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The Daily Beast: "The 8 Best Pilot Scripts of 2011"

The network upfronts—when the broadcasters unveil their fall schedules, tout their new programming, and bring out stars to shake hands with advertisers—are the week of May 16, but it’s never too soon to take a look at which shows you might become addicted to next season.

Over at The Daily Beast, you can read my latest feature, entitled "The 8 Best Pilot Scripts of 2011," in which I pick my favorite scripts--from the period dramas Playboy and Pan Am to the Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring noir thriller Ringer and Kyle Killen's mind-bending drama REM.

What shows are you rooting for? Which will make the cut as the networks unveil their fall schedules in the coming weeks? Head to the comments section to discuss...

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Anonymous said…
I'm most looking forward to CBS' "Ringer". It has an intriguing premise (a character-driven, serialized thriller that brings a breeze of fresh air to the habitual boring procedural dramas) and a stellar cast feauturing the talented Sarah Michelle Gellar. "Ringer" could become the next "The Good Wife" (a medium hit and a critical darling). Although, I've given up on "The Good Wife" halfway-through season 2; too procedural and not enough character-driven (Margulie's Alicia is just plain boring).
s2bee_1 said…
Clearly, Touch and Alcatraz show great promise. But I'm still waiting for someone to pick up Lone Star, best new show canceled before anyone knew what it was.
shadallion said…
Jace, what about "Hell on Wheels" from AMC?

They just released a teaser, it looks sick.

Any thoughts?
Jace Lacob said…
Shadallion,

This list only covered broadcast network pilot scripts because it is pegged to the upfront announcements this month, and did not include cable pilot scripts such as VEEP, Spring/Fall, Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot, Homeland, and many other worthy scripts.

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