Pilots sputter out, Sit Down yanked again

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The landscape of the television industry is looking like the aftermath of a Kamikaze attack, as pilots are crashing and burning all over the place. And they aren't just longshots--many of the potential shows feature some big-name talent.

One of television's most prolific producers won't see his next project make it to air… at least on NBC. David E. Kelley's Legally Mad has been passed on by NBC, says The Hollywood Reporter. The show was set to star Kristin Chenoweth and follow a family of lawyers. Kelley is the creator of Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, and The Practice.

The starring vehicle for Gilmore Girls actress Lauren Graham, The Bridget Show, has also hit the skids, reports Variety. The comedy would have seen Graham as a self-help talk-show host who fails to follow her own advice after getting dumped. Though the show isn't officially dead yet, it isn't looking very alive either. Someone needs to make space for Lauren Graham somewhere, STAT!

And finally--at least on the pilot-side of things--Starbuck's schedule is open. NBC's pilot Lost & Found starring Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff is also a long shot to make the network's schedule.

There was more unsettling news for Fox's Sit Down, Shut Up. The animated program from Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz has been pulled from the schedule, not long after it was demoted to a weaker time period on Sunday nights. Will it ever be back? Probably not.

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