Monday, May 2, 2011

Fantasy Pilot League

I'm totally stealing this idea from someone (thanks, Clayton), but I just think it sounds like so much fun, and might be a way to soften the heartbreak you feel when your favorite pilot inevitably doesn't get picked up to series -- have a fantasy pilot draft with your friends!

Huh? If any of you play fantasy football, this will be a pretty familiar idea. Form a league with some friends and set a "draft day" to pick pilots you each think will move on from to becoming actual shows next year.

The best/easiest way to do this is to limit your selections to network shows -- ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The CW -- since cable channels tend to announce their new shows at different points throughout the year.

Try to pick enough people for your draft so that everyone can get an equal number of shows -- and set your draft day soon, because upfronts are just a few weeks away. Here's the calendar for May:

May 16 - NBC
May 16 - FOX
May 17 - ABC
May 18 - CBS
May 19 - The CW

The person who ends up getting the most pilots picked up to series is the winner! Or, if you're really ambitious, you can continue the contest into the actual season to see who ends the year with the most shows still on the air.

I wonder what kind of prize you should win for something like this...?

1 comment:

Matt said...

Oh man. Are you guys doing this? Cause if so, I'm totally in.

I love drafting things.