I Would So Have Paid $40 Mil to Keep Firefly On the Air

I’ve wondered this myself.  SyFy’s Craig Engler:

SyFy Q) @paulidin Let’s pretend a billionaire really liked a show. Could he just give money to someone to keep it on the air with few viewers?

SyFy A) Probably yes, and probably at least 50% of the cost of an episode. Say, $500k-$1 million for cable, $1-3 million for broadcast

If I’d been a billionaire in 2003?  Floating the cost to keep Captain Reynolds and crew around for at least an extra season would have been a no brainer.  For the record, I would also have bought Rhode Island and had it towed out to sea, so funding a TV show would have probably looked relatively affordable.

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