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COMIKAZE PILOTS
April 1, 2017  | By David Bianculli

Comedy Central, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
SPECIAL: Comedy Central has made a lot of unsuccessful series pilots over the years – but never before has found a way to repurpose or amortize them. This new one-week special collects lots of unsold and unsuccessful series pilots from the Comedy Central archive, starring such currently hot comics as Trevor Noah and Samantha Bee, and presents them back-to-back in a one-hour time slot. The comic and pilot with the higher rating gets to move on to the semifinals; by the time the week is over, a “winner” has been crowned. But the real winner is the viewer, because none of these once-buried comedy pilots will be revived after this. Not Noah’s Archetype, not To Bee Or Not To Bee, nor any of the others…
 
 
 
 
 
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