Zucker Admires British Pilot System
January 29, 2008 10:30 AM
Look across the pond.
That’s what NBC may be doing with its new approach to pilots.
NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker talked at NATPE this morning about his new mandate to radically reduce pilot production at NBC and to rely on a model of ordering series direct-to-air, the way it’s done in Britain.
“We will do fewer and order series straight to air. Or like in Britain, where there are no pilots and we keep ordering their shows,” he said.