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Broadcast TV has picked up the fewest number of new scripted shows in five years

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The five broadcast networks in the US ordered 39 new scripted series in 2017, down from a peak of 54 in 2014.

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Orders of original scripted series by ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and CW

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To cut costs on promotion of new series, broadcasters are choosing to renew old series instead of starting new ones.

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Viewers wanting creativity can turn to online services, where orders of new shows are growing.

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