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Wife and I were talking about both of the 9-1-1 shows last night. Both were done in ways that I think made sense. Just to be safe here...I was more wondering if there are people who think the season finale was scheduled to be filmed this week?
You are mixing up Last Man Standing with Last Man on Earth. Discussion above was about Last Man on Earth.Sometimes it come down to production costs. Sometimes show with lower ratings with lower production costs get renewed, because even with lower ratings they still make money. Along with this shows produced by and aired on the same network have a better chance of getting renewed with lower rating than show produced by a third party which cost the network more. Last Man Standing was produced by FOX, but originally aired on ABC. ABC cancelled it after 4 or 5 with seasons and then Fox brought it back for a few seasons to air on it's own network were it got similar ratings.
You picked an interesting time to discuss ... Standing, considering the poster just a few posts prior was talking about ... Man on Earth.No, I'm talking about Last Man Standing.
" Fans of Last Man Standing have likely known that the show is coming to an end for a while now. Back in October 2020, it was announced that the popular series wouldn't be getting renewed — although Last Man Standing was already canceled once before by ABC. In 2017, the network canceled the show, stating that it was too expensive to produce and that ABC didn't actually own it (it was actually produced by FOX). "
from: It's Time to Say Goodbye to the Baxters on 'Last Man Standing'
Sounds to me like they are filming what would have been one more season, stretched over two seasons. Breaking it up with a cliff-hanger in the middle I would assume, but otherwise probably only really spending enough to cover a full season's work but leaving them programming to fill two seasons -- be it summer replacement, show on the bench they can turn to if something else crash and burns, etc.That seems like a strangely low number of episodes. 20 episodes over 2 seasons? They had 20 episodes in their most recent season. It seems like the stars will be doing half as many episodes (and presumably making half the money) and still be unable to sign on to work on any other show. Yes, they'll have more time to make movies, but other than that it seems like a strange deal, especially for a broadcast network.
I haven't followed the show that closely, but looked like Season 4 of the show had only 20 episodes. Assuming that the other seasons were similar number of episodes, it seems that they are mostly pushing to get to the "magic" 100 episodes that is preferred for syndicating the repeats and such.Yeah, I suspect it will be filmed as one season, but broadcast as two. That's been done a lot in the past, although mostly with cable shows.