Kirstey Alley starred as Mike's agent in the unaired pilot.
Like Charmed and Smallville, copies of this unaired pilot can be found on Ebay.
The show's tone changed a bit, according to the original pilot, which was about a bummed out writer returning to his home town "Glory" to cure his writer's block. Now the show's premise has a "suspense feeling."
Like most of Kevin Williamson's pilots, this one gets revamped, Previously, Kevin Williamson's other shows, Dawson's Creek and Wasteland got revamped.
Julie Benz ("Angel") originally played the role of Ellie but left. Ellie was recasted, and Poppy Montgomery got the role.