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TV Pilots: Two that Nailed It and Two We Wish Could Have a Do-Over

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The new television season is upon us and we’re looking forward to some of the hyped new shows. But let the viewer beware—a pilot can make or break a TV series. I usually know within minutes if I’ve fallen in love or if I’m wasting my time. Which seems a little unfair: some of my favorite shows have terrible pilots, while some hooked me from the very start. So, based on extensive research (i.e., years and years of being a TV junkie), here are two of the best pilots ever—and two of the worst. The Best: Veronica Mars This pilot will go down in history as my favorite. Actually, so will the entire first season. Veronica Mars was pretty much…

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