Another thing they did in the old days was cut corners. Take "Gunsmoke" or "Bonanza", for example, which produced 20 or more hour-long episodes in a season by shooting on a semi-permanent set, using minimal special effects, a relatively small wardrobe, and storylines, dialog, and production standards that — to be generous — were never intended to rival the works of Shakespeare or the big-screen productions of the day.
TV series had the advantage of you knew the characters and their relationship with each other, You could pretty well predict their reaction to any situation so only the dialog had to be changed. Only new characters had to be fleshed out.
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