The television industry has been around for several decades and has been a source for many films, shows, and characters that we most certainly adore. After finishing every series, we find ourselves searching up every possible thing there is to know about it and its casting members.
To bring your inner fangirl to life, here are some facts that you might not know about your favorite tv show!
Facts About The Television Industry
- The longest scripted television series in history is “The Simpsons”. So far, 654 episodes have been released since it first aired back in 1989.
- The most costly tv shows to have ever been created were “The Pacific”, “Game of Thrones”, and “Band of Brothers,” with the production cost of one episode of “The Pacific” being nearly $20 million.
- Jerry Seinfeld had an extremely popular sitcom of 9 seasons. The comedian-turned-actor wanted to end his show on a high note, which is why he refused to come back for a 10th season, even though he was offered a whopping $5 million per episode for it.
- “Saturday Night Live,” a very good NBC live comedy show, has won the most Emmy awards.
- Over the years, television shows have become all the hype. It has been recorded that Americans averagely spend three hours of their day sitting in front of a tv. This act of streaming series has been given the name of “binge-watching.”
- “Sesame Street” is a quite famous tv show for children that has been around for over 50 years. Over its tenure, the series has taught youngsters about vocabulary, numbers, and kindness.
- There are a bunch of shows that feature villains or “anti-heros” in the lead role. Some of these TV shows include Breaking Bad, Dexter, and The Sopranos.
- On every episode of “Frasier,” Kelsey Grammer earned an impressive $1.3 million.
- “Mickey Mouse” cartoons began to have competition in 1930 when Looney Tunes was created. Soon after that, another show was created that was known by the name of “Merrie Melodies.” Both of these shows had main characters like Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, and Porky Pig.
- Initially, the studio thought that the plot for “Game of Thrones” was so bad they nearly canceled the entire show.
- RM, a member of the popular Korean boyband BTS, revealed that the sitcom “Friends” played a big part in helping him learn English.
Which of these facts shocked you the most?