Newswire: FX counts a whopping 455 original scripted series this year
Proving the adage “there’s too much goddamn TV” correct, FX’s research department calculated that there were 455 original scripted series on the air this year across broadcast, cable, and streaming services. That’s an 8 percent increase from last year, when there were 421, and a 71 percent increase from 2011. FX released the results of its study of the vast television landscape today along with a handy chart. While the number of broadcast, pay cable, and basic cable series went down from last year; Streaming companies more than doubled their output.
These findings would prove that, no, 2016 was not the year in which we hit ”Peak TV” as FX Networks CEO John Landgraf previously forecast. In all fairness, at the Television Critics Association press tour back in August, Landgraf had updated his prediction. “It now seems clear that, at a minimum, the peak will …