Best TV Pilots not made into a Series

by TaskGazer | created - 10 Nov 2012 | updated - 18 Dec 2013 | Public

A list of the best pilot episodes that weren't picked up by a network for a whole series.

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1. Virtuality (2009 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Twelve extremely talented men and women have been chosen to be part of the Phaeton mission, a 10-year trek to explore a distant planetary system. In order to endure the stress of being ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kerry Bishé, Joy Bryant, Jose Pablo Cantillo

Votes: 3,874

2. Pretty/Handsome (2008 TV Movie)

67 min | Drama

A married father of two tells his wife and teenage sons that he is transsexual.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Carrie-Anne Moss, Blythe Danner, Robert Wagner

Votes: 362

A suburbian husband and father of two tries to hide his transsexuality from his family.

A police drama set in a world where magic and supernatural elements rule over science.

4. Time Warped (1995– )

24 min | Comedy

A musical romp through time.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Toddy Walters, Chet Martin

Votes: 116

A historic satire TV series created by South Park creator Trey Parker.

A Frisky Dingo spin-off circled around the Xtacles.

6. Global Frequency (2005 TV Movie)

45 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Detective Sean Flynn and scientist Kate Finch are the latest recruits of The Global Frequency, a secret rogue spy agency that handles threats to global security. They must find a man who's somehow been melting people with his mind.

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Michelle Forbes, Aimee Garcia, Josh Hopkins, Jenni Baird

Votes: 245

7. Spacecataz (2004 TV Short)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Director: Dave Willis | Stars: Dave Willis, Matt Maiellaro, Andy Merrill, Mike Schatz

Votes: 148

An Aqua Teen Hunger Force spin-off centered around the aliens from the Aqua Teen Hunger Force series.

8. Pulse (2010 TV Movie)

53 min | Horror

A year earlier medical student Hannah Carter freaked out in the operating theatre when her doctor mother, a cancer patient,died. Now she is back to resume her studies amongst whispers of ... See full summary »

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Emily Beecham, Stephen Campbell Moore, Arsher Ali, Alan Williams

Votes: 134

9. Survival Code (2013 TV Movie)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In 2045, a former MMA fighter turned government agent, runs a bar in the tiny town of Borealis - where a number of international interests are vying for control of the area.

Director: David Frazee | Stars: Ty Olsson, Patrick Gallagher, Michelle Harrison, Christine Horne

Votes: 1,063

10. Susan 313 (2012 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

A woman returns to her old life after a decade-long breakup, ready to pick up where she left off and finds it's not as easy as she thought because those around her have moved on.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, June Diane Raphael, Sarah Silverman, Ken Leung

Votes: 87