Like Hulu and Netflix before it, Amazon will soon begin offering its own original TV content available via its Amazon Instant Video service. The Internet retail giant recently announced six pilots that it plans to produce, some of which come from from familiar names in TV. Eventually, all the pilots will be made available to view and download on Amazon. And In a fun twist, the one's that get the best viewer feedback will get special consideration to be developed as a full series. Here are the six pilots that Amazon has planned.
- Alpha House, about “four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC.” Written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau, who also made the vastly underappreciated “Tanner ’88” for HBO.
- Browsers, “a musical comedy set in contemporary Manhattan that follows four young people as they start their first jobs at a news website,” from former “Daily Show” head writer David Javerbaum.
- Dark Minions, an animated series “about two slackers just trying to make a paycheck working an intergalactic warship,” from “Big Bang Theory” co-stars Kevin Sussman and John Ross Bowie.
- The Onion Presents: The News, “set behind the scenes of The Onion News Network.”
- Supanatural, an animated series about “two outspoken divas who are humanity’s last line of defense against the supernatural”; one of the producers is “Daily Show” star Kristen Schaal.
- Those Who Can’t, “about three juvenile, misfit teachers,” written by three guys Amazon found via its open call for submissions.
Which of these shows would you most want to see?