There was an aired pilot produced in 1953: "Dead Level". It was shot live and was directed by Mande Brown and written by Ed Adamson and Bob Sloan. The guest cast were: Jean Carson as Vera Craig, Walter Brooks as Johnny Brice, John McQuade as Alex Craig and Ralph Bell as Detective Steve Maxton. It was hosted by Paul McGrath as Raymond. The synopsis: The story of a woman that hires a hearse driver to dispose of a dead body, that in reality is her husband who is very much alive.