Dead Pilots Society
This entertaining new show from the Maximum Fun conglomerate has a two-fold appeal. First, there's the behind-the-scenes-in-Hollywood angle. In each episode, we meet the creators of a television pilot that didn't quite manage to get off the ground, and hear the story of the birth - and death - of the show that wasn't. Part 2 is the more lively segment, and the more appealing, in our view - we are treated to a table reading of the episode, performed by actors in front of an appreciative crowd. From two episodes to date, (Judge) John Hodgman's autobiographical sitcom, Only Child, has been our favourite, a genuinely original delight delivered with aplomb by Hodgman and a band of performers. Of interest to industry insiders and curious observers, these hour-long episodes are available monthly.
Gateway episodes: Episode 2 - Only Child written by John Hodgman (14 Oct 2016)