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Apr202013

Amazon Releases 14 Pilot Episodes, Viewers Decide What Gets Picked Up

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- On Friday, Amazon Studios released the pilot episodes of 14 new shows, and viewers are invited to submit feedback to help decide which are made into full seasons.

The 14 shows include eight adult comedies and six animated children’s series.

After watching a pilot, viewers can either take a survey or leave a traditional Amazon review. Their input will help Amazon Studios decide which shows they’re going to go forward with.

Among the comedies up for vote is Onion News Empire, about journalists at the satirical Onion News Network who “will do anything to stay on top,” according to the show description.

Alpha House, starring John Goodman, is about four U.S. senators who live in the same rented house.

Another potential series is a spin-off to the popular film Zombieland.

It’s the first time Amazon Studios has done something like this, but is part of a larger trend where traditionally streaming services start to create original content. Netflix’s House of Cards and the recently released Hemlock Grove are two such examples.

The shows will be shown on Amazon Prime, Amazon’s paid subscription service.

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