NBC Says Eight Carry Weight

NBC fanned the finsyn flames last week by claiming that more than 80% of outside-produced shows on the Big Three and Fox are being supplied by eight major studios. Moreover, nearly 40% of the pilots are supplied by studios that are foreign-owned, said NBC.

“The trend toward studio consolidation of primetime tv is clearly escalating,” said NBC exec veepee Richard Cotton. Motion Picture Assn. of America prez Jack Valenti called the new NBC study a “modern day revision of Alice in Wonderland.” Valenti said NBC “ought to take all of their last four or five press releases and make a sitcom. They’d probably be more successful than the shows they have now.”

More TV

  • 'Shannara Chronciles' Canceled After Two Seasons

    'Shannara Chronicles' Canceled After Two Seasons

    NBC fanned the finsyn flames last week by claiming that more than 80% of outside-produced shows on the Big Three and Fox are being supplied by eight major studios. Moreover, nearly 40% of the pilots are supplied by studios that are foreign-owned, said NBC. “The trend toward studio consolidation of primetime tv is clearly escalating,” […]

  • Ignacio SerricchioBET 'Zoe Ever After' Panel

    Telemundo International Studios Unveils First Drama Series at NATPE

    NBC fanned the finsyn flames last week by claiming that more than 80% of outside-produced shows on the Big Three and Fox are being supplied by eight major studios. Moreover, nearly 40% of the pilots are supplied by studios that are foreign-owned, said NBC. “The trend toward studio consolidation of primetime tv is clearly escalating,” […]

  • Black Lightning -- "LaWanda: The Book

    TV Review: 'Black Lightning' on the CW

    NBC fanned the finsyn flames last week by claiming that more than 80% of outside-produced shows on the Big Three and Fox are being supplied by eight major studios. Moreover, nearly 40% of the pilots are supplied by studios that are foreign-owned, said NBC. “The trend toward studio consolidation of primetime tv is clearly escalating,” […]

  • DEADPOOL

    MPAA: Film, TV Industry Paid Out $49 Billion in 2016

    NBC fanned the finsyn flames last week by claiming that more than 80% of outside-produced shows on the Big Three and Fox are being supplied by eight major studios. Moreover, nearly 40% of the pilots are supplied by studios that are foreign-owned, said NBC. “The trend toward studio consolidation of primetime tv is clearly escalating,” […]

  • J.J. Abrams Broadway

    J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama Series Shopped to Apple, HBO

    NBC fanned the finsyn flames last week by claiming that more than 80% of outside-produced shows on the Big Three and Fox are being supplied by eight major studios. Moreover, nearly 40% of the pilots are supplied by studios that are foreign-owned, said NBC. “The trend toward studio consolidation of primetime tv is clearly escalating,” […]

  • 9-1-1: Angela Bassett in the series

    '9-1-1' Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

    NBC fanned the finsyn flames last week by claiming that more than 80% of outside-produced shows on the Big Three and Fox are being supplied by eight major studios. Moreover, nearly 40% of the pilots are supplied by studios that are foreign-owned, said NBC. “The trend toward studio consolidation of primetime tv is clearly escalating,” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content