Innovative And Inexpensive Cable Shows Give Networks A Run For Their Money03:49
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In this image released by FX channel, Ron Perlman, left, and Charlie Hunnam are shown in a scene from "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. (AP)
In this image released by FX channel, Ron Perlman, left, and Charlie Hunnam are shown in a scene from "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. (AP)

There are a lot more shows on cable besides water cooler fare like Mad Men. Basic cable is filling the airwaves with programs such as FX's Sons of Anarchy, Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva, USA's Royal Pains and TNT's Men of a Certain Age. These shows cost much less than network fare to produce, they appeal to niche audiences and have given many well-known actors a chance to showcase their acting talents. We speak to Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Chozick about the phenomenon.

This segment aired on November 9, 2010.

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