Rejected TV Pilots

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    Aug 01, 2013 1:31 PM GMT
    This was on TV many years ago.
    It's hard to believe but it wasn't a joke.
    I found it all so priceless, I took snapshots of the different pilots. I'd really like to see most of these shows that were never picked up.
    (Sorry but to much to re-print it all here. I have to give the link to the original page.)

    http://musclebounder.com/TV/Pilots.html

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    Aug 01, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    Sometimes the pilots that make it are worse.

    In the summer of 1984, walking down 5th Avenue in Manhattan, I got offered a free ticket to see a TV pilot at CBS. Thinking about how all the great Norman Lear sitcoms I'd watched as a kid were filmed at CBS Television Studios in Hollywood and local tapings of live SNL performances I thought that I'd lucked into being a studio audience member of a live taping (yes, I was that naive) but wound up in a nondescript conference room with several other people as part of a focus group to get feedback on a filmed pilot they were considering. They showed it to us on a TV they rolled in on a cart and after shutting off the videotape provided comment cards. Starring Victor Garber, it was called "I Have Three Wives" about a private detective who solved cases with the help of his three big-haired ex-wives - the brunette brain, the ditzy blonde brawn and the I-can't-remember. I wrote "worst dreck I ever saw," "completely implausible" and "if something like this hits the airwaves it'll end western civilization as we know it." Naturally the series aired within a year:

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    Aug 02, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    I actually downloaded this one from iTunes
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    Yeah, the acting was a joke and it would have taken a huge special effects budget to pull it off. But plenty of eye-candy, and the whole wardrobe budget would have been about $40.
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:42 AM GMT


    And this one in 1974, right before the Lynda Carter series.