114 episodes

We’re all familiar with the idea of a pilot episode, the one-off test run of a series to see whether or not it could ever work as a television show. But what happens to the shows that never make it past that stage? Usually they’re cast aside and disappear from the public eye forever, doomed to fade into obscurity.

But Melbourne comedy troupe The Consumption say “No more!” We are reaching deep into the bowels of television history to bring you back hot, steaming piles of TV's many bizarre miscarriages. All while mixing the most disgusting metaphors possible.

We’ll seek out and expose ourselves to the worst television pilots ever made so you don’t have to. Each episode will see us dissect and discuss another horrible failed pilot for our amusement. Join us in our schadenfreude as we talk about wrestlers solving crimes, invisible monsters, kung-fu ravers, talking dogs solving crimes, teleporting stand-up comedians, cross dressing misogynists, magicians solving crimes and a whole bunch of other terrible ideas, most of which involve crimes being solved.

Welcome to Failure to Launch! The only TV podcast about shows that don’t exist.

Failure To Launch The Consumption

    • Comedy
    • 4.9, 30 Ratings

We’re all familiar with the idea of a pilot episode, the one-off test run of a series to see whether or not it could ever work as a television show. But what happens to the shows that never make it past that stage? Usually they’re cast aside and disappear from the public eye forever, doomed to fade into obscurity.

But Melbourne comedy troupe The Consumption say “No more!” We are reaching deep into the bowels of television history to bring you back hot, steaming piles of TV's many bizarre miscarriages. All while mixing the most disgusting metaphors possible.

We’ll seek out and expose ourselves to the worst television pilots ever made so you don’t have to. Each episode will see us dissect and discuss another horrible failed pilot for our amusement. Join us in our schadenfreude as we talk about wrestlers solving crimes, invisible monsters, kung-fu ravers, talking dogs solving crimes, teleporting stand-up comedians, cross dressing misogynists, magicians solving crimes and a whole bunch of other terrible ideas, most of which involve crimes being solved.

Welcome to Failure to Launch! The only TV podcast about shows that don’t exist.

    Defenders of Dynatron City

    Defenders of Dynatron City

    A tie-in cartoon for a videogame that flopped. Obviously includes Tim Curry.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    507 - Bermuda Triangle

    507 - Bermuda Triangle

    A family's boat trip ends when they wash up on an island in the Bermuda Triangle, but don't worry, it's aggressively All Good.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    506 - Suburban Beat

    506 - Suburban Beat

    80's housewives team up to crack an incredibly inappropriate case, but tbf the cops are shit.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Creating Rem Lazar

    Creating Rem Lazar

    Old friends Michael Williams and Sarah Baggs follow Ferris down a centrist musical rabbit hole.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Madame Sin

    Madame Sin

    Robert Wagner (Dr. Evil's Number 2) as a cut rate Bond goes up against Bette Davis (her own eyes) as a full-blown Bond villain.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    The Owl

    The Owl

    Growly, 80s-style vigilante justice dispensed by a flying-animal-themed anti-hero. Hero is more homeless than usual.

    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Bluebird24 ,

Such a fun show!

AWFUL failed TV pilots + commentary from The Consumption comedy troupe & guests = real joy and laughter. i always look forward to listening to eps.
Keep up the great work The Consumption!

Slydoesminecraft lover ,

You guys are so witty/funny

Very funny content, nails exactly what I think on the occasions I watch the pilots before the podcast. You guys are gold. 👌🏻

Crazy cat ladydee ,

Failure to launch

Fantastic podcast about some terrible shows. It takes me a while to listen to it because they make the shows sound so bad, I have to watch them at the same time.

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