The Courtney Show

The One Where We Do A Backdoor Pilot w/ Ole Afton

What does that mean? Gotta listen to find out. I know that’s an annoying way to get you to listen…and I’m sorry. Alright. Fine, I’ll explain. A backdoor pilot is when a popular TV show creates an episode that introduces (or focuses on) new characters that they are hoping they can spin off into their own TV show. What are some examples? You’re going to have to listen to this podcast to find out. Just kidding. They did it on Facts of Life. Which episodes, you ask? Only the podcast has that info…actually…the next sentence also has that info… Famously every episode of the entire last season of FOL was a backdoor pilot.

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