Most Popular Failed Pilot Movies and TV Shows
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2. The IT Crowd (2006 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy
Failed US pilot of a popular British show about two computer geeks, who work in the IT department of a major company, and their female supervisor who's actually a grifter.
5. Bates Motel (1987 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 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.
6. Korgoth of Barbaria (2006 TV Short)
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action
Unsold TV pilot and a dark, violent and gory sword and sorcery spoof set in a postapocalyptic new dark age about a Conan-like barbarian warrior hired to steal a golden goblin from a dangerous wizard who lives in a tower in the sky.
7. Mockingbird Lane (2012 TV Special)
TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vampiress. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and... See full summary »
9. Delirium (2014 TV Movie)
52 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Set in a world where love is deemed illegal and can be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway does the unthinkable: she falls in love.
10. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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 »
12. Heat Vision and Jack (1999 TV Short)
30 min | Short, Action, Adventure
Astronaut on the run with special powers and his talking motorcycle must deal with a malevolent artificial life form that's possessing people and turning them into dust, as well as NASA's hitman and real life actor Ron Silver.
13. The Brotherhood of Justice (1986 TV Movie)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of school violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea of ... See full summary »
14. The Ranch (2004 TV Movie)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A professional bordello in Nevada, where prostitution is somewhat legal, the sex workers employed there and the clients that frequent it.
18. The Sixth Gun (2013 TV Movie)
60 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Failed pilot adaptation of an eponymous comic book set in the old west about six cursed guns that give dark powers and are tied to its owners until their deaths. A heroine and an antihero are after the sixth gun that grants visions.
21. Nick Knight (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 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 »
22. 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 »
23. Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions (1991 TV Short)
6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
Nightmarish pilot about Robert Potemkin, a man with deformed back, who lives in the attic of his family's house. One night, his siamese sisters plan a prank on him, but sentient lizards send him to a parallel world to save photo-people.
24. The Questor Tapes (1974 TV Movie)
100 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Project Questor is the brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik, who developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he has disappeared and half of the programming tape was erased in... See full summary »
26. Kook's Tour (1970)
Not Rated | 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 »
30. Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World (1987 TV Short)
25 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
Rock sensation Barbie and her band The Rockers, beloved by everyone all around the world, decide to do something no band has ever done before - preform a charity rock concert in outer space.
31. The Omen (1995 TV Movie)
45 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Epidemiologist Dr. Linus, A.P. photojournalist Jack Mann and E.R. nurse Annalisse try to stop a demonic entity that's possessing people from unleashing a biological weapon during the Saint Patrick's Day parade.
32. Space Police (1986 TV Movie)
52 min | Action, Crime, Family
A New York cop is put in charge of a space police precinct and charged with the duty of protecting alien worlds from the evils of organised crime.
33. The Fog of Courage (2014)
TV-Y7 | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
Proposed CGI pilot for a revival of Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999) show. Courage unearths a cursed amulet which unleashes the furious spirit of a dead man who wants it back in order to be reunited with his lost love once again.
34. Once Upon a Spy (1980 TV Movie)
91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Ted Danson plays a computer genius who gets involved in the theft of an important N.A.S.A. computer, then thrust into the world of espionage with Sir Christopher Lee.
35. 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.
36. This Girl for Hire (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 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 »
37. 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 »
38. The Bunny House (2010 TV Special)
30 min | Short, 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.
39. 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.
41. Jerks of All Trades (1949 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 21 min | Comedy
Television pilot for a Three Stooges situation comedy, where the Stooges are painters and paperhangers and completely wreck a hapless couple's home.
42. 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 »
44. Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth (1987 TV Short)
30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
In this sequel to Barbie and the Rockers: Out of this World (1987) (TV), worldwide rock sensation Barbie and her band return from space only to end up in 1950s America. Their music knocks the socks off everyone there as well.
Star: Sharon Lewis
50. City Beneath the Sea (1969 TV Short)
11 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi
Failed pilot for a show that was meant to replace Star Trek after it got canceled. In the future, humans and humanoid amphibians live in cities beneath the sea. Matthews and the crew of his sub Titan must save their city from a saboteur.