Category Archives: Failed TV Pilot

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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Justice For All (1968) Unaired Original Pilot For All In The Family

The opening song has a few different lyrics and the house, including Archie’s chair, were all different. Gloria was played by Kelly Jean Peters and instead of Polish Mike Stivic, Tim McIntire played the Irishman Richard. Edith was just a … Continue reading

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Pass The Line (1954) Failed TV Pilot

Disastrous attempt at a game show that even Jonathan Winters couldn’t save. This has to be the most boring and dumbest idea for a game show in TV history. Jazz pianist Mel Powell is on hand to provide music. It’s … Continue reading

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The Ginger Rogers Show (Failed Pilot- July 22,1963)

This was part of the summer series “Vacation Playhouse.” Ginger played twin sisters Elizabeth and Margaret Harcourt in “A Love Affair Just For Three.” Charles Ruggles is their Uncle Eli. Ginger looks great but the show isn’t. Not much on … Continue reading

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The Decorater (Failed TV Pilot 1965)

The star power of Bette Davis couldn’t sell this unfunny Aaron Spelling sitcom about a famous Hollywood decorator.  One viewing and it’s easy to see why this didn’t go anywhere. Liz (Bette Davis) has been written up in Time magazine … Continue reading

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Cool And Lam (Failed TV Pilot 1958)

An attempt at adapting the Erle Stanley Gardner series to TV. He wrote the books using the name A.A.Fair. It was a great series that all mystery fans should read. The light hearted pilot isn’t too bad and it would … Continue reading

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Maggie (Failed TV Pilot 1957)

Child star Margaret O’Brien is seventeen year old Maggie Bradley in this horrible attempt at comedy. Leon Ames and Fay Baker are her actor parents. Broadway actors Mark and Annie Bradley move to Hunters Ferry, Connecticut. They have a seventeen … Continue reading

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