Most Popular "Failed Pilot" Titles
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2. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)
88 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »
3. L.A. Takedown (1989 TV Movie)
97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Tough Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna takes on a gang of professional bank robbers led by the precise, enigmatic Patrick McLaren.
4. Locke & Key (2011 TV Movie)
Adventure, Drama, Horror
An adventure story centered around three children who become the caretakers of a New England mansion that is home to a bevy of secrets and magic.
6. Bates Motel (1987 TV Movie)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A mentally disturbed man, who roomed with the late Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum, inherits the legendary Bates Motel after the death of Norman and tries to fix it up to make it a respectable business.
10. Semper Fi (2001 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama, Action
Cliff Truckee refuses a privileged start in life at a top college while other young men are enlisting. On the bus out of Chicago he meets a girl on her way to join the Marines, falls in ... See full summary »
11. Nick Knight (1989 TV Movie)
92 min | Horror
Detective Nick Knight is investigating a series of murders in which the bodies are found drained of blood - but the most recent one doesn't fit the pattern. Instead it involves the cure ... See full summary »
12. In the Game (2004 TV Movie)
30 min | Comedy
Riley Reed (Hewitt) is an up-and-coming sports producer and single mom who unwillingly gets thrusted into the spotlight when she becomes an on-camera reporter for ESPN.
16. The Witches of Eastwick (1992 TV Movie)
30 min | Drama, Fantasy
An unsold TV series pilot about three single witches living together who try to conjure up their idea of the "perfect man". One day, their wish comes true when a seemingly perfect man named... See full summary »
18. This Girl for Hire (1983 TV Movie)
100 min | Comedy, Mystery
In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. ... See full summary »
Writers: Terry Louise Fisher, Steve Brown, Barbara Avedon, Barbara Corday, Barney Rosenzweig, Clifford Hoelscher, Jean Hoelscher | Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Bess Armstrong, Celeste Holm, Cliff De Young, Hermione Baddeley
20. Kook's Tour (1970)
53 min | Comedy
After nearly 50 years of eye-poking and face-slapping, the Stooges decide to retire and tour the world with their dog, Moose. They start by touring America's national parks, however, with ... See full summary »
21. Alien Tracker (2003 Video)
PG-13 | 103 min | Sci-Fi
In a galaxy far away, alien criminals organize a spectacular prison break. Pursued by their home planet's authorities, their leader Zin decides there's one place to go: through a wormhole ... See full summary »
24. Eligible Dentist (1993 TV Movie)
22 min | Comedy
A failed TV pilot about a recently widowed dentist who must take care of his three kids alone as well as consider potential remarriage.
25. The Bunny House (2010 TV Movie)
30 min | Reality-TV
Aspiring Playmate Claire Sinclair is introduced to life at the Bunny House, and Hope Dworaczyk is honored in Las Vegas as the 2010 Playmate of the Year.
26. What's Alan Watching? (1989 TV Special)
60 min | Comedy
Seventeen-year-old Alan is a couch potato who views life, and his family, as if they were on television. Libby and Leo are his parents, Gail is his sister (who's engaged to Lenny Kling the ... See full summary »
27. The Chadwick Family (1974 TV Movie)
113 min | Drama
A father finds himself taking care of a "family" that in addition to his son and three daughters, also consists of two sons-in-law and his youngest daughter's Chinese boyfriend.
29. The Ten Commandments (1959 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama
Pilot for a proposed anthology series where each story revolved around the meaning of one of the Ten Commandments in modern times. The theme for this story was the third commandment: "Thou shalt not take the Lord's name in vain."
30. The Comedy Spot (1960–1962)
30 min | Comedy
Summer replacement series for "The Red Skeleton Show" during their annual hiatus from 1960-1962, this series featured unsold pilots for comedy series as well as reruns from other comedy anthology series.
31. Rockabye the Infantry (1963 TV Short)
25 min | Short, Comedy
Private Gifford Tyler, a young Army enlisted man, decides that he can make a little extra cash running a babysitting service on post, much to the consternation of the base commander, who also happens to be his father.
37. Island Sons (1987 TV Movie)
100 min | Crime, Drama
A successful businessman in Hawaii disappears amid allegations of illegal activities. Years later his four sons bear the burden and repercussions of these allegations as well taking care of... See full summary »
38. Jerks of All Trades (1949 TV Short)
21 min | Comedy, Short
Television pilot for a Three Stooges situation comedy, where the Stooges are painters and paperhangers and completely wrecked a hapless couple's home.
40. Collector's Item (1958 TV Movie)
25 min | Adventure, Mystery
Mr. Prentiss is an appraiser at his firm, the House of Prentiss. He is about to go to Florida to appraise a vast collection of a recently deceased collector, Van der Locken, when he ... See full summary »
41. Boston Terrier (1963 TV Movie)
30 min | Adventure
Blake Edward's second try at creating a pilot for a proposed adventure series about a private detective who graduated from Harvard.
43. Las Vegas Beat (1961 TV Movie)
60 min | Adventure, Mystery
Bill Ballin, a former policeman who now works for the Las Vegas casinos as a private detective, helps the police crack a violent armored car robbery.
44. The Big Brain (1963 TV Movie)
30 min | Comedy
In this pilot for a proposed NBC comedy series, scientist Lester Belstrip invents a machine which forces people to tell the truth.
45. ABC Saturday Comedy Special (1978– )
Another summer comedy compilation show, this program featured pilots for shows that had not been selected as part of the 1978 fall season, reruns of shows from earlier seasons, and a set of... See full summary »
47. Monte Carlo (1961 TV Movie)
60 min | Adventure
In this pilot for a proposed NBC adventurer series, Richard Anderson plays a worldly-wise American who is hired by the French national police to watch over American tourists and prevent them from getting in trouble.
49. The Two of Us (1966 TV Movie)
30 min | Comedy
Unsold pilot for a proposed CBS sitcom concerns the adventures of a young boy who lives with his widowed mother a writer/illustrator of children's books. He relates better to the imaginary ... See full summary »
50. O'Conner's Ocean (1960 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama
Tom O'Connor, a retired lawyer, wants to do nothing but said his boat along the California coast. Instead, he gets wrapped up in solving the problems of strangers.