Re: Good Luck from A2 (sort of)!
Two quick answers...
1) My experience so far has been helpful in terms of running a show... but this one is definitely a complicated beast and involves MANY other talented people having to pitch in. I've directed a pilot before and written some episodic TV, but I've never been this heavily involved in the day-to-day on a network show. Movies, yes, but this is entirely different. It's been challenging, so far, but very rewarding as well. Having the time of my life.
2) You've hit the nail on the head in terms of the most challenging aspect. We're finding our way. I hope we've struck the right balance. It's certainly very much on our minds as we break our stories. As for how long the show could last... hard to say. The stories seem limitless and we certainly have no lack of ideas. Plus, we've having a wonderful experience watching our characters continue to grow and come to life... at a certain point, the STORY and the CHARACTERS tell you where they need to go.