They Liked the Naked Middle-Aged Man - Los Angeles Times
The main reason for my suspicion? In the cruelest step of the pilot process -- exceeding even the night a producer forced us to order expense-account food from an inferior restaurant -- the studio makes you watch as strangers evaluate your show so you can reedit it before handing it in to the network. If people had to do this with their sex lives, the human race would end. We got to watch their graphs live on a giant screen behind the mirror. The most interesting thing about the graphs was that, with incredible precision, they corresponded inversely to my heart rate.