Encyclopedia of Unaired Television Pilots, 1945–2018


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About the Book

Covering the years 1945–2018, this alphabetical listing provides details about 2,923 unaired television series pilots, including those that never went into production, and those that became series but with a different cast, such as The Green Hornet, The Middle and Superman.
Rarities include proposed shows starring Bela Lugosi, Doris Day, Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert and Mae West, along with such casting curiosities as Mona Freeman, not Gale Storm, as Margie in My Little Margie, and John Larkin as Perry Mason long before Raymond Burr played the role.

About the Author(s)

Vincent Terrace has been a researcher for ABC television and is the television historian for BPOLIN Productions. He has written more than 50 books about television and radio.

Bibliographic Details

Vincent Terrace
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 358
Bibliographic Info: appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7206-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3349-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
The Pilots 3
Appendix 1. Aired Pilot Films That
Were Different from the Series 267
Appendix 2. Projected Television Series 282
Appendix 3. Unaired Television Series 313
Index (to Program Numbers) 314

Book Reviews & Awards

“Terrace is arguably the most prolific developer of television reference material, with more than 30 books to his credit”—ARBA.