Best. Show. Never.: The Greatest TV Series That Never Were

With so many genius ideas for shows pitched, how did we get 'The Leftovers'? Inside prime time's lost treasures

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HBO 2013

A series about con men and magicians who try to take down Hitler, with a script by novelists Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, directed by Black Swan's Darren Aronofsky? The promising show
(described by The Wrap as "Inglourious Basterds with magic") has been in development since 2011 – but HBO stepped away last year, along with Aronofsky. But, like any number of these recent pilots, it could spring back to life. "Sometimes good projects don't go away," Aronofsky says. "They just go into hibernation for a while."

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