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Old 01-17-17, 12:15 PM
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Most episodes per season of scripted series

Which scripted series has had the most single episodes produced for one season? Not counting soap operas or talk shows.

I don't know if Gargoyles or Batman TAS actually count since they're animated. Gargoyles in it's 2nd season there were 52 single episodes. Batman TAS had 60 episodes in it's first season. Where there others?
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Re: Most episodes per season of scripted series

The original 90210 and Melrose Place used to produce 32-35 episode seasons at one point.

That would be unheard of in this day and age.
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Re: Most episodes per season of scripted series

Doctor Who had a 45 episode third season.
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Re: Most episodes per season of scripted series

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Which scripted series has had the most single episodes produced for one season? Not counting soap operas or talk shows.

I don't know if Gargoyles or Batman TAS actually count since they're animated. Gargoyles in it's 2nd season there were 52 single episodes. Batman TAS had 60 episodes in it's first season. Where there others?
Those 10/90 episode deals delivered a few.

Season 1 of Anger Management was 10 episodes, Season 2 was 90
Season 1 of Tyler Perry's House of Payne was 10 episodes, episodes 11 - 100 were ordered after Season 1 though split up as multiple seasons, Season 8 ran for 62 episodes.
Season 1 of Are We There Yet? was 10 episoes, Season 2 ran for 34 episodes and Season 3 ran for 56 episodes, though S2 and S3 were produced as a single season.
Season 3 of Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns was 42 episodes, Season 4 was 54 episodes

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Re: Most episodes per season of scripted series

This may count as a soap, but "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" had 130 episodes the first season and 195 episodes the second season.

In recent years, HBO's "In Treatment" had 43 episodes in its first season.
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Re: Most episodes per season of scripted series

Gunsmoke had 39 episodes for the first 5 seasons. After that, the number of episodes slowly drifted downward:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ision_episodes

Wikipedia has a list of overall episode count. Most of the highest ones are talk shows/soap operas.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._episode_count

The original Super Sentai series had 84 episodes, and aired pretty much continuously, once a week, for nearly two years:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himitsu_Sentai_Gorenger

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