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Welcome to Pilot Inspectors, a podcast where your hosts, Dylan and Jen, watch a new television pilot each week.
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May 15, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the new Lifetime series Mary Kills People, starring Caroline Dhavernas. Please be aware: this episode contains conversations about death and suicide.

 

Today's intro music is "Take Me Somewhere Nice" by Mogwai.

May 12, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's very special episode, we are speaking with Jeff Astrof, creator of the new NBC sitcom Trial & Error. We're talking about his 25 years of writing and producing for network television, including his present work with a network sitcom that, at the time of recording, sat perilously "on the bubble" for a second season renewal.

 

Today's intro music is "Fresh Blood" by the Eels.

May 8, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the NBC sitcom series Trial & Error, starring John Lithgow and Nicholas D'Agosto.

 

Today's intro music is the Staircase theme song by Jocelyn Pook.

May 4, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the first episode of the new Netflix original series Dear White People, starring Logan Browning.

 

Today's intro music is "Be Healthy" by Dead Prez.

May 1, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the premiere episode of the new Starz series American Gods, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman.

 

Today's intro music is "Iko, Iko" performed by the Dixie Cups.

Apr 27, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new Hulu original series The Handmaid's Tale, starring Elizabeth Moss and adapted by the Margaret Atwood novel.

 

Today's intro music is a cover of the Lesley Gore song "You Don't Own Me" performed by Selena Gomez.

Apr 24, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the first episode of the new Netflix original series Girlboss, starring Britt Robertson. 

 

Today's intro music is "Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill.

Apr 20, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are talking about the pilot episode of the 1990 NBC sitcom Wings, starring Tim Daly and Steven Weber.

 

Today's intro music is the Wings theme song, which is a variation on Franz Schubert's Piano Sonata No. 20 in D Major.

Apr 17, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the first episode of the Michaela Coel series Chewing Gum, which airs on Netflix in the US.

 

Today's intro music is "Girls Like Us" by B-15 Project, featuring Crissy D & Lady G.

Apr 14, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the premier of the new PopTV series Hollywood Darlings, starring all growed up former child stars Jodi Sweetin, Beverly Mitchell, and Christine Lakin.

 

Today's intro music is the Step by Step theme song, titled "Second Time Around," performed by Jesse Frederick and Teresa James.

Apr 10, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are talking about the premiere episode of the new ABC sitcom Imaginary Mary, starring Jenna Elfman and Rachel Dratch.

 

Today's intro music is "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" performed by Elton John and Kiki Dee.

Apr 7, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the 2012 ABC Family series Bunheads, created by Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman Palladino.

 

Today's intro music is "Instanbul (Not Constantinople)" performed by They Might Be Giants.

Apr 3, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the first episode for the new Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, based on the young adult book by Jay Asher.

 

Today's intro music is "Teenage Suicide (Don't Do It)" by the fictional band Big Fun, written and produced by Don Dixon.

Mar 31, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are talking about the new TVLand series Nobodies.

 

Today's intro music is "Starry Eyed" by Ellie Goulding.

Mar 27, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode we are talking about the new E! original series The Arrangement, which is most definitely NOT in any way based on Scientology or the marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

 

Today's intro music is "All That Matters" by Hannah Peel.

Mar 24, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing pilot episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a new show from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman Palladino presented through Amazon's Pilot Season program.

 

Today's intro music is "Sixteen Tons" performed by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Mar 20, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the new Netflix original series set in the Marvel "Defenders" franchise, Iron Fist.

 

Today's intro music is "So Fresh, So Clean" by Outkast.

Mar 16, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are talking about the series premiere of the new ABC series Time After Time. 

 

Today's intro music is a cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" performed by Tegan and Sara.

Mar 13, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the premiere of the new Fox time travel sitcom Making History, starring Adam Palley, Leighton Meester, and Yassir Lester.

 

Today's intro music is a cover of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" performed by Postmodern Jukebox ft. Mykal Kilgore.

Mar 10, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. This week is the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Series. On today's episode, we take a look back at the pilot episode of this groundbreaking series.

 

Today's intro music is the Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme song by Nerf Herder.

Mar 8, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In honor of the series finale this week, on today's episode we are looking back at the pilot episode for the 2009 CW series the Vampire Diaries.

 

Today's intro music is Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill," performed by Placebo.

Mar 6, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the new Ryan Murphy series Feud: Bette and Joan, starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.

 

Today's intro music is "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes.

Mar 2, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the 2000 UPN sitcom Girlfriends, starring Tracee Ellis Ross.

 

Today's intro music is the Girlfriends theme song, performed by Angie Stone.

Feb 27, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new CBS series Training Day. We also discuss the tragic passing of the series' lead actor, Bill Paxton.

 

Today's intro music is "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys.

Feb 22, 2017

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today's episode we are discussing the new CBS legal drama Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl, Laverne Cox, Dule Hill, and many more.

 

Today's intro music is "New" by No Doubt.

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