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Networks Experiment With Skipping Pilots

This year, the "rarity" of TV networks going straight to a series commitment without seeing a pilot first "has become far more commonplace," a trend pioneered by Fox, which is "handing out series commitments to more than a half-dozen 2014 projects, including a high-profile comedy from Tina Fey, the fantasy adventure Hieroglyph, and the Batman-inspired Gotham,"  writes Josef Adalian. He analyzes this trend and other changes in the TV development cycle like "off-cycle pilots" here.

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