When it comes to the world of television, many of us aren’t aware that many our favorite shows have pilot episodes that never aired. There are a multitude of reasons for this, some of the big ones being that network execs aren’t always happy with a pilot’s content or showrunners sometimes want the cast changed. We have a list of 9 popular shows that have unaired pilots that most of us have never seen:
9. 30 Rock
In 30 Rock’s unaired pilot, Rachel Dratch played the role of Jenna DeCarlo, but network execs wanted the role recast, so they replaced her with Jane Krakowski and changed the character’s name to Jenna Maroney. Dratch appeared in the show’s new pilot as cat wrangler Greta Johanssen and continued to appear as different characters through the show’s seven-season run.