Here's a little more on Sorkin's new show
. The article claims that with Desperate Housewives
doing so well, TV execs are paying more attention to spec pilots. I have no idea if that's true, but it makes sense that in a spec pilot, a writer has more chance to get his vision on the page undiluted before other people weigh in. He can work the kinks out (or work more kinks in) and find what he really wants the show to be before bringing it to anyone's attention. So they ought
to pay more attention, anyway.
Labels: spec pilots
I like the trend towards spec pilots. Considering how he left The West Wing I'm not surprised Sorkin would choose this route to return, nor am I surprised that NBC would want to work with him again. NBC has another show written on spec that's been picked up for midseason too.
And the writer has done most of the heavy lifting in developing the tone of the show. It's a lot easier and faster to fly a complete airplane than an airplane kit.
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