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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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Mar 23, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we take a look back at the 2006 UK sitcom the IT Crowd. Take a listen to what we thought of the show that brought Chris O'Dowd and Richard Ayoade for us all to enjoy.

Mar 21, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. After a brief hiatus, we are back with a new episode. Today, we take a look at the newly released Netflix original series Flaked, starring and co-created by Will Arnett. Download and listen to find out which one of us has never heard the expression "Bob's your uncle" before.

Mar 14, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we have taken a look at the 2007 teen drama Skins, which aired originally on the E4 network in the UK. Download today's episode and listen to find out which one of us is a not so secret Skins fan.

Mar 9, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we are celebrating the streaming release of the classic teen series Dawson's Creek. Now that the show is available for a new generation on Hulu, we look back at the pilot episode and remember watching it for the first time almost two decades ago.

Mar 7, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode we are talking about the new ABC thriller the Family. Download the episode to see what we thought of the pilot episode, especially the stellar main cast, including Joan Allen, Alison Pill, and Zach Gilford.

Mar 2, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we've watched the 2009 ABC sitcom Better Off Ted. This workplace comedy set in the R&D department of a faceless, multinational made very few waves when it originally aired. But the show has found a more devoted audience since becoming available on streaming services.

Feb 29, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today's episode is a double episode! We will be watching and discussing the pilots for both the original Full House and the premier of the Netflix original Fuller House. Download it and listen, because we have a lot to say.

Feb 24, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we take a look at the Netflix original series Love. Netflix has brought together Judd Apatow, Gillian Jacobs, and Paul Rust for this offbeat, contemporary take on the romantic comedy. Download today's episode to find out if we'll be binge-watching the rest.

Feb 22, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we're discussing the new HBO series Vinyl. Focusing on the music business in the early 1970s, this show brings together an incredible list of talent both in front and behind the camera, including Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Bobby Cannavale, and Ray Romano.

Feb 17, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we take a look at the 2015 CW series iZombie, in which a young woman becomes a zombie and then fights crime. Listen to find out why this show has quickly become one of our favorite new shows to watch each week.

Feb 15, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors.  In today's episode, we take a look at the 2005 Chris Rock produced sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. Download and listen to hear our thoughts on a wide range of topics, occasionally touching on the actual show we watched.

Feb 10, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we take a look at the pilot episode for the 2015 Fox drama Empire. Download and listen to find out what we thought of this hip-hop take on Shakespearean family drama, from producers Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.

Feb 8, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we've watched the premier for the limited run series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Brought to us by Ryan Murphy of American Horror Story, this show offers a more serious look at the case that captured America's fascination in the mid-90s.

Feb 3, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode of our show, we take a look at the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show. If you've never heard of this show, you're in the same boat as a lot of people, including one half of this podcast. But we were surprisingly impressed at this family sitcom which NBC unceremoniously dumped at the end of last season. Now that the show's second season is due to premiere next month, listen to today's episode to find out what we thought of it.

Feb 1, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode we discuss the premiere of the SyFy original series the Magicians, based on the Lev Grossman novel of the same name. We approach this show as fans of the book series, one of us a little more so than the other. But we hope today's episode will be useful to any potential viewers of the show, whether they have read the source material or not.

Jan 27, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we've taken a small break from the new Winter pilots to watch and old favorite, the 2009 NBC sitcom Community. Download the episode and listen to find out our thoughts and feelings on the show that brought Dean Pelton into all of our lives.

Jan 25, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On the 21st of January, the CW premiered Legends of Tomorrow, a spin-off series to its successful DC comics franchises Arrow and the Flash. Having watched little to none of those two series, we thought of course that we should dive right in and give the new series a chance. Download and listen to how we did diving into the deep end of the CW comics-inspired offerings.

Jan 20, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we've watched the new TBS comedy Angie Tribeca starring Rashida Jones and written by Steve and Nancy Carrell. Download today's episode and listen to us talk about the shows unusual method of delivery, and find out which one of us didn't even really know what the show was going to be about.

Jan 18, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we talk about the premiere episode of the new Fox sitcom Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life. Download and listen to find out if this show deserves a space in our already busy TV watching schedule.

Jan 15, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we take a look back at the shows we've watched so far in our first 35 episodes. We offer up any second thoughts or comments we wished we'd made, and we take a look at how some of the new shows we watched this fall have gone after those first pilot episodes.

Jan 13, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. To kick off the January pilot season, we've chosen to first take a look at the new CBS sitcom Angel From Hell. Download the episode and find out if we will be looking forward to Jane Lynch back on our TV sets again.

Jan 11, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we take a look at the Comedy Central quote unquote "stoner" sitcom Broad City, a show about two broke girls living in Brooklyn that we hope is way better than that other show about two broke girls living in Brooklyn.

Jan 6, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we look back at the pilot episode for the 2011 ABC fantasy drama Once Upon a Time. Armed with the entire cast of characters from the Disney archive, Lost producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis brought all the fairy tale characters we know and love to our world today. Download the episode and listen to hear our impressions.

Jan 4, 2016

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. 2003 brought a show to the lives of the Pilot Inspectors that we would forever remember as one of our most enjoyable watching experiences of all time. Maybe it's not the best show ever, but we had more fun watching this show than we have with just about any other, and it will always hold a special place in our hearts. So come join us as we relive the pilot episode of the 2003 Fox show The OC.

Dec 30, 2015

Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today's episode, we take a look at the 1997 Fox legal drama/comedy Ally McBeal. Download the episode and listen to what we thought of the show that put the word dramedy on everybody's lips in the late 90's.

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