NewMediaMetrics’ Gary Reisman Wants to Fix Pilot Season

Can gauge a script's success or failure

Los Angeles is in the very thick of pilot season, the annual ritual where extravagance lays down with myopia and the networks wake up $500 million the worse for wear. Thus far in the process, broadcasters have placed their bets on 98 scripted projects for the 2013-14 campaign, of which roughly 70 percent will never see the light of day.

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