At AMS, we develop ideas for TV shows and pitch them to cable networks. Simple, right? Have you ever wondered what the odds are from pitching to getting a series on the air? Not a million to one, but close!
This article appearing on the Documentary Television website does a good job laying out the percentages for taking a concept from pitch to series. And if you think getting a series on the air means it will get renewed. Again, the odds are long there.