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Crafting a television pilot can be one of the biggest challenges a TV writer can take on. It presents its own unique set of challenges and pitfalls that no other episode in the series has the burden of carrying. It has to properly introduce the main characters, establish conflicts that can be resolved by the end of the episode and/or be explored throughout the rest of the series, it has to capture the intended spirit of the show in one episode, but most importantly, it has capture the viewers’ attention. It is the first impression of every television show, and the quality of it can make or break the viewership. Many times a pilot can suffer from having too much or too little, trying to do too many things at once, or just not being interesting enough to warrant people tuning in for episode 2.

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