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Mar 9 2013, 12:39 PM
Without hard proof to the contrary, I will never be convinced that a 4-month ahead shooting schedule is so much more economical than the 2 or 2.5-month advance schedule they had in 2011. While I initially understood that there were financial savings in condensing the shooting schedule and having down time in order to be able to shift sets around, no one has shown that there is any additional economy of scale to keep pushing it further and further ahead. Meanwhile, the cast and crew are pushed to churn out product faster and faster -- with only one take. Quality can't help but take a hit in that situation. Others on this board and elsewhere have pointed out several other disadvantages.

Agreed. The "one take" part of it probably can't be helped, but I've never seen a good explanation why they can't have more dark time. I know GH shoots on an accelerated schedule, too. Any show that is shooting faster than 5 episodes a week has to manage its lead time, but Days is the only one that seems to creep further and further ahead.
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