Kirk here wrote:
At least two, actually.
I was thinking mathematically. You need at least three terms to be able to guess the pattern. No offense.
For what it's worth, the Emmy Awards has the following eligibility criteria:
"Rule 13a. If a comedy or drama series is canceled or discontinued and five or fewer episodes first aired in
the current eligibility year, the series is ineligible."
So, for Emmy consideration, a "series" needs six episodes. (I think fewer than that and it would have to be considered a "mini-series" and would only be eligible in that category.)