Television: Firing Up The Imagination

Felicity, The PJs and Sports Night blazed a trail for offbeat shows. Now, Imagine Television is really heating up with six quirky new pilots

On a gray, uncharacteristically chilly day in Los Angeles, David Lynch is perched on a director's chair at the majestic wrought-iron gates to Paramount Pictures, dragging on an American Spirit cigarette and smiling at the video monitor. Lynch is shooting a scene for Mulholland Drive, his new 1-hr. series expected to premiere this fall on ABC. The show follows two women--one an innocent, the other a vixen with a shady past--whose lives intersect in contemporary Hollywood. As the cameras roll, a Yellow taxi drives up, depositing an ethereal-looking blond at the gate. She pauses breathlessly, then struts through--on her way, she...

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