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Peak TV: Scripted Originals Rebounded In 2021 To Hit New Record Despite Pandemic, FX Tally Reveals

4 days ago   |   By Deadline

It took an unprecedented six-month production shutdown at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to finally slow down the expansion of the scripted TV universe in 2020. While the pandemic is still far from over, the volume of adult scripted original series rebounded in a major way in 2021 after taking a dip for the...
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‘Peak TV' Still Peaking: Scripted Original Series for Adults Up 13% in 2021 to Record High | Chart

4 days ago   |   By The Wrap

“Peak TV” gonna peak.
There were 559 scripted original series for adults in 2021, according to research performed by Disney General Entertainment and FX. That's up 13% from a decline in 2020, when FX counted 493 shows. The 2021 tally is +23% from the five-years-ago statistic.
The previous record-high was 2019's 532 shows across broadcast and cable TV and streaming services.
There have been more than 400 adult scripted original series across television and streaming since 2016. Save COVID cancellations, there seems to be no sign we're slowing down.
Back in 2012, there were 288 scripted...
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