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Saturday
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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Monday
Feb132012

John Goodman Possibly Joining Roseanne Barr in NBC Pilot 

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TV Land(NEW YORK) -- Roseanne Barr will be reunited with her former on-screen husband, John Goodman, in her new NBC pilot.

Deadline.com reports Goodman is in final talks to appear in the pilot Downwardly Mobile, in which Barr will play the proprietor of a mobile home park. Goodman will fill the role of an employee at the park.

Goodman and Barr played husband and wife on the 1988-1997 sitcom Roseanne.

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Monday
Sep122011

Ellen DeGeneres Teams Up with Wife for NBC Pilot

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Ellen DeGeneres is going into business with her wife, Portia de Rossi.

Deadline.com reports DeGeneres is producing a comedy pilot for NBC starring de Rossi as one of two sisters at odds with one another.

The project is a "put pilot," meaning NBC will be financially penalized if the pilot ultimately does not air.

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