Kromm March 5, 2016 Share March 5, 2016 (edited) I got to thinking about this tonight in a topic about the 4th season renewal for The Goldbergs. I was really happy for the show, and looking forward to a 4th season, but started musing about how they'd better make the best of it, because every comedy I know goes to shit if they go past 5 seasons. So I found myself hoping that the show has the sense to call it a day... in 2 seasons. Do Season 4, get their one more renewal, and then go bye-bye before the show starts sucking.That's just my observation--that [TV rule]: sitcoms shouldn't last more than 5 seasons. Not that funny is impossible after 5, just that it's a case of diminishing returns (and IMO can hurt the legacy of the show). It's a "rule" only in my head. If I was going to diddle around with caveats, I'd add that this supposes 5 typical 20-22 episode seasons (so between 100 to 110 episodes), and admittedly a lot of shows have 13 episode orders fooling with that kind of accounting, but just to be punchier, a rule saying "no more than 5 seasons" is breezier than "no more than approximately 100 to 110 episodes". I think we all have "TV Rules" like this and could have some fun airing them out here. Seriously, or jokingly, or however you feel about a particular "rule". Go wide on this. It can be about anything. Actor salaries. Showrunners. Mary Sues/Stus. Breakout characters. Product Placement. Anything. Edited March 5, 2016 by Kromm Link to comment
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