16 Great TV Shows That Had Terrible Pilots

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The Entourage pilot was released on HBO in 2004. It was a divisive pilot because it didn't introduce the characters in the most engaging way. Some found that they lacked personality, while others said that was the point out the show. There were also a lot of meetings, red carpets and events, but they didn't have the action later episodes have. Oh, and there is the issue that Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) was MIA for most of it.