Category Archives: Failed TV Pilot

Calhoun (Failed 1964 TV Pilot)

Star power can’t save a dull show. This offering from Jackie Cooper Productions has Jackie as a County Agriculture Agent and Babara Stanwyk as his invaluable aide Abby Rayner. Barbara Luna is his secretary and Robert Lansing is Eric Sloane … Continue reading

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What Do You Want? (Unaired Pilot 1961)

Forerunner of “Tell It To Groucho” (1962). The show only lasted five months,. Once again, George Fenneman was his announcer. Groucho interviews guests who want something. They’ll also get a chance to win some money. Groucho was his usual funny … Continue reading

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Mason (1977) Failed TV Pilot

Not sure why this show wasn’t picked up. The 60’s and 70’s had more than their share of beyond lame sitcoms…not that things haven’t gotten much better. This show had some genuinely funny moments and should have been given a … Continue reading

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Swingin’ Together (1963) Failed TV Pilot

Bobby Rydell stars as the leader of Bobby Day and The Four Knights. The band travels around in an an old bus named Lucinda driven by James Dunn as father figure P.J.Cunningham. The pilot features Stephanie Powers, Lloyd Corrigan and … Continue reading

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We’ve Got Your Number (Failed TV Pilot 1975)

Jack Barry hosts the show where a pair of dice are used by two players in their quest for twenty-five thousand dollars. Bill and Susan are up first. They play with numbers two through twelve. Next to them are boards … Continue reading

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Counterspy (Failed TV Pilot 1958)

Don Megowan stars as American counterespionage agent David Harding. A huge Russian battleship is able to negotiate Oslo harbor without a pilot. Harding thinks there’s some kind of super secret navigational gizmo at work and he has to know what … Continue reading

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Sea Divers (1958) Unsold TV Pilot

If you’re going to try and jump on the “Sea Hunt” trend you should at least try to make it interesting. This thing is a bore from first second to last. No surprise it ended up in the junk pile. … Continue reading

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