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Why Does Season Seven Only Have 17 Episodes?

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    NovaScotianDude

    [1]Mar 7, 2007
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    Isn't a season order usually 13, 18, or 22? I find it unusuall for a season seven of a show to have only 17 episodes
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    green_arrow92

    [2]Mar 7, 2007
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    I don't know why it has 17 episodes, most shows that are in their last season don't have alot of episodes, well old shows. The last season of MacGyver only has 14 episodes and I found that to be strange.
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    Mad_Buck

    [3]Mar 8, 2007
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    Probably  because that's all the network ordered from the studio.
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    NovaScotianDude

    [4]Mar 8, 2007
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    green_arrow92 wrote:
    I don't know why it has 17 episodes, most shows that are in their last season don't have alot of episodes, well old shows. The last season of MacGyver only has 14 episodes and I found that to be strange.


    Yeah. The number is strange, and the fact that these shows were very popular.
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    Mad_Buck

    [5]Mar 9, 2007
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    NovaScotianDude wrote:
    green_arrow92 wrote:
    I don't know why it has 17 episodes, most shows that are in their last season don't have alot of episodes, well old shows. The last season of MacGyver only has 14 episodes and I found that to be strange.
    Yeah. The number is strange, and the fact that these shows were very popular.

    This happened because the network planned to cancel both shows due to declining ratings so they ordered less than the full quota of episodes per season. 

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