’s also rooted in a proper journey. For the first few episodes after a pilot, you’re just trying to establish your world and the starting points for your characters. But I feel like, as the stakes went up, the ‘Lucifer’ veneer got less and less.
It used to be that you had to do a certain number of episodes to hit syndication in order to try to keep a show on, because it’s important to the network because it sells good commercial time. That’s really not how HBO does things.
For me, personally, I watch pretty much everything on Netflix, and I watch all the episodes in a row, when I can.
The only time producers fed me lines on ‘Laguna Beach‘ were more fake phone calls or pickup scenes. We’d film for nine months out of the year, and then they would start cutting episodes together, and they would realize that they needed a specific scene.
I was dreading all of the ghost stories of working on American television, not in the least, the length. In Britain, a series is six episodes of an hour drama, maybe sometimes eight, but never twenty-two, so I was petrified of that.
When I auditioned for ‘Jessie,’ I knew that Disney Channel basically will do 100 episodes of a show if it’s a hit; they’ll stick with something. It’s a great network to work with because they make a nice big commitment to a show.
I’ve seen a bunch of the ‘Portlandia’ episodes, and they’re pretty hilarious.
If you were to ask me what the No. 1 lesson I learned from being on ‘The Real World‘, and I challenge you to go back to the episodes and you will see that I’m right: I learned the myth of liberal tolerance.
I’ve had it. I did 4,700 episodes. Isn’t that enough?
If you look at comparative figures, the last two episodes of ‘Six Wives of Henry VIII’ were watched by 4m. Graham Norton, who is very funny, gets 3m. Johnny Vaughan’s comedy, which I have never seen but people say isn’t very good, got less than half the viewers of ‘Six Wives.’
I often hear that those are people’s favorite episodes, the ones with people that they don’t know. That’s the magic of ‘Hot Ones.’
It takes awhile for writers to get to know actors rhythms, not just as actors, but what they bring to the characters. I think it takes a few episodes for the writing room to catch up to the actors and vice versa.
When you’re shooting a network television show it inevitably starts airing a few episodes in, and depending on the ratings and the response from the public, you find yourself tweaking your performance or the scripts go in a different direction.
Sufferers of depression have ‘episodes’ the same way those who suffer from multiple sclerosis do. It comes, wipes the floor with you, and then somehow returns you to the world. But it comes back.
In TV, you may think your character’s one thing for two episodes, and then the third episode it could be something different.
If you watched ‘Lost,’ sometimes the episodes were crazy good, and sometimes you’re like, ‘That one was just sorta there.’
I watch episodes of ‘Rosanne’ now where I don’t even know what the ending’s going to be.
I think that’s the great thing about all ‘Black Mirror‘ episodes – it really leaves you with this feeling of not knowing how to feel.
The episodes all blend together for me, so I don’t remember. I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast this morning. I always feel I must be such a disappointment to them.
I had an unbelievable experience on ’24’. We shot 198 episodes, and I was as excited about shooting the 198th as I was the first.
What I can say that’s different in American television… in Britain, they wouldn’t cancel something after a couple of episodes. In the States they would. They would just decide it’s not working, take it off and put something else in on the fall schedule.
There are certain economics involved in making a network TV show that you want to amortize the costs of that, so the more episodes you make, the cheaper they all are individually.
But ‘Hey Dude‘ was shot in Arizona, and that took me to the West Coast. We did 65 episodes. It was not a show that a ton of people saw, so it was like doing acting classes and getting paid for it. At that point I had the acting bug. So I went to L.A. to give it a try and never left.
I’ll be in a series for three or four episodes, but then I’ll be off the series, and downtime, as an actor, is a little more than most people understand. Most of the time you’re just sitting around taking coffee with friends.
I’ll always love movies. But there’s something I love very much about TV, when you shoot episodes while other episodes are still being written.
I used to write in school a lot; I always liked it and used to write on my own, comic books, come up with alternate story lines to the stuff I watched and read, a lot of books and TV, episodes of ‘Twilight Zone.’ I didn’t think about it.
But did I think it would last more than 13 episodes at the time? No, I didn’t think that. I never know.
I watch all of the Q episodes. I just don’t remember them after I’ve turned off the television.
Watching ‘Doctor Who’ in the United States meant I was always behind the times – PBS didn’t get new episodes until two years after they ran, and I was aware of the show’s cancellation before the characters themselves knew, at least in my corner of the world.
I loved my time on ‘The Mindy Project’ so much. It was only supposed to be half a year. It was really only supposed to be one episode, and then it became three episodes, and then it became half a year, and then it became a year and a half, and then it became two years.
‘Spooks’ was unique. It took up such a lot of your life – I think we did 10 episodes for the first few seasons. That’s six months of your life.
My mates Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe have put together thirty one episodes of a really really nice podcast at Rice as part of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The ‘Cultures of Energy Podcast’ is so good!
What they told us about ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation‘ when we first started was that we were guaranteed 26 episodes, so that was the longest job I’ve ever had. And that was basically it – we didn’t know what the premise of the show was going to be and we waited, week by week, to see a script.
Summer is a great opportunity for all of cable. People love to find original episodes.
First episodes are difficult things to write.
One of the trickiest things about ‘Game of Thrones’ is just seeding those first couple of episodes with that basic information that people need to know, both about the world and the ground rules of the world, and the relationships between the characters, as far as who means what to whom and why.
About 15 years later, I was given all 113 episodes on tape.
We worked under a lot of pressure… three days to do an episode, sometimes two in a week, 39 episodes a year.
It was a very difficult time, 1984. ‘Happy Days‘ ended. I said, ‘There’s no way I can be a producer.’ My attorney said, ‘You’ll learn.’ The first thing we sold was the ‘MacGyver’ television series. We shot 139 episodes between 1985 and 1992.
Being in the industry, I’ve seen many situations where someone will get the call from the network where they say ‘You guys have 5 episodes to wrap it up.’ Then all your long-term story arcs gotta get wrapped up in five episodes because that’s how many episodes you got left. I would hate to see that happen to ‘Castle’.
In the time you make one series of 9-10 episodes, you can make 3 films.
Tweeting is a great way to practice writing jokes, but there is so much more to comedy writing than just jokes. Jokes are a necessity, but you also have to learn how to write characters, to break a story, to keep coherence between episodes. I’ve learned more by being a TV writer than I ever could’ve on my own.
I was doing Babylon 5 season two and I was in all 22 episodes of that.
More than anything, I just want people to, like, let themselves be taken on the ride that ‘Euphoria‘ will be over eight episodes and just, like, let it, like, hit them.
How that works is our first season was the year we had a threatened writers’ strike, so what we did was that instead of doing 22 episodes, we did 30. We put 10 in the bank.
I don’t have any favorite episodes from ‘Joanie Loves Chachi.’ I liked working with the people. But I didn’t even want to do it. I was talked into it.
I developed a theory that, in many ways, the early ‘Andy Griffith’ episodes especially were an awful lot like a Capra movie. They were a lot like ‘Mr. Deeds‘ or a lot like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life‘ in tone and presentation.
But my main thing that I would love to see as a fan of ‘Glee,’ like I said, is to really get into the character and who they are and what they do outside of school. I think that that’s interesting. And then of course the themed stuff and the album episodes are all really cool too.
With network, shows are pulled half the time after three episodes whether they’re good or they’re not good. It’s a numbers game. With cable, they can take a lot more liberties.
‘Doctor Who’ is not as literary as ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ and ‘The Hobbit‘ is – books have come out, but they are from the television episodes. So there is that difference… it’s more scholastic.
It’s hard to get material. I haven’t made a movie before. I have two episodes of television that I think have come in really great, but it’s really hard to get directing work.
In this fragmented world, with such short attention spans, you’ve got a couple of episodes to make an impression. And if you don’t, you start to lose your audience in a big way.
When I was 13, I had these episodes where I could just see the world without any words attached to it, without any associations. It was a little bit spooky. A lot of people might have even thought it was pathological. I thought it was interesting.
One of the things you have to be acutely aware of when shooting episodes out of order is your character’s relationship with the other characters.
‘Star Trek’ episodes always insisted that humanity is on its bumpy way to what will be a glorious future in the 23rd century, in which we will have left most of our old selfishness – and old hatreds and prejudices – far behind us.
Doesn’t anybody ever want to talk about anything else besides ‘Star Trek?’ There were 79 episodes of the series; there were 55 different writers. I was only one of them.
I always knew I wanted to act but I was really afraid to desire something that seemed so unrealistic and a long shot. I was a kid memorizing entire movies and TV episodes but I didn’t take it seriously until I was about 19. Then I moved to New York and took it head on.
The format of Netflix was the dream for us. It allowed us to make cinematic, longer episodes without interruption.
I’m always watching old episodes of ‘The Golden Girls’ or ‘The Simpsons.’
I was in two episodes playing Christopher Reeve’s character’s emissary. They wanted to have my character announce Dr Swan‘s death, which I thought was exploitative.
I acted in ‘Almost Famous.’ My album ‘Fingerprints‘ won a Grammy Award in 2007. Even more prestigious, as far as my kids were concerned, I appeared in episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy.’
Football is made up of episodes.
In ten episodes, we were able to do our writers’ room first. We did that all summer and wrote for 15 weeks and got everything in really good shape.
I haven’t watched a lot of episodes of ‘The Good Wife.’ I never even saw the show until I signed on, and then I watched seven episodes.
As a child, I was embarrassed by my dads effusive episodes, but I suppose I got used to living with someone who was intermittently sad.
In many senses, ‘Borgen’ was a very democratic show. I was always invited to hear the writers’ thoughts for the next episodes and allowed to comment on them.
We made 16 episodes of Cracker and I loved doing the show, but unfortunately no one was watching us.
I don’t really watch shows as a regular routine any more, but I loved ‘Happy Valley‘. Yes it was depressing, but at least I knew it would all be over in six episodes.
I love it and it is a blessing to be able to have seventy-five to eighty episodes to develop a character and find your voice. You have a similar through voice, and yet you are making different decisions, and so you act differently and you make different choices, as that is what your character would do.