Are there times you've signed on for a terrible TV pilot you knew had know chance of getting picked up because you wanted a pay check...only to have the show get picked up and gotten stuck on a horrible series?
You just can't say NO
I got stuck on a HORRIBLE show....
I've done 4 pilots over my career. I would have been happy for any of them to get picked up. If I don't like a pilot well enough to do it as a series, I won't do the pilot.
That said, I've been a regular on a series that I didn't like. It's a miserable experience. But the paycheck makes up for a lot of misery.
uh actors sign on to pilots, even terrible ones, dreaming that they'll get picked up. No working actor signs on to a pilot hoping it won't get picked up haha.
Patrick Stewart has said he flew from England to Los Angeles to do the pilot for Star Trek - THE NEXT GENERATION and never dreamed it would be picked up.
Was kind of shocked when it was.
He rode that pony for the entire show's run.
From Chad Allen's imdb:
Only signed on for the "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993) pilot to earn money for college. He did not think the series would be picked up and thought that it would pay for his college tuition. The series ran for 6 years.
Iam guilty of such poor judgment.
[quote] on my new low carb diet
Keep snackin', Connie!