July 19th, 2018 | Season 3 | 44 mins 28 secs
comedy central, pilot episode, pilot tv, television, tv podcast
"Reno 911!," the cult "Cops" spoof, is the subject of Episode 68 of Pilot Study. This begins a dive into some of the more memorable programming choices in the history of Comedy Central. Chris and Grimes talk the unaired pilot and the program's history at Fox, using the "blurry face" to their advantage, and more.
Note: The pilot is available at the Comedy Central website.
Note 2: "The State" ran for 4 seasons ('93-'95)
May 28th, 2018 | Season 3 | 41 mins 33 secs
abc, pilot episode, podcast, scrubs, television podcast, tv podcast, zach braff
"Alex, Inc.," the (loose) adaptation of Alex Blumberg's "StartUp" podcast, is the newest series opening to be dissected on Pilot Study. Chris and Grimes discuss Zach Braff's return to network TV, the utilization of real-life investor Chris Sacca, and Pilot Study categories like Most Pilot-y Moment and MVP.
April 15th, 2018 | Season 3 | 49 mins 44 secs
fox, john mulaney, mulaney, television, tv pilot, tv podcast
Pilot Study returns with a look at "Mulaney," the John Mulaney Fox pilot that was cancelled following its first season. Chris and Grimes discuss a poorly written female lead, botched sitcom stereotypes and more.
December 26th, 2017 | Season 3 | 1 hr 6 mins
anti-hero, fox, peak tv, television, tv podcast
"It's a show for no one."
The newest episode of Pilot Study takes on the short-lived Fox drama, "Profit." An attempt at Peak TV before Peak TV, the title character of Jim Profit (really giving away his goals with that fake moniker) attempts to scheme his way up the corporate ladder. Oh...btw, he makes out with his stepmom a bunch and sleeps in a cardboard box.
November 26th, 2017 | Season 3 | 48 mins 32 secs
amc, halt and catch fire, pilot episode, television, tv, tv podcast
Podcasts aren't the thing. They're the thing that gets us to the thing.
The spiritual successor to AMC's "Mad Men" wasn't a ratings bonanza, but grew into a critically-adored, cult hit. The pilot for "Halt and Catch Fire" is the next to be dissected on Pilot Study, including talk on its beautiful title sequence, the "Power Move Power Rankings" of Joe MacMillan, and much more.
November 10th, 2017 | Season 3 | 46 mins 38 secs
clone high, comedy, mtv, pilot episode, television, tv, tv podcast
Tonight, on a "very special" Pilot Study.
Chris and Grimes welcome comedian and writer Brock Wilbur to the program to discuss the pilot of "Clone High." From its all-timer of a theme song, to the crazy circumstances surrounding its cancellation, we dive deep into the MTV animated program.
Correction: Bill Lawrence was not involved in "The Drew Carey Show" (but he was a creator on "Spin City"). We apologize for the error.