Unsold Television Pilots, 1955-1989

Unsold Television Pilots, 1955-1989

by Lee Goldberg
     
 

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Unsold Television Pilots is a detailed compilation of all the unsold television series concepts that, from 1955 through 1988, reached the development stage at the networks—but didn't sell. Pilots are listed by year and title and include production credits, plot synopsis and when applicable, air dates.

The Introduction explains what a pilot is, and how the

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Unsold Television Pilots is a detailed compilation of all the unsold television series concepts that, from 1955 through 1988, reached the development stage at the networks—but didn't sell. Pilots are listed by year and title and include production credits, plot synopsis and when applicable, air dates.

The Introduction explains what a pilot is, and how the television marketplace works now and has worked in the past. An exhaustive index (actors, writers, directors, producers and pilots) and separate lists of pilots that are based on movies, pilots that are continuations of cancelled series, and pilots that are spin-offs of characters from other series are also included.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
the definitive reference book on...2,269 finished pilots
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Goldberg has collected some of the oddest pilots
Wilson Library Bulletin
well-indexed
Booknews
A compilation of all the series concepts that, from 1955 through 1988, reached the development stage at the networks--but didn't sell. Pilots are listed by year and title and include production credits, plot synopsis and when applicable, air dates. The index covers actors, writers, directors, producers and pilots. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899503738
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Pages:
655

Meet the Author

Lee Goldberg is a screenwriter, TV producer, and the author of several books, including King City, The Walk, and the bestselling Monk series of mysteries based on the TV show. He co-writes the Fox and O’Hare mystery series with Janet Evanovich. He has earned two Edgar Award nominations and was the 2012 recipient of the Poirot Award from Malice Domestic

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