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Chris' list: Most expensive TV shows

Blockbuster budgets aren't just for movies anymore! CNBC tallied up the TV programs that went through the roof on talent, location, special effects and more.
Chris' List (Jansing)
Chris' List

Blockbuster budgets aren't just for movies anymore! CNBC tallied up the TV programs that went through the roof on talent, location, special effects and more. Here's what they found:

  • "Band of Brothers" - $110 million for 10 episodes
  • "Boardwalk Empire" - $18 million just for the pilot
  • "Friends" - $1 million per actor per episode after the show became popular
  • "Lost" - $10-14 million for the pilot
  • "The X Factor" - Simon Cowell says the budget is $100 million

Check out all of CNBC's findings here.