Television

Amazon Crowdsourcing TV Pilot Selection

14 pilots premiering today, Amazon looking for feedback to decide which shows get developed

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Amazon is turning to its consumers to help decide which of the new television shows premiering Friday to add to its programming lineup, democratizing a process that was once reserved for a rarefied group of network executives.

The online retailer will post 14 TV pilots—including a musical office comedy set in Manhattan, a live-action comedy about four U.S. senators who live together in Washington, D.C., and a show based on the cult film "Zombieland" — ask viewers to critique them.