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We do 32 episodes a season and will have shot 267 episodes
by Aaron Spelling

We do 32 episodes a season and will have shot 267 episodes
by the end of the ninth season...
It's impossible to sell that many episodes in the foreign market.
- Aaron Spelling

I love my wife, she deserves anything and everything.
- Aaron Spelling

You know what shows today are missing? Stars.
- Aaron Spelling

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about.
We don't do a lot of violent shows.
When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.
- Aaron Spelling

 

You can't predict a show, that is the damndest thing,
you can't predict if a show is going to work or not until it's on the air.
- Aaron Spelling

One thing my wife says is bad about me,
is that I still care too much.
- Aaron Spelling

When we did Dynasty, it was the clothes.
I think the clothes affected every woman around the world.
I got so many letters, I think we made the designer a millionaire!
- Aaron Spelling

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Right now I'm doing four shows at a time,
trying to read four outlines every week,
four scripts every week, and watching four rough cuts;
it's a lot of good work.
It's fun to do it, but it does wear you out.
- Aaron Spelling

I don't remember a drama on TV that had shown a couple
could be married but still love each other very much,
spend every day as if they were still on their honeymoon,
be sensuous, and have fun together.
- Aaron Spelling

It's been a straight strip, I must tell you,
I've enjoyed it all the way.
If I'm saying things to make it sound like it's hard,
hard work, it's not.
It's beautiful work.
It's fun work.
It's everything you'd ever want to do.
- Aaron Spelling

Nowadays, people always say, how come he's doing such
young shows? But they never mention The Mod Squad.
I was very proud of that show.
It's the first time an African-American guy kissed a white girl.
- Aaron Spelling

I think there are two ways to depict a family.
One is what it's really like, and one is what the audience would like it to be.
Between you and me, I think the second one is what I would prefer.
- Aaron Spelling

There are a couple of things that I'm sure people don't think are important,
but I do.
I don't like hair changes unless there's a reason for it.
Clothing - I don't like to see an outfit worn more
than one time in an hour -
you can wear it again a few weeks later.
- Aaron Spelling

But it's true, when you see some television,
you carry it with you.
It's like 90210.
Tell me what young shows were being done then...
We were thrilled about the ratings around the world.
- Aaron Spelling

I'll tell you what I miss most.
What I would love to do, more than anything,
is just anthologies.
With an anthology you can tell any story and be in
every division of television.
We don't have any anthologies anymore,
do we?
- Aaron Spelling

A show that no one thought had a chance has just finished its fifth year:
Charmed.
I think it's tougher for the younger networks,
so I think they have a little more patience for the sake of the show.
But who knows?
- Aaron Spelling

I must tell you, I haven't done the drug problem that
is faced by cops and people on the border.
It's a hard show to do, but I think it's going to say
a lot about drugs and the problems related to them.
I just hope people can watch it, it's a pretty strong show.
- Aaron Spelling

Now I've even gotten to running out to the fan buses that pass by our house,
so I can talk to the people.
I think I'm trying to gather fans, frankly.
They're very, very nice people - they really understand.
It's fun talking to them.
- Aaron Spelling

It's OK to do cute little things like kissing a turtle,
but you can't kiss another person because he's a different color? Give me a break.
And you have to remember, I'm from Dallas,
Texas.
- Aaron Spelling

Over the long hours of taping 5, 6 or 7 episodes a day,
we develop a great sense of family.
- Randy West

I entered into Dawson's Creek to do a couple of episodes.
They weren't sure about my role in the beginning,
but then the chemistry kind of worked.
- Sasha Alexander

George Liquor is really the richest character I have.
I'm amazed there aren't 365 episodes about him on TV already.
- John Kricfalusi

Shanks and I tend to have a lot of fun.
And, oh, any of The Simpsons' episodes are my favorites too.
- Richard Dean Anderson

As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant
role in most of the episodes,
and that was appealing.
I wasn't interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around.
- Patrick Stewart

We made 16 episodes of Cracker and I loved doing the show,
but unfortunately no one was watching us.
- Josh Hartnett

I really love the karate thing I did on CHIPs.
I studied with a trainer because I knew we'd do episodes that had karate.
- Erik Estrada

I didn't record any additional dialogue for this CD,
they are excerpts pulled from existing episodes.
- Tara Strong

I flew back and forth and did episodes of Roseanne while I was at Yale.
- Sara Gilbert

At one time, whenever the hell it was,
they wanted a character to come in and stir up the pot.
They brought me in for 8-10 episodes and said we'll try it for that.
- William Devane

There were episodes where I would wear seven or eight outfits.
It took a lot of time to get those together.
What the character wears is very essential to how I create the character.
- Donna Mills

Does my character hate Bree? Well, let's just put it this way.
Bree hasn't seen the last of me.
I gave that drunk gal a ride home a few episodes ago and she turned on me!
- Alfre Woodard

But did I think it would last more than 13 episodes at the time? No,
I didn't think that.
I never know.
- Fisher Stevens

I was in two episodes playing Christopher Reeve's character's emissary.
They wanted to have my character announce Dr Swan's death,
which I thought was exploitative.
- Margot Kidder

Tom Hanks knows the name of all the episodes.
- Patrick Stewart

When the show started out, it was like all of a sudden
we had to do 35 episodes and we had just a month and a half to write them,
and it took me a while to realize that I was in charge.
- Mike Judge

As time went on, I did campaign to lighten the character a little bit,
to introduce some romance into the episodes,
outside activities, horse riding and fencing and mountaineering.
- Patrick Stewart

At our best, it's a good experience but we do 22 episodes a year,
so there are some clunkers.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

We've heard from many teachers that they used episodes
of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science
classrooms in order to engage the students.
- Patrick Stewart

Yeah, I'd done a bunch of pilots.
Some that had gone for a while.
One that went for 13 episodes.
But I had never been on a show that had lasted more than that.
- Donal Logue

I've had it.
I did 4,700 episodes.
Isn't that enough?
- Monty Hall

When I auditioned for the show, I didn't realize it was an MTV production,
which is going to make for really good tunes during the episodes,
if nothing else.
- Neil Patrick Harris

We shoot double episodes in 15 days in Los Angeles.
- Stephen Hopkins

There were 84 original episodes.
It was rated No.
1 and No.
2 on the Fox Children's Network.
We figured it was time to make it available to people
who have never watched it.
- Howie Mandel

Over the course of those 12 episodes we discarded what
didn't work and kept what did and that refined it.
- Dave Rowntree

I'm not really a science-fiction fan,
I quite like the idea of getting away from the science-fiction side of it,
for two episodes.
It was lovely, it was a super story and great fun.
- Sarah Sutton

Like any show, I think some episodes are going to be stronger than others,
but I think it's a good show that people enjoy and
I hear the reactions too.
- Anthony Michael Hall

How that works is our first season was the year we
had a threatened writers' strike,
so what we did was that instead of doing 22 episodes,
we did 30.
We put 10 in the bank.
- Christopher Meloni

I'm leaving.
I'm doing five episodes this year, then I'll be headed out.
- Dule Hill

I needed to feed my family.
I read a couple of the episodes.
How can you keep on doing the same thing?
- Lloyd Bridges

I've always had a show that went seven episodes or 13 episodes or whatever.
And I've never had a show that's gone past a first season.
It really is a lot of work.
- Leah Remini

Well, I guess most people would only know me from The O.C.
I did a few episodes of Gilmore Girls before that.
I was also a client on a lot of lawyer shows.
- Adam Brody

Stage work, that's all I have in my background.
Wasteland was my first TV experience.
Dawson's was my first long-term, I mean the entire season of 22 episodes.
- Sasha Alexander

We worked under a lot of pressure...
three days to do an episode, sometimes two in a week,
39 episodes a year.
- Lloyd Bridges

I really wasn't on the Dallas set much.
I did three or four episodes so I didn't see too much.
- Ted Shackelford

I knew early on after the first couple episodes were
fully scored and animated that we had a real quality show here.
But I always questioned whether or not it would work.
- Steve Burns

Two days later I got a call that they wanted to try
out the character for seven episodes.
Eleven years and 22 Emmys later, Cliff was still sitting at that bar.
- John Ratzenberger

I was doing Babylon 5 season two and I was in all 22 episodes of that.
- Bill Mumy

About 15 years later, I was given all 113 episodes on tape.
- Robert Vaughn

The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling
you had in the theater that you were watching a real person,
yes, but an intense condensation of his experience,
not simply a realistic series of episodes.
- Arthur Miller

Although there were only about 24 episodes made it seems to run forever.
They take a couple of episodes and put them together,
making a feature film once in a while.
I had good fun making the series.
- Gil Gerard

I have been in the series for over 3 years -
3 series.
There will be a fourth series next year which of course
I won't be in because I'm now dead.
So in total I appeared in 25 episodes.
- Richard Briers

I think that the episodes are like mini horror films really;
the characters make bad decisions early on and these
things just snowball for them and get worse and worse.
And that's what I find funny.
- Dave Rowntree

I'm a regular part of the TV audience world,
and I know that I like shows that I would watch.
And this is a series that I definitely would watch.
And some episodes are better than others.
- Joe Flanigan

So we're considering doing a new Christmas album,
because there's been Christmas episodes since then,
and maybe finally do the version of "The Most Offensive
Song Ever" with lyrics intact.
- Trey Parker

I've often reflected on this in the past weeks as I've
been following the presidential campaign:
Very often,
I thought it would have been great for both of these
guys to sit down and be force-fed a couple of dozen episodes of Star Trek.
- Patrick Stewart

I began directing episodes, which was a great light every couple of months.
We never short-changed our audience,
but it became something that you had to work at rather
than something that was a pleasure.
- Patrick Stewart

One of the last episodes was all about a flood.
We were working in the rain till all hours,
and it was muddy and it was cold and it was damp,
and it was hours under the hoses.
That was not pleasant.
That was not pleasant.
- Derek Jacobi

It was like an older but better version of Young Talent
Time because we had more time to spend on it.
There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen
episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada.
- Dannii Minogue

They've got to deliver twenty-six episodes a season
and they're not going to beat their heads up against
a wall if they feel something didn't,
like, pan out the way they had hoped.
- Rene Auberjonois

In recurring episodes over the next couple of decades,
the minority view gradually won.
A profusion of factors differentiates each case from the others,
including naked partisanship on both sides,
but the trend has been clear.
- Michael Kinsley

I can remember when I was a baby and my mother was there watching the show.
I went and bought 100 episodes and watched them.
I respect it so much that the sitcom itself and Ed Norton;
I'm not playing Ed Norton but my version of it,
cause I'm a black man.
- Mike Epps


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