How It Works
- Anyone, anywhere submits a pilot that is five minutes or less, on a miniDV tape or DVD.
- The creators of the prime time shows watch all submissions.
- They pick the best ones to be screened.
- At the screening, a live audience watches the new pilots and new episodes of the prime time shows.
- The audience votes. Top 5 shows become the new prime time lineup.
What is Channel 101?
Every month, five-minute TV shows are screened for a live audience in New York City. The audience votes to renew some shows and cancel others.
The top five shows become the new "prime time" lineup; losing shows are banished as "failed pilots" and "canceled shows."
The next month, prime time shows return with new episodes, pitted against each other and a crop of fresh new pilots.
At Channel 101, your entertainment destiny is in your hands. If you like a show, nurture it with your votes and it will bloom into a series. If you don't like a show, it goes away. Wouldn't it be great if "real" television worked this way?
We need you.
Watch our shows. Then make one.
Channel101 was originally created by Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab in LA. For information about the LA show, check out la.channel 101.
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