TV Shows Add Pricey Effects to Woo Viewers The incredibly expensive production costs of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a new series on Fox, reflect a trend in the industry: rising costs for producing scripted shows in the face of dwindling audiences. Even when the writers strike is resolved, the television industry will not have solved its problems.

TV Shows Add Pricey Effects to Woo Viewers

TV Shows Add Pricey Effects to Woo Viewers

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a TV series based on the Terminator movies, has its premiere Sunday on Fox. Its incredibly expensive production costs reflect a trend in the industry: rising costs for producing scripted shows in the face of dwindling audiences.

Even when the writers strike is resolved, the television industry will not have solved its problems.