Failed TV Pilot or Totally Made Up?


If you know anything about the TV business, you know the chances of getting a show on the air are really, really poor. Each season, thousands of pilots are written (or “conceived,” in the case of unscripted reality programs). Out of those thousands, a hundred may be ordered. Of those scripts, dozens are actually shot (sometimes costing around $2 million each pilot). Of those dozens, only a handful are picked up and ordered to air.

Can you pick out the actual, failed pilots that never made it on the air from those we’ve totally made up? Some of these descriptions are taken directly from the networks’ press releases. How well can you navigate through the phonies?

I got 70% correct (7 out of 10) and I watch very little TV. Take the quiz.

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