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How long does it take to go from a tv drama series idea to tv series on tv?

Ever wondered how long it takes to get a TV series on the air? The answer might surprise you. It can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the type of show, the network it's on, and a whole host of other factors. Here's a look at the process from start to finish. EP's: #MathewKnowles, #AngelaMargaretNewsome, #DelWalters, #VidaAli and Soundtrack #OkumuraMusicGroup

The first step is coming up with an idea for a show. This might come from a writer or a team of writers working together. Once the idea is fleshed out, the next step is to write what's called a "pilot" episode. This is essentially a sample episode that is used to sell the show to networks or studios. If the pilot is successful, the show will be greenlit for production.

Next comes pre-production, which is when the writers Room develops the show's bible and individual episodes are written. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on the size of the writing team and the complexity of the show.

After pre-production comes production itself, which is when filming takes place. This process can vary in length from just a few days (for shows that are mostly shot in studios) to several months (for shows with large casts and crews that film on location). Post-production comes next, which is when the footage is edited into finalized episodes. Finally, once all the episodes are complete, the series will air on TV.

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