Episode notes

This month’s episode is called The Recent Calls of Annabel Phipps written by Billy Finnegan (Grace & Frankie). It’s an unconventional romantic comedy where Girl meets Boy, Boy very much doesn’t notice. Girl meets bus, Boy notices… sort of.  Billy developed this project for Fox with Fresh Off The Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan. 

Stay tuned after the table read for Andrew’s interview with Billy. Billy discusses his early transition from New York playwright to LA comedy writer, the development process of Annabel Phipps, and soooo much more. Enjoy!

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In this episode...


  • Noel Wells as Annabel
  • Ethan Peck as Jud
  • Britt Lower as Hallie
  • Tiya Sircar as Lauren Lewis
  • Mo Collins as Marilyn
  • David Walton as Dr. Raz
  • Andy Ridings as Russel
  • Brad Morris as Bart
  • Krista Morin as Freya/Woman/Erica/MRI Technician

About the show

In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).

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