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

5.9
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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: 3,856

2. Pretty/Handsome (2008 TV Movie)

67 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 359

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

3. 17th Precinct (2011 TV Movie)

Crime, Fantasy

7.3
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Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Tricia Helfer, Stockard Channing, Esai Morales, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 123

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

4. Time Warped (1995– )

24 min | Comedy

6.9
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A musical romp through time.

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

Votes: 114

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

5. The Xtacles (2008)

Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Stars: Marshall Bell, Michael Ian Black, Stuart Culpepper, Mr. Ford

Votes: 252

A Frisky Dingo spin-off circled around the Xtacles.

6. Global Frequency (2005 TV Movie)

45 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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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: 242

7. Spacecataz (2004 TV Short)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.6
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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

5.8
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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: 132

9. Survival Code (2013 TV Movie)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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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: 1,056

10. Susan 313 (2012 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

6.0
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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