Amazon has dumped the model of having rich old guys decide what we see and hear on TV and has crowdsourced picking which series to fund.  “To pick just one show would mean that we’re rejecting many other shows,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “We’re doing it this way presumably because we don’t believe in the guru model of television where we should just make decisions using our great wisdom. When you have the internet as a platform for your service, the right way to do this is to give people a sample and see what they like.”

Watch the pilots and vote which ones will be created into original series on Amazon.  Currently there are 6 kids shows and 8 comedies (including Zombieland).  They’re also using “internet chatter” to decide which ones to fund, so be sure to reply with comments here.

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