Why is the first episode in series called pilot?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
the whole point of the first show is to see if the show idea will fly, so they call it a pilot...
If the idea works and the show flies, or gets decent interest from veiwers, then the network picks up the show and orders typically 13 or 26 more episodes.
- JoszciSzekeresLv 71 decade ago
A television program produced as a prototype of a series being considered for adoption by a network or serving as a tentative model for future experiment or development