If you've ever considered getting into the acting profession, now may be the time.

From comedies to dramas to documentaries, 2016 was a record year when it came to the number of scripted shows on TV.

The research department at FX has become the unofficial keeper of such numbers, and they say there were 455 scripted original TV series produced in 2016.

That's an 8% bump from 2015 - but even crazier, it's 71% higher than just five years ago. And well over double the amount of shows just 10 years ago.

Another interesting note, the number of shows made for network TV and cable is actually down from last year - the increase came entirely from the streaming world.


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