4 December 2012 9:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Things work fast in TV. Just a little more than 52 weeks ago, Vulture filled you in on dozens of drama projects percolating at the broadcast networks for the 2012-13 season, eye-twinkles such as a proposed show "about an Upper East Side apartment building where the residents have all literally made deals with the devil," a Las Vegas–set drama about a "cowboy who ended up policing Sin City during the mob era," and a Jerry Bruckheimer hour that took place in the eighties music industry. Barely a year later, the first of those three ideas got made and canceled (666 Park Avenue), the second got made and picked up for a full season (Vegas), and the third, something called Full Nelson, never made it past Fox chief Kevin Reilly's iPad. Despite this perpetually awful return on investment, broadcasters have once again invested millions ordering up pilot scripts for next season »


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