Has this happened? No? Pretend it did

As I catch up on news I missed recovering from dental surgery this week, I come across an L.A. Times story about failed TV pilots being leaked to YouTube, in order to drum up fan support and try to Family-Guy them back on the air.

The telling line comes up about halfway through: “So far, none of this Internet buzz has saved a pilot from extinction”.

Yes, that’s right. There isn’t a single case of a failed pilot leaked to YouTube convincing a network to put the show on the air.

So why is it being written about, then? Why aren’t they talkinng about all the supermodels I’ll be dating soon?

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