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Watch: 6 Minutes Of Clips From Emma Roberts' Unaired TV Pilot 'Delirium'

The Playlist By Ken Guidry | The Playlist February 6, 2014 at 11:32AM

Every year, TV networks typically order about a dozen pilots, then later decide which shows should be made into a series. These networks never have more than a handful of timeslots available, which means the majority of pilots ultimately never see the light of day. Last spring, “Delirium” was one of those pilots. It starred Emma Roberts as a 17-year-old girl who lives in a dystopian future where love is outlawed. Her character, of course, winds up falling in love. The show was based on the young adult novel by Lauren Oliver and it was rejected by Fox in favor of “Sleepy Hollow” and “Almost Human.”
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Delirium

Every year, TV networks typically order about a dozen pilots, then later decide which shows should be made into a series. These networks never have more than a handful of timeslots available, which means the majority of pilots ultimately never see the light of day. Last spring, “Delirium” was one of those pilots. It starred Emma Roberts as a 17-year-old girl who lives in a dystopian future where love is outlawed. Her character, of course, winds up falling in love. The show was based on the young adult novel by Lauren Oliver and it was rejected by Fox in favor of “Sleepy Hollow” and “Almost Human.”

However, if you've been curious to find out it looked like, six minutes worth of clips have landed online. The video was posted by the talent agency of actress Jeanine Mason, who plays Emma Roberts’ best friend in the show. While it’s interesting to see the first episode, perhaps it would have been best for Mason’s talent agency to keep this hidden away forever. Bad acting, cheap production values, and cheesy dialogue makes this six-minute reel a chore to get through (and no one comes out of this looking good). Fans of the novel may have cried foul when it was decided that the show would never get made, but after watching this video, it may have been for the best. If you ever wondered why so many pilots get rejected, watching this video should help answer that question. Check it out below. [Page To Premiere]

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