Category: Miscellany

These articles don’t fit neatly into any of the other three categories. Subjects include unsold pilots, failed pilot presentations, attempts to translate comic strips to the small screen, and more.

Kyle MacDonnell: TV’s Forgotten Star

Singer Kyle MacDonnell was one of television’s first true stars, hosting several TV shows in the late 1940s and early 1950s. But her TV career was short-lived and little of her television work survives today.

The Mysterious Case of Selena Mead

In 1964, CBS came very close to airing a spy series in starring Polly Bergan as Selena Mead, a character created by author Patricia McGerr. Learn why the series failed to materialize.

A Look At Star Trek

Was Star Trek almost cancelled by NBC after its second season? Were the ratings really low? Did the network consider demographics? Find out.

Red Dwarf USA

NBC made two attempts to get Red Dwarf USA on the air. A full pilot was produced in 1992 followed by a partially recast presentation film but no series materialized.


“W*A*L*T*E*R” was an unsold CBS sitcom pilot starring Gary Burghoff in which Radar from M*A*S*H became a police officer. It aired in July 1984.