In 1993 my partner David and I did a pilot for CBS called BIG WAVE DAVE'S. It got on the air in the summer of that year after testing higher than any other project they had. Why wasn't it on in the Fall? Because CBS had series commitments to Diane English and Linda Bloodworth, and starring vehicles for Peter Scolari and Faye Dunaway. There was no room.
During the week of production for BIG WAVE DAVE'S CBS wanted us to replace Jane Kaczmarek. We refused. We believed in her and did not want to do the show without her. She wound up testing through the roof. To CBS's credit, they thanked us for sticking to our guns.
Anyway, here for the first time since it originally aired in August of 1993 is the BIG WAVE DAVE'S pilot -- starring Adam Arkin, Jane, David Morse, Patrick Breen, and Kurtwood Smith as Jack Lord.
P.S. The show did get on the air. It aired for six weeks, averaged a 19 share and kept 100% of our MURPHY BROWN lead in audience. And STILL we were cancelled.