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The Best TV Shows That Never Were

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“The Best Bathroom Reading EVER," - San Francisco Chronicle 

This lively and entertaining book looks at the three hundred best and worst TV series ideas—known in the television industry as "pilots"—that never made it to primetime from 1955-1990. From the adventures of a Samurai D.A. to the antics of an invisible alien baby, Lee Goldberg reveals the most astonishing, funny, and bizarre shows that never were. 

"A must-browse for media freaks.” —USA Today 

"Covering programs from 1955 to 1990, THE BEST TV SHOWS THAT NEVER WERE is an absolute hoot. When Goldberg ventures into criticism for the entries, the results range from amusing to hysterical. I'm dying for a VOLUME 2!" - Bookgasm

“Irresistible and enthralling.” —Hartford Courant 

“Full of fool’s gold and genuine TV treasures.” —The New York Post 

“You’ll slap your head in disbelief—try not to hurt yourself—at the idea of John Denver as a singing FBI agent. You’ll wonder whether Joe Penny as a samurai district attorney would have been funnier—unintentionally—that John Belushi’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’ For tube-historians, this is a must see.” — People Magazine 

This book was previously published as "Unsold TV Pilots: The Greatest Shows You Never Saw" and "Unsold TV Pilots: The Almost Complete Guide To Everything You Never Saw on TV"

The Best TV Shows That Never Were
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Published: Jun 25, 2015
  • Publisher: Adventures in Television
  • Seller: Adventures in Television Inc.
  • Print Length: 226 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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