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Television Term of the Week: Backup Script Order

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Backup Script Order

1. Backup script orders are used by the broadcast networks for freshman series they feel have shown some promise but have not yet proven their case for a full-fledged episodic order. Commissioning extra scripts keeps writers on the shows working, buying the network execs extra couple of weeks to evaluate the series’ performance before having to make a decision on ordering more episodes.

Source: Deadline

 

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