Category Archives: 2015 Pilot Season Trends

TV Surf Report: Re-Boots & Pre-Sold Titles To Capture Fall & Midseason — Hope Ya Like Old Chestnuts

                     Santa Monica, CA — Following the successful series re-boots of Hawaii Five-O (CBS), Arrested Development (Netflix), Girl Meets World (ABC/Disney Channel), and The Comeback (HBO), the networks and digital platforms are taking their chances on some … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Heroic & Fantastical Television On The Horizon

      Santa Monica, CA — As Avengers: Age of Ultron pummels the domestic and international box office (“Hulk: Smash!”), Hollywood television executives are pondering which pilots to order to series. Don’t think for a moment that they won’t be … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Television Far Friendlier To Women Than Film

Santa Monica, CA — Between Film and Television, one medium is, by far, more friendly to women than the other:  Television. As Studios like Disney employ men to write and to direct even the most female-centric stories like Cinderella and Beauty … Continue reading

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TV Pilot Season 2015: Networks Re-Boot Old Series As Audiences Give This Season’s New Series The Boot

            Santa Monica, CA —  I both love and hate the idea of re-booting an old series.  It’s a worthy strategy, though, and one the studios and networks pursue annually with a high failure rate.  There are lots … Continue reading

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TV Pilot Season 2015: Networks Hedge Bets With Pre-Sold Titles Hoping Audiences Remember Them Fondly And Tune In

Santa Monica, CA — Network and Studio executives in Hollywood regularly peruse their own corporate-owned libraries for Titles to old movies and series that can be re-jiggered for a new audience. I have sat at desk scouring through a thick … Continue reading

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TV Pilot Season 2015: Hollywood Gets Lost in Translation (and sometimes, Translations Get Lost in Hollywood)

            Re-purposing series, both scripted and unscripted, from other countries is nothing new in Hollywood, but there is an art to it in order to re-create the success of the original versions.  This season, someone’s been hanging out in … Continue reading

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TV Pilot Season 2015: 25 Female-Centric Pilots Coming To A Screen Near You (Or Not) — Women Lead The Charge

   If all goes well this Spring, next Fall we’re going to be seeing women on the run from drug cartels, a fugitive from Krypton solving crimes, a high school gym teacher freshly out of the closet, and a super … Continue reading

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TV Pilot Season 2015: Hollywood Adapts! Publishers Rejoice As Original Scripts Take Back Seat To Adaptations

Santa Monica, CA — At last count, 43 of this year’s crop of television pilots are adaptations of popular works, and not just books. Comics, documentaries, song catalogs, telenovelas, video games, magazine articles and digital novels are getting some network love, as well. … Continue reading

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