Why TV pilot season is tougher than ever for networks

Kai Ryssdal and Adriene Hill Feb 13, 2017
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A screen grab from the fantasy-drama series "Game of Thrones." It's seventh season premieres in mid-2017. Flickr

Why TV pilot season is tougher than ever for networks

Kai Ryssdal and Adriene Hill Feb 13, 2017
A screen grab from the fantasy-drama series "Game of Thrones." It's seventh season premieres in mid-2017. Flickr
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The cutthroat business of network television is ramping up for what’s called pilot season. It’s the time of year when new shows are pitched and shot, and programming decisions are made.

Some shows will make it, most won’t. And in this era of streaming and peak TV and an abundance of content, who’s in and who’s out is a harder call to make than ever.

Kai Ryssdal spoke with Adriene Hill, Marketplace’s entertainment correspondent, to get up to speed on shows we might never see and what producers for the small screen are up to. 

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