No. of Recommendations: 4
In the 60s, we got 26 new eps every season. Two chances to see a show, then it was gone forever. No afterlife on DVD.

I notices the shift to more runs of fewer eps first on the "Star Trek" franchise on UPN, when each show was run at least 3 times.

Now, I am seeing eps of Hawaii Five-O from last season mixed in with new eps.

This is just more of the cheap, cheap, cheap culture. It's cheaper to run fewer eps more times. It's cheaper to do a lawyer show with a handful of people talking in a room, than it is to produce a western with livestock, period wardrobe and location shoots. And of course, the singing and dancing shows are the cheapest, which is why there are so many of them.

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