Experimental Television, Test Films, Pilots and Trial Series, 1925 through 1995
Seven Decades of Small Screen Almosts
About the Book
Test films, pilots, trial series, limited runs, summer tryouts—by whatever name, televison networks have produced thousands of experimental shows that never made it into the regular line-up. Some were actually shown, but failed to gain an audience; many others never even made it on the air.
This work includes more than 3,000 experimental television programs, both aired and unaired, that almost became a series. Entries include length, network, air date (if appropriate), a fact-filled plot synopsis, cast, guest stars, producer, director, writer, and music coordinator. Fully indexed.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.)
Bibliographic Info: 69 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2009 
Table of Contents
The Programs: Aaron’s–Nancy 3
The Programs: Nancy–Zorro 411
Book Reviews & Awards
“thoroughly intriguing…. A useful book for historical research in television and communication arts”—Choice; “Terrace is arguably the most prolific developer of television reference material, with more than 30 books to his credit…excellent and unique reference work…more than 3,000 programs…almost anyone with even a vague aesthetic sense would benefit from reading these entries”—ARBA.