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"Well, the way they pick the shows on TV is they make one show, and that show's called a pilot. And they show that one show to the people who pick the shows, and on the strength of that one show, they decide if they want to make more shows. Some get accepted and become TV programs, and some don't, and become nothing. [Mia Wallace] starred in one of the ones that became nothing."
Jules Winnifeld, discussing with Vincent about Mia Wallace's failed show titled "Fox Force Five", on The Best TV Shows That Never Were.
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For every show that gets picked up, there's a dozen that aren't. This index is for pilots that were never made into full series.

Also see Short-Runners, Poorly Disguised Pilot, One-Episode Wonder, and Stillborn Franchise.


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Live-Action TV

  • 13 13th Avenue
  • 17th Precinct
  • Amazon High
  • Annihilator
  • Aquaman (2006)
  • The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire
  • Archie
  • Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again
  • Babylon Fields
  • Badlands: 2005
  • Baffled!
  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Black Bart
  • Chameleon
  • Condor
  • Crash Island
  • Day One
  • Doctor Who TVM "The TV Movie"
  • Emily's Reason's Why Not
  • Ethel Is an Elephant
  • The Exo-Man
  • Fearless
  • Fuzzbucket
  • Generation X
  • Ghost of a Chance
  • Heat Vision and Jack
  • Heavens to Betsy
  • Heil Honey I'm Home!
  • Hieroglyph
  • I-Man
  • Island City
  • Jake's Journey
  • Jane the Novela
  • Just Deserts
  • Advertisement:
  • Justice League of America
  • K-9000
  • K-9 and Company
  • L.A.X. 2194
  • Lizzie and Sarah
  • Little Mermaid's Island
  • The Long Hunt of April Savage
  • Lookwell
  • Lost Flight
  • Lost In Oz
  • Madame Sin
  • Mandrake
  • The Man with the Power
  • Me and Lee
  • The Melting Pot
  • Members Only
  • Men of the Dragon
  • Mockingbird Lane
  • Munroe
  • My Big Fat Greek Life
  • New Warriors
  • Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Northstar
  • The Nut House
  • N.Y. Mounted
  • The Omen
  • Once Upon a Spy
  • The Orphan and the Dude
  • Over/Under
  • The People
  • The Phantom
  • Poochinski
  • Poor Devil
  • The Prosecutors
  • The Questor Tapes
  • The Robinsons
  • Sawdust
  • Scamps
  • Septuplets
  • Shangra-La Plaza
  • Snip
  • Star Command
  • Steel Justice
  • Stranded
  • Suburban Beat
  • Sucker Free City
  • Superboy 1961
  • Tag Team
  • Take Me to Your Leader
  • Tarzan in Manhattan
  • Thick and Thin
  • The Tribe
  • ...Where's Rodney
  • Which Way to the War?
  • Wishman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Young MacGyver

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