There is an increasing trend among television networks to produce these quasi-pilot presentations in order to sell shows without all the expense of a full-blown pilot. Producer and TV Executive Gayle Allen and I had this idea for a "what's on TV tonight" concept. We produced, and I directed, this pilot. All the studio shots were done on a green screen stage, with the multi-layered graphics added later. Watch for the TV critic toward the end. He's actually one of the very talented writers we hired for the show, but I thought he really embodied the part of the critic. Host Katie Wagner, by the way, is the daughter of Hollywood legend Robert Wagner.

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