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In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).

In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).
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In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).

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English


Episodes

Episode 30 - Talk Nerdy to Me written by Morgan Murphy

9/27/2018
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Our pilot this month is so great and so special! It’s written by Morgan Murphy (2 Broke Girls, Jimmy Kimmel Live) and it’s called Talk Nerdy to Me. The log line for this one is a squad of four dorky but brilliant women sharing a house in Venice, CA deal with VR porn, leaky rowboats, people urinating while rollerblading, and other facts of life in Silicon Beach. We had a great cast for this one including Lauren Lapkus as Harper, Kirby Howell Baptiste as Maddie, Elizabeth Ho as Ruth, Aparna...

Duration:01:23:16

Episode 29 - Suspended written by Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker

8/23/2018
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This month’s pilot is hilarious! It's written by Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker (Powerless, S#*! My Dad Said). It’s called Suspended and it centers around an honors English Literature teacher accustomed to teaching the best and brightest who winds up being put in charge of a bunch of students in in-school suspension. We had a great cast for this one including Matt Jones as Paul, Phil Lamarr as Principal Wendell, Carrie Wampler as Claudia, Kira Kosarin as Cayley, Ayden Mayeri as Diana,...

Duration:01:27:34

Episode 28 - Gold written by Jenji Kohan

7/26/2018
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This month’s pilot is a special one written by the great Jenji Kohan! Jenji created Weeds, Orange is the New Black, and is the executive producer of the new hit Netflix series Glow. Her pilot this week is called Gold and it’s about a divorce lawyer named Bobby Gold and the volatile marriages he’s paid to break up. We had such a fun cast for this one including Weeds star Justin Kirk as Bobby Gold, Lauren Lindsey Donzis as Gabby, John Gemberling as Judah Bloom, Yael Groblgas as Suzy Haven,...

Duration:00:43:11

Episode 27 - Rob 5000 written by Caroline Williams

6/28/2018
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This month’s pilot is a special one written by Caroline Williams! It’s called Rob 5000 and it’s about two girls who buy a robot boyfriend and the chaos that ensues. We had such a fun cast for this one including Ayden Mayeri as Brenda, Yael Grobglas as Dani, Jason Ritter as Rob5000, Carlos Alazraqui as Ivan/Acting Teacher, Justin Kirk as Richard, Carrie Wampler as Jen/Linda’s Refrigerator/Angry Woman, Lauren Holt as Kath, Liz Cackowski as Connie/The Lady/Linda, John Gemberling as Todd/Sloppy...

Duration:01:13:19

Episode 26 - Adulting written by Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein

5/31/2018
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Adulting stars Jessica Rothe as Penny, Scott Michael Foster as Matt, Lucas Neff as Gil, Katelyn Tarver as Ruth, Toni Trucks as Sabine, Jamie Denbo as Faye, Hank Chen as Dave/Cop #1, Marc Evan Jackson as Frandon, Ayden Mayeri as Colleen/Lady/Cop #2/Clerk, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this episode, Andrew Reich interviews Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein (Never Been Kissed; He’s Just Not That Into You) regarding their dead pilot, Adulting. You'll also listen to a live table read of...

Duration:01:23:39

Episode 25 - Airport Marriott written by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi

5/3/2018
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Airport Marriott stars Jason Ritter as Adam Finn, Toni Trucks as Jamie, Scott Michael Foster as Guy in Toilet/Jose/T1 Guy/Royce, Jessica Rothe as Erin, Brendan Hines as Karl, Hank Chen as Rudy, Marc Evan Jackson as Rick Parkman, Jamie Denbo as Yelena, Lucas Neff as Donald, Ayden Mayeri as Sasha Marriott, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this episode, Andrew Reich interviews Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi (The Invitation; Ride Along) regarding their dead pilot, Airport Marriott. You'll...

Duration:01:27:51

Episode 24 - Totally Laime written by Elizabeth Laime - Story by Elizabeth Laime and Tami Sagher

4/3/2018
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Totally Laime stars Ayden Mayeri as Molly, Jason Ritter as Andy, Jamie Denbo as Molly’s Mom/Gate Agent/Pilot, Toni Trucks as Kendall/Yvette, Lucas Neff as Burditt, Scott Michael Foster as BDT, Brendan Hines as Julian, Marc Evan Jackson as Waiter/Mountain Man Dude, Katelyn Tarver as Wendy, Nola Bowie as 11 year old Molly, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Elizabeth Laime (Totally Laime; Totally Married; Totally Mommy) regarding her dead pilot,...

Duration:00:57:35

Episode 23 - The Money Pit written by Justin Spitzer

3/8/2018
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The Money Pit stars Ben Feldman as Walter, Felicia Day as Anna, Steve Agee as Benny, Natalie Morales as Margot, Jenny Wade as Realtor, Mark McConville as Furniture delivery man, Jason Ritter as Restaurant delivery man, Khary Payton as Noel, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Justin Spitzer (Superstore, The Office) regarding his dead pilot, The Money Pit. You'll also listen to a live table read of The Money Pit, performed by some of today's...

Duration:00:53:49

Episode 22 - Red State Blue State written by Adam McKay & Chris Henchy

2/8/2018
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Red State Blue State stars Dave Koechner as Billy, Busy Philipps as Janie, Baron Vaughn as Evan, Michaela Watkins as Wendy, Marcus Scribner as Oliver, Mikey Madison as Courtney, Craig Cackowski as Teddy, Sujata Day as Customer/Student/Elderly Woman, Joel Spence as Dr. Howard Lean, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Adam McKay (The Big Short, Anchorman) regarding the dead pilot he wrote with Chris Henchy (The Other Guys, Daddy’s Home) called, Red...

Duration:01:01:12

Episode 21 - The Duolo written by Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich

1/11/2018
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The Duolo stars Adam Savage as Mal, Joshua Malina as Doctor/Guy/Man in Suit 1, John Ross Bowie as Paul, Janet Varney as Chrissy/Waitress, John Roderick as Colin, Hal Lublin as Ezekiel/Man in Suit 2, Mark Gagliardi as Mitch, Karen Smith-McGlynn as Teacher/Fanny/Monica, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Andrew Reich (Friends, Dead Pilots Society Creator) regarding a dead pilot he co-wrote with Ted Cohen called The Duolo. You'll also listen to a...

Duration:00:48:40

Episode 20 - Jetpackula written by Rob Schrab

12/14/2017
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Jetpackula stars Patton Oswalt as Ben, Tony Hale as Jetpackula, Constance Wu as Megan/Receptionist, Rob Schrab as Dr. Veratu, Mel Rodriguez as Luis/Defenestrator/Announcer/Trent, John Owen Lowe as Jonah, Sujata Day as Future Moo Cow/Susan/Della, Joel Spence as Farmer/Living Scarecrow/Vampresident Martin, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this episode, Andrew Reich and Ben Blacker interview Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program) regarding his dead pilot, Jetpackula. You'll also...

Duration:00:58:53

Episode 19 - Women & Girls written by Kristin Newman

11/30/2017
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Women & Girls stars Constance Zimmer as Sarah Stuart, Ed Weeks as Hank Jessup, Janina Gavankar as Paula/French Flight Attendant, Suzy Nakamura as Lucy, Tony Cavalero as Tad/Tyler, Kathreen Khavari as Tad’s Mom/Rebecca/Old Woman, Amy Aniobi as Caitlin, Ahmed Best as Bruce, Victoria Park as Amanda-Kate, Simon Templeman as Bob, Jim Beaver as Tad’s Dad/Phil/Old Man/Marvin/Middle-Aged Party Guest, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this episode, Andrew Reich interviews Kristin Newman...

Duration:01:04:45

Episode 18 - Robot Daughter written by Greg White

11/2/2017
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Robot Daughter stars Kiernan Shipka as Robbie, Jim Beaver as Ned, Jake Brennan as Dale, Tony Cavalero as Brian Kressler, Maria Blasucci as Shirley, Milana Vayntrub as Tiffany #1/Rhonda, Amy Aniobi as Tiffany #2/Girl in Class, Victoria Park as Tiffany #3/Voice on PA System/Random Partygoer, Ahmed Best as Hobo/Gang Member #2/Football Player #1/Hardass Boss/Cop, Joel Spence as Gang Member #1/Football Player #2/Cute Boy/Homeland Security Agent, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this...

Duration:01:00:44

Episode 17 - Tuned written by Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont

10/12/2017
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Tuned stars Daniel Strauss as Nate, Allison Tolman as Penny, Retta as Olive, John Ross Bowie as Glenn, Jim O’Heir as Arlen/Dr. Singh, Kate Flannery as Deena, Christina Kirk as Bonnie, Tawny Newsome as Jennica/Female cop/Patient/Nurse/Crowd, Janina Gavankar as Tina/New Yorker/Patient/Nurse/Crowd, Maria Blasucci as Natalie Morales/Other driver/Patient/Nurse/Crowd, Matt Micucci as Oscar/Scott/Penny’s date/New Yorker/Patient/Nurse/Crowd, Joel Spence as Doorman/Ken/Hal/New Yorker/Ned/Cab Driver,...

Duration:01:00:49

Episode 16 - Allah in the Family written by Reza Aslan & Andrew Reich

9/21/2017
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Allah in the Family stars Maz Jobrani as Hasan, Dominic Rains as Bobak/Little Bobak, Kathreen Khavari as Sissy, Necar Zadegan as Neda, Medalion Rahimi as Tina, Milana Vayntrub as Crystal, Reza Aslan as The Basij/Teenager/Brown-Skinned Student #1/Bearded Man/Persian Man, Jim Beaver as Mr. Hauser/Teacher, Maria Blasucci as Misty/Tina’s Friend, Joel Spence as Sonny/Brown-Skinned Student #2, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Reza Aslan (The...

Duration:01:11:50

Episode 15 - Front Man written by Emily Kapnek

8/31/2017
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Front Man stars Josh Peck as Paul, Daniel Strauss as Ron, Allison Tolman as Vivian, Busy Philipps as Hope, Kate Flannery as Eileen, Jim O’Heir as Len, John Ross Bowie as Dr. Groener, Janina Gavankar as Raul/Choir, Matt Micucci as Chad/Keith, Michael Cassady as Kit, Birdie Silverstein as Aurora, Maria Blasucci as Nana/Lara/Choir, Joel Spence as Glenn, Tawny Newsome as Choir, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview...

Duration:00:59:54

Episode 14 - Assisted Loving written by Claudia Lonow

8/10/2017
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Assisted Loving stars Kevin Dobson as Joe,Tiffany Haddish as Kebe/Young Mother, Molly Shannon as Joie, Anna Camp as Vanessa/Michelle, Jamie Denbo as Irene, Sarah Chalke as Bonnie, Luka Jones as Mike, Pooch Hall as Gerald/Older Italian Cashier, Jonathan Schmock as Luigi/Earl the Pearl/Ray Barone/Frank Barone, and Claudia Lonow with stage directions. In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Claudia Lonow (Accidentally on Purpose, How to Live with your Parents (For the...

Duration:00:56:25

Episode 13 - My Cousin Thor written by Ira Ungerleider

7/20/2017
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My Cousin Thor stars Hayes MacArthur as Thor, Tony Cavalero as Knud/Stavros, Kyle Bornheimer as David, Anna Camp as Taylor, Jamie Denbo as Isabella/Doreen, Valerie Azlynn as Inger, Ted Cohen as Chase, and Ira Ungerleider with stage directions. In this episode, Andrew Reich interviews Ira Ungerleider (Angie Tribeca, Friends) regarding his dead pilot, My Cousin Thor. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of My Cousin Thor performed by some of today's funniest comedic...

Duration:01:14:23

Episode 12 - Punching Out written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley

6/29/2017
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Punching out stars Kyle Bornheimer as Kenny, Cedric Yarbrough as Hank, Thomas Lennon as Bob, Robert Ben Garant as Man’s Voice/Mr. Barnhill, Ben Schwartz as Jake/Byron, Janet Varney as Old Lady/Janice/Jenny, Ana Ortiz as Stacy, Craig Cackowski as Anderton/Dane/Lonny, Alessandra Torresani as Shawna, Carlos Alazraqui as Flam/Customer and Andrew Reich with Stage Directions. In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Horrible Bosses)...

Duration:00:58:48

Episode 11 - Rollerworld written by Samantha McIntyre

6/8/2017
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Rollerworld stars Jane Levy as Shane, Allison Tolman as Krista, Adam Scott as Cory, Mae Whitman as Janie, Hank Chen as David Lee, Zach Knighton as Jason, Casey Wilson as Lady #1, June Diane Raphael as Lady #2, Nicole Byer as Lady #3, Jack McGee as Grandpa William, Steve Agee as Wizard/The Desk Sergeant, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. In this episode, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Samantha McIntyre (Married, Bored to Death) regarding her dead pilot, Rollerworld. You'll also...

Duration:00:45:10