Originally Posted by SportsRacer
13 does seem to be the magic number for American TV. Maybe the networks will catch on and split the season in half, with one slate of shows in the fall and another slate in the spring?
They basically already do that. Splitting 20-24 episode seasons into two separate entities. Like with The Event coming back in two weeks with a 2 hour reboot.
(I know that wasn't what you meant, but that's what american TV would do with your idea, rather than have a fall set of shows and a spring set of shows)
I think USA may be getting it right, with shorter seasons broken in halves. They're avoiding the trap that SciFi fell into with Battlestar Galactica (20+ episode seasons broken in half with months-long gaps in between - they lost viewers steadily over the entire run of the series).