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Showtime (ended 2005)

why are the last 3 season so much shorter than the first 2?

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    breezy2281

    [1]Nov 16, 2008
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    the first 2 seasons were 22 and 20 eps long. but after that the seasons were only 14 eps long, any idea why that is? the show is great and tey could have easily done 8 or 9 seasons, why didn't they at least keep it 20 eps a season?
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    LadyInque

    [2]Nov 16, 2008
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    No idea but the show was awsome anyway

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    SMGslayer97

    [3]Nov 19, 2008
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    I've always wondered that too but I've never heard anything.
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    jeffsilver_25

    [4]Jan 21, 2009
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    One of life's greatest mysteries, I guess!
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    WickedNugget

    [5]Feb 13, 2009
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    I think I remember something about Showtime not allowing to be any longer, cause it took up air time of other shows, but I'm not entirely sure.
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    Kadodian

    [6]May 29, 2009
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    Yeah I was buying the season 2 DVD the other day and I saw the packages for seasons 3,4 and 5 and they were smaller then the first two season's DVD boxes so I assumed they had a shorter number of episodes. I don't know why. This show is great ! I love it !!!
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    Kung_Fu_Fighter

    [7]Sep 26, 2009
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    Quality > Quantity

    They spent more money on each episode after season 2 to make great episodes, but in doing so the budget was spent much faster.

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    SMGslayer97

    [8]Nov 17, 2009
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    Kung_Fu_Fighter wrote:

    Quality > Quantity

    They spent more money on each episode after season 2 to make great episodes, but in doing so the budget was spent much faster.



    Certainly a fair trade, though all 5 seasons are great.
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