David Cameron asked Tina Fey to 'change' British TV
David Cameron reportedly asked Tina Fey to 'change' British TV. However, she declined the offer, explaining that US writers were jealous of the British 'less is more' approach.
UK shows tend to be written by one writer, however, in the US there is a 'writers room' where writer will discuss ideas to make many more episodes (up to 22) whilst British writes normally only produce 6-8 episode a season.
However, there are more people and money to make in the US.
The US also has bigger ratings make the US industry more lucrative for advertisers.
less is more?
Having more money writers means more money, however British writers say "shorter runs can allow more succinct writing."
"The biggest difference is that the US industry just has far more money pumped into it, and can afford to pay a room full or writers. The UK industry just can't,"
Thick it, cost about $80,000 an episode, now Veep costs $3,000,000 per episode!
US sitcom Seinfeld hit the headlines in 2013 after reportedly generating $3.1bn in repeat fees since its final episode 15 years earlier.