So what pilot would you pitch if you had a friend in network TV??
I had a great idea for a show about a bi polar detective. He never solves a case because he can't get motivated. Dialogue might be something like:
Client: Hey Assh*, I paid you, why aren't you working on my case?
Detective: Well I just don't feel like it - sue me.
The hook is that the show would be the first PI drama without car chases.
I'd call it "Mannix-depression"
Then again that has been done, though with the car chases.
Client: Hey Rockford, I'm paying you to work on my case, and here you are sittin' around in a jail cell. I want my money back!
Rockford: I had to use the money to bail myself out - tough luck!
It still had plenty of passive-aggressive sarcasm. I loved that show.