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

by Ken Guidry
February 6, 2014 11:32 AM
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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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  • Cynthia | April 15, 2014 2:48 PMReply

    I prefer a movie than TV show, I don't like to much Emma as Lena. The books are amazing.

  • Laura | April 9, 2014 6:40 PMReply

    I'm very very glad they didn't get a TV show, the books are sooooo different, and Hanna is blonde! not like that girl. but I'm kinda sad too...

  • Jess | April 3, 2014 1:34 AMReply

    I could hardly make it through half. That being said, I've seen worse. .

  • Taylor | March 11, 2014 2:30 AMReply

    Omg I'm so sad they didn't get a TV show.. it was the best book series

  • Maria | February 27, 2014 7:03 PMReply

    I'm way happy they didn't go through with this. The delirium series is one of my favorite dystopian series, and this pilot sooo does not not do it justice.

  • Paula | April 9, 2014 6:03 PM

    I agree it's horrible, and the trilogy is so good! I really don't want Emma as Lena or Hanna's character. Hanna should be Blake Lively (you know, BLONDE!)

  • Kristina | February 21, 2014 11:32 AMReply

    I would totally watch this show. I would prefer the Hana character to be different, but all in all it looks like a show you would see on ABC family.

  • Ashley | February 7, 2014 1:59 PMReply

    This show I love I would of total watched it.

  • Sean | February 6, 2014 7:35 PMReply

    It's not THAT bad haha. Maybe I'm biased because I love Emma but I'm sure there are worse shows on air.

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