A friend of mine has a pilot script at a network that was developing three scripts that dealt with the same basic subject. So there was no way they were going to order all three pilots – everybody going into the deal knew how it would shake down: the three scripts would come into the network, and they'd choose which one they were going to make, and then put on the sad-encouraging-upbeat tone of voice and call the other two writers with the news...
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