[Kiefer] Sutherland said he would never want to make anything less than a full, 22-episode season of a show.
“You can’t expect the company to really get behind you unless you’re going to produce enough material to make it worth their fucking while,” said the actor, who filmed 24 episodes per season on 24.
“[With a shorter run], you’re hamstringing yourself, because for them to promote and get behind, they have to feel the potential upside of something. That’s much harder to do at 15 episodes than 22. Content is king, and you’re almost better off with 22 or 24 episodes of something mediocre than you are with 13 of something great,” he said. “That’s unfortunate, but that’s a reality. And so the dollars that someone can actually put behind advertising is always going to be reflective of that.”
Source and more: Ad Week
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