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Silverhawk

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Message Posted On Sunday, December 11th 2005 at 11:14 am
What is the policy here regarding TV pilots which were screened but never picked up for an actual series? On IMDB they're allowed in, listed as short TV-movies. Not sure what they'd be here as there's nothing in the FAQ about it.

Also, would unaired pilots be listed in an actor's trivia section?
Blae

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Message Posted On Sunday, December 11th 2005 at 11:16 am
On Sunday, December 11th 2005 11:14 am Silverhawk Wrote:
: What is the policy here regarding TV pilots which were screened but never picked up for an actual series? On IMDB they're allowed in, listed as short TV-movies. Not sure what they'd be here as there's nothing in the FAQ about it.
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: Also, would unaired pilots be listed in an actor's trivia section?

Unaired pilots are ok to list under the actual episode list, as episode 1x00.

I'm not sure about the first one. I'd say no for now, but maybe we could gather all those shows on one page later on (with a name & a short description)
Blae

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Message Posted On Sunday, December 11th 2005 at 11:48 am
Ok, we've quickly talked over the TV pilots idea. The result: it's ok to add them, but only if you have a reasonable amount of information about it - use common sense here.

If you just have a name for a show and the description "it was going to be a comedy" - no thanks

If you have some real information, like a summary/storyline, participating actors or character names - go for it.
Silverhawk

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Message Posted On Sunday, December 11th 2005 at 12:02 pm
On Sunday, December 11th 2005 11:14 am Blae Wrote:
: Unaired pilots are ok to list under the actual episode list, as episode 1x00.

Sorry I didn't make myself clear on that point. I meant pilots for shows that weren't picked up and were never screened. Thanks to sites such as The Futon Critic, production information about various shows made during pilot season can easily be obtained, even if the shows themselves are never seen.

For example, last year there was a drama pilot made called The DeMarco Affairs. ABC dropped it from their roster though and the filmed pilot was never seen on TV. However I could give you a list of several cast, technical staff (producers, etc) and a synopsis as I followed the production's status from announcement to rejection (one of my favourite actors was in it).

Would this title be allowed in the main database, or just listed under the relevent people's trivia section?
Blae

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Message Posted On Sunday, December 11th 2005 at 12:17 pm
Ok, I misunderstood you for a bit. But, the same story (it's ok, if you have a reasonable amount of information) goes for what you've just described.

Add them with the status "Never Aired".
Silverhawk

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Message Posted On Sunday, December 11th 2005 at 12:22 pm
Thank you, Blae.
Silverhawk

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Message Posted On Sunday, December 11th 2005 at 12:36 pm
I'm trying to add one of those latter types now with the caveat "Never Aired" under the status like you suggested. However it's still asking me for a "Show Premiere" date, stating that "All the show's Main Information has to be entered." Would should I do here?
Blae

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Message Posted On Sunday, December 11th 2005 at 1:40 pm
Mm, we'll look at it later. For now, just enter the year the show was created in or so.

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