The internet is abuzz with speculation that the big four Networks have secretly leaked some of their pilots online to generate some positive buzz for the upcoming Fall 2006 TV season. As of this morning, saavy TV fans can find offerings from ABC, NBC and CBS (THE CLASS, SHARK, and JERICHO from CBS, THE NINE and TRAVELER from ABC, and HEROES from NBC)
Naturally the powers that be won’t comment on whether this grass roots marketing campaign is actually just that – a cleverly planned move by the networks. Or a genuine error in TV Pilot security. It’s this TV addict’s opinion that this is a brilliant move, regardless of the cause. Positive buzz is being generated from these pilots – especially in the case of NBC’s HEROES, ABC’s THE NINE, and CBS’s JERICHO.