Netflix Confirms Pilots Aren’t All That Great (at Hooking People)

With some notable exceptions (looking at you, The Shield, Breaking Bad, LOST), pilot episodes often fall flat. Viewers don’t always love exposition, and even great shows sometimes take a few episodes (or even seasons) to hit their stride. Netflix recently…

Here Are 13 New Pilots You Can Watch Now on Amazon

It’s time for another round of new pilots from Amazon Studios. The company has just made available 13 new pilots (seven for adults and six for kids). Here’s what’s now available via Amazon Instant Video: Cocked Created by Sam Baum…

Amazon Adds Dramedy ‘Really’ to Next Round of Pilots

Add another interesting pilot to Amazon Studios’ next (third) round of originals – the company has just announced Really, “a funny, extremely honest behind-the-curtain look at the psychological and emotional complexities of marriage, and the charged dynamics of a tight-knit…

Telluride Plane Crash: Three Arizona Pilots Killed in Colorado

A plane crash Sunday 16 in Telluride, Colo., killed a flying trio near the town’s Regional Airport. The identities of the victims were finally released Monday following a series of autopsies done by the local coroner’s office. Eric Durban, 48,…

Cristin Milioti Stars in Rashida Jones’ NBC Comedy Pilot

Rising Star Cristin Milioti keeps adding unique, versatile, and funny characters to her resume of acting credits. After her Tony nominated turn in Once on Broadway, she landed the role of “the mother” on How I Met Your Mother. Now…

Amazon Debuts Another Round of Pilots with Original Shows from Some Big Names

Amazon Studios has just launched another round of original pilots from some notable names – 5 new shows for adults and 5 new shows for the kiddos. Available today to stream on Prime Instant Video and LOVEFILM (UK) are The…

A ‘Selfie’ TV Show Is on the Way Because #YOLOSWAG

Are you a person who thinks that weekday nights are sorely lacking in bathroom mirror shots? If so, ABC may just have the perfect pilot for you. The network has ordered a pilot for a new series simply titled “Selfie.”…

‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Remembered 5 Years On

USAirways Flight 1549 landed into the Hudson River five years ago after being struck by birds. Images of passengers exiting the plane are still reminiscent today. Fortunately, the quick-thinking ingenuity of Pilots Sully Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles led to the…

Alpha House Makes Its Debut on Amazon Instant Video

Amazon has just released the first three episodes of its first original series Alpha House, and you can watch them for free on Amazon Instant Video. Alpha House stars John Goodman and was written by Doonesbury‘s Garry Trudeau. It focuses…

Amazon Departs from the Netflix Path, Sets Weekly Release Schedule for Original Shows Alpha House and Betas

Amazon has just announced when and how they’re going to release episodes of two recently greenlit original comedies – Alpha House and Betas. Alpha House will premiere on November 15th and Betas a week later on November 22nd. Amazon says…

Amazon Turns to Original Dramas, Orders Chris Carter Pilot

For the first time, Amazon Studios is switching its focus from comedy to drama. Amazon has just announced that they’ve greenlit two new drama pilots – both involving some pretty big names. The first is called The After and it’s…

Amazon Greenlights a Trio of Comedy Pilots: Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, and The Outlaws

Amazon has some more original pilots on the way, and they’re coming from some pretty big names. First up, Mozart in the Jungle comes to us from writers Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited) and actor Jason Schwartzman. Amazon…

Amazon Kicks Off a Round of Pilots with 5 New Kids Shows

Back in April, Amazon debuted 14 new pilots – a mix of kids shows and adult shows. They opened up all the pilots for users to watch, for free, in order to provide feedback on which pilots should be developed…

Amazon’s Original Pilot Initiative Sees Early Success, Lots of Feedback

On Friday, Amazon finally made all of those pilots they had been talking about for months available for all to view and vote on. Amazon has said that they will use user feedback to determine which of the 14 pilots…

Amazon Debuts 14 Pilots, Wants Your Feedback

Amazon Studios has just unveiled 14 new pilots for your viewing pleasure, and your feedback will determine which pilots are developed into something more. Over on the Amazon Original Pilots page, you can find the pilots for 8 different comedy…

Zombieland Pilot Premieres on Amazon (and We Get a Trailer)

UPDATE: The pilot has not yet launched, Amazon informs me. And when it does, it will be available to all, not just Prime members. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The pilot for Amazon’s new original comedy series Zombieland, based on the movie of…

Eddie Murphy Gets Beverly Hills Cop TV Show Cameo

It’s been known since last fall that Eddie Murphy is trying to resurrect Beverly Hills Cop as a network TV show. The comedian/actor is producing the show, which will star character Axel Foley’s son. At the time it was announced,…

iPads Replacing Pilot Flight Bags?

Is there a more natural partnership than mobile technology and traveling? Look around the next time you’re in an airport, or other public transportation hub and you’ll see more people with mobile devices than you can shake a stick at.…