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Pilot Inspectors

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Welcome to Pilot Inspectors, a podcast where your hosts, Dylan and Jen, watch a new television pilot each week.
290 - Charmed (2018)
Nov 12 • 59 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the recently rebooted CW series Charmed, starring Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, and Sarah Jeffery. Today’s intro music is “How Soon Is Now?” by the Smiths.
289 - The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Oct 29 • 51 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the first episodes of the new Netflix original series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” starring Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, and Lucy Davis. Today’s intro music is…
288 - A Million Little Things
Oct 15 • 64 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today’s episode is a discussion of the pilot episode for the new NBC series “A Million Little Things,” starring James Roday, Romany Malco, and Ron Livingston. Today’s intro music is a cover of the Linkin Park song “In…
287 - Murphy Brown
Oct 3 • 75 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episodes for Murphy Brown, both the classic 1988 CBS sitcom, as well as the newly premiered reboot. Today’s intro music is “Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin.
286 - I Feel Bad
Sep 24 • 49 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the new NBC sitcom I Feel Bad, starring Sarayu Blue and Paul Adelstein. Today’s intro music is “Mayonsaise” by the Smashing Pumpkins.
285 - Forever
Sep 17 • 57 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the first episode for the new Amazon Prime original series Forever, starring Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph. Today’s intro music is “Forever” by Jesse & the Rippers.
284 - You
Sep 12 • 72 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new Lifetime series You, starring Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, and Shay Mitchell Today’s intro music is “Possession” by Sarah McLachlan.
283 - Insatiable
Sep 3 • 69 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the Netflix original series “Insatiable,” which has been generating a lot of, let’s say, enthusiastic discussion online. Today’s intro music is “Beauty…
112 - The Good Place (Rerun)
Aug 13 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. We are continuing our Summer vacation with a rerun of our episode for the NBC series The Good Place, starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. Listen to the episode if you want to hear us prove that we loved the show…
36 - The OC (Rerun)
Aug 6 • 61 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. It’s been 15 years since the premier of the classic Fox teen drama “The OC.” To honor this momentous occasion, we are re-airing this episode with our discussion about the series premiere. The intro music for today’s…
282 - Castle Rock
Jul 30 • 59 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspector. On today’s episode, we are discussing the premier episode for the new Hulu series “Castle Rock,” based on the characters and locations of the Stephen King novels set in the eponymous small town in Maine. Today’s intro…
281 - Hollyweed
Jul 23 • 53 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the recently released on Rivit TV pilot episode for the Kevin Smith written, directed, and starred series “Hollyweed.” Today’s intro music is “Jungle Love” by Morris…
280 - Sharp Objects
Jul 17 • 61 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere episode for the new HBO limited series Sharp Objects, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, directed by Jean-Marc Valee, and starring Amy Adams and Patricia…
279 - Pose
Jul 9 • 49 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new FX original series from creator Ryan Murphy, Pose. Today’s intro music is “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush.
278 - Scrubs
Jul 2 • 59 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. For today’s episode, we are discussing the 2001 sitcom Scrubs, starring Zach Braff, Donald Faison, and Sarah Chalke. Today’s intro music is “Please Forgive Me” by David Gray.
197 - GLOW (Rerun)
Jun 25 • 75 min
The Netflix Original Series GLOW, starring Alison Brie and Marc Maron, is returning for its second season this week. For this week’s episode, we are re-airing our conversation about the fantastic pilot episode. Today’s intro music is “Sunset Cruise”…
277 - Cloak & Dagger
Jun 18 • 44 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere episode for the new Freeform series based on the Marvel comic “Cloak & Dagger” starring Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph. Today’s intro music is “Starlight” by…
276 - Dietland
Jun 12 • 57 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new AMC series Dietland, starring Joy Nash and Juliana Margulies. Today’s intro music is “Thunder Thighs” by Miss Eaves.
275 - Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
Jun 4 • 51 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the 2014 Bravo series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, starring Lisa Edelstein, Janeane Garofalo, and Paul Adelstein. Today’s intro music is a cover of…
274 - Arrested Development
May 28 • 40 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the 2003 Fox Sitcom Arrested Development, starring Jason Bateman, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale, and Michael Cera….
273 - A Conversation About Guilt
May 26 • 32 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, instead of discussing a pilot episode of a series, we are having a conversation about the role the guilt plays in our decision to watch a television show. Whether the issue is sexual harrassment…
272 - Safe
May 21 • 46 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the first episode of the new Netflix original series Safe, starring Michael C Hall. Plus, we have an additional conversation about our feelings regarding the return of 13…
271 - The Last Man On Earth
May 15 • 51 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are mourning the cancellation of one of our favorite shows by talking about the pilot episode of the Fox comedy The Last Man On Earth. Today’s intro music is “Falling Slowly” by Glen…
270 - Cobra Kai
May 7 • 32 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the new YouTube Red series Cobra Kai, starring William Zabka and Ralph Macchio, which continues the story of the Karate Kid films. Today’s intro music is “Head Games” by…
269 - Cougar Town - Alternative Pilot
May 5 • 25 min
Welcome back to and experimental episode of Pilot Inspectors. For today’s episode, we are discussing the 2009 ABC sitcom Cougar Town for the second time this week. Today we are talking about season 1, episode 9, titled “Here Comes My Girl” as an…
268 - Cougar Town
May 1 • 40 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we will be discussing the pilot episode of the 2009 ABC sitcom Cougar Town starring Courtney Cox. Today’s intro music is “Lisztomania” by Phoenix, the Shook Remix.
267 - Champions
Apr 23 • 36 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the series premiere episode of the new NBC sitcom Champions, starring Anders Holm. Today’s intro music is “We Are the Champions” by Queen.
266 - New Girl
Apr 16 • 51 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are watching the pilot episode for the 2011 Fox sitcom New Girl, in honor of the premiere of its final season. Today’s intro music is “Hey Girl” by Zooey Deschanel.
265 - Killing Eve
Apr 9 • 40 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the premier episode for the new BBC American series Killing Eve, starring Sandra oh. We also spend some time talking about the pilot for the new HBO series Barry, starring Bill…
264 - Roseanne Revival
Apr 2 • 60 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the premiere episodes of the revival of the classic ABC sitcom Roseanne, starring Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Laurie Metcalf. Today’s intro music is “It Must Have Been…
263 - For the People
Mar 26 • 54 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the new ABC legal series For the People, starring Britt Robertson and Hope Davis. Today’s intro music is “Fade Away” by Logic.
262 - Rise
Mar 19 • 61 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere episode for the new high school musical theater series from NBC, Rise, starring Josh Radnor and Rosie Perez. Today’s intro music is “The Bitch Of Living”…
261 - Life Sentence
Mar 12 • 47 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new CW series Life Sentence, starring Lucy Hale. Today’s intro music is “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles.
Special Preview: Closer to Free - Episode 101
Mar 5 • 78 min
For this week’s episode of Pilot Inspectors, we are previewing the first episode of our new podcast, Closer to Free. Closer to Free is a rewatch podcast of the 1994 Fox series Party of Five, starring Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, and Lacey…
260 - Good Girls
Feb 26 • 45 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere episode for the new NBC series Good Girls, starring Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman. Today’s intro music is “Good Girls” by Elle King.
259 - Everything Sucks!
Feb 19 • 40 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the 90’s nostalgia series Everything Sucks! from Netflix. Today’s intro music is “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis.
258 - Here and Now
Feb 16 • 49 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today, we are discussing the premier episode of the new HBO original series from Alan Ball, Here and Now, starring Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter. Today’s intro music is “Here and Now” by Letters to Cleo.
257 - Party of Five
Feb 12 • 64 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the 1994 Fox series Party of Five, starring Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert. Today’s intro music is “Closer to Free” by the…
256 - The End of the F***ing World
Feb 8 • 52 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today, we are talking about the first episode of the Channel 4/Netflix series The End of the F***ing World, starring Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther. Today’s intro music is “At Seventeen” by Janis Ian.
255 - A.P. Bio
Feb 5 • 50 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new NBC sitcom A.P. Bio, starring Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt. Today’s intro music is “Runaway” by Kanye West.
254 - Lovesick
Feb 1 • 46 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the Channel 4/Netflix series Lovesick, formerly known as Scrotal Recall. Today’s intro music is “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl” by Wet.
253 - Veronica Mars
Jan 29 • 65 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In celebration of Jen’s birthday, we’re watching one of her favorite pilots of all time, the 2004 pilot episode for the UPN series Veronica Mars, starring Kristen Bell and Enrico Colantoni. Today’s intro music…
252 - LA to Vegas
Jan 27 • 48 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere episode of the new Fox sitcom LA to Vegas, starring Kim Matula and Dylan McDermott. Today’s intro music is “Heaven or Las Vegas” by Cocteau Twins.
251 - Black Lightning
Jan 23 • 47 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the new CW DC super hero series Black Lightning, starring Cress Williams. Today’s intro music is “Walk on By” by Isaac Hayes.
250 - Alone Together
Jan 18 • 41 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere episode of the new Freeform comedy series Alone Together, starring Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo. Today’s intro music is “BWU” by Tegan and Sara.
Jen Goes Rogue - Buffy’s Love Life
Jan 15 • 15 min
In this bonus episode, Jen babbles about Buffy’s love life to make up for the fact that the Pilot Inspectors are too sick to record real episodes.
249 - 9-1-1
Jan 8 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the Fox series from producer Ryan Murphy, 9-1-1, starring Peter Krause, Angela Bassett, and Connie Britton. Today’s intro music is “Under Pressure”…
248 - Grown-ish
Jan 4 • 51 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the new Black-ish spinoff series Grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi. Today’s intro music is “True Affection” by the Blows.
247 - 2017 Year in Review
Dec 29, 2017 • 92 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On our last episode of 2017, we are taking a look back at the highs and lows of the last year, both on the TV and in the world beyond.
246 - 2017 Christmas Special
Dec 25, 2017 • 65 min
Happy Holiday’s from Pilot Inspectors. For our 2017 Christmas Special, we are talking about two of our favorite sitcom Christmas episodes. First, we discuss the Parks and Recreations episode “Citizen Knope.” And in the second half of our episode we…
245 - The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Dec 22, 2017 • 60 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the classic 1970 sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Today’s intro music is the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song by Sonny Curtis.
244 - The Punisher
Dec 18, 2017 • 56 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the Netflix original series the Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal. Today’s intro music is “Murder Song (5 4 3 2 1)” by AURORA.
134 - Sweet/Vicious (Rerun)
Dec 14, 2017 • 63 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today, we are re-airing an episode from November 2016 for the MTV series Sweet/Vicious, starring Eliza Bennett and Taylor Dearden. The show may have been unceremoniously cancelled after only a brief 10 episode first…
170 - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (RERUN)
Dec 11, 2017 • 82 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today, we are re-releasing an episode we first aired back in March 2017 for the Amazon original series the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, created by Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman Palladino. The first full season was just…
243 - There’s…Johnny!
Dec 7, 2017 • 54 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode of the new Hulu series There’s…Johnny!, starring Ian Nelson, Jane Levy, and Tony Danza. Today’s intro music is “Angry Johnny” by Poe.
242 - Godless
Dec 4, 2017 • 46 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the first episode of the new Netflix original mini-series Godless. Today’s intro music is “The Ecstasy of Gold” by Ennio Morricone.
241 - A Conversation with Paula Marshall
Nov 30, 2017 • 68 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are speaking with actor Paula Marshall, star of Cupid (the good one), as well as many other shows over her nearly 30 year career.
240 - SMILF
Nov 27, 2017 • 62 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today we’re talking about the new Showtime series SMILF, written, directed by, and starring Frankie Shaw. Today’s intro music is “Tomboy” by Princess Nokia.
239 - Runaways
Nov 23, 2017 • 65 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new Hulu series Runaways, based on the Marvel comic book series. Today’s intro music is “Runaways” by the Killers.
238 - Future Man
Nov 21, 2017 • 57 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the new Hulu series Future Man, starring Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, and Derek Wilson. Today’s intro music is “Your Love” by The Outfield.
237 - It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Nov 16, 2017 • 52 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are joined by entertainment writer Drew Grant to have a tremendously spoiler-filled conversation about the pilot episode of the 2005 FX series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Today’s…
236 - Wynonna Earp
Nov 13, 2017 • 55 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the Syfy series Wynonna Earp. Today’s intro music is “Black Sheep” by Metric.
235 - The Inspectors
Nov 10, 2017 • 37 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the 2015 CBS series The Inspectors, a Saturday morning educational crime drama paid for by the US Postal Service. Today’s intro music is “Brand New…
234 - Life in Pieces
Nov 7, 2017 • 65 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the 2015 CBS family sitcom Life in Pieces, starring Betsy Brandt, Colin Hanks, Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, and many, many more. Today’s intro music…
233 - Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television
Nov 2, 2017 • 46 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the new YouTube Red series Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, starring the titular Ryan Hansen and Samira Wiley. Today’s intro music is the Beverly Hills Cop theme…
232 - Lore
Oct 31, 2017 • 47 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the first episode of the new Amazon original series Lore, and adaptation of the popular folklore podcast hosted by Aaron Mahnke. Today’s intro music is the Rosemary’s Baby…
231 - Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Oct 26, 2017 • 53 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the 1996 family sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, starring Melissa Joan Hart. Today’s intro music is a cover of the Eagles’ “Witchy Woman” performed by…
230 - Charmed
Oct 23, 2017 • 72 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the 1998 WB series Charmed, starring Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty. Today’s intro music is a cover of the Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?” performed…
229 - White Famous
Oct 19, 2017 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we’re talking about the premiere episode of the new Showtime series White Famous, starring Jay Pharoah. Today’s intro music is “Broad Shoulders” by Taylor Bennet, feat. Chance the Rapper.
228 - Mindhunter
Oct 16, 2017 • 61 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the new Netflix original series from David Fincher, Mindhunter, starring Johnathan Groff. Today’s intro music is “John Wayne Gacy Jr.” by Sufjan Stevens.
227 - Ten Days in the Valley
Oct 12, 2017 • 65 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the new NBC series Ten Days in the Valley, starring Kyra Sedgwick. Today’s intro music is “Come Down” by Anderson .Paak.
226 - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Oct 9, 2017 • 65 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the premiere episode of the new ABC series Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, starring Jason Ritter. Today’s intro music is (unfortunately) “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.
225 - The Gifted
Oct 8, 2017 • 60 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are taking a look at the new X-Men universe Fox series the Gifted, starring Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker. Today’s intro music is the X-Men cartoon theme song, written by Ron Wasserman.
224 - Ghosted + The Mayor
Oct 5, 2017 • 74 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing two new comedy pilots premiering this fall. The first is Ghosted on Fox, starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson. The second is the Mayor starring Brandon Michael Hall, Lea…
223 - Young Sheldon + Me, Myself & I
Oct 2, 2017 • 100 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episodes for two new sitcoms from CBS. Young Sheldon, starring Iain Armitage and Zoe Perry, chronicles the childhood family life of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang…
222 - Will & Grace
Sep 28, 2017 • 56 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the original pilot episode for the 1998 sitcom Will & Grace, as well as the first episode of the current revival season, airing on NBC on Thursdays at 9/8 Central. …
221 - Star Trek: Discovery
Sep 26, 2017 • 66 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the two hour premiere of the new CBS All Access streaming series Star Trek: Discovery, starring Sonequa Martin-Green. Today’s intro music is “Voyager” by Daft Punk.
220 - Curb Your Enthusiasm
Sep 21, 2017 • 85 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are taking a look at the pilot episode of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, starring Larry David. Today’s intro music is the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme song, “Frolic” by Luciano Michelini.
219 - American Vandal
Sep 18, 2017 • 47 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the new Netflix original mockmentary series American Vandal. Today’s intro music is the TRONICBOX 80s remix of Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?”
218 - The Orville
Sep 14, 2017 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we (well, mostly Dylan) discuss the new Fox science fiction comedy The Orville, created by and starring Seth MacFarlane. Today’s intro music is “It’s Anybody’s Spring” performed by Seth…
217 - The Deuce
Sep 11, 2017 • 90 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the new HBO series the Deuce, from creator David Simon, and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Today’s intro music is “(Don’t Worry) If…
216 - The Office
Sep 7, 2017 • 75 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episodes for both the UK and the American versions of the Office. Today’s intro music is “That One Night” by Todd Fancey.
215 - The Returned
Aug 31, 2017 • 78 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we discuss pilot episodes for the Returned, both the 2012 French series and the 2015 American A&E series. Content warning: this episode contains discussion regarding death, including the death…
214 - Saved by the Bell
Aug 28, 2017 • 74 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about two pilot episodes for the show that would eventually be known as Saved by the Bell. We first watched the first episode for the Disney channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss,…
213 - Parks and Recreations
Aug 24, 2017 • 75 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we discuss the pilot episode for the 2009 sitcom Parks and Recreations, starring Amy Poehler. Today’s intro music is “Here and Now” by Letters to Cleo.
212 - The Defenders
Aug 21, 2017 • 74 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the first episode of the Netflix original series the Defenders, bringing together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the Iron Fist. Today’s intro music is “Untitled”…
211 - Galavant
Aug 17, 2017 • 51 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the 2015 fantasy musical comedy Galavant. Today’s intro music is “Once Upon A Time…Storybook Love” from the Princess Bride soundtrack, by Mark…
210 - Living Single
Aug 14, 2017 • 63 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the 1993 sitcom Living Single, starring Queen Latifah. Today’s intro music is “We Are Living Single” by Queen Latifah.
209 - What Would Diplo Do?
Aug 10, 2017 • 53 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the premiere of the new VICE series What Would Diplo Do? created by and starring James Van der Beek. Today’s intro music is “Lean On” by Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ.
208 - Guest Book + Room 104
Aug 7, 2017 • 90 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing two new anthology series set in hotel rooms. First, we are discussing the first episode of the new Greg Garcia anthology series Guest Book. For the second half of today’s episode,…
207 - The Sinner
Aug 4, 2017 • 72 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the new USA series The Sinner, starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman. Today’s intro music is ” Jenny Was a Friend of Mine” by the Killers.
206 - The Bold Type
Jul 31, 2017 • 99 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the new Freeform series The Bold Type. Today’s intro music is “Higher” by The Naked and Famous.
205 - Midnight, Texas
Jul 27, 2017 • 63 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new NBC series Midnight, Texas. Today’s intro music is “Midnight In A Perfect World” by DJ Shadow.
204 - Ozark
Jul 24, 2017 • 71 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the first episode of the new Netflix original series Ozark, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Today’s intro music is an 8-bit cover of Radiohead’s “Decks Dark”…
203 - I’m Sorry
Jul 20, 2017 • 75 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new TruTV series I’m Sorry, starring Andrea Savage. Today’s intro music is “Bad Liar” by Selena Gomez.
202 - Friends from College
Jul 17, 2017 • 79 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode we are discussing the first episode of the new Netflix original series Friends from College. Today’s intro music is a cover of the Rolling Stones song “Wild Horses” performed by the Sundays.
201 - CSI
Jul 13, 2017 • 66 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the 2000 CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigations. Today’s intro music is “Who Are You?” by the Who.
200 - Firefly
Jul 10, 2017 • 134 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In honor of our 200th episode, we are discussing the multiple “pilot” episodes of the 2002 Fox series Firefly, from writer/director Joss Whedon. The first part of our episode will be a discussion on the episode “The…
199 - Gypsy
Jul 6, 2017 • 70 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the new Netflix original series Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup. Today’s intro music is “Gypsy” by Stevie Nicks.
198 - Younger
Jun 29, 2017 • 62 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the TV Land series Younger, starring Sutton Foster, Hillary Duff, and Debi Mazar. Today’s intro music is “Young Folks” by Peter Bjorn and John.
197 - GLOW
Jun 26, 2017 • 75 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the first episode of the new Netflix original series GLOW, starring Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin. Today’s intro music is “Sunset Cruise” by Miami Nights 1984.
196 - Imposters
Jun 24, 2017 • 54 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the Bravo series Imposters. Today’s intro music is “Foreground” by Grizzly Bear.
195 - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Jun 19, 2017 • 53 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the 1993 children’s action show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Today’s intro music is the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers theme song, written by Ron…
194 - I’m Dying Up Here
Jun 16, 2017 • 75 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of I’m Dying Up Here, the new Showtime series about stand up comedians in early 1970’s Los Angeles. Today’s intro music is “Jane” by Jefferson Starship.
193 - Claws
Jun 13, 2017 • 47 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the new TNT series Claws, starring Niecy Nash and Carrie Preston. Today’s intro music is “Good As Hell” by Lizzo.
192 - Anne with an E
Jun 8, 2017 • 70 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the first episode of the Netflix original series Anne with an E, based on the Anne of Green Gables books by Lucy Maude Montgomery. Today’s intro music is the theme to the…
191 - Seinfeld
Jun 5, 2017 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of Seinfeld, a relatively obscure sitcom from the late 80’s on NBC. Today’s intro music is “Desperado” by the Eagles.
190 - Still Star-Crossed
Jun 1, 2017 • 28 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere episode of the new ABC series Still Star-Crossed, based on the classic Shakespeare play Romeo & Juliet. Today’s intro music is “#1 Crush” by Garbage.
189 - Downward Dog
May 30, 2017 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the new ABC sitom Downward Dog, starring Alison Tolman Today’s intro music is “Gagged and Tied” by That Dog.
188 - Twin Peaks: The Return
May 25, 2017 • 82 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the premiere episode of the Twin Peaks revival, created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. Today’s intro music is “Shadow” by Chromatics.
187 - 2017 Upfronts
May 22, 2017 • 107 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the 2017 network upfronts. We will talk about the trailers for all of the major networks pilots for the 2017-2018 season. Today’s intro music is “Resonance” by HOME.
186 - Great News
May 18, 2017 • 42 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the new NBC series Great News, starring Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin. Today’s intro music is “Started From the Bottom” by Drake.
185 - Mary Kills People
May 15, 2017 • 68 min
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. …
184 - An Interview with Trial & Error’s Jeff Astrof
May 12, 2017 • 74 min
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…
183 - Trial & Error
May 8, 2017 • 46 min
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.
182 - Dear White People
May 4, 2017 • 89 min
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.
181 - American Gods
May 1, 2017 • 65 min
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.
180 - The Handmaid’s Tale
Apr 27, 2017 • 73 min
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…
179 - Girlboss
Apr 24, 2017 • 73 min
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.
178 - Wings
Apr 20, 2017 • 51 min
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…
177 - Chewing Gum
Apr 17, 2017 • 69 min
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…
176 - Hollywood Darlings
Apr 14, 2017 • 59 min
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…
175 - Imaginary Mary
Apr 10, 2017 • 59 min
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…
174 - Bunheads
Apr 7, 2017 • 72 min
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)”…
173 - 13 Reasons Why
Apr 3, 2017 • 79 min
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…
172 - Nobodies
Mar 31, 2017 • 48 min
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.
171 - The Arrangement
Mar 27, 2017 • 82 min
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…
170 - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Mar 24, 2017 • 81 min
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…
169 - Iron Fist
Mar 20, 2017 • 61 min
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.
168 - Time After Time
Mar 16, 2017 • 67 min
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.
167 - Making History
Mar 13, 2017 • 54 min
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…
166 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Mar 10, 2017 • 80 min
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…
165 - The Vampire Diaries
Mar 8, 2017 • 63 min
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,”…
164 - Feud
Mar 6, 2017 • 68 min
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.
163 - Girlfriends
Mar 2, 2017 • 55 min
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.
162 - Training Day
Feb 27, 2017 • 65 min
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”…
161 - Doubt
Feb 22, 2017 • 52 min
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.
160 - The Good Fight
Feb 20, 2017 • 76 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the first episode of the Good Fight, starring Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie, and Cush Jumbo. This Good Wife spinoff series is the first original series to air on the CBS All…
159 - Superior Donuts
Feb 17, 2017 • 68 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the new CBS sitcom Superior Donuts, starring Judd Hirsch. Today’s intro music is “Make Them Gold” by Chvrches.
158 - Legion
Feb 13, 2017 • 60 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we discuss the pilot episode of the new FX series Legion, based on the Marvel comics character from the X-Men series. Today’s intro music is “Happy Jack” by the Who.
157 - Powerless
Feb 8, 2017 • 57 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the new NBC sitcom Powerless, starring Vanessa Hudgens. Today’s intro music is “I’m No Superman” by Lazlo Bane.
156 - Santa Clarita Diet
Feb 6, 2017 • 38 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the first episode of the new Netflix original series Santa Clarita Diet, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. Today’s intro music is “Our Deal” by Best Coast.
155 - The Golden Girls
Feb 2, 2017 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode of the 1985 sitcom The Golden Girls, starring Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty. Today’s intro music is Andrew Gold’s “Thank…
154 - Riverdale
Jan 30, 2017 • 75 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s podcast, we are talking about the premiere episode of the new CW series Riverdale, a modern reimagining of the classic Archie comic book series. Today’s intro music is “The Passenger” by Hunter As a…
153 - Homeland
Jan 26, 2017 • 66 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere episode of the 2011 Showtime series Homeland, starring Claire Danes and Damien Lewis. Today’s intro music is the Homeland End Credits Theme by Sean Callery.
152 - A Series of Unfortunate Events
Jan 23, 2017 • 52 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the first episode of the new Netflix original series A Series of Unfortunate Events, based on the children’s book by Lemony Snicket. Today’s intro music is the A Series of…
151 - Sneaky Pete
Jan 18, 2017 • 55 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the new Amazon original series Sneaky Pete, starring Giovanni Ribisi. Today’s intro music is “Climbing to the Moon” by Eels.
150 - Taboo
Jan 16, 2017 • 47 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere episode for the new FX series Taboo, starring Tom Hardy. Today’s intro music is “Sweetest Taboo” by Sade.
149 - One Day at a Time
Jan 11, 2017 • 65 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the premiere episode of the new Netflix original series One Day at a Time, a remake of the classic 1975 Norman Lear sitcom. Today’s intro music is the One Day at a Time the…
148 - Person of Interest
Jan 9, 2017 • 65 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode of the 2011 CBS series Person of Interest, starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson. Today’s intro music is “Angel” by Massive Attack.
147 - The Mick
Jan 4, 2017 • 57 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the premiere episode of the new Fox sitcom the Mick, starring Kaitlin Olsen. Today’s intro music is “Hey Mickey!” by Toni Basil.
146 - Travelers
Jan 2, 2017 • 67 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the new Netflix original series Travelers, starring Eric McCormack. Today’s intro music is “Back in Time” by Huey Lewis and the News.
145 - Crazyhead
Dec 31, 2016 • 61 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the first episode of the Netflix/Channel Four series Crazyhead, starring Cara Theobold and Susan Wokoma. Today’s intro music is a cover of the Pixies’ “Where is My Mind?”…
Bonus Episode - Night Court
Dec 26, 2016 • 42 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode of the 1984 sitcom Night Court. You are hearing this episode instead of our regularly scheduled episode, because we felt like having an actual Christmas…
144 - Growing Pains
Dec 21, 2016 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In honor of the recent passing of Alan Thicke, on today’s episode we are talking about the pilot episode of the 1985 sitcom Growing Pains. Today’s intro music is “As Long As We Got Each Other” by BJ Thomas and…
143 - The OA
Dec 19, 2016 • 78 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the premiere of the new Netflix original series The OA, from writer/actress Brit Marling. Today’s intro music is “Better Man” by Pearl Jam.
142 - Steven Universe
Dec 15, 2016 • 47 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. Today’s intro music is “We Are the Crystal Gems” by Rebecca Sugar and Aivi & Surasshu.
141 - Twin Peaks
Dec 12, 2016 • 76 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the classic David Lynch series Twin Peaks, starring Kyle MacLachlan. Today’s intro music is “Falling” by Julee Cruz and Angelo Badalamenti.
140 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Dec 8, 2016 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot episode for the Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, starring Ellie Kemper. Today’s intro music is “Unstoppable” by Sia.
139 - Gossip Girl
Dec 6, 2016 • 75 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for Gossip Girl, including ten minute spoiler-filled rant on the finale. (Warning for the spoiler portion is contained within the episode. Feel free to skip…
138 - Everwood
Nov 30, 2016 • 61 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we ramble around the topic of the pilot episode for the 2002 WB series Everwood, starring Treat Williams, Emily VanCamp and Christ Pratt. Today’s intro music is the Everwood theme song…
137 - Search Party
Nov 28, 2016 • 41 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the new TBS comedy Search Party, starring Alia Shawkat. Today’s intro music is “Obedear” by Purity Ring.
136 - Gilmore Girls
Nov 24, 2016 • 81 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In honor of the release of the new A Year in the Life movies on Netflix this week, on today’s episode we are talking about the pilot episode of Gilmore Girls. Today’s intro music is “Where the Colors Don’t Go”…
135 - Man With a Plan & The Great Indoors
Nov 21, 2016 • 74 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about two new sitcoms from CBS: Man with a Plan starring Matt LeBlanc and The Great Indoors starring Joel McHale. Come find out whether our incredibly low expectations for both of…
134 - Sweet/Vicious
Nov 17, 2016 • 59 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. We’re pulling an audible for today’s episode of the show. We changed our minds, and decided to talk about the pilot for the new MTV series Sweet/Vicious. Download the episode to find out why. Today’s intro…
133 - Good Girls Revolt
Nov 14, 2016 • 79 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking the first episode of the new Amazon original series Good Girls Revolt. Today’s intro music is a cover of the Rolling Stone’s “Gimme Shelter” performed by Merry Clayton, the…
132 - Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23
Nov 9, 2016 • 53 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we talking about the pilot episode for the 2012 ABC sitcom Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23, starring Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek. Today’s intro music is a cover of Modern…
131 - Veep
Nov 7, 2016 • 74 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In honor of this week’s US Presidential election, we are going political with today’s episode. Hear what we have to say about the pilot episode of the 2012 HBO series Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Today’s…
130 - People of Earth
Nov 3, 2016 • 45 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we’re talking about the pilot episode for a new series from TBS. Listen to find out if the new sitcom People of Earth can pass the “very funny” bar that TBS have set for themselves. Today’s…
129 - American Horror Story
Oct 31, 2016 • 77 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In honor of Halloween, we are talking about the pilot episode of the most popular horror television series of the last decade. Find out what we think of the FX anthology series American Horror Story. Intro…
128 - Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Oct 27, 2016 • 57 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we discuss the series premiere for the TV adaptation of the Douglas Adam’s novel series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Today’s intro music is from the Utopia original score by…
127 - Bull
Oct 24, 2016 • 68 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s show, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new CBS legal drama Bull, starring Michael Weatherly. Today’s intro music is “Ten-Day Interval” by Tortoise.
126 - Frequency
Oct 20, 2016 • 65 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about one of the many time travel series premiering this season. Hear what we have to say about the pilot episode of the new CW series Frequency. Today’s intro music is…
125 - Channel Zero: Candle Cove
Oct 17, 2016 • 61 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are making our first foray into horror. We are talking about the the premiere of the new SyFy internet creepypasta anthology series Channel Zero, with its first season focusing on the…
124 - American Housewife
Oct 14, 2016 • 83 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are taking a look at the new ABC sitcom American Housewife. Hear what we have to say about the pilot from the new series starring Katy Mixon. Intro music is “Good As Hell” by Lizzo.
123 - No Tomorrow
Oct 12, 2016 • 66 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we discuss the series premiere of the new apocalyptic romance No Tomorrow from the CW. Intro music is “Everyday is Like Sunday” by Morrissey.
122 - Insecure
Oct 10, 2016 • 63 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for Insecure, the new HBO comedy series from author and YouTube star Issa Rae. Intro music is “Feel No Ways” by Drake.
121 - Conviction
Oct 8, 2016 • 84 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere of the new ABC legal drama Conviction, starring Haley Atwell. Intro music is “Pretty Horses” by Shirley Manson.
120 - Westworld
Oct 6, 2016 • 57 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the premiere of the new HBO series Westworld, starring Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, and James Marsden. Intro music is “Don’t Forget Me” by Way Out West.
119 - Timeless
Oct 5, 2016 • 50 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about a new time travel series from NBC. Download today’s episode to hear what we have to say about the pilot episode for Timeless.
118 - Luke Cage
Oct 4, 2016 • 73 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the first episode of Luke Cage, the latest Marvel superhero series from Netflix. Intro music is “Good Man” by Raphael Saadiq.
117 - Lethal Weapon
Oct 3, 2016 • 67 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Despite technical difficulties trying to keep us from bringing you this episode, on today’s show we are talking about the new Fox series Lethal Weapon, starring Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford. Today’s intro music is…
116 - Pitch
Sep 30, 2016 • 64 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode we are talking about Pitch, the new Fox series about the first female professional baseball player. Today’s intro music is “The Greatest” by Sia.
115 - Speechless
Sep 28, 2016 • 57 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the new ABC family sitcom series Speechless. Today’s intro music is a cover of the Jimmy Eat World song “The Middle” performed by Mad Fortune.
114 - Designated Survivor
Sep 26, 2016 • 69 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking the premiere episode of the new NBC series Designated Survivor. Download today’s episode to hear what we have to say about Kiefer Sutherland’s return to television. …
113 - This Is Us
Sep 23, 2016 • 81 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Continuing our headfirst dive into the new Fall season, on today’s episode we are talking about the premiere of the new NBC drama This Is Us, one of two series premiering this Fall created by Dan…
112 - The Good Place
Sep 21, 2016 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere of the new NBC sitcom The Good Place. Listen to us get metaphysical as we discuss one of our most anticipated pilots of the Fall season.
111 - Queen Sugar
Sep 19, 2016 • 73 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the much-anticipated Queen Sugar. Hear what we have to say about the pilot episode from the new series created by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey.
110 - Mary + Jane
Sep 14, 2016 • 53 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere episode of the new MTV original series Mary + Jane, created by the writers of the criminally underrated late 90’s movies Can’t Hardly Wait and Josie and…
109 - Better Things
Sep 12, 2016 • 70 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the new FX original series Better Things. Join us as we discuss the pilot episode for this new series from Louie creators Louis CK and Pamela Adlon.
108 - Atlanta
Sep 7, 2016 • 51 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we talk about the pilot episode for the new FX original series Atlanta, created by and starring Donald Glover. We also take a long detour around race both in front of and behind the camera in…
107 - Alias
Sep 5, 2016 • 77 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, before the Fall TV season gets into full swing, we are taking one last look back at a favorite pilot of ours. Join us as we discuss the pilot episode for the ABC espionage series Alias. Today’s…
106 - Arrow
Aug 31, 2016 • 52 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the DC Comics superhero series Arrow. Today’s intro music is “Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves.
105 - 3rd Rock from the Sun
Aug 29, 2016 • 50 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we discuss the 1996 pilot for the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, starring Jon Lithgow, Jane Curtin, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Today’s intro music is “Subterranean Homesick Alien” by Radiohead.
104 - I Love Dick
Aug 24, 2016 • 47 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Amazon has just released another batch of pilots as a part of its yearly Pilot Season project. So on today’s episode, we are talking about of these new offerings, I Love Dick, starring Katherine Hahn and Kevin Bacon….
103 - Friends
Aug 22, 2016 • 65 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode for the classic 1994 NBC sitcom Friends. Today’s intro music is the Friend’s theme song, by the Rembrandts.
102 - Lois & Clark
Aug 18, 2016 • 70 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Because your hosts finally got around to watching 2013’s Man of Steel, we thought we would go even further back in time for more Superman action. So join us for today’s episode as we discuss the pilot episode for the…
101 - The Get Down
Aug 15, 2016 • 56 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today we are talking about the first episode of the new Netflix original series The Get Down, from writer/director Baz Luhrmann. Today’s intro music is “Amen Brother” by the Winstons.
100 - Lost
Aug 10, 2016 • 82 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. For our 100th episode, we are talking about one of our favorite pilots of all time. Join us as we discuss the 2004 ABC series Lost. Today’s intro music is “Make Your Own Kind of Music” by Mama Cass Elliot.
99 - Psych
Aug 8, 2016 • 46 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode of the USA detective series Psych, starring James Roday and Dule Hill.
98 - Clone High & Daria
Aug 4, 2016 • 61 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In honor of the new MTV Classics channel, we are talking about two classic MTV cartoons. Today, we are talking about the pilot episodes for the 2002 series Clone High and the 1997 spinoff series Daria.
97 - Beverly Hills, 90210
Aug 1, 2016 • 68 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking a trip back to the early 90’s to talk about the pilot episode of the Fox teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210.
96 - Marcella
Jul 27, 2016 • 32 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about the ITV murder mystery series Marcella.
95 - Star Trek: The Next Generation
Jul 25, 2016 • 56 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot episode of the classic science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
94 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Jul 21, 2016 • 52 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we’re “kickin’ it old school,” as the kids say. We are talking about the pilot episode of the classic sitcom series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
93 - Stranger Things
Jul 18, 2016 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the new Netflix original series Stranger Things, starring Winona Ryder.
92 - Mr. Robot
Jul 13, 2016 • 65 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In honor of the season 2 premiere, we are watching the pilot episode of the USA cyber-thriller Mr. Robot.
91 - Jane the Virgin
Jul 11, 2016 • 53 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are discussing the pilot for the 2014 CW series Jane the Virgin.
90 - A Different World
Jul 7, 2016 • 52 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are talking about the 1987 Cosby Show spinoff series A Different World.
89 - Dead of Summer
Jul 5, 2016 • 64 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today, we are talking about the new Freeform series Dead of Summer. Download and listen to what we have to say about the pilot episode of this new throwback ’80s horror series.
88 - The Interestings
Jun 29, 2016 • 56 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today we are taking our first foray into Amazon’s Pilot Season. Join us as we discuss the pilot episode for the Amazon original series The Interestings, based on the best-selling novel by Meg Wolitzer.
87 - Guilt
Jun 27, 2016 • 53 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere episode for the new Freeform original series Guilt.
86 - Roadies
Jun 22, 2016 • 73 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today we are talking about the pilot episode for the new Showtime series Roadies, created by writer/director Cameron Crowe and produced by JJ Abrams.
85 - Animal Kingdom
Jun 20, 2016 • 55 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we’re talking about the premiere episode of the new TNT crime family drama Animal Kingdom, based on the Oscar-nominated 2010 Australian movie.
84 - BrainDead
Jun 16, 2016 • 54 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere of BrainDead, the new series from the creators of the Good Wife.
83 - UnREAL
Jun 13, 2016 • 72 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode we are talking about the pilot for the Lifetime series UnREAL. Join us as we talk about one of our favorite new shows from the last year, despite the unfortunate capitalization of the title.
82 - 2016 Season Wrap Up
Jun 12, 2016 • 84 min
Welcome to a special episode of Pilot Inspectors. Today, we are taking a look back at all the new pilots that we watched this year. We’ll discuss which ones we liked, which ones we didn’t, and which shows kept the magic going throughout their whole…
81 - Orange Is the New Black
Jun 8, 2016 • 69 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. The fourth season of the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black is about to premiere, so for today’s episode we are talking about the pilot episode of the series starring Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon.
80 - Feed the Beast
Jun 6, 2016 • 61 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are talking about the premiere of the new AMC original series Feed the Beast, starring David Scwimmer.
79 - You’re the Worst
Jun 1, 2016 • 51 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are trying to bring new fans to one our favorite shows on television right now. Join us as we talk about the pilot episode for the FX series You’re the Worst.
78 - The Flash
May 30, 2016 • 71 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we have a lot of good things to say about the pilot episode for the DC comics superhero series the Flash from the CW.
77 - Lady Dynamite
May 26, 2016 • 55 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Download today’s episode to find out why we had so much trouble getting through the pilot for the Netflix original series Lady Dynamite, starring Maria Bamford.
76 - Preacher
May 24, 2016 • 64 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are talking about the television adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic book series Preacher, airing on ABC and brought to us by the comedy writing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
75 - 2016 Upfronts (Part 5 - The CW & Wrap Up)
May 21, 2016 • 55 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are talking about the CW’s trailers for its upcoming fall season, as well as our final thoughts on the upfronts trailers overall.
75 - 2016 Upfronts (Part 4 - CBS)
May 20, 2016 • 36 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In part 4 of our series on the 2016 upfronts, we are less excited about the upcoming CBS shows than we have been about any others so far.
75 - 2016 Upfronts (Part 3 - ABC)
May 19, 2016 • 56 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Download today’s episode to hear our thoughts on the trailers for ABC’s fall and mid-season pilots.
75 - 2016 Upfronts (Part 2 - Fox)
May 18, 2016 • 41 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In the second part of our continuing coverage of the 2016 upfront presentations, we are talking about the nearly dozen trailers that Fox released online for their fall and mid-season pilots coming up next season.
75 - 2016 Upfronts (Part 1 - NBC)
May 17, 2016 • 20 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. All this week, we will be talking about the trailers released by the networks for this fall’s upcoming pilots. Part 1 of the series covers the NBC pilot trailers. Download the episode to find out what we think of the…
74 - Farscape
May 16, 2016 • 72 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, at least one of us very happy to say that we are talking about the premiere episode the 1999 science fiction series Farscape.
73 - Everybody Loves Raymond
May 11, 2016 • 46 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are talking about one of the classic network sitcoms of the past 25 years. Download today’s episode to hear what we have to say about the pilot episode of the 1996 CBS family sitcom Everybody…
72 - The Good Wife
May 9, 2016 • 65 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In honor of the last night’s season finale, for today’s episode we are watching the pilot episode of the CBS legal drama the Good Wife. Download today’s episode to hear about the humble beginnings of what many critics…
71 - Alpha House
May 4, 2016 • 56 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are talking about the pilot for the Amazon Prime original series Alpha House, starring national treasure John Goodman.
70 - Containment
May 2, 2016 • 60 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are talking about the new CW outbreak drama Containment. Download the episode to hear what we think of the pilot episode for this new series.
69 - Two and Half Men
Apr 27, 2016 • 53 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In honor of our 69th episode, we are watching the douchiest show we could possibly think of. So download today’s episode to hear what we thought of the 2003 pilot for Two and Half Men.
68 - Six Feet Under
Apr 25, 2016 • 69 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On today’s episode, we are talking about Six Feet Under. Download today’s episode to hear us discuss just surprised we were by how good this episode was, especially its sense of humor.
67 - Nurse Jackie
Apr 20, 2016 • 52 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are talking about the Emmy award winning Showtime series Nurse Jackie. Download today’s episode to find out what we thought of this dark, medical comedy starring Edie Falco and Merritt Wever.
66 - Law & Order: SVU
Apr 18, 2016 • 66 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we are looking back at the pilot episode for the long-running NBC crime procedural Law & Order: SVU.
65 - Casual
Apr 13, 2016 • 51 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today, we are talking about the pilot episode for the Hulu original series Casual, starring Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, and Tara Lynne Barr. Listen to hear what we thought of this modern day family comedy, directed…
64 - Bloodline
Apr 11, 2016 • 61 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today’s episode is brought to us by a listener suggestion. We have taken a look at the first episode of the Netflix original series Bloodline. Listen to today’s episode to find out what we have to say about this show…
63 - The Ranch
Apr 6, 2016 • 50 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Today we are talking about the new Netflix sitcom The Ranch starring Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott, and Debra Winger. Listen to the episode to find out our opinion of a show that is getting decidedly…
62 - The Path
Apr 4, 2016 • 57 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. For today’s episode, we have watched the premiere for the new Hulu series The Path, a family drama starring Aaron Paul, Hugh Dancy, and Michelle Monaghan about a cult in upstate New York. Download the episode to find…
61 - Modern Family
Mar 30, 2016 • 59 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. For today’s show, we are talking about the show that has won all the Emmy’s since its premiere in 2009. Join us as we talk about the pilot episode for ABC’s family sitcom Modern Family.
60 - The Catch
Mar 28, 2016 • 60 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we look at the new ABC series the Catch, starring Mireille Enos and Peter Krause, and produced by Shonda Rhimes.
59 - The IT Crowd
Mar 23, 2016 • 51 min
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.
58 - Flaked
Mar 21, 2016 • 50 min
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…
57 - Skins
Mar 14, 2016 • 51 min
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.
56 - Dawson’s Creek
Mar 9, 2016 • 75 min
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…
55 - The Family
Mar 7, 2016 • 70 min
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,…
54 - Better Off Ted
Mar 2, 2016 • 40 min
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…
53 - Full House + Fuller House
Feb 29, 2016 • 98 min
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…
52 - Love
Feb 24, 2016 • 72 min
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…
51 - Vinyl
Feb 22, 2016 • 77 min
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…
50 - iZombie
Feb 17, 2016 • 65 min
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…
49 - Everybody Hates Chris
Feb 15, 2016 • 50 min
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…
48 - Empire
Feb 10, 2016 • 54 min
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…
47 - American Crime Story
Feb 8, 2016 • 72 min
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…
46 - The Carmichael Show
Feb 3, 2016 • 46 min
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…
45 - The Magicians
Feb 1, 2016 • 57 min
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…
44 - Community
Jan 27, 2016 • 56 min
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…
43 - Legends of Tomorrow
Jan 25, 2016 • 57 min
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…
42 - Angie Tribeca
Jan 20, 2016 • 57 min
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…
41 - Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life
Jan 18, 2016 • 59 min
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…
40 - Mid-Season Review
Jan 15, 2016 • 75 min
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…
39 - Angel From Hell
Jan 13, 2016 • 56 min
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.
38 - Broad City
Jan 11, 2016 • 57 min
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…
37 - Once Upon a Time
Jan 6, 2016 • 53 min
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…
36 - The OC
Jan 4, 2016 • 61 min
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…
35 - Ally McBeal
Dec 30, 2015 • 55 min
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.
34 - Transparent
Dec 28, 2015 • 64 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In another example illustrating that we are right on the cutting edge of the television zeitgeist, in today’s episode we take a look at the Amazon original series Transparent. It’s been over a year since the first…
33 - Awkward
Dec 23, 2015 • 55 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Sometime in the early 2010’s, formerly musically oriented MTV decided to take time out of Real World and Teen Mom seasons to start making some scripted television that people thought was actually halfway decent. In…
32 - Black Mirror
Dec 21, 2015 • 63 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we watch the British Channel 4 anthology series Black Mirror, available in America on Netflix streaming. Special warning regarding this episode: please do not listen to this podcast episode if you…
31 - Felicity
Dec 17, 2015 • 62 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. To commemorate the release of JJ Abram’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we have made the obvious decision to discuss the 1998 WB college drama Felicity. Though he is now known for directing every movie beginning with…
30 - 30 Rock
Dec 14, 2015 • 50 min
Welcome back to another commemorative edition of Pilot Inspectors. In honor of our 30th episode, we have watched the pilot episode for the 2006 NBC sitcom 30 Rock, starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. When the show premiered, there were a lot of…
29 - Superstore
Dec 9, 2015 • 46 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. America Ferrera returns to television in January 2016 in the new NBC sitcom Superstore. As a sneak peek, NBC aired the first two episodes, and in today’s episode we will take a look at the pilot. Watch the episode,…
28 - Sex and the City
Dec 7, 2015 • 64 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. After an unfortunately extended delay, we are finally back with a new episode. No plague can keep the Pilot Inspectors down forever, even if they have to cough into the microphone the whole time. In today’s episode,…
27 - The Man in the High Castle
Nov 26, 2015 • 47 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Amazon has just released the first season of The Man in the High Castle, based on the Philip K. Dick novel. The show is set in 1962, in an alternate timeline in which the US lost World War II to Nazi Germany and…
26 - Jessica Jones
Nov 23, 2015 • 66 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode we are excited to take a look at the new Netflix original series Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Following on the heels of Daredevil, Marvel’s first foray into Netflix original programming,…
25 - Frasier
Nov 20, 2015 • 54 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In 1993, with the long enduring hit series Cheers finally coming to an end, NBC attempted to ride that success into a spinoff that would follow Cheers character Frasier Crane as he moved home from Boston to Seattle to…
24 - 24
Nov 18, 2015 • 60 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. To commemorate our 24th episode, we take a look at the 2001 Fox action thriller 24. Watch the pilot episode, then listen as we look fondly back on a show that in the early 2000’s it seemed everyone was watching, even…
23 - Suits
Nov 16, 2015 • 46 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Over the last 10 years, the USA network has aired several shows (Psych, White Collar, Royal Pains, Burn Notice) that you’ve probably heard about, you might know someone who watches it, but you don’t actually watch any…
22 - The X-Files
Nov 13, 2015 • 56 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we watched the 1993 Fox supernatural drama The X-Files. With the return of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully to our television sets in the 2016 revival series only a couple of months away, watch the pilot…
21 - Supernatural
Nov 11, 2015 • 57 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. On a dark and stormy night in 2005, a night just like this one in fact, a show premiered on the now defunct WB network about a pair of brothers who fight ghosts and monsters. Over 10 years and a network change later,…
20 - Master of None
Nov 9, 2015 • 53 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Stand up comedian and Parks and Recreations alumnus Aziz Ansari premiered his new Netflix original series Master of None this week. Watch the pilot episode, and then listen in to find out how we responded to a much…
19 - Orphan Black
Nov 6, 2015 • 54 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In 2013, every person in the world started talking about the Canadian sci-fi thriller Orphan Black: how it was the best show ever, how lead actor Tatiana Maslany deserved all of the Emmy’s, how if you weren’t watching…
18 - Ash vs Evil Dead
Nov 4, 2015 • 48 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In 1981, the small, independently financed movie Evil Dead was released. This legendary horror classic introduced us to director Sam Raimi and cult icon Bruce Campbell. Now, 34 years later, Raimi and Campbell have…
17 - The West Wing
Nov 2, 2015 • 60 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we look at the 1999 NBC political drama The West Wing. Watch the pilot episode, then listen to find out what Dylan and Jen think in our second Aaron Sorkin-centric episode in as many weeks.
16 - Wicked City
Oct 29, 2015 • 54 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we continue our look at this season’s crop of new shows with the ABC anthology series Wicked City. Watch the pilot episode, then listen to find out which one of us thought the show was wicked good,…
15 - Supergirl
Oct 27, 2015 • 54 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. The last time DC Comics tried to bring a superheroine to a major network, it ended up as the 2011 never-aired disaster Wonder Woman. Four years later, DC has teamed up with CBS to try once again to bring a strong,…
14 - One Tree Hill
Oct 23, 2015 • 52 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, Dylan would rather be anywhere other than trying to be watching the pilot for the 2003 CW teen drama One Tree Hill. Watch the episode, then listen and find out how we feel about it.
13 - Sports Night
Oct 21, 2015 • 48 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In anticipation of the release this week of the Aaron Sorkin film Steve Jobs, in today’s episode we look at Sorkin’s first foray into television, the 1998 ABC workplace sitcom Sports Night. Watch the pilot…
12 - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Oct 19, 2015 • 49 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we take a look at the pilot for the new CW musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Can Dylan look past his aversion to all things musical? Can Jen cope with YouTube stars on her television screen?…
11 - Pretty Little Liars
Oct 16, 2015 • 58 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, we take a look at the 2010 ABC Family teen mystery Pretty Little Liars. Watch the episode, then join us, or we’ll start sending you cryptic, ominous text messages signed -PI.
10 - Scandal
Oct 14, 2015 • 51 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In the Spring of 2012, we experienced one of the strangest, most engrossing pilot experiences of our lives. Watch the pilot episode of the ABC hit drama Scandal and find out why it’s a pilot episode that we will never…
9 - Bojack Horseman
Oct 12, 2015 • 32 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. The Netflix original series Bojack Horseman has attracted a cult following since its 2014 premiere, as well as a slew of high profile guest voices: Patton Oswalt, Lisa Kudrow, John Krasinksi, even Keith Olbermann….
8 - Pilot Roundup (Fall 2015)
Oct 9, 2015 • 55 min
Grandfathered, The Grinder, Limitless, Minority Report
7 - My So-Called Life
Oct 7, 2015 • 53 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. Do you ever wonder if, like, life really even means anything? If you do, join us as we take a look at the 1994 pilot episode for the seminal, short-lived My So-Called Life.
6 - The Muppets
Oct 5, 2015 • 47 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, one of us gets creeped out by the idea of interspecies Muppet sex. Find out more as we take a look at the new ABC sitcom The Muppets.
5 - Scream Queens
Oct 2, 2015 • 52 min
In today’s episode of Pilot Inspectors, we leave the comfortable world of streaming services to venture into the murky waters of actual, broadcast television. Join us as we watch the pilot episode of 2015’s new Ryan Murphy anthology series Scream Queens.
4 - Heroes
Sep 27, 2015 • 54 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors, where we watch television pilots so you also have to watch them so you can understand what we’re talking about. This time, Dylan and Jen catch up with the 2006 drama Heroes. With the Heroes Reborn reboot just around…
3 - NCIS
Sep 27, 2015 • 34 min
Welcome back to Pilot Inspectors. In today’s episode, Dylan and Jen work their way through the pilot for the 2003 crime procedural NCIS. Will they like it? Will they even make it all the way through the episode? Watch yourself, then join us.
2 - Cheers
Sep 27, 2015 • 41 min
In the second episode of Pilot Inspectors, your hosts, Dylan and Jen, catch up with the pilot for the classic 1982 sitcom Cheers. Will Sam and Diane charm us with their chemistry? Watch the show yourself, then listen to find out.
1 - How I Met Your Mother
Sep 27, 2015 • 42 min
Welcome to the first episode of Pilot Inspectors. In our first episode, your hosts Dylan and Jen watch 2005’s How I Met Your Mother. How will the pilot hold up after 10 years? Watch the episode yourself, then listen to find out.