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Why are they called "pilot" episodes?

Why is it that for every series the first episode is always called a pilot?

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There Called "Pilot" Episodes Because Not Only Is It The First Episode Their Making, The Pilot Episode Is More To Show If The Season Itself Would Be Good.

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Why did you capitalize every word?
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That's the same logic terrorists would use to defend themselves.
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Nvm the comment I commented on is gone
MhinnieVega, didn't mean you. :D
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Its Ok :) .. I Capitalize All My Words Because I'm Use To It & I Want To Make A Point.
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xD
That's awesome!
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The series is taking off and things are "getting off the ground"

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Right.
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I thought it was a wonderful metaphor @IHeartJustinBieber.
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They are called ''Pilot", because it's not a very special one. They're just showing what the show is about. Then, it will become more interesting.

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Actually, the answer to your question is more interesting and involved than I had thought:


(August 2011)


A "television pilot" (also known as a "pilot", "pilot episode", and "series premiere") is a standalone episode of a television series that is used to sell the show to a television network. At the time of its creation, the pilot is meant to be the testing ground to gauge if a series will be successful, and is therefore a test episode of an intended television series. It is an early step in the development of a television series Television networks use pilots to discover whether an entertaining concept can be successfully realized. After seeing this sample of the proposed product, networks will then determine whether the expense of additional episodes is justified. They are best thought of as prototypes of the show that is to follow, because elements often change from pilot to series. The Variety Magazine estimates that only a little over a quarter of all pilots made for American television proceed to the series stage, although the figure may be even lower.



http://www.ask.com/wiki/Television_pilot?o=2801&qsrc=999

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