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How Much Did the Pan Am Pilot Cost?

Christina Ricci.

More than you were probably expecting! According to the New York Times, Sony spent a fairly lavish sum of $10 million on the period stewardess drama starring Christina Ricci; while it doesn't compare to the $18 million cost of Boardwalk Empire's pilot (which was amortized by set costs spent over the whole season), it's about as much as the effects-heavy, on-location pilot for Lost, and notably higher than most of the new fall shows. "We're not going to spend like drunken fools, but it needs to look a certain way for ABC to be happy and advertisers to be happy and deliver great results for Sony," said TV chief Steve Mosko. Those little bottles of airplane booze can really do a number on your pocketbook! [NYT]

Photo: ABC