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FX ‘Peak TV’ Poll Counts 409 Scripted Series

There are 409 scripted shows on television, according to a new study from FX Networks, 33 more than in 2014 and almost double what the figure was just six years ago.

The wheels for such a study were set in motion when John Landgraf, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO, spoke about the abundance of scripted shows at the TCA press tour event last August.

“There is simply too much television,” Landgraf said at the time, predicting the 2015 total would “easily blow through the 400 series mark” before a contraction occurs.

The total in the study includes broadcast, cable and digital and does not include reality, news, sports, made-for-television movies, specials, or daytime or children’s programming.