The Real Reason You Never See Judge Reinhold Movies Anymore 》

The pilot that could have been

We already touched on the fact that Judge Reinhold was part of a failed Beverly Hills Cop television pilot. To make matters worse, though, he starred in a different failed pilot that, if it had been picked up, might have permanently altered the course of his career.

The pilot in question was for North Hollywood, an early-2000s comedy created by quirky Hollywood tastemaker Judd Apatow. The metaseries featured Reinhold playing a washed-up version of himself (talk about familiar subject matter). Considering that the series had other big names attached like Seth Rogen and Kevin Hart, it’s fair to say that if ABC hadn’t passed on the series, Reinhold’s career would be quite different.