Note: Whitney is on vacation until July 12. Pop Candy readers are contributing to the blog while she’s away.
By Zack Smith (aka Zack)
For every TV show that makes it on the air, there are literally thousands of others that never got a shot. Some never got beyond the script stage, while others were cast and shot as pilot episodes that weren’t picked up to series.
Thanks to the Internet, it’s easier than ever to lean about unsold TV pilots, whether it’s series that never made it past the first episode, scripts that were never shot, or just alternate versions of shows that did make it to the air.
And while many unsold pilots deserve to be consigned to the trash heap, there are a few gems out there … and I have some links to videos and PDFs to let you enjoy them.