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Question for actors

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?

by Anonymousreply 1202/18/2013


by Anonymousreply 102/18/2013

You just can't say NO

by Anonymousreply 202/18/2013


by Anonymousreply 302/18/2013

I got stuck on a HORRIBLE show....

by Anonymousreply 402/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 502/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 602/18/2013

Not that I can recall.

by Anonymousreply 702/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 802/18/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 902/18/2013

God yes.

by Anonymousreply 1002/18/2013

Iam guilty of such poor judgment.

by Anonymousreply 1102/18/2013

[quote] on my new low carb diet


Keep snackin', Connie!

by Anonymousreply 1202/18/2013
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