All Failed Next


These pilots didn't win enough audience votes to make it past the first episode. Heavy competition, shifting taste, and the alignment of the moon can all take a worthy show down -- watch these and imagine what Prime Time could have been.

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.
  • Repeat.

Lyfes Little Mysteries

A detective with no memory, who can slam dunk and has a ghost wife! Come on, audience, you're being given gold here and you're not voting for it. For shame.

Screened: 2014-04-08 at UCBeast

Votes: 21/70 - 30.00% share; placed 8th of 11


 

Cast

Jeremy LyfeVincent Moran
OmarEddie Beck
The ChauffeurWyatt Clark
StacyAlexis McCoy
Mrs. LyfeBiba Pickles

Crew

Bobby McCoyDirector, Editor
Shawn BowersWriter
Colin HoganWriter

 

Thoughts On

A woman overhears a shocking exchange between her neighbors, but will she ever be able to put it behind her?

Screened: 2014-04-08 at UCBeast

Votes: 21/70 - 30.00% share; placed 8th of 11


 

Dark Black

created by Greg Stees
Despite its innovative presentation, the audience didn't get behind Dark Black, and its lights went out with the first episode.

Screened: 2014-04-08 at UCBeast

Votes: 10/70 - 14.29% share; placed 10th of 11


 

Crew

Greg SteesDirector, Writer

 

Game Night

created by Colin Hogan
Four friends get together to play the family-friendly game of Operation. Or do they?

Screened: 2014-03-11 at UCBeast

Votes: 43/96 - 44.79% share; placed 7th of 10


 

Cast

ShawnShawn Bowers
AndrewAndrew Knox
JasmineKelly McGuigan
LauraMegan Green

Crew

Colin HoganDirector, Editor

 

Vengeance Within 2.0

A sequel to the short-lived, but fondly remembered, 101 show Vengeance Within, this series failed to garner the audience's love, despite a mystery (and fake mustache) worthy of True Detective.

Screened: 2014-03-11 at UCBeast

Votes: 26/96 - 27.08% share; placed 8th of 10


 

Track and Feels

created by Shawn Bowers
This delightful show delivered characters with clear motivations, a strong plot, and sex & scandal, yet the audience shunned it. Perhaps it's just the wrong season for a show that takes place outdoors.

Screened: 2014-03-11 at UCBeast

Votes: 18/96 - 18.75% share; placed 10th of 10


 

Cast

CoachTim de la Motte
Matthias PoutineColin Hogan
Kenzie MitchellAja Wiltshire
Brad FartjarDavid Caro

Crew

Shawn BowersDirector, Writer, Editor

 

The Up & Up

Crime pays. But is that enough? This show asks that question.

Screened: 2014-02-10 at UCBeast

Votes: 34/93 - 36.56% share; placed 8th of 10


 

Q&A With Alex Meyeres

Alex Meyers has some pretty important questions to answer. Only one man has the balls to ask them.

Screened: 2014-02-10 at UCBeast

Votes: 31/93 - 33.33% share; placed 9th of 10


 

Brain Trust



Screened: 2013-11-04 at UCBeast

Votes: 33/91 - 36.26% share; placed 8th of 10


 

Yeah, But No

Can we ever elevate comedy beyond penis jokes? Probably not.

Screened: 2013-09-23 at UCBeast

Votes: 52/109 - 47.71% share; placed 7th of 9


 

Cast

Lia (Star)Natalia Plaza
Classmate Veronica Osorio
TeacherCurtis Raye
"My Dick!" guyTJ Del Reno
Classmate Nick Assunto
ClassmateAndrew Costa
ClassmateJon Monje
Hotdog deep throaterEthan Israel
Guy filming hotdog deep throaterMatt Czap
Penis ManBardia Salimi
Hope (Lia's roommate and best friend)Danielle Naugler
MarkAaron Kheifets

Crew

Tony CohenDirector, Writer, Producer, Editor
Natalia PlazaWriter, Producer
Ben PalaciosMusic Vocals
Mary FeaneSound
Josh MossSound

 

King of the Beach

What if a video game character came to life? This show answers that age-old question.

Screened: 2013-09-23 at UCBeast

Votes: 16/109 - 14.68% share; placed 8th of 9


 

Cast

BobbyBobby McCoy
EddieEddie Beck
King of the BeachVincent Moran

 

Unsolicited

Advertising pitches no one asked for. That's what this show is about.

Screened: 2013-09-23 at UCBeast

Votes: 14/109 - 12.84% share; placed 9th of 9


 

Dick Doblin Privateye

Dick Doblin is trying to get his life together in the big city after something happened in Pittsburgh. We'll never know what, as the show nabbed Best Failed Pilot in a competitive August screening.

Screened: 2013-08-19 at UCBeast

Votes: 55/110 - 50.00% share; placed 6th of 9


 

Cast

RandyTyler Hall
Dick DoblinLucas Whitehead

Crew

Tyler HallDirector, Writer, Producer
Ross BrunettiProducer, Editor, Sound, Sound Mixer
Tim O'BrienCinematographer

 

Emotional Country

created by Matt B. Weir
A limited-animation show about a country-and-western singer who sings really sad songs.

Screened: 2013-07-22 at UCBeast

Votes: 56/106 - 52.83% share; placed 6th of 11


 

Cast

Trailer Davis, Dawn Davis, and TV VoiceoverMatt B. Weir
Country Music Television AnchorsBranson Reese

Crew

Matt B. WeirDirector, Writer, Illustrator, Sound, Practical Effects

 

Vengeance Within

created by Jordan Wills
Will he get back into the game? To stop the bad guys? Vengeance Within.

Screened: 2013-07-22 at UCBeast

Votes: 31/106 - 29.25% share; placed 9th of 11


 

All Failed Next