Countless numbers of new sitcoms and dramas are produced every year and then never see the light of day. For the most part, that is probably a good thing, based on the garbage that gets aired.
Of course who’s to say the network execs have made the right choices on what to give the green light to and what to leave on the heap? (See the above comment.) But TV pilots now have a new place to live in the world.
Last week NBC announced that it was reviving a failed WB sitcom called Nobody’s Watching after it made a splash online. The pilot, which never aired, was uploaded to YouTube and started garnering attention and the network came calling, first on the web and maybe even on TV eventually.
But it’s not just old sitcoms showing up online. The unaired pilot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has shown up on YouTube and it’s cool to see the very beginnings of the show and what it evolved from. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon and Charisma Carpenter are all their but Willow is not played by Alyson Hannigan. Anyway check it out in all it’s grainy goodness, but be warned it’s 25 minutes long.